Igor Ulitsky, PhD,

(Keynote Speaker; Online)
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

George Calin, MD, PhD

(Plenary Speaker; Online)
University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA

Ivan Martinez, PhD

(Invited Speaker; In-person)
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

David Hendrix, PhD

(Invited Speaker; In-person)
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Workshop Program

Call for Papers

IEEE BIBM 2022 Workshop on Long Non-Coding RNAs: Mechanism, Function, and Computational Analysis (BIBM-LncRNA)

Welcome to the workshop on Long Non-Coding RNAs: Mechanism, Function, and Computational Analysis (BIBM-LncRNA 2022) to be held in December 2022, in conjunction with IEEE BIBM 2022 conference. Though the BIBM conference will be virtual/online, the LncRNA workshop will be held in a mixed mode: both virtual/remote and face-to-face in Dubai, UAE.

The recent application of high throughput technologies to transcriptomics has changed our view of gene regulation and function. The discovery of extensive transcription of large RNA transcripts, termed long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), provide an important and new perspective on the centrality of RNA in gene regulation. LncRNAs are involved in various biological and cellular processes, such as genetic imprinting, chromatin remodeling, gene regulation and embryonic development. LncRNAs have been implicated in several chronic diseases, such as cancers, and heart disease, etc. Given the abundance of lncRNAs, tens of thousands still need to be functionally characterized. Various types of genomic data on lncRNAs are currently available, including sequences, secondary/tertiary structures, transcriptome data, and their interactions with related proteins or genes. The key challenge is how to integrate data from myriad sources to determine the functions and the regulatory mechanism of these ubiquitous lncRNAs. Computational studies of lncRNA secondary, tertiary structure, and lncRNA interactions with other molecules are in their infancy, and more work is still needed.

Research topics

The potential topics include, but not limited to the following:
  • lncRNA detection and biomarker discovery
  • CLIP-Seq and RIP-Seq data analysis
  • Prediction of physical binding between lncRNA and DNA, RNA and protein.
  • Competition and interaction between lncRNA, miRNA and mRNA
  • Studying methylation regulating lncRNA functions
  • Function Prediction for lncRNAs
  • Deep learning approaches to lncRNA/RNA binding protein prediction
  • Computational approaches to analyzing lncRNA
  • lncRNA 3D secondary structures
  • lncRNA-protein interactions
  • lncRNA in epigenetic regulation
  • lncRNA associated diseases network
  • lncRNAs in plant genomics
  • lncRNAs in phenotype-genotype problems
  • lncRNAs and single cell transcriptomics
  • lncRNAs and spatial transcriptomics
  • CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome editing in lncRNAs

We invite you to submit papers with unpublished, original research describing recent advances on the areas related to this workshop. Submissions could be full papers (up to 8 pages), short papers (2 pages), or a 1-page abstract. Submissions will undergo peer review by the conference program committee. All papers or abstracts accepted will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the workshop. For each accepted submission, one student author (or postdoc) will be provided a complimentary registration.


Funds are available for limited fellowships to support students and researchers / participants from underrepresented minority groups.

Journal Special Issue

Authors of selected submissions will be invited to extend their papers for submission for review and possible publication in a special issue of the journal -- Non Coding RNA. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ncrna


(Abstract, Short Paper, or Full Paper)

Please submit your abstract (1 page), short paper (2 pages), or full-length paper (up to 8 pages in IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system. Electronic submissions in pdf format are required. Click on this link to submit paper.

Submitted papers will be judged for poster or oral presentation.

Important Dates

  • Oct 24, 2022 11:59:59 PM WST: Due date for full workshop paper submission.
  • Nov 10, 2022: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
  • Nov 21, 2022: Camera-ready of accepted papers
  • Dec 6-9, 2021: Workshops

Workshop Registration

Workshop registration is through the main IEEE BIBM conference website. Information about registration and registration cost are available at the indicated link.

Registration will be for the main conference, which includes workshop attendance. To receive relevant information about the workshop program, please email workshop organizers at donald.adjeroh@mail.wvu.edu after you register for the conference.


Program Chairs

  • Don Adjeroh, PhD, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Xiaobo Zhou, PhD, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Systems, Houston, TX, USA
  • Ivan Martinez, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Leonard Lipovich, PhD, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences,Dubai, UAE.

Program Committee Members

  • Mauro Calabrese, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
  • Jianlin Jack Cheng, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri - Columbia, USA
  • Ekaterina Derevyanchuk, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Thomas Derrien, University of Rennes 1, CNRS, IGDR - UMR 6290, Rennes, France
  • Jean Gao, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • David A Hendrix, Depts. of Biochemistry/Biophysics, & Computer Science, Oregon State University, USA
  • Bing-Hua Jiang, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
  • Rory Johnson, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Claudia Kutter, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Ananda M. Mondal, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, USA
  • Alexandre Rossi Paschoal, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil
  • Xinxia Peng, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Peiqing Sun, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, USA
  • Umesh Reddy, Department of Biology, West Virginia State University, USA
  • Tatiana Shkurat, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Mian Wu, School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, China


This workshop is supported in part by funds from the US National Science Foundation (NSF).


For general inquiry, please send an email to Donald Adjeroh at donald.adjeroh@mail.wvu.edu.


Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Virtual / Remote:
Link to be communicated to registered attendees before workshop date