20th Annual International Conference on
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology

ISMB 2012 Registration

Online registration is now closed (06/29).  To access your conference receipt or certificate of participation log in to your registration account at:
https://www.iscbconferences.org/CONFERENCES/ISMB-2012/


On-site registration for ISMB 2012, Satellite and SIG meetings will be available at the conference registration desk at the Long Beach Convention Center, Main Floor beginning Thursday, July 12, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Registration rates are shown below. Registration hours are:

 

Registration Desk Hours – July 12 – 17
Long Beach Convention Center – Main Floor
 
Thursday, July 12 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 13  
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 14  
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 15 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, July 16 
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Before registering please take a moment to review the details below about the ISMB conference and its many components.
Please note online registration closes Friday, June 29, 2012, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Zone. After this point only on-site registration will be available at the conference registration desk at the Long Beach Convention Center, Main Floor. All early and online registration discounts are expired for on-site registration.
 
Online registration will be available March 19

 

Conference Registration Fees include:

  • Opening Reception with Exhibitors (Saturday, July 14)
  • Scientific sessions (Sunday, July 15 through Tuesday, July 17)
  • Poster sessions
  • Exhibit hall entrance
  • Coffee Breaks and Lunches (July Sunday, 15 through Tuesday, July 17) at the Long Beach Convention Center
  • ISMB 20th Anniversary Reception (Monday, July 16)
  • One electronic version of the conference proceedings*

Optional Registration Items at Additional Fees

  • Two-day 3Dsig Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics Satellite Meeting, Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14 including 3Dsig Evening Session and Dinner, Friday, July 13
  • 3Dsig Evening Session and Dinner (for delegates not registered to the 3Dsig Satellite Meeting) - Friday, July 13
  • Two-day¬†CAMDA Satellite Meeting, Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14
  • Two-day Special Interest Group meetings – Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 (SIGs)
  • One-day Special Interest Group meetings - Friday, July 13 or Saturday, July 14 (SIGs)
  • Student Council Symposium, Friday, July 13
  • Optional Alternative Splicing SIG Dinner (dinner not included in SIG registration fee) - Friday, July 13
  • Orienteering Ice Breaker, Friday, July 13
  • Tutorials, Saturday, July 14
  • Additional copy of the ISMB Tutorial or Conference Proceedings - (electronic format)
  • Hotel accommodations

*Please note - An electroinic version of the conference proceedings will be given to each delegate. The proceedings will also be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics. The conference proceedings will not be available in print. Delegates wanting printed copies of papers are encouraged to print the papers they are interested in prior to the conference by accessing the online proceedings. Details for accessing the online version will be posted on the conference home page on or after June 15, 2012.

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REGISTRATION FEES
ISCB MEMBER FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE June 1, 2012 June 2, 2012 until June 29, 2012 AFTER June 29, 2012
Student $500.00 $700.00 $750.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $700.00 $900.00 $950.00
Corporate $800.00 $1000.00 $1050.00

 

NON-MEMBER FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE June 1, 2012 June 2, 2012 until June 29, 2012 AFTER June 29, 2012
Student $600.00 $800.00 $850.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $900.00 $1100.00 $1150.00
Corporate $1000.00 $1200.00 $1250.00

 

 

 

ISCB MEMBERSHIP ( ISCB Membership Fee Chart available here)

ISCB MEMBERS: If you are a current member of ISCB, you must use the email address registered with your ISCB membership record in order to register at the discounted member rates through the online system. If you do not know the email address you used to register with ISCB, please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before proceeding with conference registration.

NON-MEMBERS OF ISCB: Non-members will be able to join ISCB through the online conference registration system and immediately receive member rates for ISMB 2012. You can either join when you register for the conference or you can join directly with ISCB here: http://www.iscb.org/membership.shtml and then immediately register for ISMB at the member rates.

ISCB MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: If your ISCB membership is not current or will expire on or before July 17, 2012, you will be offered an opportunity to renew your membership as part of your registration fees through the online system.

Group Registration - please read carefully BEFORE your group registers!

Register a minimum of six (6) and receive one (1) additional registration for free - a minimum value of $500*- Offer valid until May 15, 2012.

Individuals from the same lab or organization have an opportunity to receive a 7th ISMB conference registration free when registering as a group.

To take advantage of this special offer please follow these instructions:

1) Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to notify us you will have a group of 7 or more, and identify the delegate (name, affiliation, email and registration type*) who will receive the free registration.
2) Have your group of at least six (6) register and pay for ISMB 2012 conference registration. The person designated to receive the free registration should not register until they receive special instructions from the conference organizers, which will happen after the group's paid registrations are confirmed.
3) Provide 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  evidence of your group's paid registrations (names, affiliation, email addresses and receipt numbers). Once these registrations are verified the special registration instructions will be forwarded to the individual designated to receive the complimentary registration.

*The complimentary registration is applicable to the lowest priced registration fee from the group at the Early Bird Discounted Rate. Registration is for the main conference and does not include additional registration options (ie. Tutorials, Special Interest Group Meetings (SIGs), Satellite Meetings (SMs), etc.)

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REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

To register via fax or mail, please complete the online registration choosing the non-credit card payment option, print out the paper invoice and fax to 1+780-414-1664 or mail it along with your credit card details using the form available here (American Express, Mastercard or Visa only) to:

To pay by check make your payment payable to:

International Society for Computational Biology and mail along with a copy of your invoice to:

ISMB 2012 Registration
Suite 437, 11215 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5K 0L5

For questions about your registration contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ISMB 2012 conference fees are charged in United States Dollars.

CREDIT CARDS

The following credit cards are accepted for registration: American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.

WIRE TRANSFER

To arrange a wire transfer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to request wire transfer instructions. If you will be paying by ACH rather than an electronic wire transfer, please specify that as the detailed instructions are different. Please note that any bank fees must be paid by the participant. Should funds arrive with bank fees deducted, payment of the difference will be charged to the participant at on-site registration.

 

For further information write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Points to remember when registering for 2012:

 

 

The following parallel meetings may affect the way you choose to register for optional items:

  • Friday, July 13: Student Council Symposium, 3Dsig Satellite Meeting, CAMDA Satellite Meeting, One and Two-day SIG Meetings
  • Saturday, July 14: 3Dsig Satellite Meeting,¬†CAMDA Satellite Meeting,¬†One and Two-day SIG Meetings, Tutorials

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VISA INVITATION LETTERS

 

Invitation letters required for visa applications will be sent with your confirmation after registration and full payment have been received. You must be registered and paid-in-full for the conference in order to receive an invitation letter.

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OPTIONAL REGISTRATION ITEMS AT ADDITIONAL FEES

 

STUDENT COUNCIL SYMPOSIUM (SCS8)
Friday, July 13

Student Council Symposium (Friday, July 13)
FEES - All prices in US Dollars
For delegates also registering for ISMB $75.00
For delegates registering for the Student Council Symposium only $100.00

 

The 8th ISCB Student Council Symposium is a student-organized event featuring keynote lectures, oral presentations and a poster session. In addition to previous years' schedules, a career event will be organized with a variety of distinguished speakers from industry and academia. The Symposium is tailored mainly to undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-docs in computational biology and related disciplines.

The Student Council Symposium is a forum for students and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

FEES

The Student Council registration fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch.

Note: Student Council Symposium registrants are not required to register as delegates for the ISMB 2012 conference and can instead choose to attend only the SCS8.
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SATELLITE MEETINGS

3Dsig - Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14
CAMDA 2012 - Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14

Note: Registrants are not required to register as delegates for the ISMB 2012 conference to attend a Satellite Meeting. You may select "Satellite only" to register just for the 3Dsig or CAMDA Satellite Meeting. Satellite Meeting registration does not allow access to the SIG Meetings. Delegates wishing to attend portions of the Satellite Meeting and portions of one or more SIG must register for both events.
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3Dsig Satellite Meeting

The registration fee for the 3Dsig Satellite Meeting includes the evening session and dinner. Daily lunches for the 3Dsig Satellite Meeting are included. Each Satellite Meeting participant will receive a meeting notes booklet. This Satellite Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Long Beach (adjacent to the Long Beach Convention Center).

 

3Dsig Satellite Meeting (for Delegates also registering for ISMB 2012)
FEES - All prices in US Dollars ON or BEFORE June 1, 2012 AFTER June 1, 2012
Student $275.00 $375.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $300.00 $400.00
Corporate $400.00 $500.00

 

3Dsig Satellite Meeting Only
FEES 3Dsig Satellite Meeting Only - All prices in US Dollars ON or BEFORE June 1, 2012 AFTER June 1, 2012
Student $375.00 $475.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $400.00 $500.00
Corporate $500.00 $600.00

 

3Dsig Evening Session and Dinner

On Friday, July 13, the 3Dsig will host an evening dinner including a panel discussion and keynote speaker, both on a central topic to Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics. This session is included in the 3Dsig Satellite registration. Other delegates wanting to attend this 3Dsig evening and dinner session can do so for an additional registration price of $100.00. Additional evening sessions tickets are available for purchase when registering online.

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 CAMDA Satellite Meeting РCritical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis

CAMDA provides a forum for the critical assessment of different techniques used in large-scale data analysis in the life-sciences, such as for high-dimensional gene expression profiling.  CAMDA aims to establish the state-of-the-art in analysis methods, as well as identify progress and highlight promising directions for future efforts.

For All Delegates - CAMDA Satellite Meeting
FEES - All prices in US Dollars ON or BEFORE June 1, 2012 AFTER June 1, 2012
Student $200.00 $300.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $300.00 $400.00
Corporate $400.00 $500.00

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS (SIGs)

ISMB 2012 will host several one- and two-day Special Interest Group meetings on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, prior to the main ISMB conference.

Note: SIG Registrants are not required to register for the ISMB 2012 conference to attend a SIG meeting. You may select "SIG only" to register only for a SIG.

Registering for a SIG allows you to move freely between all SIGs that take place at the same time as the meeting for which you are registered, to the extent that the room capacities can accommodate. SIG registration does not allow access to Satellite Meetings.

Registering for a SIG:

During online registration you must register for the primary SIG of your choice on a daily basis. If you register for the first day of a two-day SIG meeting the registration system will automatically select the second day. If you want to attend only one-day of a two-day SIG, or prefer an alternate SIG on the second day, simply deselect the second day and leave empty or select the second SIG choice rather than the default choice. If registering for a two-day SIG, the registration fee is equal to two (2) daily rates.

Each SIG participant will receive a booklet of schedules for all SIGs and an electronic version of each SIG meeting's abstracts in PDF format. Lunch is included in the SIG registration fee.

Please register for the SIG in which you are most interested so that we can assign SIGs to larger and smaller rooms as needed. All SIG meetings will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center.

NOTE: SIG registrants who have registered for only one day of SIG meetings are able to participate in SIG meetings only on the day for which they have registered.

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One-Day SIG Pre-Conference (Friday, July 13 or Saturday, July 14)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

 

Two-Day SIG Pre-Conference (Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14)

DAILY SIG FEES FOR DELEGATES ALSO REGISTERING FOR ISMB 2012
1-Day SIG FEES - All prices in US Dollars ON or BEFORE June 1, 2012 AFTER June 1, 2012
Student $95.00 $145.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $110.00 $160.00
Corporate $125.00 $175.00

 

DAILY SIG FEES FOR DELEGATES NOT REGISTERING FOR ISMB 2012
1-Day SIG FEES - All prices in US dollars ON or BEFORE June 1, 2012 AFTER June 1, 2012
Student $145.00 $195.00
Academic/Non-profit/Government/Postdoc $160.00 $210.00
Corporate $175.00 $225.00

NOTE: One-day SIG registrants must also register for ISMB 2012 if participating in any of the main conference sessions. SIG-only registration does not include ISMB 2012 registration.

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TUTORIAL SESSIONS

Saturday, July 14

ISMB delegates are invited to register for one or two half-day tutorials. The Tutorial fee includes one hard-copy of the tutorial notes of the tutorial registered for, plus one electronic version which includes notes from both tutorials. Lunch is included in the tutorial registration fee only for delegates registering for two tutorials, and registering for two tutorials also saves 50% off the price of the second tutorial.

Delegates registering for only one tutorial have the option to purchase a $40.00 lunch ticket during online registration.


Tutorial Sessions (Saturday, July 14)
FEES - All prices in US Dollars 1 Tutorial 2 Tutorials
ISCB Members $80.00 $120.00
Non-Members $130.00 $195.00

 

Note: You must be registered for the ISMB 2012 conference to attend a tutorial.

 

 

DISCOVER LONG BEACH ORIENTEERING EVENT & ICEBREAKER

Discover beautiful Long Beach by joining other conference attendees in exploring the area around the waterfront and local sites. This ISMB tradition of offering an orienteering event has proven to be a great way to meet other attendees before the main conference starts. (Friday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.)

Cost per participant is $15.00

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PUBLICATIONS

All ISMB 2012 registrants will receive, at no additional charge, one copy of the proceedings. All tutorial participants will receive one copy of the tutorial notes in addition to the conference proceedings. The proceedings and the tutorial notes are available in electronic format only. Additional copies are available for the following fees:

  • Proceedings (Electronic version only) $25.00
  • Tutorial notes (Electronic¬†version with all tutorials ) $25.00

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CONFERENCE AND ISCB TEE SHIRT FOR SALE

Conference delegates can purchase an ISMB 2012 Conference tee shirt and/or an ISCB Society tee shirt during online registration. These high-quality tee shirts can be ordered online only until June 1, 2012 at a cost of $10.00 each.

 

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The organizers have reserved a limited block of guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency Hotel under the group name "ISMB 2012." Serving as the Headquarters Hotel directly adjacent to the Long Beach Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Hotel is offering discounted rates especially for ISMB 2012 participants. Delegates must book their accommodations directly with the hotel as early as possible to ensure availability.

Full details on the hotel and booking a room are available here


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ATTENTION ALL ATTENDEES

Electronic Conference Proceedings Only:
Conference proceedings will be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics, and will not be available in print. If you want printed proceedings it is recommended that you print copies of desired papers from the online proceedings in advance. It is also recommended that you  bring a laptop computer to the conference to view the conference proceedings on the USB drive that will be provided in your delegate bag. Conference proceedings will be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics after June 12, 2012.

Wireless internet services will be available throughout the conference facility, and a limited number of computer stations will be available for online viewing.

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

All international visitors, regardless of country of origin, must present a passport when entering the United States, and in many cases an entry visa is also required.

It is essential that delegates arriving from outside the US have a valid passport with expiration at least six months after the planned date of entry, and any other required travel documents such as an entry visa. Please ensure that you allow enough time to apply for an entry visa should one be required for your arrival and participation at ISMB 2012 in Long Beach, USA. Paid registration must be received by ISMB 2012 before a visa letter can be provided, so early registration is suggested for all delegates requiring an entry visa.

Details are available on a number of websites including:

 

Travel to the USA:

http://www.discoveramerica.com/ca/entry.html

A guide to International travel is available here:

http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/newsroom/publications/travel/welcome2us.ctt/welcome2us.pdf

Visiting the USA:

http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/visiting-the-usa.shtm

 

ISCB and the ISMB 2012 conference organizers assume no responsibility for the accuracy of  information on any of the above websites, and encourage you to communicate directly with the US Embassy or US Consulate office that services your particular needs for entry into the United States.

 

Registration Desk Hours:
 
Registration Desk Hours – July 12 – 17
Long Beach Convention Center – Main Floor
 
Thursday, July 12 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 13  
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 14  
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 15 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, July 16 
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Request for registration cancellation must be made in writing and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g or by fax to 1+780-414-1664 :

ISMB 2012 Registration

Suite 437, 11215 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5K 0L5

For questions about your registration please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All refunds will be made in US dollars and processed following the ISMB 2012 Conference.

Refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule.
· Cancellations received on or before May 11, 2012, will receive a full refund minus a $100.00 processing fee.
· Cancellations received from May 12, 2012 through June 12, 2012 will receive a full refund minus a $200.00 processing fee.
· No refund of fees will be made after June 12, 2012.


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