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ISMB/ECCB 2017 Registration


Online registration opens April 3, 2017

 

Registration

Before registering please review the details below outlining the various components of the ISMB/ECCB conference.

ISMB/ECCB 2017 has a new program format and registration options reflect these changes. The most affordable conference registration option is to register for the full four day conference. You can however register for a two day only option (July 22 and July 23 or July 24 and July 25). If you register for July 22 & 23 you are invited to participate in the July 21 opening reception and keynote.

When you register please ensure that you select your preferred program options from the list of Communities of Special Interest (COSI) or Other program options.

Registration fees are in $US and includes Value Added Tax.

Please note online registration closes Thursday, June 29, 2017, 11:00 p.m. Pacific Time Zone. After this point only on-site registration will be available at the conference registration desk at the Prague Congress Centre. All early and online registration discounts are expired for on-site registration.

 

Conference Registration Fees include the following for the days you are registered:

  • Opening reception with Exhibitors (Friday, July 21) - for those choosing full conference or July 22 and 23 only option
  • Scientific sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Exhibition entrance
  • Coffee breaks and Lunches

Optional Registration Items and Additional Fees

  • Student Council Symposium, Friday, July 21
  • Tutorials, Friday, July 21
  • CAMDA COSI Dinner, Saturday, July 22, 7:30 pm @ TBD
  • RNA COSI Dinner, Saturday, July 22, 7:30 pm @ Restaurant Na Květnici
  • ISCB Travel Fellowship Fundraising Dinner, Monday, July 24, 7:30 pm @ U Fleků
  • Hotel accommodation

*Please note - An electronic version of the conference proceedings is available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics. The conference proceedings will not be available in print. Delegates wanting printed copies of papers are encouraged to print the papers they are interested in prior to the conference by accessing the online proceedings. Details for accessing the online version will be posted on the conference home page on or after July 15, 2017.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Czech Republic

VAT is a general, broadly based consumption tax assessed on the value added to goods and services. It applies more or less to all goods and services that are bought and sold for use or consumption in the European Union. ISCB is seen as a service provider and is obliged to follow the tax laws of the country in which ISMB is being held. VAT collected is paid directly to the resident country where ISMB is held. Residents of the EU may reclaim VAT by working directly with their institutions.

REGISTRATION FEES

ISCB MEMBER FEES - FULL CONFERENCE
All prices in $US
ON or BEFORE June 15, 2017 June 16, 2017 until June 29, 2017 AFTER June 29, 2017 (on-site)
Student $574.75
($475+$99.75 VAT)
$695.75
($575+$120.75 VAT)
$816.75
($675+$141.75 VAT)
Post Doc $695.75
($575+$120.75 VAT)
$816.75
($675+$141.75 VAT)
$937.74 ($775+$162.75VAT)
Academic/Non-profit/Government $786.50
($650+$136.50 VAT)
$907.50
($750+$157.50 VAT)
$1028.50
($850+$178.50 VAT)
Corporate $877.25
($725+$152.25 VAT)
$998.25
($825+$173.25 VAT)
$1119.25
($925+$194.25 VAT)

 

NON-MEMBER FEES- FULL CONFERENCE
All prices in $US
ON or BEFORE June 15, 2017 June 16, 2017 until June 29, 2017 AFTER June 29, 2017 (on-site)
Student $726
($600+$126 VAT)
$847
($700+$147 VAT)
$968
($800+$168 VAT)
Post Doc $847
($700+$147 VAT)
$968
($800+$168 VAT)
$1089
($900+$189 VAT)
Academic/Non-profit/Government $1028.50
($850+$178.50 VAT)
$1149.50
($950+$199.50 VAT)
$1270.50 ($1050+$220.50 VAT)
Corporate $1119.25
($925+$194.25 VAT)
$1240.25 ($1025+$215.25 VAT) $1361.25 ($1125+$236.25 VAT)

 

ISCB MEMBER FEES - TWO DAYS ONLY
All prices in $US
ON or BEFORE June 15, 2017 June 16, 2017 until June 29, 2017 AFTER June 29, 2017 (on-site)
Student $423.50
($350+$73.50 VAT)
$514.25
($425+$89.25 VAT)
$635.25
($525+$110.25 VAT)
Post Doc $423.50
($350+$73.50 VAT)
$514.25
($425+$89.25 VAT)
$635.25
($525+$110.25 VAT)
Academic/Non-profit/Government $544.50
($450+$94.50 VAT)
$665.50
($550+$115.50 VAT)
$786.50
($650+$136.50 VAT)
Corporate $544.50
($450+$94.50 VAT)
$665.50
($550+$115.50 VAT)
$786.50
($650+$136.50 VAT)

 

NON-MEMBER FEES - TWO DAYS ONLY
All prices in $US
ON or BEFORE June 15, 2017 June 16, 2017 until June 29, 2017 AFTER June 29, 2017 (on-site)
Student $665.50
($550+$115.50 VAT)
$786.50 ($650+$136.50 VAT) $907.50 ($750+$157.50 VAT)
Post Doc $665.50
($550+$115.50 VAT)
$786.50 ($650+$136.50 VAT) $907.50 ($750+$157.50 VAT)
Academic/Non-profit/Government $665.50
($550+$115.50 VAT)
$786.50 ($650+$136.50 VAT) $907.50 ($750+$157.50 VAT)
Corporate $665.50
($550+$115.50 VAT)
$786.50 ($650+$136.50 VAT) $907.50 ($750+$157.50 VAT)

