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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)

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Call for Art & Science Exhibition Proposals - ISMB/ECCB 2011

**Call for Arts and Science Submission Site* Closed April 15, 2010

 

Chair: Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Spanish National Cancer Research Center, Madrid, Spain

The Art & Science Exhibition is an event organized by the ISCB Student Council, a student-led section of ISCB whose mission is the development of the next generation of computational biologists.

ISMB/ECCB 2011 will bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. In these fields we are constantly dealing with information in visual form: from microscope images and photographs of gels to scatter plots, network graphs and phylogenetic trees, structural formulae and protein models to flow diagrams, visual aids for problem-solving are omnipresent. Some of the works of the annual exhibitions at the conference combines outstanding beauty and aesthetics with deep insight that perfectly proves the validity of our approach or goes beyond the problem's solution. Others were surprising and inspiring through the transition from science to art, opening our eyes and minds to reflect on the work that we are undertaking.

For the ISMB/ECCB 2011 Art & Science Exhibition the organizers invite all interested conference attendees (hereafter referred to as "artists") to submit such images and videos ("artworks") that have been generated as part of a research project. They are also soliciting images and videos resulting from creative efforts that involve scientific concepts or employ scientific tools and methods.

Participate in this exciting event to surprise and inspire us, to open our eyes and minds.

Deadlines
Monday, November 15, 2010
Call for Art & Science Exhibiton Opens
 
Friday, April 15, 2011
Artwork Submission Deadline
 
Monday, May 9, 2011
Art & Science Exhibition Acceptance Notification
 

 

Committee

Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern (Chair)
Nils Gehlenborg
Magali Michaut
Venkata Satagopam


 

All questions pertaining to the Art & Science Exhibition should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Exhibition

The Art & Science Exhibition will take place for the duration of conference. Artists are asked to submit images and videos for this exhibition. Videos will be projected in the exhibition space. Images will be shown both in physical form and projected as part of a slide show during the conference breaks. Images from the the exhibition will be displayed in the plenary room prior to the start of plenary talks at ISMB/ECCB.

 

Contest

Images presented in physical form and videos will automatically enter a contest for a $200 (USD) award unless the artist indicates during the submission process that the work should be excluded from the contest.

ISMB/ECCB 2011 delegates will select the winner of the contest through majority vote based on their personal preference. Each delegate will have one vote.

 

Submission Guidelines

An artist can be an individual or a group of individuals. Each artist may submit video or images for presentation in physical form and projection. The artist has to indicate during submission of images if the image is to be presented in physical form. If the artist submits multiple images for presentation in physical form there is no guarantee that all images will be displayed based on exhibition space. Space for physical presentation of images is limited and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Content

The artwork may deal with any theme in science but the organizers are particularly interested in work that is reflecting on topics related to Computational and Molecular Biology. While artistic freedom is a primary concern of the organizers the nature of the event requires certain restrictions on the content of the artwork. Artwork that contains sexual, political or religious themes cannot be accepted into the exhibition and will be rejected. Works created for commercial purposes will also be rejected.

 

Materials

The final artwork has to be submitted for review before the deadline through the online submission system. Together with the artwork a brief description of the work has to be submitted as well as a title for the work. The description must not be longer than 150 words.

Videos have to be in MPEG format only and no more than 4 minutes long. The file size of the video must not exceed 100 MB. It must be possible to decode videos with standard software. The maximum resolution for videos is 1024x768 pixels. Videos may include sound.

Images to be presented in physical form must be smaller than 43 x 43 (109.2 cm x 109.2 cm). They must not be deeper than 0.5 (1.2 cm) and must be attachable to a poster board using velcro. The organizers recommend to leave a sufficiently wide border around the artwork and to carefully consider the size of photos and the amount of detail included in images. All images must be submitted in their final form and resolution. In case of images employing non-digital media a high-resolution digital photo of the artwork has to be submitted. Images can be submitted in PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF or PDF format. The file size must not exceed 25 MB. The conference organizers will print the images for display at the conference. For projection images will be scaled down to a resolution of 1024x768 pixels. The aspect ratio will be maintained. The organizers recommend keeping this in mind when designing images that are submitted for projection only.

Online submission system

Review

All submitted artwork will be reviewed for compliance with content restrictions as well as technical requirements. Artwork out of compliance will be rejected. Furthermore, the organizers reserve the right to reject artwork for any reasons.

