Dear ISCB Members and Colleagues,
The 20th Anniversary ISMB conference
will be held July 15-17 in Long Beach, California - and we want you there!
Final Call for Late Breaking Research (LBR) Track Abstracts -deadline March
note, these are the final two submission opportunities that create eligibility
for travel fellowship funding*
The above links will take you to the full details and
guidelines for these ISMB presentation opportunities. From there you can also
access the submission system to submit your work today.
Track provides authors an opportunity to present truly late breaking
research to ISMB delegates. As submitted abstracts, there is no requirement to
publish in the conference proceedings, nor to have previously published
elsewhere. Therefore, work that is in progress and planned for future
publication is welcome, and the LBR track is ideal for experimentalists as well
as computer scientists. LBR presentations run in parallel to other conference
sessions and accepted submissions will be given a 20-minute presentation slot
(plus 5 minutes for questions) in the conference agenda.
will be displayed and presented in one of two sessions during the
conference. Posters are intended to convey a scientific result and are not
advertisements for commercial software packages. Posters may cover any area of
computational biology, and purely experimental work is encouraged. Posters must
include original work that is unpublished or published after August 1, 2011.
* A note about Travel Fellowships: All student and post docs accepted for
presentation in the Proceedings, Highlights, and Late Breaking Research tracks,
along with Poster presenters accepted from the call for posters, are eligible to
apply for travel fellowship funding. An invitation to apply for a Travel
Fellowship is sent to each author who submitted work that was accepted for any
of these tracks (note that submitters to the Late Call for Posters that will
open later this month are not eligible for travel fellowship funding). If the
submitter is not a student or post doc, but the work will be presented by a
co-author named on the submission who is a student or post doc, the invitation
can be passed to that person if funding is necessary to attend the conference.
Due to limited funds, not all eligible applicants can be funded. We are
typically able to fund no more than 20-30% of applicants, and awarded funds are
limited to 50% of the total estimated costs to attend the conference, making
additional funding from the presenter's institution or other sources necessary.
Full details on the ISMB Travel Fellowship program will be available on the
conference website within the next few days.
Additional opportunities still exist for presentations
at the conference that are not eligible for Travel Fellowship funding. These
include Workshops (March 10th deadline), Technology demonstrations (April 20th
deadline), and Late Posters (opening March 19th with April 20th deadline). The
8th annual Student Council Symposium is also accepting submissions through April
2nd, and symposium presenters are eligible for special Travel Fellowship funding
secured and awarded by the Student Council. You can find the submission
deadlines and links to each of these remaining calls on the conference home page
at ISMB 2012.
Registration will open in just a couple of weeks, so please
help spread the word for the strongest possible participation by sharing this
mail with your colleagues and collaborators.
The ISMB 2012 Conference
Co-Chairs and every member of the Scientific Organizing Committee looks forward
to welcoming you to Long Beach this July!
Chair: Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University, United States
LBR Co-chair: Florian Markowetz, Cambridge Research Institute,
LBR Co-chair: Ioannis Xenarios, Swiss
Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, Switzerland
Posters Chair: Yana Bromberg, Rutgers, The State University of New
Jersey, United States