Call for Tutorials Track Submissions
ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and
Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM
SIGBio. ACM-BCB 2020 invites tutorials that address the interests of its varied audience of individuals interested in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and Health Informatics including graduate students, researchers and educators from academia, and researchers and practitioners from industry and government. In light of the COVID-19
pandemic, the conference and all its associated events will be held virtually.
We especially welcome proposals for tutorials that:
Introduce a specific BCB topic, designed to make the topic (and the conference) more accessible to participants who are new to that topic.
Provide a hands-on introduction to one or more databases, software tools, or other resources of broad interest to the conference participants.
Provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the art in a specific BCB topic aimed at researchers and practitioners who are knowledgeable, but not necessarily experts in the topic.
Present techniques from research fields e.g., algorithms, data mining, machine learning, statistics, parallel computing, that are relevant to BCB research.
Introduce new research problems, new application areas, or new or emerging technologies of relevance to BCB.
The tutorials will be held virtually on August 30, 2020. We envision tutorials to be 1 to 4 units, where each unit is 50 minutes. We encourage tutorials with multiple units to have more than one presenter, preferably from different institutions, bringing different perspectives.
Tutorial proposals should not exceed 3 pages (excluding speaker biographies) and should include:
Names and affiliations of presenters
Tutorial abstract (200 words maximum, suitable for inclusion on the conference website)
Tutorial description, including the objectives of the tutorial, its relevance to ACM-BCB 2020, description of the intended audience and background assumed of the audience, sufficient detail regarding the scope of material to be covered and the depth at which it will be covered.
Desired tutorial length (if there is flexibility regarding length, please specify the topics to be included for each length).
Expected audience size.
Information about other venues in which tutorials on the same topic have been presented or planned to be presented, along with pointers to the relevant slides or other tutorial materials and a brief explanation of how the proposed tutorial differs from the other offerings.
Comments on the suitability of the tutorial for virtual presentation.
Brief professional biographies of presenters including their scientific and professional qualifications and experience (relevant research, teaching or tutorial presentation) and contact information.
Each proposal will be evaluated based on the significance of the proposed tutorial topic, overall quality of the proposal, the qualifications and experience of the presenters, the tutorial's fit to the conference theme, suitability for virtual presentation, and the number of available tutorial slots.
Submission procedure: Each tutorial proposal can be up to 3 pages (11pt font Times New Roman, single line spacing, 1” page margins on all sides, PDF format). Proposers are requested to include all the details listed above in their proposal.
Submissions are handled via EasyChair,(select the track for tutorials)
Please refer to the conference webpage https://acm-bcb.org/ for further updates on the submission information.
Submission deadline (extended): April 15, 2020
Acceptance notification: April 22, 2020
Mukul S. Bansal, University of Connecticut
A. Ercument Cicek, Bilkent University and Carnegie Mellon University