CFP: IWBDA 2023 and Bio-Design Week

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Traci Haddock

Jun 27, 2023, 1:35:57 PM6/27/23
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Fifteenth International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation (IWBDA)  

Join us for the 15th annual IWBDA meeting, in Boston, September 11-15, 2023. This year, IWBDA will take place during Bio-Design Week (see announcement below) and will include presentation and poster talks selected from submitted abstracts, Birds of a Feather discussions, and breakout sessions on selected topics. We aim to bring together academic researchers and industry partners to push the field of bio-design automation for synthetic biology forward.

Increasing the efficiency of biological processes and workflows with bio-design automation is a continuous journey that requires fresh exchange of ideas. It is crucial for the BDA community to have a forum where they can collaborate, gather new perspectives, and understand the requirements of the broader synthetic biology community. IWBDA provides this forum for cross-disciplinary discussion, with the aim of seeding and fostering collaboration between the researchers from the synthetic biology, systems biology, and design automation communities.


Topics of interest include

  • Design methodologies for synthetic biology
  • Standardization of biological components
  • Biosecurity in lab automation processes
  • Biopreparedness through bio-design automation
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning in synthetic biology
  • Computer aided design tools and automation for engineering biology
  • Biofoundries and their impact on synthetic biology
  • Formalized protocol capture
  • Design Build Test Learn case studies
  • Synthetic biology education and outreach

Abstract Deadlines

  • Regular deadline: July 14

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts and workshop proposals must be submitted via EasyChair ( Submissions cannot exceed two pages (excluding figures and tables). If you do not have an EasyChair account, please create one by following the instructions specified here:

For abstract templates and the latest information, please visit:


NEW for 2023: Bio-Design Week, September 11-15 - Boston, MA    

Introducing Bio-Design Week, a new annual event to bring together researchers from academia and industry, to discuss new advances and current challenges, share experiences and plan future efforts in the field of bio-design automation. Bio-Design Week will include the annual International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation (IWBDA), Nona Works hackathon, workshops and discussions on selected topics, social events, and educational and mentoring events for students.

More details will be coming soon!


Do you have an idea for a workshop for Bio Design Week? Submit a proposal for your workshop by uploading a PDF with the following information: workshop title, short description (100 words or less), overall goal(s), format, and expected length in hours for the workshop.

Upload your proposals

Workshop proposal deadline

  • July 30

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

Traci Haddock - General Chair -
Natasa Miskov-Zivanov  - Program Chain -

Bio Design Week and IWBDA are organized by the non-profit Bio-Design Automation Consortium (BDAC). The Nona Works Hackathon is organized by the Nona Research Foundation. BDAC and the Nona Research Foundation are both officially recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations.

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