The 4th Computational Vaccinology workshop will include oral presentations for full-length papers, short oral presentations for posters and software demonstrations. All accepted full-length papers will be published in a peer-reviewed journal, previously BMC Bioinformatics (http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatics/)
The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
- Computational methods to predict protective vaccine antigens and immune epitopes
- Reverse vaccinology approaches for genome-wide vaccine target identification and vaccine development
- Analysis of vaccine-induced host responses using high throughput omics methods (e.g., microarrays)
- Case studies of applying bioinformatics approaches in vaccine development
- Informatics methods for improving surveillance of vaccine safety and efficacy
- Modeling of impact of vaccine immunizations against target diseases (e.g., pandemic influenza)
- Vaccine and immunoinformatics database and analysis systems
- Vaccine data integration and literature mining
- Development of software programs in computational vaccinology and immunology, or programs that belong to general biology but can be applied in vaccine and immunology research
- Bioinformatics algorithms that can be potentially used in vaccine R&D
- Computational biology network appliable to immmunology and vaccine studies
- Computational research and development for vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.
- Application of computational, bioinformatics, and systems biology methods in study of host-vaccine interaction and protective immune mechanisms
- Computational and systems biology methods for analyzing and predicting immune correlates of protection.
- Vaccine informatics system for post-licensure registry and surveillance
- Bioinformatics analysis of vaccine adverse events
The full paper submission needs to follow the journal format, i.e., the instructions for BMC Bioinforamtics authors.