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ACM-BCB 2017 : 8th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics - Call for Tutorials

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Link: http://acm-bcb.org/2017/index.php?page=call_for_tutorials
 
When Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017
Where Boston, MA
Submission Deadline Mar 6, 2017
Notification Due Mar 20, 2017
Categories    bioinformatics   computational biology   data mining   machine learning
 

Call For Papers

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2017 ACM-BCB - Call for Tutorials
Boston, MA, USA
August 20-23, 2017
http://acm-bcb.org/2017/index.php?page=call_for_tutorials
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The 8th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. ACM-BCB 2017 is the conference's eigth year, building upon the success of the first seven meetings in Niagara Falls, Chicago, Orlando, Washington DC, Newport Beach, Atlanta, and Seattle. ACM-BCB 2017 will be held in Boston, MA, August 20-23, 2017.

ACM-BCB 2017 invites tutorials that address the interests of its varied audience of individuals interested in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (BCB) including graduate students, researchers and educators from academia, and researchers and practitioners from industry and government.

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 on To be announced. 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 the speaker biographies), using an 11 point font for the text, and should include:

- Tutorial title;
- 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 2017, 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;
- 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 and ranked 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, and the number of tutorial slots and the space available.

Please email tutorial proposals to Tutorial Chairs with the subject line "ACM-BCB 2017: Tutorial Proposal". To ensure full consideration, tutorial proposals must be received no later than March 6, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be mailed by March 20, 2017.

Please find more info at:

- ACM-BCB 2017 Conference Website: http://acm-bcb.org/2017/
- Call for Tutorials webpage: http://acm-bcb.org/2017/index.php?page=call_for_tutorials
- Conference attending information: http://acm-bcb.org/2017/index.php?page=attending

Tutorial Chairs

Filip Jagodzinski, Filip.Jagodzinski@wwu.edu
Dario Ghersi, dghersi@unomaha.edu
Giuseppe Tradigo, tradigo@dimes.unical.it

Important Dates

Tutorial submission deadline: March 6, 2017
Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2017

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