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This is the list of articles that I recommend.

Antedisciplinary Science by Sean Eddy. (PLoS Comput Biol, 2005)
Still I believe everyone has different definition for "Systems biology ~ Bioinformatics ~ Computational Biology". In 2005, when Sean Eddy wrote this article, it was much harder to define the field. But he argued that it is because 'too early' to be a discipline, and all other fields in biology had similar time before.
Molecular biologists even worried about what to call themselves, like we argue over whether we're computational biologists or bioinformaticians. Any revolution needs to find the right slogan to unify under. Francis Crick explained, “I myself was forced to call myself a molecular biologist because when inquiring clergymen asked me what I did, I got tired of explaining that I was a mixture of crystallographer, biophysicist, biochemist, and geneticist, an explanation which in any case they found too hard to grasp"
If you are considering to do the research in systems biology ~ bioinformatics ~ computational biology, but you are worrying about chaninging your career from different disciplines (biology, computer science, engineering, etc), I highly recommend to read this article, and rethink what 'your background' means in this 'antedisciplinary' field. (TaejoonKwon (talk) 10:12, 19 March 2015 (KST))