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Author Resources

Here is the information about preparing and submitting the final camera-ready version to be included in the proceedings. Please read the instructions carefully and prepare accordingly.

1. Paper Preparation

Template: You are required to use the ACM Word or LaTeX style templates to prepare your paper.
Main conference paper authors: Please format the ACM "sigconf" template based on your selection of copyright transfer options. All accepted papers of registered authors will be included in the proceedings published by ACM Digital Library (Note that ACM copyright permissions are directly compatible with NIH and similar open access policies, see for more information.)
Poster authors: Please use one of the linked-to templates.

Please replace "" in the copyright text box with the which is specific for your submission and included in the ACM rightsreview confirmation email upon completing your copyright form. Please note that ACM only sends copyright or license information to first authors rather than corresponding or submitting authors.

More details on copyright can be found in Section 2.

PDF Page Limit: The camera-ready paper must be in PDF.
The page limits are:
Main conference: 10 pages
Workshop and Short papers: 6 pages
Poster: 1 page

Page limit is strict and includes all text, figures, references, and appendices.

Poster authors: A poster paper does not have to use the full page. You can choose to leave the main body empty, but title, author list, abstract, categories and terms are required, and you must use ACM template.

Fonts: ALL fonts must be embedded within the PDF file. A document on how to embed your fonts can be found at: - Word to PDF Instructions. Please download the ACM Digital Library optimal distiller setting file from - Job Options. If you are using Latex, instructions can be found from - Submission FAQ. You can check if all the fonts are embedded by following this procedure:

  1. Open file in Adobe Acrobat or Reader
  2. Click on the "File" menu option
  3. Click on "Document Properties"
  4. Click on the "Fonts" tab
  5. Each font listed must have "(Embedded) or "(Embedded Subset)" next to the font name

Categories and Terms: You should apply ACM Computing Classification categories and subject descriptors as well as general terms. The templates provide space for this indexing and point authors to the Computing Classification Scheme at: - Classification System. Please look at it closely to find appropriate categories.

Paper Size: The paper size must be US letter — 8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm). You can check if the paper size is correct by following this procedure:

  1. Open file in Adobe Acrobat or Reader
  2. Click on the "File" menu option
  3. Click on "Document Properties"
  4. Check if the paper size is 8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

2. Copyright

All accepted papers must have a submitted/approved copyright form in order to be published in the conference proceedings. There are two options: copyright or license. More details about these two options can be found at: - Author Rights Management, in which the first corresponds to license, and the third corresponds to copyright. Poster papers must have a submitted permission form to be included in our proceedings.

Only first authors of the accepted papers will receive the copyright/permission form and instructions from ACM. Please note that before you submit your form, make sure that the title, the author names and order on the form EXACTLY match those on your camera-ready paper. The form is generated based on your submission made earlier, if you later change the title, the order of authors, the names of authors, or add/drop authors, please EDIT the paper information before sign and submit your form. On the form ACM sends you, there is an edit form link by which you can edit any meta information of your paper. Please note that such changes must be made before you click the submit button.

Please note that according to all versions of ACM copyright and license agreements, you can post your peer-reviewed, accepted version of you paper on any repository legally mandated by the agency funding the research on which the work is based (see the FAQ at

Your copyright/permission form is due by:
Main conference authors: June 28, 2017
Poster authors: July 5, 2017
Workshop authors: June 28, 2017

3. Submission

Main conference authors: Please upload your camera-ready paper to the publisher's website no later than June 21, 2017.

Poster authors: Please upload your camera-ready paper to EasyChair no later than July 5, 2017.

Please do not create a new submission. Instead, simply upload your camera-ready version to your existing submission and this will overwrite your previous version.

Opening of the submission site to be announced.

You will receive an automated acknowledgement email from EasyChair right after uploading and see time stamps of the submission updated in the system.

When you submit, please make sure all the meta-information (paper title and author names) in the EasyChair system is written correctly and EXACTLY matches your camera-ready paper and copyright/permission form. This information will be used to generate table of contents and the author index.

Workshop authors: Please email your camera-ready paper to Please use "BCB Workshop 2017 Camera-ready" as the email title, and specify the workshop your paper belongs to and the title of your paper in the body of the email. The deadline to submit your paper is June 21, 2017.

4. Registration

For your paper to be published in the proceedings, a full registration fee (not a student rate) has to be paid for each paper by To be announced. Please register through the link provided at the Registration page.

If the full registration is NOT paid by authors of regular accepted papers, the papers will not be included in the conference proceedings.

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