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ECCB 2016 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 to invoke lively discussions. We invite all interested participants and conference attendees to consider presenting a poster. Dedicated poster sessions will be held on Monday 5 September and Tuesday 6 September. The extended deadline for submission is 22 July 2016 (11:59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice). All poster submissions we received until June 10 will receive a notification of acceptance on July 4 at the latest. All poster submissions received after June 10 will be reviewed and notified on a regular basis until the submission deadline of July 22. The last submissions will be notified before the Early registration deadline of July 29.

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The 15th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB 2016) will provide travel fellowships supported by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) to help students and postdocs presenting a poster or a paper to attend the conference. The fellowship call will close on July 7. Notifications will be sent July 18, a week and a half before the early bird registration deadline.

Benefits, requirements, other key dates and information on the BITS travel fellowship can be found on the travel fellowship page.

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We invite the submission of abstracts to the Application Track, a new initiative established at ECCB 2016 to promote application of computational biology. This call has been closed.

With advanced science and technology finding its way into the clinic, governmental organizations and industry, many clinicians, analysts or data scientists have more and more to share with scientists in academia. The aim of the Application Track is to give a voice to those who work outside of academia, often having alternative dissemination strategies relative to scientific publishing. This track is a platform for presenting (software) applications, which may be untraditional and uncommon at purely academic conferences. The Application Track explicitly aims to bridge academia with other application sectors of computational biology and to cross-disseminate both sides. Submissions to the Application Track are invited from sectors including, among others, pharmaceutical industry, biotech startups, clinics, but also academic groups tightly collaborating with any of these.

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ELIXIR Applications

ELIXIR is the European life-science infrastructure for biological data. It brings together Europe’s major life-science data archives and connects these with national bioinformatics infrastructures throughout ELIXIR’s member states. By coordinating local, national and international resources the ELIXIR infrastructure aims to meet the data-related needs of Europe’s life-scientists.

We invite submissions of abstracts to the ELIXIR Application Track at ECCB 2016. The aim of the ELIXIR Track is to showcase to the community the latest outputs and services from across the initiative. The focus of submissions should be on developments relating to services and infrastructure within ELIXIR – those relating to research are out of scope with the purpose of the initiative. This call has been closed.

Submissions should only be made by institutes that are officially partners of ELIXIR. They should highlight services and activities that are run as part of their ELIXIR Node or which are related to the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project.

Selected applications will be grouped across one of four ELIXIR sessions:

  • Two sessions on ELIXIR Node Services (i.e. those services that are part of an ELIXIR Node)
  • One session for services from ELIXIR Use Cases (i.e. Marine, Rare Diseases, Human Data, Plant sciences)
  • One session for ELIXIR Platforms (i.e. Data, Tools, Interoperability Compute, Training)

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We invite the submission of full 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. This call has been closed.

The ultimate goal of the Proceeding Track is to attract exciting and ground-breaking computational developments that will both contribute to the success of the conference and to the impact the meeting has on advancing computational biology and bioinformatics.

Accepted Proceeding Track submissions will be categorized by thematic area and will be presented in parallel tracks at the conference together with selected highlights submissions. The thematic areas are: data, genome, genes, proteins and systems. Accepted submissions will be published as conference proceedings in an open access, online-only, section of a regular issue of the Bioinformatics journal with an electronic version distributed to conference delegates. The proceedings will be available online approximately one month prior to the conference opening.

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We invite the submission of full papers that have recently been published, or have been accepted for publication, for a highlight presentation. This call has been closed.

All papers published in peer-reviewed journals between 1 March 2015 and the submission deadline, 5 April 2016 are eligible to be presented as highlight talks. Papers in press are acceptable only if already available through the journal web site.

The ultimate goal of the Highlight Track is to attract exciting and thought-provoking seminars that will both contribute to the success of the conference and to the impact the meeting has on advancing computational biology and bioinformatics. Highlights will be categorized by thematic area, similar to the proceedings contributions. The selected highlights will be presented in tracks that run in parallel at the conference. Presenters are requested to focus on the chosen paper(s), and are encouraged to include more recent results. In fact, closed stories that conclude with a particular publication not bearing follow-up perspectives might not constitute the best highlight presentations.

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Workshops & SIGs

The call for workshops/Special Interest Groups (SIGs) has been closed. A workshop selection has been made and all workshop organizers have been notified.

The workshops are expected to provide participants with an informal setting to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to share practical experiences on a range of focused or emerging topics in bioinformatics. SIGs are workshops organized by a Special Interest Group. Each workshop should provide an interesting perspective on the cutting edge of a selected research field. Workshops may include any form of presentation such as talks or panel discussions.

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The call for tutorials has been closed. A tutorial selection has been made and all tutorial organizers have been notified.

The purpose of the tutorial program is to provide participants with lectures and hands-on training covering topics relevant to the field of bioinformatics. Each tutorial will offer participants an opportunity to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, to get an introduction to important established topics, or to develop advanced skills in areas they are already familiar with. This call is an invitation for scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit proposals for high quality tutorials for ECCB 2016.

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