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The 12th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. ACM-BCB 2021 is the conference's twelfth year, building upon the success of the first eleven meetings in Boston, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Orlando, Washington DC, Newport Beach, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, and online (due to COVID-19). Due to COVID-19, the ACM-BCB 2021 conference will be held online, August 1-4, 2021.

The ACM-BCB is a premier dissemination forum for interdisciplinary research linking computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and health informatics. The past few decades have seen tremendous growth in the scale and complexity of biological and medical data including recent mainstream recognition of big data challenges. This conference serves to showcase leading-edge research on new technologies and techniques around gathering, processing, analyzing, and modeling of data and information for a variety of scientific, clinical, and healthcare applications, from bench to bedside.

You are cordially invited to participate in the ACM-BCB 2021 Conference by responding to one or more of the following:

Call for Papers

(All submissions close 11:59pm Anywhere On Earth [AOE])
Paper submissions due: April 30
Notifications sent to authors: May 29, 2021
Camera-ready papers due: June 15, 2021

Call for Highlights

Submission deadline: May 10, 2021
Acceptance notification: June 14, 2021

Call for Workshops

Workshop proposal deadline: April 7, 2021 (extended from March 31, 2021)
Notification of acceptance: April 14, 2021
Workshops will be held on August 1, 2021

Call for Tutorials

Submission deadline (extended): April 30, 2021
Acceptance notification: May 7, 2021

Call for Posters

Proceedings abstract submission deadline:     May 14, 2021
Late-break poster abstracts submission open:     May 20, 2021
Posters Acceptance notification:     May 27, 2021
Camera ready proceedings abstract submission:     June 3, 2021
Late-break poster abstracts submission deadline:     June 10, 2021
Late-break poster acceptance notification:     June 15, 2021
Deadline for uploading electronic poster and video recording:     June 18, 2021

Important Dates
Call for Submission Deadline Notification of Acceptance
Papers April 30 May 29
Workshops April 7 April 14
Tutorials April 30 May 7
Highlights May 10 June 14
Posters May 14 May 27
Late-break Posters May 20 June 15


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