 

Copyrights and Permissions

The artist must be holding the copyrights for all parts of the artwork or have permission from the copyright holders to use their works. Copyright holders other than the artist must be attributed accordingly in the abstract accompanying the artwork.

By submitting artwork to the Art and Science Exhibition the artist gives permission to the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) to display this work and reproductions thereof during ISMB/ECCB  2011 and in materials associated with this and future ISCB events, such as program booklets, (electronic) newsletters, promotional brochures and websites.

 

Examples


Video examples
http://accad.osu.edu/research/scientific_visualization_htmls/dancingDNA.htm
http://www.weizmann.ac.il/sb/faculty_pages/Sussman/movies/richardnew.mpg


Image Examples

ISMB 2010First Prize
Anastasia Baryshnikova
University of Toronto, CANADA
Michael Constanzo, Chad Myers, Brenda Andrews, Charles Boone


The Genetic Landscape of a Cell

2010 winner


ISMB/ECCB 2009 - First Prize
Kristian Rother
IIMCB Warsaw, GERMANY
Twenty Characters
 
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ISMB 2008 -first prize

Mr. Jared Flatow
Northwestern University, USA
A Portrait of James D. Watson in his own Words

http://www.iscb.org/ismb2008/ismb2008_includes/images/vrs/3225.pdf

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Call for Highlights - ISMB/ECCB 2011

Highlights Track Chair: Burkhard Rost, Technical University Munich, Germany

Highlights Track Submission Site - Closed March 4, 2011

Highlights Track: About
Highlights Track: Deadlines
Highlights Track: Review Criteria
Highlights Track: Submission Guidelines

Highlights Track: About


The Highlights Track was introduced at ISMB/ECCB 2007 in Vienna, and immediately ranked as one of the top three events in the popularity, behind Keynotes and Special Sessions. Since its introduction it continues to be one of the most popular conference tracks.

We invite the submission of full papers that have been published, or accepted for publication, between January 1, 2010 and the submission deadline, March 4, 2011. Publications that are "in press" and already linked on the journal web site are also welcome. A group of experts will select the papers to be presented at the meeting considering the impact of the work on the field, the likelihood that the work will make a good presentation, and the relevance to biomedical research, in general. Accepted presenters for the Highlights Track are required to make the presentation themselves, and must register and pay to attend the conference.

Submissions should include a 250-word Scientific Justification (abstract-like argument) that explains how the work of the submitted paper(s) is impacting the field. More details are given below.

 

Highlights Track Deadlines
Monday, October 18, 2010 Call for Highlights Track Opens
 
Friday, March 4, 2011
Highlights Submission Deadline
 
Monday, April 4, 2011 Highlights Acceptance Notification
 

Highlights Track: Deadline Overview

All submissions will be evaluated by a group of editors. Upon submission, the authors will identify the editor/expert most suitable to suitable to review their work.

All papers published in peer-review journals (no book chapters) between January, 2010 and March 4, 2011 are eligible to be presented as talks. Papers in press are acceptable only if already available through the journal web site. Note that presenters are be encouraged to also present 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.

The editors will notify authors of the acceptance no later than Monday, April 4, 2011.

The selected Highlights will be presented in tracks that run in parallel to the main ISMB/ECCB meeting, July 17-19, 2011. All presentations will have to be completed within 20 minutes and will be followed by 5-minute discussions. While presenters will focus on the chosen paper(s), presentations of more recent results are strongly encouraged. In fact, closed stories that conclude with a particular publication not bearing follow up perspectives might not constitute the best Highlight presentations.

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Highlights Track: Review Criteria


All submissions will be evaluated by a group of editors to be named, and judged according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to conference attendees,
  2. Impact of the paper(s) on biology/medicine (while the impact of papers on science is not fully reflected by ISI/Google-like impact factors or high number of downloads, high values in such factors will clearly stand as a strong argument for acceptance),
  3. "Presentability" of the work to a large, diverse audience,
  4. Quality of oral presentations by the submitter (if known),
  5. Submissions that permit the presentation of related interesting unpublished new results will be viewed favorably.

These "soft" criteria attempt to capture the underlying goal of the Highlights Track, namely the presentation of exciting and thought-provoking seminars that will both contribute to the success of the conference and to the impact the meeting has on advancing computational biology and bioinformatics.

