The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium is pleased to announce a call for Volunteer Student Support Staff for its 13th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology) (GLBIO 2019), the conference will be held May 19-22, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research findings and methods, and development of long-term relationships and networking opportunities, for researchers within the region, as well as from around the world.
As a member of the Volunteer Student Support Staff, you will receive valuable first-hand experience at an academic association conference, a certificate of appreciation as well as a full refund on your registration once your obligations are complete. Please review the below volunteer requirements:
- Attend a volunteer meeting before the conference to ensure you are prepared for all volunteer responsibilities
- Complete all assigned shifts
- You will be notified of your shifts in advance of the conference and are required to sign and return in acknowledgement
- Please review the list of possible assignments below:
- Handing out name badges, processing of invoices and assisting with on-site registration
- Educational sessions:
- Check in with the session leader at the beginning of the session and identify yourself as the volunteer to assist in that session
- Checking badges for entrance to session rooms
- Counting attendees in each educational session
- Monitor session rooms, alerting conference manager of any AV or emergency needs during session
- Other conference opportunities:
- Numbering poster boards to include monitoring hanging up and taking down of poster boards by presenters
- Assist attendees in locating various events throughout the conference
- Answer questions about the scientific program and giving directions within the venue
Only a small number of students will be selected to participate on this team. Apply today by completing the application online at https://goo.gl/forms/IUIZVA09CdCx2ebG3 by March 25, 2019.
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CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS
Links in this page: Session Proposals | Responsibilities of a Session Organizer
Financial Support | Review Process | Important Dates
The program chairs of the Great Lakes Bioinformatics (GLBIO) conference in 2019 invite proposals for special sessions. The topic and structure of the sessions can vary but should be of interest to a substantial component of the bioinformatics research community. Sessions can be of three main types:
- Focused workshops on specific research problems in computational biology and bioinformatics (e.g., cancer genomics, genome visualization tools, precision medicine, single cell omics, population genetics, regulatory genomics.)
- Software schools, aimed at providing training in new methods
- Activities focused on students and postdocs, or on non-academic career opportunities
Sessions can be organized around contributed talks, invited talks, or a combination of both types, or may not have any talks (e.g., software schools and activities involving students and postdocs in training activities).
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For sessions focusing on special research topics, the structure detailed below is required. Proposals for other types of sessions (e.g., software schools, or activities aimed at students) may have somewhat different formats, but should follow roughly the same guidelines. All proposals should be a minimum of 2 pages and no more than 6 pages in length. Research topic proposals should have the following structure:
- Theme: one to two paragraphs describing the session, its research theme, and expected type of participants (undergraduates, graduate students, non-academic professionals, etc.). This section should also present a compelling argument for the importance and timeliness of the proposed session in the context of the bioinformatics community.
- Organizer(s): provide a list of the organizers along with a brief biosketch, email address, and webpage for each.
- Special Activities: Will your Special Session contain any special activities (ie. workshop, tutorial, demonstration)?
- Contributed Talks (optional for non-research proposals): Provide a list of researchers you intend to solicit for papers who are likely to be interested in submitting papers.
- Confirmed Speakers (optional for non-research proposals): Each session proposal must provide a list of at least four speakers who have confirmed they will speak at the session if asked. This list can include the organizers. It is acceptable for the confirmed speakers to be replaced by contributed talks. However, it is also acceptable to plan the session to have at least four invited speakers. The objective of this requirement is to ensure that if the session does not receive a sufficient number of high quality contributed talks, then the session can still take place.
Session plan: Describe the structure of the session (e.g., number of contributed talks, invited talks, or other activities), and whether a half-day or full-day is needed.
Submission instructions: Please Click Here to complete the form and upload your proposal in PDF format
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Responsibilities of a Session Organizer
If your proposal is accepted, you will be responsible for most of the organization of your session, including: (1) creating and maintaining a webpage for your session, (2), deciding the session structure including length of time talks and chairing the session, (3) attending GLBIO 2019 and running the session, (4) if your session has invited talks or tutorials, communicating and coordinating with the speakers, (5) If your session has contributed papers, your responsibilities are to (a) solicit manuscripts, (b) obtain reviewers, assign papers to reviewers, and ensure timely return of reviews, (c) evaluate the reviews and make recommendations to the GLBIO program co-chairs regarding which papers should be accepted, (d) updating the webpage for your session with the list of accepted papers and providing the schedule of talks in your session. Final decisions regarding acceptance of submitted papers will be made by the GLBIO program co-chairs. Note that as a session organizer with contributed papers, you will be a member of the program committee for GLBIO 2019, and contributed papers will be submitted through EasyChair.
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Accepted sessions will receive a complimentary GLBIO registration per 1/4 day (i.e., 2-hour) session; thus, a full-day (8 hour) session would receive 4 complimentary GLBIO registrations and a half-day session would receive 2 complimentary GLBIO registrations. Note that any additional expenses will need to be covered by the session organizers.
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Session proposals are due by September 17, 2018. These will be reviewed by the GLBIO steering committee and program co-chairs, and decisions will be announced by October 8, 2018.
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- SEPTEMBER 17, 2018: Proposals due
- OCTOBER 8, 2018: Notification regarding the proposals
- OCTOBER 22, 2018: Webpage for session created (with list of organizers and confirmed speakers, and description of the goals of the session)
- OCTOBER 29 , 2018: Sessions announced on GLBIO 2019 website
- February 11, 2019: Full Paper Submission Deadline (Same as the main conference)
- March 11, 2018: Abstract Submission Deadline (Same as the main conference)
- One week after contributed paper decisions: Updated webpage with list of accepted papers
- Three weeks after contributed paper decisions: Updated webpage with schedule of talks
We look forward to your submissions
Questions? Please send email to:
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ISCB - A Safe Space (Code of Conduct)
ISCB works to maintain an environment that allows science and scientific careers to flourish through respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of others and is committed to providing a safe place for its members and nonmember participants. As a statement of principle, ISCB rejects discrimination and harassment by any means, based on factors such as ethnic or national origin, race, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or economic class. In addition, ISCB opposes all forms of bullying including threatening, humiliating, coercive, or intimidating conduct that causes harm to, interferes with, or sabotages scientific activity and careers. Discrimination, harassment (in any form), and bullying create a hostile environment that reduces the quality, integrity, and pace of the advancement of science by marginalizing individuals and communities. It also damages productivity and career advancement, and prevents the healthy exchange of ideas.
Our goal is to foster a culture that creates a safe and open working environment for all who are participating in ISCB activities, conferences, and programs. While ISCB is not an adjudicating body, ISCB has appointed Ombudspersons who can be consulted, give advice or help seek out appropriate authorities to further handle any form of harassment or assault. Our goal is to foster a culture that creates a safe and open working environment for all who are participating in ISCB activities, conferences, and programs. While ISCB is not an adjudicating body, ISCB has appointed Ombudspersons who can be consulted, give advice or help seek out appropriate authorities to further handle any form of harassment or assault.
All conference delegates are also expected to adhere to the ISCB Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
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