Workshop on Logical Modelling of Biological Regulatory Networks: Methods and Applications

Satellite workshop (W6) of ECCB 2016

September 3, 2016 - The Hague, The Netherlands


This workshop has been merged with BioNetVisA.

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Key Dates

  • 28 Mar 2016 - Call for abstracts open!
  • 05 Jun 2016 - Extended Submission deadline (for oral presentations)
  • 12 Jun 2016 - Notification of acceptance (for oral presentations)
  • 15 Jun 2016 - Preliminary program announcement
  • 30 Jun 2016 - Submission deadline (for poster presentations)
  • 01 Jul 2016 - Final program announcement
  • 29 Jul 2016 - Early bird registration deadline
  • 19 Aug 2016 - Final registration deadline
  • 03 Sep 2016 - Workshop date
  • 05-07 Sep 2016 - ECCB conference


Logical models have long been used to explore the dynamical behaviours of regulatory networks. Over the past years, the types of available data that nourish the models or that the models need to explain has led to the development and the evolvement of modelling methods and tools in order to answer more specific problems. Indeed, logical modelling has become more and more reliant on transcriptomic, proteomic and epigenetic data.

The scope of this workshop is to provide an overview of the recent developments on methods and present applications of the use of the logical formalism for the modelling of regulatory networks.


Following a community effort with the CoLoMoTo consortium to promote the exchange of models and to improve existing methods, we propose a workshop that will also expose the advances in the understanding of signalling pathways, cell differentiation, cell reprogramming or cell metabolism, etc.

We plan to address the following topics:

  • Modelling tools: GINsim, BoolNet, CellNetOpt, SQUAD, MaBoSS, CellCollective, EpiLog, etc;
  • Methods for high-dimensional state spaces: model-checking, reduction techniques, etc;
  • Inference of logical rules based on data;
  • Entrainment methods of logical models to fit the data;
  • Applications of logical models to diseases.

We will divide the day into presentations of keynote speakers and presentations selected from submitted abstracts. A morning session will be dedicated to methods and tools and the afternoon session to modelling applications to cell biology.

Keynote Speakers

Target Audience

Students and researchers interested in modelling approaches applied to complex and signaling networks. 


Abstracts can be submitted by May 6th at http://logicbio.sciencesconf.orgAbstracts should include a title, a list of authors with affiliations, and should not exceed one page.

Based on the submitted abstracts, selected authors will be invited to give an oral presentation. Others will be considered for poster presentations.


The worskhop is a satellite workshop of ECCB'16 and registration should proceed through ECCB registration website:

Registration will close on August 19 (July 29 for early birds).

Organizing and Scientific Committee

  • Laurence Calzone, Institut Curie, Paris, FR (program co-chair)
  • Pedro T. Monteiro, INESC-ID, Lisbon, PT (program co-chair)
  • Denis Thieffry, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, FR
  • Julio Saez-Rodriguez, RWTH-Aachen University, Aachen, DE
  • Ioannis Xenarios, Vital IT / Swiss Bioinformatics Institute, Lausanne, CH
  • Tomas Helikar, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
  • Andrei Zinovyev, Institut Curie, Paris, FR
  • Claudine Chaouiya, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, PT


For further information about the workshop, please contact:

Laurence.Calzone - at - or Pedro.Monteiro - at -

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