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[Computational-biology] [acm-bcb] ACM-BCB 2017: Call for Workshop Proposals

Ercument Cicek via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by cicek from cs.cmu.edu)
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*ACM-BCB 2017 Call for Workshop Proposals*

Boston, MA, August 20-23, 2017


ACM-BCB’2017 is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. We invite
submissions of workshop proposals on a broad range of topics of interest to
the ACM SigBio research community. Examples of relevant topics include, but
are not limited to, the following:

• Analytical Tools for Phenomics and High Throughput Phenotyping

• Big Data and Predictive Analytics in Health Care

• Brain Map and Computational Neuroscience

• Clinical and Health Decision Support Systems

• Computational Systems Biology and Biological Network Modeling

• Epigenomics, Gene Regulation and Transcription

• Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Modeling

• Genome and Sequence Analysis

• Healthcare Data Quality Control, Privacy, and Security

• High Performance Computing (HPC) and Parallel Methods for Computational

• Microbiomics, Metagenomics, and Metaproteomics

• Mobile Health and Sensor Networks

• Population, Evolution, and Comparative Genomics

• Protein and RNA - Structure and Function

• Proteomics and Metabolomics

• Text Mining of Biomedical Literature and Clinical Notes

• Tools and Methods for Precision Agriculture

• Tools and Methods for Precision Medicine

• Translational Bioinformatics

• Visualization and Visual Analytics of Biological and Health Data

• Deep Learning in Bioinformatics

Each workshop proposal can be up to 6 pages to include the following

• Motivation and rationale for the workshop

• Proposed workshop length: half day or a full-day with a lunchtime break

• Names and affiliations of main organizers

• A description of the workshop format, i.e. peer-reviewed proceedings,
position papers and invited talks, panels, in-depth tutorials/demos:

• For peer-reviewed sessions, the planned peer-reviewed process should be

• For invited talks, names of a list of potential list of speakers should
be provided;

• For panels, the main topic along with a list of panel questions to be
addressed, along with names of a potential list of panelists should be

• For teaching workshops, a draft syllabus should be provided;

• For demonstration workshops, a general outline of the planned activities
and prerequisite materials needed should be described.

• A detailed timeline for inviting and accepting papers and presenters for
the workshop should be presented.

• If there will be workshop proceedings, would you like the proceedings to
appear alongside ACM-BCB proceedings?

• An important goal of the workshops is to engage participants via
interactions and/or community building. Each proposal is expected to
describe its plans to achieve this goal.

• Any other relevant information to your proposal workshop (e.g. has the
proposed workshop be done in the past and in other venues? If so, when and

The proposers 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 6 pages (11pt
Times New Roman, single line spacing, 1” page margins on all sides, PDF
format). The proposers are requested to address all the details listed
above in their proposal. The proposal should be submitted through the
proposal submission website https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bcb17
(track Workshops) on or before the due date. For further questions, please
contact the workshop chairs:

ACM-BCB Workshop Co-Chairs:

Jianlin Cheng, chengji from missouri.edu

Bhaskar DasGupta, dasgupta from cs.uic.edu

Lydia Tapia, tapia from cs.unm.edu

Important Dates:

Workshop proposals due: March 6, 2017

Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2017

A. Ercument Cicek
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University
Adj. Faculty Member, Computational Biology Department, Carnegie Mellon
http://cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~cicek <http://cs.cmu.edu/~cicek>

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