Call for Workshop Proposals

The 9th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. ACM-BCB 2018 is the conference's ninth year, building upon the success of the first eight meetings in Niagara Falls, Chicago, Orlando, Washington DC, Newport Beach, Atlanta, Seattle and Boston.

We invite submissions of workshop proposals on a broad range of topics of interest to the ACM SigBio research community. Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analytical Tools for Phenomics, and High Throughput Phenotyping
  • Big Data and Predictive Analytics in Health Care
  • Brain map and computational neuroscience
  • Clinical and Health Decision Support Systems
  • Computational Systems Biology and Biological Network Modeling
  • Epigenomics, Gene Regulation and Transcription
  • Epidemiology and infectious disease modeling
  • Genome and Sequence Analysis
  • Healthcare Data Quality Control, Privacy, and Security
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) and Parallel methods for Computational Biology
  • Microbiomics, Metagenomics and Metaproteomics
  • Mobile Health and Sensor Networks
  • Population, Evolution, and Comparative Genomics
  • Protein and RNA - Structure and Function
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Text Mining of Biomedical Literature and Clinical Notes
  • Tools and Methods for Precision Agriculture
  • Tools and Methods for Precision Medicine
  • Translational Bioinformatics
  • Visualization and Visual Analytics of Biological and Health Data

Each workshop proposal can be up to 6 pages to include the following information:

The proposers are requested to implement the proposed plan only after hearing about the final acceptance notification of the proposed workshop.

Submission procedure:

Each workshop proposal can be up to 6 pages (11pt Times New Roman, single line spacing, 1” page margins on all sides, PDF format). The proposers are requested to address all the details listed above in their proposal.

Submissions are handled via EasyChair(select "Workshop Track")

Important Dates:

Workshop proposal deadline: March 19, 2018
Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2018

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Mario Cannataro, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Ka Yee Yeung, University of Washington, USA

Important Dates
Call for Submission Deadline Notification of Acceptance
Papers April 23 June 11
Workshops March 19 March 26
Tutorials March 19 March 26
Highlights May 7 June 11
Posters June 13 June 20


Venue information is available

February 18, 2017

Call for Papers

February 12, 2017

Call for Workshops

February 12, 2017

Call for Posters

February 12, 2017

Call for Tutorials

February 12, 2017

Call for Highlights

February 12, 2017