Highlights Track: Submission Guidelines

PDF files of the papers,  the 250-word Scientific Justification (support abstract) and a 150-word presentation description must be submitted through the automated system by March 4, 2010 (midnight by any time zone). No exceptions will be allowed.

Submissions must be made to the automatic Highlights Track Submissions Site.
Submissions should include the following:

  • For each presenter only one submission to the Highlights Track will be reviewed (the LAST will be taken by default). The same limitation applies for the last author (group). Publications can be grouped if it becomes clear how different publications will be combined in a talk. The maximal number of submissions per author/co-author is 5.
  • Name/affiliation/email of submitter (assumed to be the presenter; note that the presenter cannot be changed because the identity and ability to present of that person will be an essential selection criterion).
  • Names/affiliations/email of ALL coauthors (note: any name appearing on a published paper has to be added here). Note that all co-authors have to agree to the submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to guarantee that all co-author email addresses are correct (email notifications of the submission will be sent to all co-authors).
  • 150  word description of the presentation for promotion on conference website.
  • Additional contact information (for presenter).
  • 250-word limited abstract-like argument that explains the impact and importance of this work.
  • Sources of original publication(s) (Year, Journal, Vol., pages).
  • PDF with paper(s) (note: in case of the submission of 2 papers, both should be merged into one single PDF; all reviews will be based on the content of this PDF).
  • Optional: link to Google Video demonstrating presentation skills of presenter.
  • Only PDF submissions are acceptable. The submission system is currently unable to handle ASCII, Word, LaTeX, or anything other than standard PDF. It is the responsibility of the submitter to verify that the PDF is completely viewable/printable by all major operating systems (LINUX, MacOS, Windows).

All questions pertaining to the Highlights Track should be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Call for Late Breaking Research Track Proposals - ISMB/ECCB 2011

 

Late Breaking Research Track Chair: Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University, United States


Late Breaking Research Track Submissions - Closed March 11, 2011

ISMB/ECCB 2011 will bring together Bioinformaticians and Computational Biologists working in a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics.

The LBR Track provides authors an opportunity to submit late breaking research to ISMB delegates. Presentations run in parallel to other conference sessions and presenters will be given a 20-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) in the conference schedule to provide a summary and update to their work.

 

Key Dates
Monday, January 17, 2011 
LBR Call for Proposals Opens
 
Friday, March 11, 2011 
LBR Submission Deadline
 
Monday, April 11, 2011
LBR Acceptance Notification
 


Submissions and evaluation criteria:

Authors are to provide a 2 page, total, extended abstract of their work, including one (1) figure (11pt font, 1.5-inch margins). Submitters may choose to provide a link to a short (<=5min) video (eg. youtube) of them presenting their work, to assess presentation skills. Submissions will also be evaluated on the potential for an excellent and interesting presentation. Significance, interest to the bioinformatics community, and biological/medical impact would be the key evaluation criteria. Each submitter must provide a title, a short one (1) paragraph public abstract for inclusion in the electronic conference program and website. A one or two (1 or 2) sentence summary of novelty and significance of the work is to be included. During the submission process you will be able to confirm if your work will also to be presented as a poster.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CALL FOR POSTERS – ISMB/ECCB 2011

Poster Chair: Yana Bromberg, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

**Call for Posters Submission Site** Closed March 18, 2011
 

The organizers of ISMB/ECCB 2011 invite all interested participants and conference attendees to consider presenting a poster.

 

Deadlines
Monday, November 29, 2010 Call for Posters Opens

Friday, March 18, 2011
Poster Submission Deadline

Monday, April 11, 2011 Poster Acceptance Notification
 

 

ISMB/ECCB 2011 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 in any aspect of computational biology.


Posters are intended to convey a scientific result and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. There will be a separate space for Industry Posters in the exhibition area - to learn more about Industry Posters contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A poster that is judged by the conference organizers to be an advertisement will be subject to removal without notice.

Posters submitted may cover any area of computational biology. We also encourage submission of purely experimental work and experimental posters should be submitted to the category (noted below) most accurately reflecting the area of this work and will be displayed accordingly. Posters must include original work that is unpublished or published after August 1, 2010.


