APBC - Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference

An annual conference held since 2003

Aims of APBC Conference

The Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference series is an annual forum for exploring research, development and novel applications of Bioinformatics.

Key Information

The importance of bioinformatics is growing rapidly and the volume of biological data is increasing exponentially. These data are characterized by variety and heterogeneity: they are related to different organic structures, environments, and spatial scales, and derive from multiple sources. The aim of this conference is to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge of how to surf this tidal wave of information.

Database management, artificial intelligence, data mining, and knowledge representation can provide key solutions to the challenges presented by biological data. These approaches require powerful and sophisticated computational tools to provide efficient solutions to very complex problems.   Exciting opportunities are emerging for integrating molecular biology components of bioinformatics with computational, physiological, morphological, taxonomic, and ecological components. Addressing this challenge will facilitate the way life science researches access, retrieve, analyze and visualize data and relationships in a collaborative work environment.

We invite submissions that address conceptual and practical issues of bioinformatics.


History of APBC

The inaugural APBC conference was held in Australia in Feb 2003. The past APBC papers:

The past APBC conferences were held in:

  1. APBC2003 4-7 Feb 2003: Adelaide Australia

  2. APBC2004 18-22 Jan 2004: Dunedin, New Zealand

  3. APBC2005 17-21 Jan 2005: Singapore

  4. APBC2006 13-16 Feb, 2006: Taipei Taiwan

  5. APBC2007 15-17 Jan, 2007: Hong Kong

  6. APBC2008 14-17 Jan, 2008: Kyoto Japan

  7. APBC2009 13-16 Jan, 2009: Beijing China

  8. APBC2010 18-21 Jan, 2010: Bangalore, India

  9. APBC2011 11-14 Jan, 2011: Inchon, Korea

  10. APBC2012 17-19 Jan, 2012: Melbourne, Australia

  11. APBC2013 21-23 Jan 2013: Vancouver, BC, Canada

  12. APBC2014 17-19, Jan 2014: Shanghai, China  

The coming APBC:

 13. APBC2015 21-23, Jan 2015: HsinChu, Taiwan



Topics of Interests to APBC

 The topics of interests to the conference series includes, but not limited to, the followings:

APBC conference series aims to provide a forum to discuss the effective research of Bioinformatics.

The conference is targeted at researchers, academia, software and application developers and information technologists in the field of Bioinformatics and their applications.

Each conference may have its own theme and emphasis on different aspects of Bioinformatics.

Conference Formats and Organization

The conference is typically held over 3 days.

The conference consists of a steering committee, an international technical program committee and a local organizing committee. Each submitted paper is reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Further Information

Address: APBC, Professor Phoebe Chen, Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, La Trobe University Bundoora 3086, Melbourne, Australia.

Tel: (61-3) 94796768

Email: phoebe.chen@latrobe.edu.au ; Web: http://homepage.cs.latrobe.edu.au/ypchen/APBChomepage.htm