Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee

Governance

Under the supervision and the coordination of the IEEE CIS Technical Activities Committee, The Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee (BBTC) is established to promote the research, development, education, and understanding of computational intelligence methods in the application areas of bioinformatics, bioengineering, and computational biology.

Membership

BBTC shall have a Chair, two Vice-Chairs and a number of Members. The Chair shall be appointed by the President of the Society in January. The BBTC Chair shall appoint two Vice-Chairs and a number of Members. The appointment of the TC Vice-Chairs and the TC Members needs to be approved by the Vice President for Technical Activities. TC Chairs, Vice-Chairs and committee members must all be IEEE CIS members. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which they have been appointed. If you are interested in being considered for a position on one of our Technical Committees, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a link to your CV.

Officers

Current directory of officers and members: Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee Members.

Funding

Funding for the committee shall be provided by the CIS in the annual budget request. Once approved by the CIS ExCom and AdCom, funds will be available to support the BBTC activities. The Chair shall be responsible for the appropriate use of the approved funds with supporting documentation. 

Activities

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

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

Amendments

This Charter becomes official after at least 2/3 core members present at The Committee Meeting approves it. 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.