20th Annual International Conference on
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology


Poster Chair: Yana Bromberg, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

**Call for Posters Submission Site**  Closed March 16, 2012

The organizers of ISMB 2012 invite all interested participants and conference attendees to consider presenting a poster.


Monday, November 28, 2011 Call for Posters Opens

Friday, March 16, 2012
Poster Submission Deadline

Friday, April 6, 2012 Poster Acceptance Notification

ISMB 2012 will bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. We are soliciting high-quality research posters in any aspect of computational biology.

Posters are intended to convey a scientific result and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. There will be a separate space for Industry Posters in the exhibition area - to learn more about Industry Posters contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A poster that is judged by the conference organizers to be an advertisement will be subject to removal without notice.

Posters submitted may cover any area of computational biology. We also encourage submission of purely experimental work and experimental posters should be submitted to the category (noted below) most accurately reflecting the area of this work and will be displayed accordingly. Posters must include original work that is unpublished or published after August 1, 2011.

Submitted posters  will be reviewed by the poster selection committee and notification of acceptance will be provided to the corresponding author no later than Friday, April 6, 2012.


Oral Poster Selection

A select number of accepted posters will receive an opportunity to complete a short oral presentation (approximately 8 minutes) during the conference parallel tracks in addition to their poster being displayed during the poster sessions. Posters nominated by at least one of the judges for oral presentation in the first round of review, will automatically be reviewed by additional members of the review panel. Posters amassing the largest number of recommendations will be selected for presentation. Late Posters will not be evaluated for oral poster presentation track. Additional details on this special Oral Poster Presentation track will be provided to directly to selected authors in the Oral Presentation Track (OPT).


Poster Fees - Late Posters Only

Those delegates considering submitting a poster for consideration to ISMB are encouraged to do so as part of the early Call for Posters submission process closing March 16, 2012. Posters submitted after this date as part of the Call for Late Poster submission process (opening March 19, 2012) will pay a non-refundable Late Poster Fee of $50 during the submission process.


Submission Guidelines

Poster authors submitting by March 16, 2012 may be eligible to apply for a Conference Travel Fellowships. All poster abstracts must be submitted using the conference submission site by the abstract deadline: Friday, March 16, 2012 (You have until 11.59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice). Space for posters is limited, and while we will make every effort to accommodate all interested groups, we advise you to submit your poster well before the deadline. 

Posters submitted by the March 16, 2012 deadline will be notified of acceptance by Friday, April 6, 2012. You must submit a 250 word poster abstract that will be included in the electronic conference program and posted on the conference web site. The abstract should not contain your title/position or any personal information (e.g. affiliation). There is a maximum of one poster per presenting author. The presenting author of a poster must be registered delegate and be available at the poster session to which their poster is assigned. Any author may submit to various conference tracks in addition to submitting a poster for review.


Posters on Display

Odd Numbered posters:
On display Sunday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. through Monday, July 16, 2:30 p.m.
Author presentations will take place Monday, July 16: 12:40 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Even Numbered posters:

On display Monday, July 16, 4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, July 17, 2:30 p.m.
Author presentations will take place Tuesday, July 17: 12:40 p.m.-2:30 p.m

Poster Sessions with Authors are held over the lunch break on Monday, July 16 (odd numbered posters) and Tuesday, July 17 (even numbered posters). Authors should be prepared in advanced to be available to present on their assigned day. Please note due to the large number of posters we are unable to accept special requests for presentation dates.

Poster Display Size
: When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 46 inches wide by 45 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board. One poster will be an odd number and the other will be an even number. View a diagram of the the poster board in pdf format here.

Submissions received after March 16, 2012 will be considered for the late poster acceptance. Posters submitted and accepted as part of the Call for Late Poster (opens March 19, 2012)  are NOT eligible to apply for Conference Travel Fellowship Support.

The conference organizers will not offer tables for laptop computer demos during the poster session. If you would like to demonstrate your software, you are encouraged to submit an application for Technology Track. All abstracts will be considered a "personal communication" to the conference attendees. Abstracts will not be published in the proceedings, but will appear in the program and on the conference website.

Submitted posters will be reviewed and categorized into the following general areas:

  • Microarrays
  • Bioinformatics of Health and Disease
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Informatics
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Databases
  • Evolution
  • Functional Genomics
  • Gene Prediction
  • Genome annotation
  • Genomics
  • Institutional Research read more
  • Interactions
  • Machine Learning
  • Neuroscience
  • Ontologies
  • Population Genetics and Variation
  • Proteomics
  • Regulation
  • Reviews read more
  • Sequence analysis
  • Structure and Function Prediction
  • Structural Genomics
  • Systems Biology & Networks
  • Text Mining

Other: Posters that do not fall into the above categories may be considered as well.

Institutional Research.

Public Institutions (Not for profit) are able to submit their research findings as part of the call for posters. This will be displayed with in the topic area of Institutional Research


Individuals may choose to submit a poster presenting a review of a specific field or technique. These submissions do not need to contain original work from the author and are intended to be an introduction for individuals not familiar with the field or technique. These review are not meant to be advertisements (e.g. it is not acceptable that the poster is an advertisement for a book or other type of commercial publication)


All questions pertaining to the ISMB 2012 poster session should be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

**Call for Posters Submission Site** Opens November 28, 2011