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Call for Late Breaking Research Track Proposals - ISMB 2016

Please use this template when submitting to Late Breaking Research and do not exceed 2 pages (mandatory).

Late Breaking Research Track Submissions - Opens: January 25, 2016

ISMB 2016 brings together Bioinformaticians and Computational Biologists working in a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. Papers that demonstrate both the development of new computational techniques and their application to Molecular and Systems Biology, with significant outcomes to biomedical, agricultural, and environmental questions are especially encouraged.

The presentation of talks at ISMB is by theme. Oral presentations from accepted submissions from Highlights, Proceedings and Late Breaking Research will be presented by theme. A listing of Theme Chairs is available here. The themes are:

  • Data:
    Applied Bioinformatics
    Databases, Ontologies, & Text Mining

  • Disease:
    Disease Models & Epidemiology

  • Genes:
    Evolution and Comparative Genomics (genes/genomes)
    Gene Regulation
    RNA Bioinformatics
    Sequence Analysis (genes)

  • Proteins:
    Evolution and Comparative Genomics (proteins)
    Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks (protein interactions)
    Protein Structure & Function
    Sequence Analysis (proteins)

  • Systems:
    Population Genomics
    Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks (molecular networks)

Submitters will choose the area best suited to their paper during the submission process.

Area Area Chair
Applied Bioinformatics Florian Markowetz, Stefano Lonardi
Bioimaging Robert Murphy, Charless Fowlkes
Databases, Ontologies & Text Mining Hagit Shatkay, Zhiyong Lu
Disease Models & Epidemiology Trey Ideker, Maricel Kann
Evolution & Comparative Genomics/Proteomics Bernard Moret, Matthieu Blanchette
Gene Regulation Uwe Ohler, Cenk Sahinalp
Gene / Protein Sequence Analysis Siu Ming Yiu, Knut Reinert
Population Genomics Jennifer Listgarten, Oliver Stegle
Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks Natasa Przulj, Hidde de Jong
Protein Structure & Function Lenore Cowen, Jianlin Cheng
RNA Bioinformatics Rolf Backofen, Jerome Waldispuhl

Relevant computational techniques include, but are not limited to: machine learning; data mining; text analysis; pattern recognition; knowledge representation; databases; data modeling; combinatorics; stochastic modeling; string and graph algorithms; linguistic methods; robotics; constraint satisfaction; data visualization; parallel computation; data integration; modelling and simulation.

Key Dates
Monday, January 25, 2016
LBR Call for Proposals Opens
Monday, April 4, 2016
LBR Submission Deadline
Monday, April 25, 2016
LBR Acceptance Notification

Submissions and evaluation criteria:

Authors are to provide a 2 page, total, extended abstract of their work, including one (1) figure (11pt font, 1.5-inch margins). References can be included in the two pages. Submitters may choose to provide a link to a short (<=5min) video (eg. youtube) of them presenting their work, to assess presentation skills. Submissions will also be evaluated on the potential for an excellent and interesting presentation. Significance, interest to the bioinformatics community, and biological/medical impact will be the key evaluation criteria. Each submitter must provide a title, a short one (1) paragraph public abstract for inclusion in the electronic conference program and website. A one or two (1 or 2) sentence summary of novelty and significance of the work is to be included.

For submissions to the Late Breaking Research track, ISMB does not accept previously published works through peer-reviewed publications. Please note that conference presentations, posting on recognized preprint servers (such as Arxiv, Biorxiv and PeerJ preprints), or posting on a personal or employer's website do not constitute prior publication. In case of doubt, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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