(Tutorials Submissions are closed
(The record on all ISMBs so far: 72
ISMB 2006 will feature half-day introductory
to advanced tutorial sessions. The tutorials will be given
on Sunday, August 6 prior to the ISMB scientific
program. The purpose of the tutorial program is to provide
participants with lectures and instruction, on either well-established
or new "cutting-edge" topics, relevant to the bioinformatics
field. It offers participants an opportunity to learn about
new areas of bioinformatics research, to get an introduction
to important established topics, or to develop higher skill
levels in areas in which they are already knowledgeable. The
list and descriptions of the final tutorials will be available
here after March 6, 2006. Tutorial registration
fees are currently under review and will be provided soon.
Tutorials should be submitted to: Tutorials Submissions
Call for ISMB 2006 Tutorial Proposals
|Call for Tutorial
|Tutorial Proposal Submission
March 6, 2006
|Tutorial Acceptance Notification
May 1, 2006
| Draft Handouts Due
June 26, 2006
|Final Handouts for Production Due
This call is an invitation for scientists and professionals
working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational
biology to submit proposals for high quality tutorials for
ISMB 2006. Tutorials must be designed as half-day (four hour)
sessions, including a 30 minute break at their midpoint. ISMB
will offer up to 12 tutorials covering a range of topics reflective
of the multi-disciplinary nature of our field.
Proposals for ISMB 2006 tutorials can be submitted from November
15, 2005. Please submit proposals prior to February
6, 2006. Tutorial submissions MUST
include a detailed 4 page (max) description of what will be
taught. Proposals should contain the following information:
- A brief description of the instructor(s) indicating the
relevant qualifications and teaching experience.
- Based on feedback received from earlier years, please
note that graduate students cannot participate as instructors
- Each tutorial can have a maximum of two presenters.
- Title and expected goals, objectives and motivation of
- Tutorial level: Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced.
- Intended audience: it should be clearly and precisely
indicated to whom the tutorial is aimed and at which level
it would be taught with respect to the different underlying
scientific fields. In particular if any background (biology,
algorithmics, statistics, etc) is expected, this should
be very precisely described.
- Detailed outline of the presentation.
Proposals must be submitted in the MS
Word or PDF
All submissions will be evaluated by a committee, which will
consider the following criteria:
- Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to ISMB attendees
- Completeness, clarity, and quality of the tutorial proposal
- Expertise and experience of the presenters in the proposed
- Expertise and experience of the presenters in delivering
a successful educational experience
- Effectiveness of the proposed presentation approach.
Tutorials serve an educational function and are expected
to provide perspective on a field of research. They are not
to focus on the presenters' own research or software. Such
presentations should be submitted as papers or demonstrations.
Tutorial attendees often consider the reputation and standing
of the presenters as one of their criteria for choosing particular
sessions. Therefore, it is expected presenters listed on the
submitted proposal will be at the conference to present their
Submitters of successful tutorial proposals will be notified
of their provisional acceptance by March 6, 2006.
A maximum of 12 proposals will be accepted for presentation
at ISMB 2006. ISMB tutorial presenters will also be invited
to develop tutorials for publication in the journal PLoS
A draft version of all tutorial handouts will be required
prior to the final acceptance of a tutorial. The draft handouts
must be received by May 1, 2006, and the
final acceptance decisions will be made by May 15,
2006. Final handouts for reproduction must be received
by June 26, 2006. The slides should be submitted
as PowerPoint files, and the handouts should
be pdf files. ISMB will provide a
conference template to be used by presenters.
The tutorial presenters agree to provide participants with
teaching materials that include:
- A detailed outline of the presentation and explanatory
text, which will be a document equivalent to the oral component
of the tutorial, in a standard template.
- Copies of the slides, in Powerpoint format.
- Copies of relevant articles/book chapters published by
the tutors may be provided as Supplementary Information
but cannot replace the text material of the handout. Presenters
will have to obtain copyright permission from their publishers,
The authors will grant copyright to tutorial materials to
the ISCB for a period to extend from acceptance through December
31, 2006, and they agree that their materials will be made
available for sale through the ISCB to ISMB participants not
attending the tutorial through December 31, 2006.
Each tutorial team will be provided:
- An honorarium of US$500;
- Free registration for the tutorial presented;
- One free registration to the ISMB conference.