Call for Workshop Proposals
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.
We invite submissions of workshop proposals on a broad range of topics of interest to the ACM SigBio research community. Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Analytical Tools for Phenomics,
and High Throughput Phenotyping
Big Data and Predictive
Analytics in Health Care
Brain map and computational
Clinical and Health Decision
Computational Systems Biology
and Biological Network Modeling
Epigenomics, Gene Regulation and
Epidemiology and infectious
Genome and Sequence Analysis
Healthcare Data Quality Control,
Privacy, and Security
High Performance Computing (HPC)
and Parallel methods for Computational Biology
Microbiomics, Metagenomics and
Mobile Health and Sensor
Population, Evolution, and
Protein and RNA - Structure and
Proteomics and Metabolomics
Text Mining of Biomedical
Literature and Clinical Notes
Tools and Methods for Precision
Tools and Methods for Precision
Visualization and Visual
Analytics of Biological and Health Data
to 6 pages
proceedings, position papers and invited
- For peer-reviewed sessions, the planned peer-reviewed process should be detailed;
- For invited talks, names of a list of potential list of speakers should be provided;
- For panels, the main topic along with a list of panel questions to be addressed, along with names of a potential list of panelists should be provided;
- For teaching workshops, a draft syllabus should be provided;
- For demonstration workshops, a general outline of the planned activities and prerequisite materials needed should be described.
A detailed timeline for inviting
and accepting papers and presenters for the workshop should be
If there is going to be a
proceedings for the workshop, would you like the proceedings to
appear alongside ACM-BCB proceedings?
An important goal of the workshops is to engage participants via interactions and/or community building. Each proposal is expected to describe its plans to achieve this goal.
Any other relevant information to your proposal workshop (e.g. has the proposed workshop be done in the past and in other venues? If so, when and where?).
For the continuing workshops (i.e., the workshops have been held at BCB 2019), a shorter proposal is expected and include the following information:
- Proposed workshop length: half day, or a full-day with a lunchtime break
- Names and affiliations of main organizers
- A detailed timeline for inviting and accepting papers and presenters for the workshop should be presented:
- If there is going to be a proceedings for the workshop, would you like the proceedings to appear alongside ACM-BCB proceedings?
- Past year experiences, lessons learned, and plan to improve.
- Any changes of plans compared to last year.
The proposers are requested to implement the proposed plan only after hearing about the final acceptance notification of the proposed workshop.
Each workshop proposal can be up to 6 pages
(11pt Times New Roman, single line spacing, 1” page margins on all
sides, PDF format). The proposers are requested to address all the details listed
above in their proposal.
Submissions are handled via EasyChair(select the track for workshop proposals). Please refer to the conference webpage https://acm-bcb.org/ for further updates on the submission information.
Workshop proposal deadline: March 27, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 03, 2020
Workshops will be held on August 30 (Sunday), 2020
Xia Ning, Ohio State University, USA
Wei Zhang, University of Central Florida, USA