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ISMB/ECCB 2004 would like to thank its delegates, presenters, and sponsors for making this year's conference—the largest gathering of bioinformatics professionals and students in a single location—a memorable and successful event. The week was filled with insightful talks, valuable networking and memorable events. The final numbers tell only part of the story, but are worth noting below:

Attendance: 2136
Papers submitted: 496 (342 long papers/154short)
Papers accepted: 67 (50 long/17 short)
Posters submitted/accepted: 1006/952 accepted
Tutorials submitted/accepted: 69/14

ISMB/ECCB 2004 Best Paper winners are posted here.
SGI Poster Award winners are posted here.
Orienteering Event Results have been posted and are available here.

Introductory talks from the 2004 Area Chairs are linked below:
  • Bioinformatics and Medicine (ppt)
  • Databases, Ontologies and Text Mining - session 1 (ppt)
  • Databases, Ontologies and Text Mining - session 2 (ppt)
  • Evolution/Phylogenetics (ppt)
  • Genomes (ppt)
  • Pathways, Networks and Systems (pdf)
  • Structural Bioinformatics 1 (pdf)
  • Structural Bioinformatics 2 (ppt)


In 2004—for the first time ever—Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) will be held jointly with the European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), in conjunction with Genes, Proteins and Computers VIII.

Your hosts will be the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), the Collaborative Computational Project 11 (CCP11), the Scottish Bioinformatics Forum and the Bioinformatics Research Centre at the University of Glasgow. Chaired by Professor Janet Thornton, CBE, FRS, and Professor David Gilbert, ISMB/ECCB 2004 promises to bring you the very best of bioinformatics, from algorithms to zoology.

Click here to download a power point presentation on ISMB/ECCB 2004.

This productive collaboration between two of the world’s most important bioinformatics conferences—ISMB and ECCB—began during the first European Conference on Computational Biology in October 2002. By combining both conferences, we’re aiming to ensure that no-one has to miss out. ISMB/ECCB 2004 will be the largest and most important computational biology event globally in 2004 and will have the broadest scope of any international bioinformatics conference held to date. Whatever part of the spectrum of computational biology you are interested in, we’re going to make every effort to ensure that this conference works for you. Our submission procedures, keynote speakers, paper and poster presentations, tutorials and social events are all being designed to cater for computational biology’s eclectic mix of disciplines.

What does Glasgow have to offer the traveling bioinformatician? Apart from the state-of-the art Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, an unparalleled range of places to stay and its excellent international air links, Glasgow is undoubtedly one of Europe's most vibrant Cultural Capitals. It has some of the best arts venues, shopping, wining and dining in the UK, not to mention stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Around the city there are numerous reminders of Glasgow's impressive architectural heritage. The work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, art deco architect and designer of world renown, can be seen throughout the city; this provided the inspiration for our conference logo. We’re sure you’ll want to take this opportunity make the most of all that Glasgow and Scotland have to offer.

Click here to view a movie about Glasgow.