 

ISCB MEMBERSHIP (ISCB Membership Fee Chart available here)

ISCB MEMBERS: If you are a current member of ISCB, you must use the email address registered with your ISCB membership record in order to register at the discounted member rates through the online system. If you do not know the email address you used to register with ISCB, please use the help function at: http://www.iscb.org/iscb-forgot-your-password

NON-MEMBERS OF ISCB: Save money by becoming a member of ISCB. We suggest you purchase your membership at https://www.iscb.org/iscb-membership Alternatively you can purchase membership through the online registration system but please note VAT will be charged on memberships purchased during registration.

ISCB MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: If your ISCB membership is not current or will expire on or before July 25, 2017, you will be offered an opportunity to renew your membership as part of your registration fees through the online system. Please note that VAT will be charged on memberships purchased during registration. You may wish to purchase membership at http://www.iscb.org/membership.shtml to avoid VAT payment on the membership.

**please note if you start an online registration including an ISCB membership renewal or new membership please complete it during registration. If you leave the system to renew at ISCB.org the registration system will not recognize your new purchase. 

Group Registration - please read carefully BEFORE your group registers!

Register a minimum of six (6) and receive one (1) additional registration for free - a minimum value of $574.75 (includes VAT)*- Offer valid until May 15, 2017. Applies to full conference (4 day registration only).

Individuals from the same lab or organization have an opportunity to receive a 7th conference registration free when registering as a group.

To take advantage of this special offer please follow these instructions:

  1. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to notify us you will have a group of 7 or more, and identify the delegate (name, affiliation, email and registration type*) who will receive the free registration.
  2. Have your group of at least six (6) register and pay the ISMB/ECCB conference registration. The person designated to receive the free registration should not register until they receive special instructions from the conference organizers, which will happen after the group's paid registrations are confirmed.
  3. Provide This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. evidence of your group's paid registrations (names, affiliation, email addresses and receipt numbers). Once these registrations are verified the special registration instructions will be forwarded to the individual designated to receive the complimentary registration.
  4. *The complimentary registration is applicable to the lowest priced registration fee from the group at the Early Bird Discounted Rate. Registration is for the full 4 day conference and does not include additional registration options (ie. Tutorials, Student Council Symposium, etc.)

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Online registration and payment (preferred method)

  2. Payment offline: Complete the online registration choosing the invoice option, print out the paper invoice and credit card form, complete and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by fax to 1+780-414-1664 or mail it along with your credit card details (American Express, Mastercard or Visa only).

  1. Payment by mail: Mail completed credit card form or check (payable to the: International Society for Computational Biology) and copy of your invoice to:

  2. ISMB/ECCB 2017 Registration
    Suite 437, 11007 Jasper Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    T5K 0K6

  3. For questions about your registration contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ISMB/ECCB 2017 conference fees are charged in $US. The conference is required to charge VAT of 21%.

CREDIT CARDS
The following credit cards are accepted for registration: American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.

WIRE TRANSFER
To arrange a wire transfer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request wire transfer instructions. PLEASE note a $25 wire administration fee will be added during registration for those choosing to pay by wire transfer. If you will be paying by ACH rather than an electronic wire transfer, please specify that as the detailed instructions are different. Please note that any bank fees must be paid by the participant. Should funds arrive with bank fees deducted, payment of the difference will be charged to the participant at on-site registration.

For further information write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

The ISCB Code of Conduct for ISCB Conferences is available here.

 

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO CZECH REPUBLIC

The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Inhabitants of the EU require passports or other form of valid identification in order to enter the country. The same applies for the citizens of Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, who can move freely within the European Union.

Visitors from other countries must have passports valid for at least further six months after the date of arrival and in some cases visa. The list of countries whose citizens require a visa in order to visit the Czech Republic can be found here.

The Czech Republic is a member of the Schengen agreement. Inhabitants of the Schengen countries can move freely within the Schengen area without having to go through border checkpoints. However, they still must have their passports or identification cards with them when travelling.

Additional Information is available at: http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/czech-republic-visa/

VISA INVITATION LETTERS

Invitation letters required for visa applications will be sent with your confirmation after registration and full payment have been received. You must be registered and paid-in-full for the conference in order to receive an invitation letter. IMPORTANT: If you require a visa for entrance register early, it can take time for your application to be processed - do not delay in submitting your visa application.

