The special session is aimed to gather and review the state-of-the-art brain informatics methods for the analysis of neurogenetics-related multidimensional data sets. The session will contribute to the field by discussing exciting research and methods in neurogenetics, broadening our thinking about the computational methods that facilitate biology discoveries and clinical applications, and investigating cutting-edge software tools for neurogenetics.

The special session invites researchers and scientists to submit their high-quality and original work in all areas of brain informatics in neurogenetics, which is focused on the investigation of computational and informatics strategies for revealing the genetic basis of normal and/or abnormal function of the nervous system to advance both brain informatics and neuroscience research. The workshop will be co-located with the 2017 International Conference on Brain Informatics, November 16th, 2017 in Beijing, China. For more information, please see Call for Paper. We look forward to seeing you in Beijing, 2017

Topics of Interest

The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Neurogenetics of imaging phenotypes
  • Neurogenetics of cognitive and behavior data
  • Neurogenetics of fluid and other biomarker data
  • Neurogenetics of multi-omics data
  • Systems biology in neurogenetics
  • Network science in neurogenetics
  • Epistasis in neurogenetics
  • Machine learning in neurogenetics
  • Text and literature mining in neurogenetics
  • Visual analytics in neurogenetics

Submissions and Publication [Enter]

Similar to the main conference of BI 2017, there are two types of paper submissions that are possible:

TYPE I: Full Paper Submissions. Authors should submit their full papers with a maximum paper length of up to 10 pages in Springer LNCS format using our online submission system. The accepted and presented papers will be published by Springer as a volume of the series of LNCS/LNAI.

TYPE II: Abstract Submissions. Abstracts have a word limit of 500 words. Experimental research is particularly welcome. Accepted abstract submissions will be included in the conference program and will be published as a single, collective proceedings volume.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least two reviewers who will give detailed comments. If the submission gets accepted, the authors will submit a revised (“camera-ready”) version that takes into account this feedback.

Important Dates:

  • Submission of full papers: June 25, 2017
  • Notification of paper acceptance: August 10, 2017
  • Submission of Camera-Ready papers: August 25, 2017
  • Submission of Abstracts: September 30, 2017
  • Main Conference: November 16, 2017

Session Chairs:

Hong Liang, Ph.D.

College of Automation, Harbin Engineering University
145 Nantong Street, Harbin, Heilongjiang, 150001, P.R.China

Lei Du, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Automation, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Assistant Professor, Brain Decoding Center, Northwestern Polytechnical University
127 West Youyi Road, Xi’an, Shanxi, 710072, P.R.China

Li Shen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Center for Neuroimaging, Dept. of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Associate Director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Indiana University School of Medicine

355 W. 16th Street, Suite 4100, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA