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ISMB 2010 : 18th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology


Conference Series : Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology
When Jul 10, 2010 - Jul 14, 2010
Where Boston, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 8, 2010
Notification Due Mar 12, 2010
Final Version Due Mar 26, 2010
Categories    bioinformatics

Call For Papers

Call for Proceedings

Proceedings Chair: Mona Singh, Princeton University, USA
Proceedings Co-chair: Joel Bader, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

**Call for Papers Submission Site** Opens October 19, 2009

ISMB 2010 will bring together Bioinformaticians and Computational Biologists working in a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. Papers that demonstrate both the development of new computational techniques AND their application to Molecular and Systems Biology, with significant outcomes to biomedical, agricultural, and environmental questions are especially encouraged.

Proceedings Submission Schedule
October 19, 2009 Call for Proceedings Opens

January 8, 2010
Proceedings Submission Deadline

March 12, 2010 Proceedings Conditional Acceptance Notification

March 26, 2010 Revised Proceedings Submission Deadline

April 2, 2010 Proceedings (Final Version) Accepted Submission

We are soliciting high-quality research papers in any aspect of computational biology, including the following areas:

Area Area Chairs
Bioimaging Gene Myers, Robert Murphy
Databases & Ontologies Alex Bateman, Suzanna Lewis
Disease Models & Epidemiology Thomas Lengauer, Yves Moreau
Evolution & Comparative Genomics Dannie Durand, Teresa Przytycka
Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics Hanah Margalit, Eric Xing
Population Genomics Eleazar Eskin, Eran Halperin
Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks Alfonso Valencia, Roded Sharan
Protein Structure & Function Bonnie Berger, Nir Ben-Tal
Sequence Analysis Michael Brudno, Cenk Sahinalp
Text Mining Andrey Rzhetsky, Hagit Shatkay
Other Bioinformatics Applications Phil Bourne, Barb Bryant

Relevant computational techniques include, but are not limited to: machine learning; data mining; text analysis; pattern recognition; knowledge representation; databases; data modeling; combinatorics; stochastic modeling; string and graph algorithms; linguistic methods; robotics; constraint satisfaction; data visualization; parallel computation; data integration; modelling and simulation.

Submission Guidelines

Papers will be assigned to an Area and three reviews sought. Accepted papers will be published as conference proceedings in an open access, online-only, section of a regular issue of the Bioinformatics journal with CDs distributed to conference delegates. Printed proceedings will be available for pre-order purchase during the online conference registration until May 28, 2010. The proceedings will be available online approximately one month prior to the conference opening.

Publication of the proceedings as an online part of the Bioinformatics journal will result in fully citable articles, indexed by Medline and ISI. See the conference proceedings of ISMB/ECCB 2007; ISMB 2008, ISMB/ECCB 2009 for an example of online-only publication by Oxford University Press.

Presenters of accepted papers will be given a 20-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) in the conference schedule to provide a summary and update to their work.

Papers can be submitted in either a template-free format or in the format following the template for author submission to the OUP journal bioinformatics. If the OUP template is used the paper length must not exceed nine pages. If the template-free format is used the length of the paper must not exceed 12 pages (single space, 12 point font), including abstract, figures, tables, and bibliography. In either case, the paper must contain an abstract whose length does not exceed 250 words.

After acceptance papers will have to be formatted according to the layout style required by the OUP bioinformatics journal and will be limited to 9 pages. Formatting requirements can be found at:

If absolutely necessary, submissions can be accompanied by supplementary material, similar to submissions to scientific journals. The supplementary material should be collected in a separate file that is appropriately marked and uploaded as an attachment on the paper submission page in EasyChair. However, we advise against adding supplementary material, in general. Supplementary material will be published on the proceedings site alongside the online version of the conference paper. We do not support supplementary material presented at any other than the publisher's site. Additionally, OUP does not edit or typeset supplementary data - it is uploaded online exactly as it is received, so authors must ensure its accuracy before submitting.

Papers should be submitted in their final form since the evaluation procedure does not allow for additional rounds of refinement / modification in response to referee criticisms. Poor quality submissions or insufficiently prepared papers are very often rejected.


Papers will be accepted electronically after October 19, 2009 at the submission site in PDF format only.

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the paper is submitted to ISMB 2010, and for the entire review period, the paper should not be under review by any other conference or scientific journal.

The deadline for ISMB 2010 paper submissions is Friday, January 8, 2010. (You have until 11.59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice. This means that the submission server will be closed at noon, 11:59 am GMT (UTC+0), January 9, 2010).

Notification of conditional acceptance will be provided by e-mail no later than Monday, March 12, 2010. Final, corrected versions of accepted papers, which must conform to the formatting guidelines available when the paper is accepted, are due no later than March 26, 2010. Details of the submission process and format of accepted papers will be provided at the time of paper acceptance.

Papers not accepted may be resubmitted as a "regular conference poster" until April 2, 2010 or as a "late conference poster" until April 30, 2010. Poster information is available here.

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