Call for Papers
ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. In light of the COVID-19
pandemic, the conference and all its associated events will be held virtually. The conference is the premier conference dedicated to interdisciplinary research linking computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and health informatics. The past few decades have seen tremendous growth in the scale and complexity of biological and medical data including recent mainstream recognition of big data challenges. This conference serves to showcase leading-edge research on new technologies and techniques around gathering, processing, analyzing, and modeling of data and information for a variety of scientific, clinical, and healthcare applications, from bench to bedside.
ACM-BCB 2020 welcomes original submissions that have not been published or under review. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM-BCB conference proceedings and appear in the ACM Digital Library (note that ACM copyright permissions are directly compatible with NIH and similar open-access policies, see authors.acm.org/main.html for more information). A subset of selected papers will be invited for being published in a special issue of the IEEE/ACM Transaction on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB), or a special issue of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI).
In addition, there is a separate Highlights track for authors who wish to present platform talks for papers that have recently appeared in refereed journals; see the conference website (acm-bcb.org) for more information.
Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 10 pages in ACM "sigconf" template on 8.5 x 11 inch paper (http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). ACM-BCB's technical program committee will review all submissions on the basis of their originality, technical soundness, significance, presentation, and relevance to the conference attendees. The submission link is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmbcb2020 (select the main conference track). All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members from the program committee using a single-blind review process. At the time of submission, the author list should be final. Any subsequent changes to the author list post-submission needs to be done with the approval of the program chairs.
Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Sequence Analysis
- Genomic Variation and Disease
- Haplotypes and Population Genomics
- Protein and RNA Analysis, Structure, and Dynamics
- Metagenomics and Algorithms for Microbiomes
- Cancer Genomics
- Infectious Disease Networks and Computational Epidemiology
- Systems Biology
- Biological Networks and Integrative Analysis
- Computational Drug Discovery
- Biological Modeling
- Imaging Genomics and Radiation Genomics
- Automated Diagnosis and Prediction
- Application to Healthcare Processes
- Clinical Databases and Information Systems
- Text Mining and Classification
- Knowledge Representation Applications
- Advancing Algorithms and Methods
- Big Data in Bioinformatics
(all submissions close 11:59pm Anywhere On Earth (AOE))
Paper submissions due: June 12, 2020 (hard deadline)
Notifications sent to authors: July 15, 2020
Camera-ready papers due: July 29, 2020
Author registration date: July 29, 2020
Deadline for uploading electronic talk video recording: August 21, 2020