Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee


This organization is known as the Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee (BBTC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) off the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of the BBTC is to promote the research, development, education, and understanding of computational intelligence methods in the application areas of bioinformatics, bioengineering, and computational biology.


The BBTC members are appointed by the CIS President with the agreement of the BBTC Chair for a one-year term. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which they have been appointed. Current directory of officers and members: Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee Members


The BBTC Chair is appointed by the CIS President with the agreement of the CIS EXCOM for a one-year term. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which the BBTC Chair has been appointed. No more than two consecutive full terms are permitted.


There is no membership fee for joining the BBTC. Funding for the committee shall be provided by the CIS in the annual budget request. Once approved by the CIS AdCom, funds will be available to support the BBTC activities. The Chair shall be responsible for the appropriate use of the approved funds.


The BBTC shall engage in various activities in order to promote the wider acceptance of computational intelligence as a viable technology, including but not limited to the following: organize special sessions for CIS-sponsored conferences, participate in paper reviews and selection for CIS-sponsored conferences, nominate lecturers for the CIS distinguished speakers program, collaborate on production of tutorials, promote IEEE Senior Members and Fellows program, sponsor publication of books or CDs, and organize specialized focused symposia, workshops, or meetings. The BBTC will actively work with the organizers of CIS-sponsored conferences to ensure and maintain technical excellence.


Meetings will be called by the Chair one or two times a year usually before the CIS AdCom meetings, or at the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, or as requested by the BBTC members. Sufficient advanced notice of the meetings will be given to the members, as well as all other interested parties. The Chair shall prepare an agenda before the meeting, and shall prepare minutes for distribution after the meeting.


This Charter becomes official after at least 2/3 membership approval. Subsequent changes and amendments also require 2/3 majority vote.

Task Forces

Optimization Methods in Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (OMBB) Task Force, Chair: Richard Allmendinger, Vice-Chair: Sanaz Mostaghim.

Technical Committees