Fourth Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop

In conjunction with ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ACM-BCB), September 22-25, 2013 Washington DC, USA

The main theme of the fourth Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop (ICIW 2013) is “Bridging Immunology and Computer Science”. Technical advances in instrumentation, sample processing, immunological assays, and bioinformatics techniques generated large amount of immunological data. The overwhelming quantities and complexity of these data present a challenge for immunologists trying to interpret results, extract useful information, and derive new knowledge. Due to the extreme domain complexity of immunology, there is a huge gap between availability of sophisticated computational methods and their implementation in this field. The role of immunoinformatics and computational immunology is to convert immunological data into computational problems, solve these problems using mathematical and computational approaches, then interpret the results to answer immunologically meaningful questions and advance our understanding of the immune system. This workshop aims to bring together researchers with expertise in immunoinformatics, computational immunology, and vaccinology, and provide a forum to exchange research ideas and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations.

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