Revista de Informática Teórica e Aplicada

The Revista de Informática Teórica e Aplicada - RITA is edited under the responsibility of the Institute of Informatics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil. The journal publishes works that show state of the art and trends of the area of Informatics and its applications, also serving as a forum for discussions of projects under development in universities and research centers, as well as their results and application perspectives. The Journal also serves as a vehicle for the dissemination of selected works in events through Special Sections. Its scope is the Ibero-Latin American community, with accepted in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Free Access Policy:: The journal offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle of providing free scientific knowledge to the public providing greater global democratization of knowledge.

Signatures: : Since 2010, the Journal has been edited only in its electronic version, ISSN 2175-2745, with two number per year. To access previous numbers click here.

Mission: To serve as a forum for debates on topics related to state of the art and tendencies in the area of Informatics and its applications, offering an interdisciplinary environment for the dissemination of the research carried out in the area.  

Goals: Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Theoretical and Applied Informatics through the publication of works that show state of the art and trends of the area of Informatics and its applications. Projects under development in universities and research centers can be presented, as well as their results and application perspectives. They can be submitted: Scientific articles with unpublished contents and reviews.

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Focus: RITA publishes works covering the following research fields:

a) Bioinformatics.
b) High-Performance Computing.
c) Computational Graphics.
d) Software Engineering.
e) Computer Fundamentals and Formal Methods.
f) Computer Science in Medicine.
g) Artificial intelligence.
h) Microelectronics, Integrated Circuits Design.
i) Computational Nanotechnology and Nanocomputing.
j) Optimization.
k) Computer Networks.
l) Robotics.
m) Information Systems.
n) Embedded Systems.


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Vol 25, No 2 (2018)


Special Issue - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

In this edition we have a Special Issue dedicated to Bioinformatics. A vast and somewhat confusing term, it defines an interdisciplinary field that connects software development and the understanding of biological data. Bioinformatics encompasses biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics (oftentimes also physics, chemistry, and general biomedical sciences) to analyze and interpret biological data. This kind of combined approach is commonly referred to as in silico analyses (as to resemble in vivo and in vitro analyses).

Here, we present articles that were submitted upon an open call for manuscripts dealing specifically with biological problems from a computational standpoint. These manuscripts were peer-reviewed by specialists with both computational and biological sciences backgrounds, something that ensures not only the quality of their informatics underpinnings, but also their applicability in life sciences. We hope the reader will enjoy the work collected in this issue, keeping in mind that Bioinformatics is a broad and still growing interdisciplinary field, to which we hope more researchers become interest in.

Editors - Special Issue:

Prof. Dr. Márcio Dorn - UFRGS/Brazil
Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Ligabue-Braun - UFCSPA/Brazil
Prof. Dr. Hugo Verli - UFRGS/Brazil
Prof. Dr. Mario Inostroza-Ponta - USACH/Chile




Table of Contents


Lis Custódio, Sinesio Pesco
Mário Andrade Vieira Melo Neto, Gibeon Soares Aquino Junior
Francisco Oliveira, Eduardo Tavares, Erica Sousa, Bruno Nogueira
Eduardo Henrique Silva, Jefferson Rodrigo de Souza, Bruno Augusto Nassif Travençolo
Francisca Aparecida Prado Pinto, Henrique Jorge Amorim Holanda, Giovanni Cordeiro Barroso, Carla Katarina Marques
Matheus D'Eça Torquato, Lucas Torquato, Paulo Maciel

Special Issue - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Igor Magalhães Ribeiro, Carlos Cristiano Hasenclever Borges, Bruno Zonovelli Silva, Wagner Arbex
Arthur Lorenzi Almeida, Vinícius Junqueira Schettino, Thiago Jesus Rodrigues Barbosa, Pedro Fernandes Freitas, Pedro Gabriel Silva Guimarães, Wagner Arbex