Submitted posters  will be reviewed by the poster selection committee and notification of acceptance will be provided to the corresponding author no later than Monday, April 11, 2011.

 

New for 2011!

1) A select number of accepted posters will receive an opportunity to complete a short oral presentation (approximately 8 minutes) during the conference parallel tracks in addition to their poster being displayed during the poster sessions. Late Posters will not be evaluated for oral poster presentation track. Additional details on this special Oral Poster Presentation track will be provided soon.

2) Those delegates considering submitting a poster for consideration to ISMB/ECCB are encouraged to do so as part of the early Call for Posters submission process closing March 18, 2011. Posters submitted after this date as part of the Call for Late Poster submission process (opening March 21, 2011) will pay a non-refundable Late Poster Fee of $50 during the submission process.

 

Submission Guidelines

Poster authors submitting by March 18, 2011 may be eligible to apply for a Conference Travel Fellowships. All poster abstracts must be submitted using the conference submission site by the abstract deadline: Friday, March 18, 2011 (You have until 11.59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice). 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. 


Posters submitted by the March 18, 2011 deadline will be notified of acceptance by Monday, April 11, 2011. You must submit a 250 word poster abstract that will be included in the electronic conference program and posted on the conference web site. The abstract should not contain your title/position or any personal information (e.g. affiliation). There is a maximum of one poster per presenting author. The presenting author of a poster must be registered delegate and be available at the poster session to which their poster is assigned. Any author may submit to various conference tracks in addition to submitting a poster for review. Posters will be on display from Sunday, July 17 through Tuesday, July 19.  Poster Sessions with Authors will be held over the lunch break on Monday, July 18 (odd numbered posters) and Tuesday, July 19 (even numbered posters). Authors should be prepared in advanced to be available to present on their assigned day. Please note due to the large number of posters we are unable to accept special requests for presentation dates.

Submissions received after March 18, 2011 will be considered for the late poster acceptance. Posters submitted and accepted as part of the Call for Late Poster (opens March 21, 2011)  are NOT eligible to apply for Conference Travel Fellowship Support.


The ideal poster size should be max. 1.30 m (130 cm) high x 0.90 m (90 cm) wide. Fasteners (Velcro / double sided tape) will be provided at the site, please DO NOT bring tape, tacks or pins.


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.


Submitted posters will be reviewed and categorized into the following general areas:

  • Microarrays
  • Bioinformatics of Health and Disease
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Informatics
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Databases
  • Evolution
  • Functional Genomics
  • Gene Prediction
  • Genome annotation
  • Genomics
  • Institutional Research read more
  • Interactions
  • Machine Learning
  • Neuroscience
  • Ontologies
  • Population Genetics and Variation
  • Proteomics
  • Regulation
  • Reviews read more
  • Sequence analysis
  • Structure and Function Prediction
  • Structural Genomics
  • Systems Biology & Networks
  • Text Mining

Other: Posters that do not fall into the above categories may be considered as well.

Institutional Research.

Public Institutions (Not for profit) 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)

 

All questions pertaining to the ISMB/ECCB 2011 poster session should be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

**Call for Posters Submission Site** Opens November 29, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR LATE POSTERS – ISMB/ECCB 2011

Poster Chair: Yana Bromberg, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

**Call for Posters Submission Site** Closed April 18, 2011
 

The organizers of ISMB/ECCB 2011 invite all interested participants and conference attendees to consider presenting a poster.

 

Deadlines
Monday, March  21, 2011 Call for Late Posters Opens

Monday, April 18, 2011
Late Poster Submission Deadline

Monday, May 9, 2011 Late Poster Acceptance Notification
 

 

ISMB/ECCB 2011 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 in any aspect of computational biology.


Posters are intended to convey a scientific result and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. There will be a separate space for Industry Posters in the exhibition area - to learn more about Industry Posters contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A poster that is judged by the conference organizers to be an advertisement will be subject to removal without notice.

Posters submitted may cover any area of computational biology. We also encourage submission of purely experimental work and experimental posters should be submitted to the category (noted below) most accurately reflecting the area of this work and will be displayed accordingly. Posters must include original work that is unpublished or published after August 1, 2010.

Submitted Late Posters  will be reviewed by the poster selection committee and notification of acceptance will be provided to the corresponding author no later than Monday, May 9, 2011.

New for 2011!

