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The goal of EWG CBBM is to promote and to facilitate communication links among European (and other) researchers working in areas of operational research in computational biology, bioinformatics and Medicine. EWG CBBM was established with numerous founding members at a satellite meeting of the EURO XXI 2006 Conference in Iceland, July 2-5, 2006.There after EWG CBBM is organized / co-organized in numerous workshop on Workshop on Networks in Computational Biology in Ankara, Turkey (September 10-12, 2006). As a result of this workshop, a special issue of Discrete Applied Mathematics Journal has been prepared. In 2007, we celebrated our first annual meeting by organizing Workshop on OR in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic, July 2007. Also, in 2008, we organized Mini EURO conference on Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine in Rome, Italy. As a result of this conference, a special issue on Operational Research Models for Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine is published in Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Algorithms.

EWG CBBM actively organized / co-organized workshops or streams on OR in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine in EURO 2006, EURO 2007, EURO 2008, EURO 2009, EURO 2010 and EWG CBBM Conference on Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine, Rome, Italy, September 15-17, 2008. For 2010, EWG CBBM is organizing streams on OR in Health & Life Sciences in EURO 2010. The main goal of all these workshops and conferences is to promote the importance of operational research and its related techniques in computational biology, bioinformatics and medicine. The most important goal for this working group is to develop a common platform for researchers, practitioners, academicians and other interesting parties across the globe to collaborate and share their invaluable ideas, information and to make the world to be a best place to live.

The other ongoing efforts from this working group include supporting the special issue publications from one of the leading journal such as Discrete Applied Mathematics (Special Issue on Networks in Computational Biology).

The broad aims of the EWG CBBM are:

(1) to establish an open forum of exchange, scientific life and collaboration using modern methods of OR within EURO, integrating already existing groups, impulses and individuals from European and international Operational Research in the emerging fields of biological problems and perspectives in data management, analysis and technologies;

(2) to integrate researchers and practitioners in OR to overcome the scientific challenges in medicine, pharmacy, food production, conservation of genetic wealth, alternative energy generation and of development. Herewith, embedded into and for the best of the scientific landscape and calendar of EURO and its existing working groups and chapters;

(3)this group looks for giving valuable contributions to building up our countries and their friendship, to welfare, freedom and peace in and among the nations and continents.

We prepare a rich scientific life, common experiences and friendship for the best of the members of our group, of our people in Europe and the world!

 If you are interested in EWG CBBM, please contact us! In case of your kind consideration and, maybe, your wish to join us as a member electronically, you are warmly welcome! We sincerely like to collaborate with you. 

 Objectives of EWG CBBM:

- to disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge and to support research in operational research in computational biology and bioinformatics,

- to make re-effort in the integration of people from mathematics, computer science, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, management, economy, and social sciences
with the ideas of presenting the state and offers modern Operational Research

- to assist in gathering the computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, and other communities in Europe organized under the umbrella of EURO,
- to support preparation, refereeing and editing of publications,

- to establish regular information channels and regular meetings,

- to build links to users of operational research in computational biology and bioinformatics methodology,

- to involve industrial organizations and users of optimization in the activities listed above,

- vivid exchange between scientific experience and enthusiasm of the youth,

- encouragement of building up a common and developing Europe, and

- deepening of peace and friendship in Europe and in the world.

 Latest News:
  • IFORS 2011, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia The19th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS)
    which will be hosted by the Victorian chapter of the Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR). Stream on Bioinformatics: Ceyda Oguz: