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Conference Press

Several journalists were in attendance at the conference. See what they wrote about here


Thank you for a Great ISMB Conference!

Thank you for joining us to celebrate ISMB's 20th anniversary.

See you next year at ISMB/ECCB 2013 in Berlin July 19-13, 2013



Several presenters were honored with awards at the conference. See which awards were given to whom here.

ISMB 2012 Submission Deadlines

(Schedule Subject to Change) As of: January 3, 2012


Special Sessions Track
August 29, 2011
Call for Special Sessions Opens
October 21 2011
Special Sessions Proposal Submission Deadline
November 11, 2011
Special Sessions Acceptance Notification
January 20, 2012
Special Sessions Final Program Deadline
January 27, 2012
Final Acceptance of Proposals
May 18, 2012
Special Sessions Complete Program on web



Special Interest Group Meetings (SIGs)
August 29, 2011
Call for SIGs Opens
October 7, 2011
SIG Submission Deadline
November 11, 2011
SIG Acceptance Notification
March 30, 2012
SIG Preliminary Program Due
April 27, 2012
SIG Program (preliminary) Available on web
May 25, 2012
SIG Complete Program on web


Technology Track
October 24, 2011
Call for Technology Track Opens
April 20, 2012
Submission Deadline
May 11, 2012
Technology Track Acceptance Notification


Proceedings Track (Papers)
October 17, 2011
Call for Proceedings Submissions Opens
January 13, 2012
Proceedings Submission Deadline
March 16, 2012
Proceedings Conditional Acceptance Notification
March 30, 2012
Revised Proceedings Submission Deadline
April 13, 2012
Proceedings Final Version Acceptance Notification


Highlight Papers Track
October 17, 2011
Call for Highlights Track Opens
March 2, 2012
Highlights Submission Deadline
April 2, 2012
Highlights Acceptance Notification


November 28, 2011
Call for Posters Opens
March 16, 2012
Poster Submission Deadline
April 6, 2012
Poster Acceptance Notification


Late posters
March 19, 2012
Call for Late Posters Opens
April 20, 2012
Late Poster Submission Deadline
May 11, 2012
Late Poster Acceptance Notification


Workshops Track
December 5, 2011
Call for Workshops Opens
March 10, 2012
Workshops Submission Deadline
April 5, 2012
Workshop Acceptance Notification
May 4, 2012
Detailed Schedule with Speakers
May 25, 2012
Complete Workshop Program Due


Late Breaking Research (LBR) Track
January 16, 2012
LBR Call for Proposal Opens
March 9, 2012
LBR Submission Deadline
April 18, 2012
LBR Acceptance Notification


Student Council Symposium
January 30, 2012
Symposium Submission Opens
April 2, 2012
Symposium Submission Closes
April 13, 2012
Student Council Travel Fellowship Deadline
April 16, 2012
Symposium Submission Acceptance Notifications
April 30, 2012
Student Council Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notifications
May 11, 2012 Symposium Late Poster Submission Deadline
May 25, 2012 Symposium Late Poster Acceptance Notification
July 13, 2012 Student Council Symposium


Travel Fellowships
Dates Vary - 2012
Travel Fellowship Application Invitations Sent (dates based on presentation acceptances)
April 13, 2012
Travel Fellowship Application Deadline
May 25, 2012
Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notification


ISMB Conference
July 12, 2012
Conference registration opens on-site and Delegate Check-in for (pre-registered attendees)
July 13, 2012
Special Interest Group Meetings (SIGs)/Student Council Symposium
July 14, 2012
Special Interest Group Meetings (SIGs)
July 15 ­– July 17, 2012
Conference Program


March 19, 2012
Registration Opens
June 1, 2012
Early Registration Discount Cut-off date
June 29, 2012 On-line Registration Closes
July 12, 2012 On-site Registration Available

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