CALL FOR POSTERS – ISMB 2016
Poster Chair: Iddo Friedberg, Iowa State University, Ames, United States
Poster Co-chair: Casey Greene, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
ISMB 2016 invites all interested participants and conference attendees to consider presenting a poster.
ISMB 2016 will bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. We are soliciting high-quality research posters on any aspect of computational and experimental biology. Your poster should be submitted to the category that most accurately reflects the area of the work as posters will be organized accordingly. Your poster must include original work that is unpublished or published after August 1, 2015. Your poster should convey a scientific result and should not be an advertisement for any commercial software package.
- ISCB Members:
- * You are eligible to your poster at no charge during the early poster submission process (deadline March 10, 2016).
- * You will be charged a $50 fee to submit your poster during the late poster submission process (deadline May 5, 2016).
- * You will be charged a $50 fee to submit your poster during the early poster submission process (deadline March 10, 2016).
- * You will be charged a $100 fee to submit your poster poster during the late poster submission process (deadline May 5, 2016).
|Early Poster Deadlines|
|Monday, January 11, 2016||Call for Early Posters Opens|
|Thursday, March 10, 2016||Early poster submission deadline|
|Friday, April 8, 2016||Early Poster Acceptance Notification|
|Late Poster Deadlines|
|Monday, March 14, 2016||Call for Late Posters Opens|
|Thursday, May 5, 2016||Late Poster submission deadline|
|Friday, May 19, 2016||Late Poster Acceptance Notification|
|Date||Description||Member Fee||Non-Member Fee|
|Thursday, March 10, 2016||Early Poster Submission Deadline||$0.00||$50.00|
|Thursday, May 5, 2016||Late Poster Submission Deadline||$50.00||$100.00|
- If you submit your poster by the March 10, 2016 deadline, you will be notified whether or not your poster has been accepted by Friday, April 8, 2016 and you may be eligible to apply for a Conference Travel Fellowship.
- All poster abstracts must be submitted using the conference submission site by the abstract deadline: Thursday, March 10, 2015 (You have until 11:59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice).
- Your poster's abstract (maximum 250 words) will be posted on the conference web site.
- Your abstract must not contain your title/position or any personal information (e.g. affiliation).
- You may only be the presenting author for one poster.
- As the presenting author, you must be registered delegate and be available at the poster session to which their poster is assigned.
- Your poster should be submitted to the category that most accurately reflects the area of the work as posters will be organized accordingly.
- Your poster must include original work that is unpublished or published after August 1, 2015.
- Any author may submit to other conference tracks in addition to submitting a poster for review.
- The presenting authors for some posters will receive an opportunity to complete a short oral presentation (approximately 6 minutes) during the conference parallel tracks in addition to their poster being displayed during the poster sessions.
- Posters nominated by at least one of the judges for oral presentation in the first round of review, will automatically be reviewed by additional members of the review panel. Posters amassing the largest number of recommendations will be selected for presentation.
- Late Posters will not be evaluated for Oral Poster Presentation track.
Odd Numbered posters:
Set posters up in Southern Hemisphere Ballroom - Dolphin Hotel between 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Poster Help Desk located in Southern Hemisphere Ballroom Foyer
On display Sunday, July 10, 10:00 a.m. through Monday, July 11, 2:30 p.m.
Author presentations will take place Sunday, July 10: 5:40 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Odd numbered posters must be removed between 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Monday, July 11)
Even Numbered posters:
Set posters up in Southern Hemisphere Ballroom - Dolphin Hotel between 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Poster Help Desk located in Southern Hemisphere Ballroom Foyer
On display Monday, July 11, 4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, July 12, 2:30 p.m.
Author presentations will take place Monday, July 11: 5:40 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Even numbered posters must be removed between 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Tuesday, July 12)
When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 46 inches wide by 45 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board. One poster will be an odd number and the other will be an even number. View a diagram of the the poster board in pdf format here.
