Final Call for ISCB-Asia/SCCG 2012 Papers

Final Call for Papers - NOW CLOSED
Paper submission deadline: 30 July 2012

Call for Highlights
Highlights submission deadline: 30 September 2012

Call for Posters
Posters submission deadline: 31 October 2012

ISCB-Asia/SCCG 2012, co-hosted by ISCB and BGI, will be held in Shenzhen, China from December 17-19. Confirmed keynote speakers include Gunnar von Heijne, Philip Greene, Piero Carninci, Takashi Ito, Eric Xing and Zhiping Weng. They will be joined by several prominent invited speakers in special sessions including: computational tools for NGS, cancer informatics, and cloud and work flows for reproducible biology. ISCB is known for hosting a variety of international meetings including ISMB, while BGI of Shenzhen is one of the world's largest sequencing centers. Shenzhen is a booming city with easy access from adjacent Hong Kong and a pleasant climate during December.

We cordially invite you to submit original research in any area of computational biology as a Paper or Poster, and recently published research as a Highlights. Topics areas may include, but are not limited to: computational tools for NGS, cancer genome informatics, cloud and work flows for reproducible bioinformatics, protein bioinformatics, metagenomics, RNA informatics, machine learning, and open problems in computational biology.

There are several opportunities to submit your best research, with the first deadline coming in just one week (please note that submission deadlines are firm and cannot be extended for any reasons so please submit well before the deadlines):

Original Research Paper - Submission now CLOSED

Original research papers are highly encouraged. Please submit your papers directly to the ISCB submission site at Manuscripts should be in pdf format using a minimum of 10pt font at a maximum of 10 pages, including abstract, images/figures, and references (page margins must be at least 6mm or .5 inch). Accepted proceedings papers will be submitted to a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics/BMC Genomics or recommended for publication in Omics, or Gigascience. Submission of relevant review or trends in technology papers is also encouraged and will be considered for publication in a special issue of Briefings in Bioinformatics.

Highlights Paper - deadline is 30 September 2012

Papers published within the last 12 months or papers that are in press are acceptable only if already available through the journal web site. Note that accepted presenters are encouraged to also discuss more recent work, however, that work will not be considered in the decision. Up to 2 papers can be submitted as one single PDF if the authors intend to present the results of multiple qualifying papers. Please submit your Highlights papers directly to the ISCB submission site at

Poster - deadline is 31 October 2012

All poster abstracts to be included in the conference program must be submitted using the conference submission site by the abstract deadline. Space for posters is limited, and while we will make every effort to accommodate all interested groups, we advise you to submit your poster well before the deadline. Please submit your poster directly to the ISCB submission site at

Some of the details in this mail differ than previous notices about submission opportunities and dates from previous notices. Please refer to these dates as the final submission dates, and note that requests to accept late submissions for any reason cannot be considered.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you to Shenzhen in December!


Victor Jin, The Ohio State University - Program Committee Chair

Paul Horton, AIST Japan - Conference Chair and Program Committee Co-Chair