Posters submitted as part of the Call for Late Poster submission process (opening March 21, 2011) will pay a non-refundable Late Poster Fee of $50 during the submission process.

 

Submission Guidelines

Poster authors submitting as part of the Call for Late Posters are NOT eligible to apply for a Conference Travel Fellowship Support. All poster abstracts must be submitted using the conference submission site by the abstract deadline: Monday, April 18, 2011 (You have until 11.59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice). 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. 


Posters submitted by the April 18, 2011 deadline will be notified of acceptance by Monday, May 9, 2011. You must submit a 250 word poster abstract that will be included in the electronic conference program and posted on the conference web site. The abstract should not contain your title/position or any personal information (e.g. affiliation). There is a maximum of one poster per presenting author. The presenting author of a poster must be registered delegate and be available at the poster session to which their poster is assigned. Any author may submit to various conference tracks in addition to submitting a poster for review. Posters will be on display from Sunday, July 17 through Tuesday, July 19.  Poster Sessions with Authors will be held over the lunch break on Monday, July 18 (odd numbered posters) and Tuesday, July 19 (even numbered posters). Authors should be prepared in advanced to be available to present on their assigned day. Please note due to the large number of posters we are unable to accept special requests for presentation dates.


The ideal poster size should be max. 1.30 m (130 cm) high x 0.90 m (90 cm) wide. Fasteners (Velcro / double sided tape) will be provided at the site, please DO NOT bring tape, tacks or pins.


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.


Submitted posters will be reviewed and categorized into the following general areas:

  • Microarrays
  • Bioinformatics of Health and Disease
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Informatics
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Databases
  • Evolution
  • Functional Genomics
  • Gene Prediction
  • Genome annotation
  • Genomics
  • Institutional Research read more
  • Interactions
  • Machine Learning
  • Neuroscience
  • Ontologies
  • Population Genetics and Variation
  • Proteomics
  • Regulation
  • Reviews read more
  • Sequence analysis
  • Structure and Function Prediction
  • Structural Genomics
  • Systems Biology & Networks
  • Text Mining

Other: Posters that do not fall into the above categories may be considered as well.

 

Institutional Research.

Public Institutions (Not for profit) 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)

All questions pertaining to the ISMB/ECCB 2011 poster session should be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

**Call for Posters Submission Site** Opens March 21, 2011

Call for Proceedings - ISMB/ECCB 2011

Proceedings Chair: Terry Gaasterland, University of California, San Diego, USA
Proceedings Co-chair: Martin Vingron, Max-Planck-Inst for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

**Call for Proceedings Submission Site**  Closed January 14, 2011

ISMB/ECCB 2011 will bring together Bioinformaticians and Computational Biologists working in a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. Papers that demonstrate both the development of new computational techniques AND their application to Molecular and Systems Biology, with significant outcomes to biomedical, agricultural, and environmental questions are especially encouraged.

 

Proceedings Submission Deadline
Monday, October 18, 2010 Call for Proceedings Opens
 
Friday, January 14, 2011
Proceedings Submission Deadline
 
Monday, March 14, 2011 Proceedings Conditional Acceptance Notification
 
Monday, March 28, 2011 Revised Proceedings Submission Deadline
 
Monday, April 11, 2011 Proceedings (Final Version) Accepted Submission
 

 

We are soliciting high-quality research papers in any aspect of computational biology, including the following areas:

 

Area Area Chair
Applied Bioinformatics Phil Bourne, Lawrence Hunter
Bioimaging & Data Visualization Gene Myers, Bob Murphy, Sean O'Donohue
Databases & Ontologies Suzanna Lewis, Alex Bateman
Disease Models & Epidemiology Yves Moreau, Niko Beerenwinkel
Evolution & Comparative Genomics Teresa Przytycka, Dannie Durand
Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics Eric Xing
Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Knut Reinert, Nuno Bandiera
Population Genomics Eleazer Eskin, Eran Halperin
Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks Trey Ideker, Rob Russell
Protein Structure & Function Anna Tramontano
Sequence Analysis Cenk Sahinalp, John Kececioglu
Text Mining Hagit Shatkay, Alfonso Valencia
   

A complete listing of committee members will be available here.

