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GLBIO 2019 | May 19- 22, 2019 | Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


Links in this page: General Submission Information | Full Paper and PLOS ONE Submsssion Information | Short Papers for Oral Presentation | Poster Information | Questions

General Submission Information

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Submissions are invited for full papers, short papers, and posters at the 13th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology). This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2019. Authors of papers that are accepted to the conference will present their papers at the conference (longer talks for full papers, shorter talks for the short papers). GLBIO 2019 does not have a conference proceedings, but accepted full papers will be considered by PLOS One for inclusion in a special issue devoted to GLBIO 2019.

A wide definition and inclusion of bioinformatics/computational biology will be considered, and topics of interest include the following:

  • Algorithms & Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics Education
  • Biostatistics
  • Cheminformatics
  • Clinical & Health Informatics
  • Databases, Ontologies & Biocuration
  • Disease Models & Molecular Medicine
  • Epidemiology & Biodiversity
  • Evolutionary, Comparative Genomics & Phylogenetics
  • Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics
  • Genome Informatics
  • Image Analysis
  • Macromolecular Structure & Function
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbiome Informatics
  • Network Biology
  • Proteomics & Metabolomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Modeling
  • Text Mining & Natural Language Processing
  • Visualization

Key dates: Click hereConference website: www.iscb.org/glbio2019

Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=glbio2019

Special Sessions:  Authors can request consideration by special sessions in Easychair.  Please carefully review the information below before submitting in Easychair.

Sessions that will consider Full papers and Short papers


Sessions that will consider Short papers only

Other Sessions

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Full Paper and PLOS ONE Submission Information

Full Papers for Oral Presentation submissions to GLBIO 2019 should be prepared using PLOS ONE format.  Submissions to GLBIO are done through Easychair and the deadline is February 11, 2019.

Authors of all full papers that are accepted for oral talks at the conference will have the option of being considered for publication in a PLOS ONE Collection devoted to the conference. Prior to submission to PLOS ONE, authors who decide to proceed with this option are expected to address the reviewers’ comments received during the GLBIO review process (and if the authors desire, potential feedback from the audience received during their GLBIO oral talk presentation). Then, such revised papers will be subject to additional peer review by the journal, where members of the PLOS ONE Editorial Board who are ideally also members of the GLBIO Program Committee will handle the papers and, whenever possible, invite the same reviewers that have participated in the GLBIO review process.

We will follow up after the conference with the authors of all full papers that are accepted for oral talks at GLBIO regarding instructions on how to submit to the GLBIO 2019-related PLOS ONE Collection. Their submissions to PLOS ONE will be accepted between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 (note that the authors will hear back from GLBIO about their paper's decision by March 25, 2019).

The authors of the best papers (as judged by the GLBIO Program Committee) will be interviewed about their work for a PLOS Collections blog.

Note that in the past, the average time to publication for the GLBIO papers submitted to PLOS ONE was about half the overall PLOS ONE average.

Authors are responsible for any fees or expenses in regards to the PLOS ONE Collection publication of their paper. Currently, the PLOS ONE article processing charge is $1,595 and the Collection Surcharge is $500, totaling to $2,095. We suggest that you check the following link for any potential updates to the publication fees: https://collections.plos.org/s/finances-for-special-collections

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Short Papers for Oral Presentation

Short Papers for Oral Presentation submissions to GLBIO 2019 should be a page in length (approximately 600 words) and have no figures.  Submission deadline in Easychair is March 11, 2019.

All accepted short papers will have the chance to publish their work in the ISCB Community Journal and will be contacted after acceptance about this opportunity.

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Poster Information

Abstracts for Poster submissions to GLBIO 2019 should be half a page in length (approximately 300 words) and have no figures.  Submission deadline in Easychair is March 18, 2019 for Posters and April 15, 2019 for Late Breaking Posters.

We also encourage all participants to submit their posters and slides (for free) to The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO) conference channel in the ISCB Community Journal.

Poster Display Size: - When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 46 inches wide by 45 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board.

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For any GLBIO questions, please contact: Bel Hanson, ISCB Operations and Programs Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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