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General Conditions

Registration Fee Table
Conference registration covers the workshop costs.
Registration Type By June 21, 2017 After June 21, 2017
ACM/SIGBio Member 680 USD 780 USD
Non-ACM/SIGBio Member 780 USD 880 USD
Student ACM/SIGBio Member 400 USD 500 USD
Student Non-ACM/SIGBio Member 500 USD 600 USD
Sunday only for ACM/SIGBio Members 310 USD 350 USD
Sunday only for ACM/SIGBio Student 200 USD 250 USD


ACM-BCB 2017 will be held at:

ACM-BCB Room Rate
The following room rate is valid for August 19, through August 24, 2017:
Room Type Price
Single/double occupancy $229.00
The discounted rate is available until July 31st, 2017.

Reservations can be made with Boston Marriott Cambridge at this link.

NSF-Sponsored Travel Award

ACMBCB2017 has obtained NSF travel grant to support up to 20 top young professionals (high school, undergraduate, graduate students, or post-doctoral fellows who received PhD after Jan. 01, 2017) in US-based institutions with $900 each. The applicants need to submit the following required information to award selection committee (Profs. May D Wang, Steve Z. Qin, and Anna Ritz) using email address The email subject line should follow the format:

ACMBCB2017 NSF Travel Award Application from FirstName-LastName_InstituteName

The whole application needs to include two files with distinctive naming convention:
(xx=01 for applicant’s file, and xx=02 for letter of support from applicant’s institute)

  1. Applicant’s File (Please Use the File Template Provided)
    • A. Research Proposal
      • a) A one page of NSF style project summary describing your research project or research interest aligning with bioinformatics, or computational biology, or health informatics in ACMBCB2017, plus ‘Intellectual Merit’ and ‘Broad Impact’ as required by NSF;
      • b) A one to two page(s) of description stating the research problem, short background survey, approaches, preliminary results (or key accomplishments) and discussions, a couple of figures, and a couple of references;
      • c) A short explanation on how ACMBCB2017 areas would benefit and impact your research; and
      • d) The paper or poster title/titles that is/are co-authored by the applicant and accepted by ACMBCB2017.
    • B. Bio-sketch (250 Words)

      A bio-sketch with applicant’s affiliation and photo in the template provided.

  2. Letter of Support from Applicant’s Institute

    A letter of support from the applicant’s advisor/mentor (for graduate students or post-docs), or department program chair (for high school or undergrad students) that consists of:

    • a) Confirmation that the applicant is in good academic standing;
    • b) The suitability of the ACMBCB2017 program to the applicant’s research area; and
    • c) Ways this particular applicant would benefit from attending ACMBCB2017.

Please note that the applicants need to submit the camera-ready paper(s) before the NSF fund application submission deadline to be qualified for award review.

Important Dates:
Application deadline: June 30, 2017
Award notification: July 10, 2017

Once being selected by the committee, the NSF travel fund awardees need


We would be happy to send you a visa support letter if you need one to attend ACM-BCB 2017.
These letters must come from ACM, and you can find the information to request your support letter at From the aforementioned link:

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. We can however issue a visa support letter.
  • ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee.
  • For visa support letters, refer all requests to suggests posting this address on the conference web-site. Those requesting a letter should allow 7-10 business days to receive it. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request.
For Visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services
  • Name (as it appears on attendee’s passport) and mailing address
  • The name of the conference attendees is registering for
  • Attendee’s registration confirmation number (if available) OR
  • Authors may indicate their paper title. Speakers can provide the title of their talk.
  • Include a fax number or email address of where letter can be sent

ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.

Important Dates
Call for Submission Deadline Notification of Acceptance
Papers April 24 June 7
Workshops March 17 March 20
Tutorials March 17 March 20
Highlights May 8 June 7
Posters June 11 June 19


ACM-BCB 2017 papers now available through ACM DL

August 17, 2017

ACM-BCB 2017 tutorials are now posted

August 11, 2017

Preliminary program booklet posted

June 22, 2017

Poster submission deadline extended to June 11

May 25, 2017

Registration is open

May 17, 2017

Paper submission deadline extended to April 24

April 8, 2017

ACM-BCB 2017 Call for Posters dates updated

April 8, 2017

ACM-BCB 2017 Call for Highlights is now posted

March 13, 2017

Workshop proposal deadline extended to March 17

March 10, 2017

Venue information is available

January 18, 2017

ACM-BCB 2017 Call for Papers is now posted

January 5, 2017