European Conference on Computational Biology

This website is the home of the ECCB conference series. The website contains links to past ECCB conferences and gives information on European research initiatives in Bioinformatics.


ECCB 2008 September 21-24, 2008, Sardinia, Italy


ECCB/ISMB 2007 July 21-25, 2007, Vienna, Austria
ECCB 2006 September 10-14, 2006, Eilat, Israel
                   Postponed to January 21-24, 2007
ECCB 2005 September 28 - October 1, 2005, Madrid, Spain
ECCB/ISMB 2004 July 31 - August 4, 2004, Glasgow, Scotland
ECCB 2003 September 27-30, 2003, Paris, France
ECCB 2002 October 6-9, 2002, Saarbrücken, Germany


Soren Brunak
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

Philipp Bucher
University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

David Gilbert
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Michal Linial (Chair)
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Thomas Lengauer
Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany

Yves Moreau
Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium

Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann
EBI, Hinxton, UK

Marie-France Sagot
INRIA - Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France

Alfonso Valencia
Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain

Jaak Vilo
EGeen, Tartu, Estonia


With ECCB 2002, the European Computational Biology Community started a new revolving conference scheme. Within this scheme, a different country or region hosts the European ECCB event every year. The successful regional bioinformatics conferences, e.g., the German Bioinformatics Conference (GCB), Les journees ouvertes en biologie, informatique et mathematiques (JOBIM), the Scandinavian Bioinformatics Conference etc., are integrated into this scheme in the respect that one of these conferences may be elevated to ECCB if the corresponding region is hosting ECCB in the respective year. The conference covers computational methods for molecular biology that arise in the context of genomics and proteomics technologies in the fields of molecular biology, molecular medicine and pharmaceutics. Biological areas of interest include molecular sequence analysis, phylogenetics and evolution, molecular structure, molecular docking and drug design, metabolic and regulatory networks, gene expression and regulation, gene and protein function, modeling of cellular processes, and analysis of genetic variations. Computational methods covered in the conference include machine learning, pattern recognition, knowledge representation, databases, combinatorial optimization, stochastic modeling, string and graph algorithms, computer linguistics, robotics, constraint satisfaction and parallel computation.

With its partner conference series RECOMB and ISMB, the ECCB conference series is one of the major international conference series in bioinformatics.

The ECCB conference series is partially supported by The Network of Excellence Biosapiens of the EU.


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