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RECOMB 2011 : Research in Computational Molecular Biology


Conference Series : Research in Computational Molecular Biology
When Mar 28, 2011 - Mar 31, 2011
Where Vancouver, Canada
Submission Deadline Oct 12, 2010
Notification Due Dec 6, 2010
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2011

Call For Papers

The 15th International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2011) will be held in Vancouver, Canada. RECOMB 2011 will provide a general forum for disseminating the latest research in bioinformatics and computational biology. As a multidisciplinary conference, it brings together academic and industrial scientists from molecular biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics, and statistics. Papers reporting on original research (both theoretical and experimental) in all areas of computational molecular biology are sought. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Molecular sequence analysis
* Recognition of genes and regulatory elements
* Molecular evolution
* Gene expression
* Biological networks
* Sequencing and genotyping technologies
* Genomics
* Population, statistical genetics
* Systems biology
* Imaging
* Computational proteomics
* Molecular structural biology

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. The Program Committee will rigorously review submitted abstracts. Selected papers will be accepted for presentation at the conference. Accepted abstracts will be published as a proceedings volume in the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) series from Springer-Verlag, which will be available at the conference. RECOMB is partnering with the Journal of Computational Biology. Select accepted papers will be invited, but not required, to submit an edited journal version for a special issue of JCB. Finally, RECOMB will also have a highlights track featuring presentations of exciting recent developments that have already appeared in journals within the past year.

Parallel Submission: Parallel submission is allowed. Authors who wish to publish the edited manuscript elsewhere must clearly indicate this at the time of submission to RECOMB, and submit a complete manuscript for review. If accepted for oral presentation at RECOMB, they can submit a final two-page extended abstract for inclusion in the LNBI proceedings in lieu of the full paper. Papers accepted for presentation that have been accepted to another journal will be moved to the Highlight track at the discretion of the PC.

Genome Research: We have an agreement with Genome Research wherein a select set of accepted papers that meet Genome Research guidelines will be considered for concurrent publication based on a parallel review process. For consideration in GR, papers need to represent cutting-edge computational biology of interest to their broad readership, and also offering significant biological insight. For more information on the scope of Genome Research, please visit Authors selecting this option must submit a full paper in the LNBI format, and the work must not be submitted elsewhere. The RECOMB PC will review and identify those papers suitable for further consideration by Genome Research. Genome Research will then contact the author, pending Editorial review, requesting online submission through the GR site. They will have the opportunity to prepare a revised version for a GR review.

Key dates

* September 3rd 2010: Submission opens (for manuscript submissions: click here)
* October 12th 2010: Paper submission deadline
* December 6th 2010: Author notification
* December 10th 2009: Highlights track papers submission opens
* January 15th 2011: Highlights track papers abstracts due
* January 16th 2011: Poster submission opens
* January 31, 2011: Final version due (JCB and proceedings)
* Feb 15th 2011: Highlights track papers acceptance notification
* February 28, 2011: Poster acceptance
* March 6, 2011: Early Registration deadline
* March 28-31, 2011: Conference

Manuscript preparation

A manuscript should start with a succinct statement of the problem, the results achieved, their significance, and a comparison with previous work. This material should be understandable to non-specialists. A technical exposition directed to the specialist should follow. The length, excluding cover page and bibliography, should not exceed 10 pages. The manuscript should be easy to read, using at least 11 point font size on U.S. standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper with no less than one inch margin all around. If the authors believe that more details are absolutely necessary to substantiate the claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix, which might be read at the discretion of the reviewers. An email address for the contact author should be included. Manuscripts that deviate significantly from these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Manuscripts can be submitted through:

For submissions published in the RECOMB proceedings volume, detailed formatting instructions are at the Springer-Verlag site, under "Information for LNCS Authors," at:

Paper submission procedures and notification
Submission of papers to RECOMB 2011 will be through the EasyChair conference system, following this link. The submission system will be open starting September 3rd, 2010 and ending October 12th, 2010, 11:59:59pm (midnight) HAST (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time). For full details, please see the submissions link at the conference website. The Program Committee, chaired by Vineet Bafna (UCSD), will referee the conference submissions. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email on or before December 6th, 2010 We request that an author of each accepted paper provides LaTeX files or an MS Word file in the special format for /Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics/ by January 31, 2011.

An author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference and present the paper; otherwise, alternative arrangements should be made to have the paper presented.

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