Call for papers

The Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics (BSB) is an international conference covering all aspects of Bioinformatics and Computational and Systems Biology. The initial editions of BSB, in 2002, were called WOB (Workshop on Bioinformatics) and were indexed by DBLP; since 2005, WOB was renamed BSB. BSB is organized by the special interest group in Computational Biology (CE-BioComp) of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).

BSB 2022 would like to attract participation from academic and industrial researchers, both in the exact sciences (computer science, mathematics, and statistics) and the life sciences (molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, medicine, microbiology, and others) to submit papers describing original work related to the topics indicated below. Accepted papers will be orally presented at the conference by one of the authors. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, and originality.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Including methods, techniques, tools, or survey papers, reporting research results.

• Machine Learning applications in Bioinformatics

• Molecular Sequence Analysis, Motifs, and Pattern Matching

• Biological Databases, Data Management, Data Integration, and Data Mining

• Big Data Analytics and High-Performance Computing in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

• Comparative, Structural, Functional, and Evolutionary Genomics

• Gene Identification, Regulation, Expression, and Post-translational Modifications

• Protein Structure and Modeling

• Computational Proteomics

• Biological Networks

• Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics

• Computational Systems Biology

• Statistical Analysis of Molecular Sequences

• Cheminformatics and Computer-Aided Drug Design

• Molecular Docking and Modeling

Applied Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
As applied to biological analyses

• Genomics

• Metagenomics

• Transcriptomics

• Metabolomics

• Proteomics

• Epigenomics


• SNPs and Haplotype Analysis

• Biological Networks

• Microarray Data Analysis

• SingleCell Analysis

• Drug Design

• Biochemistry


  • Paper submission is open 
  • Paper abstract registration deadline: July 18th, 2022 
  • Final paper file submission deadline: July 22th, 2022
  • Author notification: August 15th, 2022 
  • Final version due: August 30th, 2022


The submissions should contain original, high quality, not submitted, or published-elsewhere work. All submissions must be in English.

The format to be used is “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” (LNCS). Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. The actual submission must be in PDF format (maximum 20 Mb). LaTex or Word versions (on which the PDF must be based) will be required later, for accepted papers, for inclusion in the LNBI proceedings. BSB encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.

In addition, IN CASE OF PAPERS’ PUBLICATION BY SPRINGER, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

We strongly recommend all prospective authors to download the necessary files from this site as they prepare their submissions for BSB 2022; old versions of the LNCS style files could cause problems in the upload of the camera-ready paper.


BSB 2022 will accept two categories of contributions:

Full papers — up to 12 pages LNCS style, oral presentation 

Short papers — up to 6 pages LNCS style, oral presentation 

As in past years, BSB 2022 will accept both full papers (for oral presentation) and short papers. Proceedings containing accepted full and short papers CAN be published as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics series, from Springer.

Previous edition.

For full papers, manuscript length (including all figures, tables, and references) should not exceed 12 pages. For short papers, manuscript length (including all figures, tables, and references) should not exceed 6 pages.

Manuscripts that deviate significantly from these guidelines may risk rejection without consideration of scientific merit.

Full paper and short paper submissions will be done using the JEMS system:


By submitting a full paper to BSB 2022, the authors agree that in case of acceptance, at least one author has to register to the conference and present the paper.