Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee
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.
Current directory of officers and members: Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee Members.
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.
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 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.
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.
Optimization Methods in Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (OMBB) Task Force, Chair: Richard Allmendinger, Vice-Chair: Sanaz Mostaghim.