Call for Workshops Track Submissions

The 15th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. The ACM-BCB 2024 conference will be held in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, PR China, Nov. 22-25, 2024. The 2024 ACM-BCB conference is dedicated to promoting AI for Bio-medicine (AI4Bio), including cutting-edge AI advances in computational biology, bioinformatics, and health informatics, at the intersection of computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, biology, and medicine.

ACM-BCB focuses on the grand challenges for life science, bioscience and human health by showcasing leading-edge research on new technologies, methods, and tools around the processing, integration, analysis, mining, retrieval, interpretation, and presentation of data and determine how to transform data into meaningful information and actionable knowledge, with the aim of defining problems as well as solving problems in life science, biomedical discovery, public and population health, disease prevention, and healthcare delivery.

Examples of relevant workshop topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • AI and Machine Learning in Medicine and Healthcare
  • Computational Drug Discovery
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Single cell sequencing
  • Omics Data Integration and Analysis
  • Genomic Variation and Disease
  • Haplotypes and Population Genomics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Protein and RNA Analysis, Structure, and Dynamics
  • Metagenomics and Algorithms for Microbiomes
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Systems Biology
  • Biological Networks and Integrative Analysis
  • Multimodality modeling
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Imaging Genomics and Radiation Genomics
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) and text mining
  • Large language model (LLM) for healthcare applications
  • Data Integration, Harmonization, and Ontology
  • Computational Phenotyping
  • Automated Diagnosis and Prediction
  • Clinical Databases and Information Systems
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Knowledge Representation Applications
  • Biomedical and Health Data Visualization
  • Public Health and Population Health Informatics
  • Infectious Disease Networks and Computational Epidemiology
  • Social Network Analysis for Health Applications
  • No-Boundary Thinking in Bioinformatics
  • Each workshop proposal can be up to 5 pages to include the following information:

    For the continuing workshops (i.e., the workshops have been held at previous BCB conferences), 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.
  • Individuals submitting workshops are requested to implement the proposed plan only after hearing about the final acceptance notification of the proposed workshop.

    Submission Procedure

    Each workshop proposal can be up to 5 pages. The proposers are requested to address all the details listed above in their proposal. Workshop proposals/descriptions will be published in the proceedings. Submitted proposals should comply with the requirements delineated on the ACM Master Article Template website.

    Submissions are handled via OpenReview.

    Important Dates:

    Workshop proposals due: July 15, 2024
    Notification of acceptance: July 29,, 2024
    Workshops will be held on November 22, 2024

    Workshop Co-Chairs:

    Jinyan Li (jinyan.li@siat.ac.cn), Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, CAS, China
    Xuefeng Cui (xfcui@email.sdu.edu.cn), Shandong University, China
    Wei Zhang (wzhang.cs@ucf.edu), University of Central Florida, USA

    Important Dates
    Call for Submission Deadline Notification of Acceptance
    Papers June 26, 2024 Sep 22, 2024
    Workshops July 15, 2024 July 29, 2024
    Posters June 26, 2024 Sep 15, 2024