Computational approaches in cancer modeling

  in Special Issue   Posted on August 2, 2019

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Submission Deadline: Sat 01 Feb 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 1.652
Journal Name : BioSystems
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Use of cancer modelling in clinical practice is still in its infancy. Majority of developed cancer models rely on classical ODE/PDE approaches while other techniques are rarely explored. However, to understand cancer one needs to cover multiple spatial and temporal biological scales such as: a) nano- scale of individual molecular interactions, b) genetics and metabolic properties that give rise to different cancer cell phenotypes, c) tumours as heterogeneous structures whose composition depends on constantly changing interactions between cancer cells and their microenvironment. To model such diversity of phenomena requires development of not only novel approaches that would deal with specific local problems, but also development of framework that will integrate them.
In this special issue some of the computational approaches we will cover are: molecular dynamics, agent based modelling, machine learning, cellular automata, ODE/PDE modelling as well as possibilities of integrating several of these approaches into unified framework. Overarching goals of such framework is to enable efficient exploration of potential strategies to optimize cancer treatments.

Authors interested in participating in this special issue are requested to provide a tentative title and authorship to the guest editors before October 31, 2019. Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed following standard BioSystems journal procedures. All communications on manuscript submission and peer reviewing will be managed within the Elsevier Editorial System (EVISE). Upon manuscript submission, please indicate that your manuscript is prepared for the special issue on cancer modeling.

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  • Submissions open from:  01-November-2019
  • Final submission deadline: 01-February-2020
  • Final acceptance deadline:  01-May-2020
  • Publication: Summer 2020

Please direct questions to any of Special Issue editors or to the Editor-in-Chief. 

Special Issue Editors:
Dr. Igor Balaz (University of Novi Sad, Serbia) ( 
Dr. Sabine Hauert (University of Bristol, UK) ( 
Dr. Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England, UK) ( 

Editor-in-Chief of BioSystems 
Dr. Abir U. Igamberdiev (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) (

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