General Conditions

Registration Fee Table
Conference registration covers the workshop costs.
Registration Type By June 25, 2018 After June 25, 2018
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
Wednesday only for ACM/SIGBio Members 310 USD 350 USD
Wednesday only for ACM/SIGBio Student 200 USD 250 USD


ACM-BCB 2018 will be held at:

ACM-BCB Room Rate
Reservation cutoff date is Friday, August 10th, 2018, rates will go up after this date. The following room rate is valid for August 26, through September 4, 2018:
Room Type Price
Single/double occupancy $209.00
Triple occupancy $219.00
Quad occupancy $219.00

Reservations can be made with JW Marriott Washington DC at this link.

Student Hotel Roommate Finder
If you are looking for a roommate while at the ACM-BCB conference in Washington, D.C., register on this Roommate Finder service and let others know.
Note: Only ACM-BCB 2018 attendees are permitted to use this service. It is your responsibility to contact prospective roommates, conduct appropriate inquiries or screening and make final hotel arrangements. ACM-BCB and its organizers assume no responsibility for your arrangements.
To ensure the safety of the individuals using this service, you may be asked to furnish identification documents and proof of conference registration.
Messages that are unrelated to ACM-BCB 2018 or roommate search, will be deleted by the forum administrator.

NSF-Sponsored Travel Award

NSF has approved a travel grant to support up to 10 students in US-based institutions with up to $1,000 each to cover travel and registration cost for attending ACM-BCB 2018.

  1. Pre ACM-BCB 2018:
    By 4 P.M. US EDT on Aug. 30, 2018 (Thursday), all US-based institution students who are interested in this travel award, need to submit an application package with two REQUIRED files to be qualified to participate in the NSF-sponsored student forum.
  2. During ACM-BCB 2018
    On Aug. 31 st , 2018 (Friday), there will be a NSF-Sponsored Student Forum in Salon D in ACM-BCB 2018 Conference hotel. Time: 4pm-6pm EDT. Those who have successfully submitted application package on time will get a presentation slot to speak. Based on committee’s voting, 10 top candidates will be notified the selection post the ACM-BCB 2018.
  3. Post ACM-BCB 2018
    To confirm the acceptance of the $1,000 NSF travel award, candidates will need to submit a 1-page summary on what they have learned during the ACM-BCB 2018. Then travel reimbursement will be done through Georgia Tech.
Pre ACM-BCB 2018 Application Package:
All students who are from US-Based institutions are welcomed to submit an application package to acmbcb2018.travel@gmail.com. The email subject line should follow the format: ACMBCB2018 NSF Travel Award Application from FirstName-LastName_InstituteName.
The whole application needs to include one PDF file, and one PPT with distinctive naming convention: FirstName-LastName_InstituteName_File-xx.pdf and FirstName-LastName_InstituteName_File-xx.ppt.
  1. One PDF file (please use the file template provided use .docx file to create the pdf) should include:
    1. An ACMBCB2018-Related Research or Teaching-Education Project Abstract
      1. This abstract should be a 1-page NSF-style summary describing “a research project” or “a teaching-education experience” relating to bioinformatics, or computational biology, or health informatics. Please summarize ‘Intellectual Merit’ and ‘Broad Impact’ as defined by NSF; and
      2. If you have a co-authored paper or poster in ACMBCB, please provide the title.
    2. A Bio-sketch and A Photo (250 Words) as in the template provided.
    3. A Verification of Good Academic Standing in Applicant’s US-Based Institute from the applicant’s advisor/mentor (for graduate students), or department program chair (for high school or undergrad students).
  2. One PPT presentation file (please use the file template provided )should include:
    1. 2-slide to share your abstract summary on an ACMBCB2018-related “research project” OR “teaching-education experience”; and
    2. 1-slide to share why you attend ACMBCB2018.
Important Dates:

Application Deadline: 4 P.M., US-EDT, August 30th , 2018
NSF-Sponsored Student Forum Presentation: 4-6 P.M., US-EDT, August 31st, 2018
NSF Travel Award Selection Notification: September 10th, 2018 (Monday)
Confirmation of Acceptance: September 17th, 2018 (Monday)
Proceeding with Travel Reimbursement: After September 25th, 2018


We would be happy to send you a visa support letter if you need one to attend ACM-BCB 2018.
These letters must come from ACM, and you can find the information to request your support letter at https://www.acm.org/special-interest-groups/volunteer-resources/conference-manual/visa-support-letters.
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 supportletters@acm.org.ACM 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 supportletters@acm.org
  • 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 May 20 June 11
Workshops March 31 April 7
Tutorials March 31 April 7
Highlights June 1 June 11
Posters June 13 June 20
Hotel Reservation cutoff date August 10


Event photos are online

September 9, 2018

Dr. Joshua C. Denny, today's keynote speaker, slides here

August 31, 2018

There are several Room changes, refer to updated program

August 31, 2018

NIH Grant Writing Workshop slides here

August 31, 2018

Travel Grant Information posted

August 29, 2018

IMLH rescheduled to August 30th at 12PM

August 29, 2018

Accepted Papers

August 27, 2018

Program Brochure

August 24, 2018

Join Funding Panel

August 24, 2018

ACM-BCB room rate at JW Marriot is available till August 10th

August 6, 2018

Accepted Posters list

July 27, 2018

Full schedule posted

June 24, 2018

Day 1 schedule posted

June 8, 2018

Updated Camera Ready Deadline- June 30

June 8, 2018

Program Committee listed

June 4, 2018

Accepted Workshops' links added

May 22, 2018

Registration Open

May 21, 2018

Revised Highlights deadline- June 1

May 11, 2018

Accepted Workshops are listed

April 29, 2018

Accepted Tutorials are listed

April 29, 2018

Updated Paper submission deadline- May 20

April 22, 2018

Sponsorship Benefits information available

April 18, 2018

Revised Workshop proposal deadline- March 31

March 22, 2018

Revised Tutorial submission deadline- March 31

March 22, 2018

Venue information is available

February 18, 2018

Call for Papers, Workshops, Posters, Tutorials, Highlights

February 12, 2018