 

Relevant computational techniques include, but are not limited to: machine learning; data mining; text analysis; pattern recognition; knowledge representation; databases; data modeling; combinatorics; stochastic modeling; string and graph algorithms; linguistic methods; robotics; constraint satisfaction; data visualization; parallel computation; data integration; modelling and simulation.

 

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Submission Guidelines

Papers will be assigned to an Area and three reviews sought. Accepted papers will be published as conference proceedings in an open access, online-only, section of a regular issue of the Bioinformatics journal with an electronic version distributed to conference delegates. The proceedings will be available online approximately one month prior to the conference opening.

 

Publication of the proceedings as an online part of the Bioinformatics journal will result in fully citable articles, indexed by Medline and ISI. See the conference proceedings for ISMB 2010 for an example of online-only publication by Oxford University Press.

Presenters of accepted papers will be given a 20-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) in the conference schedule to provide a summary and update to their work.

Papers can be submitted in either a template-free format or in the format following the template for author submission to the OUP journal bioinformatics. If the OUP template is used the paper length must not exceed nine pages. If the template-free format is used the length of the paper must not exceed 12 pages (single space, 12 point font), including abstract, figures, tables, and bibliography. In either case, the paper must contain an abstract whose length does not exceed 250 words.

After acceptance papers will have to be formatted according to the layout style required by the OUP bioinformatics journal and will be limited to 9 pages. Formatting requirements can be found at: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/bioinformatics/for_authors/submission_online.html

If absolutely necessary, submissions can be accompanied by supplementary material, similar to submissions to scientific journals. The supplementary material should be collected in a separate file that is appropriately marked and uploaded as an attachment on the paper submission page in EasyChair. However, we advise against adding supplementary material, in general. Supplementary material will be published on the proceedings site alongside the online version of the conference paper. We do not support supplementary material presented at any other than the publisher's site. Additionally, OUP does not edit or typeset supplementary data - it is uploaded online exactly as it is received, so authors must ensure its accuracy before submitting.

Papers should be submitted in their final form since the evaluation procedure does not allow for additional rounds of refinement / modification in response to referee criticisms. Poor quality submissions or insufficiently prepared papers are very often rejected. Paper presenters must register and pay to attend and present at the conference.

PAPERS NOT CONFORMING TO THESE GUIDELINES WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT REVIEW.


Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the paper is submitted to ISMB/ECCB 2011, and for the entire review period, the paper should not be under review by any other conference or scientific journal.

Papers will be accepted electronically, in PDF format only, at the submission site until Friday, January 14, 2011. (You have until 11.59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice. This means that the submission server will be closed at noon, 11:59 am GMT (UTC+0), January 15, 2011).


Notification of conditional acceptance will be provided by e-mail no later than Monday, March 14, 2011. Final, corrected versions of accepted papers, which must conform to the formatting guidelines available when the paper is accepted, are due no later than March 28, 2011. Details of the submission process and format of accepted papers will be provided at the time of paper acceptance.

Papers not accepted may be resubmitted as a "regular conference poster" until FridayMarch 18, 2011 or as a "late conference poster" until Monday, April 18, 2011. Poster information is available here.

For questions concerning the scientific content of submissions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Student Council Symposium (SCS7) SCS7

The 7th ISCB Student Council Symposium 2011 is a student-organized event featuring keynote lectures, oral presentations and a poster session. The Symposium is tailored mainly to undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-docs in computational biology and related disciplines. This is once again a unique opportunity to meet fellow students and researchers for networking and exchange of ideas in a great setting.

The Agenda is posted here.

Abstracts can be submitted through the ISCB submission system. Please follow the submission guidelines carefully as abstract that do not meet this requirements will be returned without review.

Deadlines
January 31, 2011 Symposium Submission Opens
 
May 6, 2011
Symposium Submission Closes
 
May 6, 2011 Student Council Travel Fellowship Deadline
 
May 23, 2011 Symposium Submission Acceptance Notifications
 
July 15, 2011 Student Council Symposium
 


Annual Art & Science Exhibition

The Art and Science Exhibition is an event organized by the ISCB Student Council, a student-led section of ISCB whose mission is the development of the next generation of computational biologists. The goal is to give an artistic perspective of your scientific work. More information and submission details are available here. Participate in the contest!

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    ISCB Members enjoy discounts on conference registration (up to $150), journal subscriptions, book (25% off), and job center postings (free).

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