Organizing Committee

General Chairs:

Amarda Shehu, George Mason University, USA
Cathy Wu, University of Delaware, USA

Program Chairs:

Christina Boucher, University of Florida, USA
Jing Li, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Hongfang Liu, Mayo Clinic, USA
Mihai Pop, University of Maryland, USA

Workshop Chairs:

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

Tutorial Chairs:

Rezarta Islamaj Dogan, NCBI, NLM, National Institutes of Health, USA
Casey Overby Taylor, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Poster Chairs:

Sheida Navabi, University of Connecticut, USA
Karen Ross, Georgetown University, USA

Demo and Exhibit Chair:

Nikos Kyrpides, DOE Joint Genome Institute, USA

Highlights Chairs:

Lenore Cowen, Tufts University, USA
Xiaoqian Jiang, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA

Registration Chair:

Preetam Ghosh, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Student Activity Chairs:

Nasrin Akhter, George Mason University, USA
Riza Bautista, University of Delaware, USA

Student Travel Award Chair:

May D. Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, USA

Women in Bioinformatics (WiB) Chair:

May D. Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, USA

Proceedings Chairs:

Yang Shen, Texas A&M University, USA 
Xinghua Mindy Shi, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA 

Publicity Chairs:

Debswapna Bhattacharya, Auburn University, USA
A. Ercument Cicek, Bilkent University, Turkey
Oznur Tastan, Sabanci University, Turkey
Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy

Web Admins:

Aman Sawhney, University of Delaware, USA
Sachin Gavali, University of Delaware, USA

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


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