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Call for Highlights Papers and Posters:  ISCB-Asia/SCCG 2012

ISCB-Asia/SCCG 2012, co-hosted by ISCB and BGI, will be held in Shenzhen, China from December 17-19. Confirmed keynote speakers include Gunnar von Heijne, Philip Greene, Piero Carninci, Takashi Ito, Eric Xing and Zhiping Weng. They will be joined by several prominent invited speakers in special sessions including: computational tools for NGS, cancer informatics, and cloud and work flows for reproducible biology. ISCB is known for hosting a variety of international meetings including ISMB, while BGI of Shenzhen is one of the world's largest sequencing centers. Shenzhen is a booming city with easy access from adjacent Hong Kong and a pleasant climate during December.

Call for Highlights:
We invite the submission of talks describing research published as full journal papers between August 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012 of topics including, but not limited to: computational tools for NGS, cancer genome informatics, cloud and work flows for reproducible bioinformatics, protein bioinformatics, metagenomics, RNA informatics, machine learning, and open problems in computational biology. Publications that are "in press" and already linked on the journal web site by September 30, 2012 are welcome. A group of experts will select the papers to be presented at the meeting considering the impact of the work on the field, the likelihood that the work will make a good presentation, and the relevance to biomedicine and computational biology. Accepted presenters to the Highlights Track are required to make the presentation themselves (rather than assign a co-author to make the presentation), and must register and pay to attend the conference.

Submissions should include a 250-word Scientific Justification (abstract-like argument) that explains how the work of the submitted paper(s) is impacting the field.

Please note the following dates:

  • Papers published from Aug 31, 2011 to Sep 30, 2012 considered.
  • Submission deadline: Sep 30, 2012
  • Notification Date: Oct 29, 2012

Please submit your Highlights papers directly to the ISCB submission site at www.iscb.org/submissions/index.php?id=128

Call for Posters: Poster abstracts in the same topic areas are also invited. Please submit your poster directly to the ISCB submission site at www.iscb.org/submissions/index.php?id=129 by the submission deadline of October 31, 2012. Accepted poster presenters must register and pay to attend the conference.

We look forward to receiving your submissions,

Victor Jin, The Ohio State University - Program Committee Chair

Paul Horton, AIST Japan - Conference Chair and Program Committee Co-Chair