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International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design
International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design


Special Issue on: "Multiscale Bioimaging Informatics"

Guest Editors:
Ye Duan, University of Missouri at Columbia, USA
Yu-Ping Wang, Tulane University, USA

Biomedical imaging techniques have progressed rapidly and a variety of modalities such as MRI, optical imaging and microarray imaging have been widely used for biomedical research. These biomedical imaging techniques have multiple scales from the organ/tissue level to the molecular/cellular level and from nano scale to macro scale, providing comprehensive and systematic information for disease diagnosis.

An example is genomic imaging, which combines fMRI and microarray imaging for correlating genomic information with phenotypical differences. With the advancement of these multiscale biomedical imaging techniques, more and more imaging data is produced, calling for powerful data analysis.

The goal of this special issue is to bring together researchers working in the fields of biomedical imaging analysis and imaging bioinformatics to address the challenges in the field and to promote the development of novel imaging data analysis techniques.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Workshop on Multiscale Biomedical Imaging Analysis (MBIA 2012), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Integration of multiscale imaging data
  • Multiscale modelling from both imaging and genomic data
  • Image segmentation and registration
  • Image-guided diagnosis and intervention
  • Shape and motion estimation
  • Three-dimensional reconstruction and analysis
  • Tracking and motion analysis in biomedical images
  • New applications of computational biomedical imaging

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 3 February, 2013 (extended)

Notification to authors: 1 April, 2013

Final versions due by: 1 May, 2013