Call for Highlights

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.

In addition to full papers for the proceedings, we are soliciting abstracts for the Highlights Track, based on relevant papers published after January 1, 2018, or papers that are in press at the time of submission and are already available electronically through a journal web site. Presentations will be selected based on the following criteria: impact of the work on the field, likelihood that the presentation will be of general interest for the audience, and relevance of the topic to computational biology or biomedical research.

Authors of accepted abstracts for the Highlights Track are expected to present their work at the conference and must pay the registration fees to attend the conference.

Submission Format

Interested authors should submit a single document with the following information:

The document should cover the following:

In addition, if the paper is not freely available from the publisher or pubmed, a pdf must be attached for review purposes.

Submission Procedure

Submissions are handled via EasyChair(select “Highlights Track”).

Note that all co-authors of the presented papers must agree to the submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to enter all co-author email addresses during the submission process; email notifications of the submission will be sent to all co-authors.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: May 7, 2018
Acceptance notification: June 11, 2018

Highlights Co-Chairs

Lenore Cowen, Tufts University, USA
Xiaoqian Jiang, University of California at San Diego, 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, Workshops, Posters, Tutorials, Highlights

February 12, 2017