Donate to the ISCB Travel Fellowship Campaign

During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to donate to the ISCB Travel Fellowship Campaign. You can make a difference in the future of computational biology and bioinformatics by supporting tomorrow’s researchers. Student travel fellowships help propel young investigators toward important future discoveries. Join ISCB in giving students access to the principal role models within the field and help us influence the paths of scientific careers. As federal funding opportunities continue to decline, ISCB reaches out to you to help this important initiative. Each year ISCB receives over 300 travel fellowship requests. With currently available funds, we can only support approximately 70% of these requests by providing partial funding to each recipient. Making a donation to the travel fellowship fund will enable us to support even more students with higher travel awards

Student Council Symposium

STUDENT COUNCIL SYMPOSIUM (SCS13) Website

Student Council Symposium (Friday, July 21)

FEES - All prices in $US

ON or BEFORE June 15, 2017 (Early) June 16, 2017 - June 29, 2017 (Regular)  
For delegates also purchasing a four (4) day conference or Day 1&2 registration $90.75 ($75+$15.75 VAT) $121.00 ($100+$21 VAT)  
For delegates registering for the Student Council Symposium only $121.00 ($100+$21VAT) $151.25 ($125+$26.25 VAT)  
 

The 13th ISCB Student Council Symposium (SCS13) is a student-organized event featuring keynote lectures, oral presentations and a poster session. In addition to previous years' schedules, a career event will be organized with a variety of distinguished speakers from industry and academia. The Symposium is tailored mainly to undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-docs in computational biology and related disciplines.

The Student Council Symposium is a forum for students and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

The Student Council registration fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch.

Note: Student Council Symposium registrants are not required to register as delegates for the ISMB/ECCB 2017 conference and can instead choose to attend only the SCS13.

TUTORIALS

Friday, July 21

Delegates are invited to register for Tutorials held on Friday, July 21. The fee includes tutorial notes (electronic version) for the tutorial the delegate registers in. Lunch is included in the tutorial registration fee only for delegates registering for two half-day programs (1 morning, 1 afternoon session).

Note: You must be registered for the ISMB/ECCB 2017 conference (full 4 days or day 1 &2)  to attend a Tutorial.

TUTORIAL REGISTRATION PRICING (Friday, July 21)

FEES - All prices in $US 1 Half Day 2 Half Day
ISCB Members $96.80 ($80+$16.80 VAT) $145.20 ($120+$25.20 VAT)
Non-Members $145.20 ($120+$25.20 VAT) $217.80 ($180+$31.70VAT)

 

DINNER SUPPORTING ISCB TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS


Monday, July 24 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

*Cost: $42.35 ($35 + $7.35 VAT) Includes entrance, traditional Czech dinner and two drink tickets. Vegetarian options available. All proceeds from this fun evening supports the ISCB travel fellowship fund. Tickets are limited and can only be purchased in advance during on-line registration.

Join conference delegates for a fun evening in support of ISCB Travel Fellowships at U Fleků. The Brewery and Restaurant U Fleků is one of the most famous and most visited Czech cultural venues in Prague.

The first written document dates back to 1499 when the house was bought by maltster Vít Skřemenec. The brewery U Fleků is thus the only brewery in Central Europe which has been brewing continuously for over 500 years. The brewery was nationalised with the onset of the communist rule. The original owners, the Brtník family, regained the brewery and restaurant in 1991, after the fall of the regime. U Fleků is not only the most famous Czech restaurant, but also a pilgrimage site for all beer lovers, both Czech and foreign. The restaurant offers Old-Bohemian dishes with true Czech charm.

Website: http://en.ufleku.cz

*Please note transportation is not provided to attend this event. Public transit is the best option from the Prague Congress Centre. Taxis are also available.

CONFERENCE TEE SHIRT

Conference delegates can purchase an ISMB/ECCB 2017 Conference tee shirt during online registration. These high-quality tee shirts can be pre-ordered online until June 15, 2017 at a cost of $14.52 ($12 + $2.52 VAT) each. (Please note tee shirts are not available for sale on-site)

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The organizers are pleased to announce its official housing partner onPeak who have negotiated reduced hotel rates and travel discounts for your trip to Prague. Don't delay in booking your room.

Book through the simple-to-use reservation website or with helpful and friendly booking agents.
Full details on the hotel and booking a room are available here.

Please note: onPeak is the only official housing company associated with ISMB/ECCB 2017. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with ISMB/ECCB 2017 and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS


Electronic Conference Proceedings Only:

Conference proceedings will be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics, and are not available in print. If you want printed proceedings it is recommended that you print copies of desired papers from the online proceedings in advance. Conference proceedings will be available as an open access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics after July 15, 2017.

Wireless internet services will be available throughout the conference facility, and a limited number of computer stations will be available for online viewing.

 

REGISTRATION DESK HOURS – July 21 – 25

Prague Congress Centre - Watch for signage

Friday, July 21

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
* registrants in SCS and Tutorials will receive their registration materials at
the presentation room - watch for details.

Saturday, July 22 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 23 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 24 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Request for registration cancellation must be made in writing and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to 1+780-414-1664.

All refunds will be made in $US and processed following the ISMB/ECCB 2017 Conference.

Refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule.

  • Cancellations received on or before May 15, 2017, will receive a full refund minus a $121.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received from May 15, 2017 through June 14, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $242.00 processing fee.
  • No refund of fees will be made after June 15, 2017.
  • All cancellation fees include VAT
For questions about your registration please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.