Print your poster in Orlando: Delegates wishing to have their poster printed in advance could use the services of 11th Hour Business Centres www.11thhourbiz.com
Pricing is by linear foot of poster. Pricing for ISMB attendees as follows:
46": $45 + tax
36": $35 + tax
Submissions received after March 10, 2016 will be considered for the late poster acceptance. Posters submitted and accepted as part of the Call for Late Poster (opens March 14, 2016) are NOT eligible to apply for Conference Travel Fellowship Support.
The conference organizers will not offer tables for laptop computer demos during the poster session. If you would like to demonstrate your software, you are encouraged to submit an application for Technology Track. All abstracts will be considered a "personal communication" to the conference attendees. Abstracts will not be published in the proceedings, but will appear in the program and on the conference website.Poster Topic Areas
Submitted posters will be reviewed and categorized into the following general areas:
Bioinformatics of Disease and Treatment
- Computational approaches to the study of disease predisposition, progression and treatment
- The study of the relationship between genome structure and function across different biological species or strains
- The examination of how different models of learning and educational programming in bioinformatics (e.g. tutorials, workshops, courses and e-learning) can be used to impact the understanding and use of bioinformatics across different audiences.
- The study of heritable changes in gene expression or phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence
- The study of whole organism level gene and protein quantities, functions, and interactions
Genome Organization and Annotation
- The annotation of genome components' functions and spatial localizations
Genetic Variation Analysis
- Detection, qualification, and annotation of genetic variants and their effects
- The study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples
Open Science and Citizen Science
- Open Science - making research and data accessible to professional and amateur scientists.This includes practices such as open source licensing, open access publications, open notebook research, and generally making it easier to publish and communicate scientific knowledge, and;
- Citizen Science - includes employing non-professionals in the gathering, analysis and/or dissemination of data, and may include practices such as crowdsourcing (use of large number of people for certain tasks) and gamification (crowdsourcing via networked games).
- The study of microbial genomes with respect to host-pathogen interactions
Population Genetics, Variation and Evolution
- The study of allele variance and distribution and their change under the influence of evolutionary processes
Protein Structure and Function Prediction and Analysis
- Computational approaches to the prediction and annotation of protein structure, function, and their relationships
- The high-throughput study of protein structure and function, chiefly via protein purification and mass spectrometry techniques
- The analysis of DNA, RNA or peptide sequences to understand their features, function, structure, or evolution
Systems Biology and Networks
- The study of complex component interactions within biological systems
Not-for profit research institutes and universities are able to submit their research findings as part of the call for posters. This will be displayed with in the topic area of Institutional Research.Reviews
Individuals may choose to submit a poster presenting a review of a specific field or technique. These submissions do not need to contain original work from the author and are intended to be an introduction for individuals not familiar with the field or technique. These review are not meant to be advertisements (e.g. it is not acceptable that the poster is an advertisement for a book or other type of commercial publication)
Q: Can someone else submit my poster for me?
A: Yes but if you are a member you will need to provide them with your ISCB member ID and Password. If you don't recall your password use this link: http://www.iscb.org/iscb-forgot-your-password
• Members, plan ahead to ensure that your membership is valid, that you remember your ISCB ID and Password. Your ISCB ID can only be used once for a poster submission.
• Non-members please ensure your credit card information is correct and valid as payment is required for the submission.
If you are a non-member anyone can submit but they will need to pay the submission fee on your behalf and identify you as the presenter after payment is made during the submission process (Please note a member submitting on behalf of a non-member presenter must use the Payment Option 2 on the poster submission page when submitting for the poster presenter). Membership benefits are non-transferable.
Remember it will save you money to become a member of ISCB as there is no cost to submit a poster as an ISCB member and the conference registration will also be a lower price for members. Either way you save!
Join ISCB here: https://www.iscb.org/iscb-new-member-registration
Q: Can I submit more than one poster?
A: No you should only submit one poster - the conference only allows one poster per author for presentation. The acceptance rate for posters is generally very high so there is no need to submit more than one poster.
Q: If I pay to submit a poster can I get a refund if my poster is not accepted?
A: No refunds will be provided for poster submission payments.