***Paper Submissions to ISMB/ECCB 2007 Now Closed. 418 submissions have been received and the reviewing process is currently underway.***

Accepted Papers

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2007
Acceptance Date: Monday, April 2, 2007
Conference Chair: Thomas Lengauer
Conference Co-chairs: Burkhard Rost, Peter Schuster
Coordination of paper selection: Thomas Lengauer, Peter Schuster, Mario Albrecht, Ivo Hofacker

**Call for Papers Submission Site**

ISMB/ECCB 2007 will bring together scientists from 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, with significant outcomes, to biomedical, agricultural, and environmental questions are especially encouraged.

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

Area Area Chairs
Sequence Analysis and Alignment Des Higgins,
Anders Gorm Pedersen
Evolution and Phylogeny Manolo Gouy,
Tandy Warnow
Comparative Genomics Michal Linial,
Manolis Kellis
Gene Regulation and Transcriptomics Olga Troyanskaya,
Zhaolei Zhang
Protein Structure Nir Ben-Tal
Protein Function Erik Sonnhammer
Protein Interactions and Molecular Networks Joel Bader,
Alfonso Valencia
Databases and Ontologies Robert Stevens,
Helen Parkinson
Text Mining Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann,
Christian Blaschke
Bioinformatics of Disease Yanay Ofran,
Predrag Raivojac
Other Janice Glasgow,
Rick Lathrop

New techniques are especially encouraged. Existing 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.

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 CDs distributed to conference delegates. Printed proceedings will be available for pre-order purchase during the online conference registration until June 1, 2007. 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 of ISMB 2006 at http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol22/issue14/index.dtl for an example of online-only publication by Oxford University Press.

Presenters of accepted papers will be given a 20-minute 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 separate files that are appropriately marked. 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 will be accepted electronically at the submission site in PDF format only. The submission site is now available.

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the paper is submitted to ISMB/ECCB 2007, and for the entire review period, the paper should not be under review by any other conference or scientific journal.

The deadline for ISMB/ECCB 2007 paper submissions is Friday, February 2, 2007. (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), February 3, 2007).

Notification of acceptance will be provided by e-mail no later than Monday, April 2, 2007. Final, corrected versions of accepted papers, which must conform to the formatting guidelines available when the paper is accepted, are due no later than Friday, April 20, 2007. 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 conference poster until April 6, 2007.

**Call for Papers Submission Site**

For questions concerning the scientific content of submissions, please contact papers07@ismbconf.org.