Your Calendars Now For ISMB/ECCB 2004
By Cath Brooksbank
On behalf of the ISMB/ECCB 2004 Local Organizing Committee
keynote speakers including Eric Green (genomics), Svante Pääbo
(evolution and phylogeny), Matthias Mann (proteomics), Anna Tramontano
(structural bioinformatics), Leroy Hood (pathways, networks and
systems) and Denis Noble (Applications of bioinformatics to biomedicine,
agriculture and drug discovery), ISMB/ECCB 2004to be held
at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland,
UK from 31 July to 4 August 2004promises something for everyone.
by two days of Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings and a day of
tutorials, the main conference, which will be 2004's largest computational
biology event in the world, will feature oral presentations, posters,
software demonstrations and an exhibition, all in the UK's largest
integrated exhibition and conference centre, a stones throw
from the throbbing centre of Glasgow and only a short drive from
some of the most beautiful countryside in the world.
still time (just!) to submit a paper to ISMB/ECCB 2004: the submission
deadline is 15 January 2004. Following on from the success of short
papers at both ISMB 2003 in Brisbane and ECCB 2003 in Paris, were
soliciting two different types of papersfull papers and short
papersto encourage submissions from the full spectrum of computational
biology. Submission guidelines are detailed online at www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2004/paper_call.html.
of papers will be considered by the program committee and will follow
the same timelines for submission, notification of acceptance, and
submission of corrected papers.
will bring together scientists from an enormous range of disciplines,
including molecular biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics
and statistics. Papers that demonstrate both the development of
new computational techniques AND their application to biomedical
questions are especially encouraged. We will be offering a substantial
prize for the paper that demonstrates the most effective use of
computational techniques to solve a biological or biomedical problem.
like to submit a poster, the call for posters is now live at www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2004/poster_call.html
and the deadline for poster submissions is April 19th. If you need
an incentive greater than the fact that your poster will be on display
for up to 2000 computational biologists, cash prizes will be awarded
to the top 10 best posters. Poster-board space is at a premium though,
so submit your poster abstract early to avoid disappointment.
also still time to think about doing a software demo. These are
free to academics and provide you with a 1-2 hour slot in which
to show off your bioinformatics tools to a receptive audience.
the conference website for information and announcements, and sign
up for conference notices at www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2004/prospects.php