ISCB-Africa ASBCB Bioinformatics Conference welcomes original research and previously published research submissions for oral presentation (flash talk) and/or poster presentation consideration.
Abstract submissions are intended to convey a scientific result that is original work/previously published work, and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. Abstracts may cover any area of computational biology, but preferably within one of the topic areas of the ASBCB Communities of Special Interest (COSI) listed below:
- Population Genomics in Africa (AfriPopGen): population genomics and variant interpretation relevant to African populations
- Agricultural Bioinformatics
- Metaomics: multi-omics approaches in agriculture, health and diseases, and environmental research with a focus on both the laboratory and bioinformatic techniques and developments within the meta-omics (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics and metabolomics)
- Structural Biology
- Systems Administration
- General Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Original Research Submission Guidelines
All abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words (to appear in the conference online booklet) and should provide at the least the following information within them: background information, approach/methods, results and conclusions (actual headings within the abstract are not necessary). Authors may submit an additional paragraph of up to 250 words stating the relevance of the work for the purpose of convincing reviewers of the scientific content/validity; these additional 250 words will not be published and are for reviewing purposes only. Authors will be asked to select their preference of presentation (oral, oral & poster, or just poster) during the submission process.
Original Abstract Submissions for Oral/Poster Presentation Deadline is 15 April 2021.
Previously Published Research Submission Guidelines
Abstract submissions must be a maximum of 250 words (to appear in the online conference booklet) and should provide an explanation of how the work of the submitted paper(s) is impacting the field. Submission must highlight work that has been published between June 2018 - present. Authors will be asked to select their preference of presentation (oral, oral & poster, or just poster) during the submission process.
Submissions should include the following:
- For each presenter only one previously published research submission will be reviewed (the LAST will be taken by default). The same limitation applies for the last author (group). Publications can be grouped if it becomes clear how different publications will be combined in a talk. The maximal number of submissions per author/co-author is 5.
- Name/affiliation/email of submitter (assumed to be the presenter; note that the presenter cannot be changed because the identity and ability to present of that person will be an essential selection criterion).
- Names/affiliations/email of ALL coauthors (note: any name appearing on a published paper has to be added here). Note that all co-authors have to agree to the submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to guarantee that all co-author email addresses are correct (email notifications of the submission will be sent to all co-authors).
- 250-word limited abstract-like argument that explains the impact and importance of this work.
- Sources of original publication(s) (Year, Journal, Vol., pages).
- PDF with paper(s) (note: in case of the submission of 2 papers, both should be merged into one single PDF; all reviews will be based on the content of this PDF).
- Only PDF submissions are acceptable. The submission system is currently unable to handle ASCII, Word, LaTeX, or anything other than standard PDF. It is the responsibility of the submitter to verify that the PDF is completely viewable/printable by all major operating systems (LINUX, MacOS, Windows).
Previously Published Research Submission (Oral and Poster) Deadline is 15 April 2021.