16th Annual
International Conference
Intelligent Systems
for Molecular Biology

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building)
Toronto, Canada


ISMB 2008 Industry Track: Call for Proposals

**Industry Track Submission Site**

Industry Track Submission Schedule
Monday, November 5, 2007 Call for Industry Track Opens
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Industry Track Submission Deadline
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Industry Track Acceptance Notification

Industry Track
The Industry Track of the ISMB 2008 conference aims to bring together people from both academia and industry in a venue that highlights innovative applications and practical impact studies of Life Science Informatics.

The Industry Track is a special track at the ISMB 2008 conference that runs in parallel with the regular ISMB tracks. Industry Track presenters receive a 25 minutes session to present their work, demonstrate software (optional), and answer questions.

The presentation should describe the business/scientific problem, the approach used, the current state of the project, an evaluation of the benefits, and future developments. The presentation will give you the opportunity to present your organization to the Life Science Community and let especially young scientists know how Life Science Informatics is used in your organization. We ask therefore that the talks should focus on the scientific content and should not be used for sales pitches.

The talks will be featured in the main conference program. More importantly, the sessions will be highlighted in specially arranged venues at the conferences, where all attendees from the conference are able to participate.

Submissions must include a 250-word abstract-like text that explains what will be presented and a PDF file with the (at least draft version of the) presentation slides.

The cost to present during the Industry Track at ISMB 2008 is:
  • Registered Sponsors* of ISMB 2008: Free *(Silver level sponsors and higher)
  • For profit organization: US$2000.00
  • Not for profit: US$400.00
Presenters will be contacted by ISMB 2008 regarding presentation acceptance, schedule, logistics and payment. Payment should not be made until organizations receive notification of acceptance.

Industry Track: Submission Guidelines
The Industry Track selection committee will evaluate all submissions if they apply to the guideline.

All PDFs of the presentation slides together with the covering 250-word text that explains how the presentation suit into the track must be submitted here by Wednesday, May 7, 2008 (midnight by any time zone). No reason will exempt submissions from this deadline.

The editors will notify speakers of the acceptance by Wednesday, May 21, 2008. The selected talks will be presented in the parallel conference Industry Track timeslots. All presentations are 20 minutes in length followed by a 5-minute discussion.

Industry Track: Review Criteria
All submissions will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to ISMB attendees
  • Scientific content of the presentation
  • "Presentability" of the work to a large, diverse audience

These "soft" criteria attempt to capture the underlying concept, namely the presentation of interesting seminars that will both contribute to the success and attraction-value of ISMB and to the impact the meeting has on advancing Life Science Informatics.

  • Name/affiliation of submitter (assumed to be the speaker).
  • Contact information (for speaker).
  • 250-word limited abstract-like Abstract that explaining the content of the presentation.

Note: All uploaded files must be done in PDF format. No other files will be accepted. It is the responsibility of the submitter to verify that the PDF is completely viewable/printable by all major operating systems (LINUX, MacOS, Windows).

**Industry Track Submission Site**