Calls and Submission

General information:

All submission will be managed through the online conference management system "EasyChair". This system gives you, the author, complete control over your submission. You upload your abstract and check on the review status of your submission. After logging in to the EasyChair website for GCB 2018, click on the “New Submission” link located in the top-left corner of the menu bar to submit a new abstract. For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

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Unlike in previous years, we do not solicit the submission of full papers, but structured (extended) abstracts instead. We invite submissions of:

  • Structured abstracts for presentations of recently published or unpublished work
  • Poster abstracts
  • Abstracts for Junior Research Group Presentations
  • Concepts for Workshops (Sep 25)
  • Concepts for Tutorials (Sep 25 for half/full-day tutorials or Sep 26-28 for short tutorials)

We encourage submissions from all sectors (academia, industry, government, NGOs, etc.) and all areas of computational biology and bioinformatics, including:

  • Multi-omics approaches
  • Biological sequence analysis and high-throughput sequencing
  • Molecular evolution
  • Big data analysis and machine learning
  • Networks and complexity science
  • RNA bioinformatics
  • Microbiome research
  • Precision medicine
  • Computational infrastructure and services
  • All other related fields

All submissions will be reviewed, evaluated and selected by the program committee.

Instructions for structured abstracts

Please structure your abstracts for talks, posters and junior group presentations into these sections:

  • Background
  • Methods and results
  • Discussion

Within EasyChair a text form will be provided for your abstracts (no file or PDF submission necessary). Although no word limit has been configured, please limit your abstract to max. 250 words.

Instructions for workshop and tutorial concepts

Please submit within EasyChair an abstract and a concept of your workshop or tutorial:

  1. Abstract (into text form, max 150 words please):
    Introduce your workshop or tutorial to the scientific audience. We will use the abstract to advertise the workshop or tutorial on the GCB web page.
  2. Concept (as PDF file):
    Please describe the logistics of the workshop or tutorial you propose (expected number of participants, tentative schedule, room(s) and technical equipment needed, registration procedure, expected costs and financial concept).

We will evaluate the submitted concepts within a few days after submission and will then contact you immediately to make all necessary arrangements.

Key dates:

Date Submission
May 1 - June 15 Structured abstracts for presentations of recently published or unpublished work
May 1 - June 15 Abstracts for Junior Research Group Presentations
May 1 - June 15 Concepts for Workshops and Tutorials
May 1 - August 15 Poster abstracts