Call for Tutorials
Janet Kelso, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Fran Lewitter, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA
This call is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality tutorials for presentation at ISMB 2010.
Tutorials should be designed as half-day (four hour) sessions, including a 30 minute break. Only tutorials covering a range of topics reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of our field will be considered for acceptance.
Tutorials in the following areas are particularly encouraged:
(1) High throughtput sequencing platforms - an analysis of sources of error and algorithms for mapping and / or assembly
(2) Genomic variation analyses - how to identify CNVs, rearrangements and SNPs
(3) General Purpose GPU for high performance computing
(4) Cloud computing and data storage for bioinformatics
(5) comparative genomics analysis
(6) computational methods for predicting miRNAs, their targets and their function within the cell
(7) computational approaches to high throughput microscopy analysis
Tutorials take the form of presentations that may include practical components where appropriate.
The purpose of the tutorial program is to provide participants with lectures and instruction covering either well-established or new "cutting-edge" topics, relevant to the bioinformatics field. It offers participants an opportunity to get an introduction to important established topics in bioinformatics, to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, or to develop advanced skills in areas about which they are already knowledgeable. Tutorials serve an educational function and are expected to provide a balanced perspective on a field of research. They should not focus on the presenters' own research or software. Please note that if you wish to focus your talk on a specific software package, your proposal should be submitted to the Technology Track. These presentations do not fall into the Tutorial format.
Tutorial submissions should be received by Friday, December 11, 2009. Proposals should not exceed a maximum of 4 pages, and must include a detailed description of what will be taught.
Proposals should contain the following information:
Proposals must be completed using the MS Word or PDF templates provided. The final proposal MUST be uploaded as a PDF file only. If using the MS Word template please ensure you convert it to a PDF before uploading. Submissions should be completed by using this link.
All submissions will be evaluated by a committee, which will consider the following criteria:
Tutorial attendees often consider the reputation and standing of the presenters as one of their criteria for choosing particular sessions. It is therefore expected that the presenters listed on the submitted proposal will attend the conference to present their tutorials.
Submitters of successful tutorial proposals will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, December 21, 2009. ISMB tutorial presenters may also be invited to develop tutorials for publication in the journal PLoS Computational Biology.
Final materials for reproduction must be received by Monday, May 10, 2010. The slides may be submitted as PowerPoint or PDF files, and the accompanying notes should be PDF files.
The tutorial presenters agree to provide participants with teaching materials that include:
The authors will grant copyright to tutorial materials to the ISCB for a period to extend from acceptance through August 1, 2011, and they agree that their materials may be made available for sale in perpetuity through ISCB.Compensation
Each tutorial team will be provided:
The list and descriptions of the final tutorials will be available after February 12, 2010. Tutorial registration fees will be announced in early 2010.