Special Issue "Selected Papers from ICBRA 2017"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Ralf Hofestädt

Bioinformatics Department, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
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Interests: biomedical data management; modeling and simulation of metabolic processes; parallel computing and multimedia implementation of virtual scenarios

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 2017 International Conference on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ICBRA 2017) will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 8–10 December, 2017. ICBRA 2017 is aimed at keeping abreast of the current development and innovation in advanced research areas of “Bioinformatics Research and Applications”, as well as providing an engaging forum for participants to share knowledge and expertise on related issues. The ICBRA series will be held annually to include innovative academics and industrial experts. This Special Issue intends to contain a selection of carefully-revised and extended best papers, to be presented at ICBRA 2017. Paper acceptance for ICBRA 2017 will be based on quality, relevance to the conference theme and originality.

The authors of a number of selected full papers of high quality will be invited after the conference to submit revised and extended versions of their originally-accepted conference papers to this Special Issue of Information, published by MDPI, in open access. The selection of these best papers will be based on their ratings in the conference review process, quality of presentation during the conference, and expected impact on the research community. Each submission to this Special Issue should contain at least 50% of new material, e.g., in the form of technical extensions, more in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases. These extended submissions will undergo a peer-review process according to the journal’s rules of action. At least two technical committees will act as reviewers for each extended article submitted to this Special Issue; if needed, additional external reviewers will be invited to guarantee a high-quality reviewing process.

Prof. Ralf Hofestädt
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 850 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Bio-Data Mining
  • Bio-Visualization
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Analysis
  • Computational Modeling and Data Integration
  • Machine Learning
  • Healthcare Information Systems

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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