IWBDA 2011: 3rd International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation, San Diego, CA, USA

3rd International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation


The Third International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation (IWBDA) at DAC will bring together researchers from the synthetic biology, systems biology, and design automation communities. The focus is on concepts, methodologies and software tools for the computational analysis of biological systems and the synthesis of biological systems.

Still in its early stages, the field of synthetic biology has been driven by experimental expertise; much of its success can be attributed to the skill of the researchers in specific domains of biology. There has been a concerted effort to assemble repositories of standardized components. However, creating and integrating synthetic components remains an ad hoc process. The field has now reached a stage where it calls for computer-aided design tools. The electronic design automation (EDA) community has unique expertise to contribute to this endeavor. This workshop offers a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion, with the aim of seeding collaboration between the research communities.

Topics of interest include:

Please email questions to info@biodesignautomation.org.


IWBDA will take place at:

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA.
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The workshop is part of the 48th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference in the field of electronic design automation with over 10,000 attendees. This year DAC will be held June 5-10, 2011 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.


Agilent Technologies
Raytheon BBN Technologies

DNA 2.0
Ginko Bioworks
Hudson Robotics, Inc.

Life Technologies

Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be two pages long, following the ACM SIG Proceedings templates at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates Indicate whether you would like your abstract considered for a poster presentation, an oral presentation, or both. Include the full names, affiliations and contact information of all authors.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Those that are selected for oral and poster presentations will be distributed to workshop participants and posted on the workshop website.

Abstracts should be submitted by April 19th, 2011 through the EasyChair system.

Registration, Travel, and Hotel Information

Registration is through the DAC website. Registration for DAC 2011 will be available April 1, 2011. See: DAC Registration.

Please note that the registration deadline for the dinner is May 14th. Registration rates are found here. Also, see travel and hotel information on the DAC website.

Dinner is limited to those that register by 5/18/11. Additional dinner spots may become available but are not guaranteed. For questions or concerns related to this policy please mail info@biodesignautomation.org

Student Support

If you are a student planning on attending the workshop this year, support funds may be available. Please send the following to finances@biodesignautomation.org by April 15th:

Requests for support will be evaluated according to the following criteria (in order of importance):

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts are posted here in pdf and text. Feel free to distribute!


Please fill out the following survey:


The conference proceedings are available. Feel free to distribute!:


Key Dates

Call for participation published: January 24th, 2011

Abstract submission deadline: April 19, 2011

Abstract acceptance notification: May 1, 2011

Workshop: June 6 & 7, 2011

Proceedings & Journal Publications

If you wish to submit your research to the PLoS ONE IWBDA 2011 Collection, please consider the following when preparing your manuscript:

Organizing Committee


Monday – June 6th

Address: 861 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Phone: (619) 232-7581

Dinner currently is limited to those who registered by 5/18. If you have questions related to this please speak with Douglas Densmore

Tuesday – June 7th


Mailing List

To add yourself to the IWBDA mailing list, please send an email to listserv@lists.umn.edu with a blank subject line, consisting of a single line of text: SUBSCRIBE IWBDA-list Joe Nobody (where Joe Nobody is your name).

This is a moderated list: only postings approved by the owners will be distributed. Only material directly related to IWBDA will be sent.


Related Venues & Meetings

Synthetic Biology 5.0 will be June 15th-19th at Stanford University. More information can be found here: http://www.biobricks.org/mailman/listinfo/sb5

IEEE Design and Test Special Section on "Bio-Design Automation in Synthetic Biology". CFP found here: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/dtcfp3

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