Call for Highlights Track Submissions
ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio, building upon the success of a decade of previous meetings. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference and all its associated events will be held virtually this year.
In addition to full papers for the proceedings, we are soliciting
abstracts for the Highlights Track, based on relevant papers published after January 1, 2019, 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 register for the conference and present their work at a virtual session.
Interested authors should submit a single document with the following
- Name, affiliation, and contact email of the presenting author.
- Bibliographic information of the published paper, including a stable
- Abstract from the published paper, for review purposes only.
- Abstract for the highlights presentation, for publication in the
The document should cover the following:
- Summary of the advances in the paper, emphasizing relevance to the BCB
- Description of the broader implications of the methods and results presented
in the paper
- Future directions and new questions raised by the paper
In addition, if the paper is not freely available from the publisher or
pubmed, a pdf must be attached for review purposes.
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.
(all submissions close 11:59pm Anywhere On Earth (AOE))
Submission deadline: July 19, 2020
Acceptance notification: July 29, 2020
Camera ready deadline for abstracts: August 5, 2020
Iman Hajirasouliha, Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University, USA
Rob Patro, University of Maryland, USA