ISMB/ECCB 2013 Call for Special Sessions, Proceedings, Tech Track

Dear ISCB Members and Colleagues, and Past ISMB and ECCB Conference Attendees,

Following this year's separate and highly successful ISMB in Long Beach, California, and ECCB in Basel, Switzerland, we are pleased to announce these calls for participation for next year's joint ISMB/ECCB 2013, taking place July 21-23 in Berlin, Germany.

Call for Special Session Proposals - deadline October 26, 2012

>> Full details of the call and a link to the submission form can be accessed here <<

The Special Sessions run throughout the ISMB/ECCB conference in parallel to all other tracks. Specifically, Special Sessions are sought on "hot topics" of emerging themes that most attendees are not currently approaching with desired proficiency. Proposals should be of topics not covered in previous Special Sessions at ISMB or ISMB/ECCB meetings, but that nonetheless importantly influence bioinformatics and computational biology. If you are interested in organizing a Special Session at ISMB/ECCB 2013, please link to the details of the call and submission form above, and be sure to submit your proposal by the October 26th deadline.

Call for Proceedings Track Papers - deadline January 7, 2013

>> Full details of the call and a link to the submission form can be accessed here <<

Submissions are also being solicited for the Proceedings Track. These are original research papers that, if selected, will be presented as talks and published in the conference proceedings in an open access, online-only section of a regular issue of Bioinformatics. Papers should be submitted in their final form; poor quality submissions or insufficiently prepared papers are very often rejected. ISMB Proceedings result in fully citable articles, indexed by Medline and ISI. We encourage you to submit an unpublished paper of your very best work for consideration by January 7th.

Call for Technology Track Presentations - deadline April 26, 2013

>> Full details of the call and a link to the submission form can be accessed here <<

The Technology Track provides an opportunity for organizations to showcase their software and/or hardware that is relevant to the bioinformatics-molecular biology community. To apply for a Technology Track presentation slot, organizations must complete an online form by April 26th. Accepted Tech Track applicants are required to make a payment based on the organization's status as a non- or for-profit enterprise. This payment is in addition to the conference registration fees required of all attendees, including presenters in each of the parallel tracks.

On behalf of the ISMB/ECCB 2013 Steering and Scientific Organizing Committees, we look forward to seeing you in Berlin next July!br>

Michal Linial, Special Sessions Chair

Nir Ben-Tal, Proceedings Track Chair

Rodrigo Lopez, Technology Track Chair