ICARIS 2012
Taormina Taormina Taormina Taormina Taormina
Call for Papers and Abstracts

ICARIS 2012 aims to build on the success of previous years to provide a forum for AIS researchers in academia and industry to present and discuss their latest advances. In addition to peer-reviewed papers, ICARIS 2012 will present a range of plenary lectures and tutorials to inspire and facilitate both the computer scientists and immunologists in their work.

ICARIS 2012 is divided into two main tracks:

  • 28 and 29 August 2012: Computational Immunology, Immunoinformatics, Theoretical Immunology, & Systems Immunology
  • 30 and 31 August 2012: Immunological Computation, Immune-inspired Engineering, Immune-inspired Heuristics


Important dates
  • Abstract/Poster/Short presentation submission deadline: 15th June 2012
  • notification deadline: 20 June 2012


Track on Computational Immunology, Immunoinformatics, Theoretical Immunology, & Systems Immunology (28-29 August 2012)

This track aims is to attract researchers from computer science, information science, engineering, biomathematics, biomedicine, bioinformatics, systems biology, and immunology to share and exchange their knowledge of state-of-the-art research issues, methodologies, ideas, and challenges.

Topics of interest include:

  • Immune modelling
  • Structural Immunoinformatics
  • Epitope analysis and prediction
  • Analysis and prediction of MHC-peptide binding
  • Databases and ontologies for Immunoinformatics
  • Analysis and prediction of minor histocompatibility antigens
  • Predictive models on organ transplantation
  • Immunogenomics
  • Vaccine design
  • Multi-agent based models of immunity
  • Gene networks and systems biology in immunity
  • Allergenicity prediction
  • Theoretical Immunology
  • Quantitative Immunology

In this track, authors are requested to submit an abstract. Please, follow the instructions on Submission web page: Link to Abstracts Submission

The abstract submissions must be done no later than the submission deadline: 14th May 2012. All accepted abstracts will be published in a book of abstracts. Full versions of the best works on this track will be published in Natural Computing.

During the submission authors must make clear which stream the paper should to be considered for. You will be provided a reference number that will be used throughout the submission process.

Track on Immunological Computation, Immune-inspired Engineering, Immune-inspired Heuristics (30-31 August 2012)

This track is for papers describing applications to computational and engineering problems, and theoretical aspects (e.g. mathematical modelling of algorithms, convergence analysis, empirical investigation into algorithm performance and complexity analysis) of AIS. For the first class, the problem domain should be clearly explained, detailing why it is challenging and why AIS are a suitable methodology to use. Experiments should be carefully explained, with the expectation that appropriate statistical analysis of results will be used to help draw conclusions. Where possible, the approach taken should be compared with alternative strategies. In order to appeal to the widest audience, theoretical papers must ensure that mathematical arguments and backgrounds are clearly presented, and the paper should also discuss the practical implications of any theoretical results.

In this track authors may submit their manuscripts in two different ways: abstract paper, or regular paper (as usual tradition).

Abstract paper

Authors must follow the instructions described on Submission web page:
Link to Abstracts Submission

During the submission authors must make clear which stream the paper should to be considered for. You will be provided a reference number that will be used throughout the submission process.

Regular paper

All papers will undergo a rigorous review process, and they should be no longer than fourteen (14) pages. The authors' names shall not be blinded for the reviewing process. Authors are requested to submit a PDF file following the formatting instructions at the Springer-Verlag LNCS site, no later than the submission deadline: 14th May 2012.

All accepted papers will be published in Springer's series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The authors of best papers on this track will be invited to extend their work for publication in Natural Computing