GCB 2015 invites the submission of papers on all aspects of bioinformatics. The conference language is English. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
GCB invites contributions of the following types.
Posters should present recent scientific work in any area of bioinformatics.
Poster abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee for clarity and novelty. Accepted poster abstracts will be collected into one document "Poster Abstracts of GCB 2015" that will be published at PeerJ Preprints in the "GCB 2015" Collection.
Accepted posters must be brought to and presented at the conference. The designated poster presenter must register before the early registration deadline and indicate upon acceptance whether she or he wants to give a flash presentation (1 slide, 1 minute).
Poster abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair, can be at most a single page long and use the provided poster template (see the submissions page).
A whole day of GCB (Sunday, September 27, 2015) is devoted to tutorials and workshops on current hot topics of bioinformatics. This is an excellent opportunity for new PhD students (or more experienced scientists entering a new research area) to get up to speed with new methods, techniques and tools.
While tutorials provide an in-depth introduction to a particular method, technique or tool (e.g., a collection of R/BioConductor packages, or multiple testing in bioinformatics), workshops should provide a broad overview of a current hot topic, where the workshop organizers invite or call for contributions from experts in the field.
Both workshop and tutorials can be half-day (3 hrs, morning or afternoon) or full-day (2x 3hrs). Please clearly indicate the duration in the proposal.
Prospective workshop or tutorial organizers are encouraged to contact the GCB program chairs and submit a workshop proposal until 31.05.2015. Please submit your proposal electronically as a pdf file to tutorial-@-gcb2015-dot-de with the subject line "GCB workshop proposal: yourworkshoptitle".
Workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the workshop, inviting and selecting the contributions and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of the prestige and range of the conference. Workshop papers will not be published in the GCB conference proceedings, but may be published in other formats chosen by the workshop organizers.
Both tutorial and workshop submissions must include
Important: Workshop organizers and speakers must pay their expenses, including GCB registration, to participate in the meeting. The GCB organizers will help in the administrative aspects of assigning the rooms, announcements and adding the detailed schedule to the conference program. Note that the GCB cannot financially support the speakers or the workshop organizers. (Exceptions due to unusual circumstances can be discussed with the program chairs.)
Proceedings papers are like regular computer science conference papers. These submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee and judged by quality, originality and relevance.
Accepted papers will be published as a special collection at PeerJ PrePrints with a unique "GCB 2015" label. Authors of accepted papers will have the additional option to submit them (or an extended version) to the regular PeerJ journal (either PeerJ Computer Science, or PeerJ the biology journal, depending on which journal is more appropriate) immediately or later, together with the conference reviews to facilitate speedier review at the journal. Accepted papers which are published at PeerJ will also appear in the "GCB 2015" Collection (a virtual collection of all the "GCB 2015" output which is published at PeerJ). Of course, authors may alternatively submit their work to any other journal of their choice that allows existing preprints.
Accepted papers must be presented at the conference, and at least one author of each accepted paper must register before the early registration deadline.
Proceedings papers must be submitted via EasyChair and should be 8-10 pages long using the provided template (see the submissions page).
Highlight abstracts should refer to one or two of the authors' recent papers that report on work of high importance and were published during the present or past year. Typical topics might include biological findings with bioinformatics methods, new computational methods or new software tools. The general topics of interest correspond to those for proceedings papers.
The abstracts should summarize the findings of the referenced paper(s), explain their importance and mention which areas of the paper(s) the talk will focus on, as opposed to presenting the whole paper(s). Highlight abstract submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and judged by the importance and novelty of the findings and by relevance to the conference audience.
Accepted highlight abstracts will be collected into one document "Highlight Abstracts of GCB 2015" that will be published at PeerJ Preprints in the "GCB 2015" Collection. Accepted highlight abstracts must be presented at the conference, and at least one author of each accepted abstract must register before the early registration deadline.
Highlight abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair, should be at most 4 pages long and use the provided template (see the submissions page).
This new track calls for abstracts from junior group leaders (definition: have their own (small) group, do not have a permanent position) to present their area of research and to highlight recent findings from their group.
These abstracts should be similar to highlight abstracts, but may reference more of the group's papers, giving a good and complete picture of the group's research focus as a whole.
Accepted highlight abstracts will be collected into one document "Junior Research Group Presentations of GCB 2015" that will be published at PeerJ Preprints in the "GCB 2015" Collection. Accepted junior research group presentations must be given at the conference, and the group leader must register before the early registration deadline.
Junior research group abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair, should be at most 4 pages long and use the provided template (see the submissions page).