3rd IEEE International Conference on BioInspired Processing, BIP 2021

November 4th & 5th, Costa Rica

The 3rd IEEE International Conference on BioInspired Processing (BIP 2021) is an event specialized in computational application to natural sciences and biologically inspired computational sciences. In 2021, the conference is held as a Latin American Conference on Informatics (CLEI 2021) affiliated event. The conference will be held as a virtual event, hosted by the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica on November 4 and 5. BIP encourages authors in these areas to submit their original work for conference consideration.


BIP originated as an effort to leverage a tradition in Costa Rica that promotes high-level international scientific research related to natural sciences. In part, this is due to the rich biodiversity of the country, the national system of conservation areas, and the local human and technical resources to develop this research. Also there is expertise in the country on zoological, population or related aspects (animal species, biodiversity, antiophidic serums research, etc.), microbiology, molecular biology and other areas in natural sciences.

These areas require the introduction of techniques and resources from the fields of engineering and exact sciences (high-performance computing, mathematical modeling, signal processing, among others). The evolution of these last disciplines, in Costa Rica, has resulted in the need for a scientific congress that brings together national researchers in the field, putting them in contact with the international community working at the highest level on these same problems.

Important Dates

September 13th Deadline for submission of proposals

September 28th Author's notification of acceptance October 12th Camera-ready November 4th-5th Event

Review and publication

Authors who want to submit their original work for conference publication consideration should submit their full papers, through EasyChair by August 20th, 2021. The review process will be handled subject to the following guidelines:

  • Single-blind review by members of the scientific committee.

  • The article length should be between 3 and 6 pages, following the IEEE template for conferences.

  • Work submitted should not have been published or under review in any other venue or journal.

  • Accepted papers will be given a presentation slot during the conference. At least one of the submitting authors must be registered in the conference. Authors of conditionally accepted papers must address the feedback given before the final submission.

  • Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore Digital Library according to conference #53678, 2021 IEEE 3rd International Conference on BioInspired Processing (BIP), subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

Accepted conference papers will be also eligible for publication of an extended version on a Special Issue of the journal Computation

Computation is a high impact factor open source journal. Selected papers from BIP third edition conference, will be fee waived within this special issue.


  • Computer-related genomics and molecular structure, function and evolution

  • Evolutionary systems

  • Medical image detection, acquisition, analysis and processing

  • Medical informatics and translational bioinformatics

  • Neural networks

  • Social network analysis and modelling

  • Pattern recognition for biological and related signals

  • Computer-related issues regarding structure and function of DNA and RNA, and interaction of proteins

  • Bioinformatics, Biocomputing, and Computational Systems Biology

  • Computational structural biology

  • Proteomics

  • Data mining and machine learning

  • Healthcare informatics

  • Molecular evolution and phylogeny

  • Protein folding and protein docking

  • Translational bioinformatics and immunoinformatics

  • Robotics

  • Biomedical Devices

  • Machine Learning in Agriculture

  • Biodiversity Informatics (application of ICT to biodiversity conservation)

  • Visual Analytics for Biological Information

  • High Performance Computing for Health and Life Sciences

  • Biological Big Data Analysis

  • Natural sound and speech recognition

  • Models of biological learning

  • Brain-machine interfaces

  • Speech and handwriting recognition

  • Dynamic models of metabolic, signaling and gene expression networks

  • Pattern Recognition for Biological and Related Signals

  • Pattern Recognition and Classification

  • Machine learning and Computational Intelligence Techniques


General Chair

Juan Esquivel-Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Escuela de Ingeniería en Computación. Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

Esteban Arias-Méndez, M.Sc.

Jorge Arroyo Hernández, Dr.

Luis-Alexáner Calvo-Valverde, Dr.

Juan Luis Crespo Mariño, Dr. Ing.

Erick Mata Montero, Dr.

Álvaro Mena Monge, MSI.

Raquel Miranda Pérez, Ing

Nelson Pérez Rojas, ML.

Mauricio Rodríguez Calvo, M.Sc.

Andrés Segura Castillo, M.Sc.

Martín Solís Salazar, Dr.

Melanie Molina Carballo

Escuela de Ingeniería en Computación. ITCR, IEEE EDS Costa Rica

Escuela de Matemáticas, UNA

Escuela de Ingeniería en Computación, ITCR

Área Académica de Ingeniería Mecatrónica. ITCR

Escuela de Ingeniería en Computación, ITCR

Informática Empresarial, Sede del Atlántico, UCR

Colaboratorio Nacional de Computación Avanzada, CeNAT

Escuela de Ciencias del Lenguaje, ITCR

Carrera de Ingeniería Electrónica. UTN

Lab. de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica. UNED

Escuela de Administración de Empresas. ITCR

Diseño y difusión