Call for Tutorial Proposals

ECCB’12 will feature one-day tutorial sessions on Sunday, September 9, 2012.


*** This call is closed ***


The purpose of the tutorial programme is to provide participants with lectures and hands-on training covering topics relevant to the bioinformatics field. It offers participants an opportunity to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, to get an introduction to important established topics, or to develop advanced skills in areas they are already familiar with.

This call is an invitation for scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit proposals for high quality tutorials for ECCB’12. Previous tutorials have covered for instance “Working with next-generation sequencing data”, “Computational and statistical mass spectrometry-based proteomics”, “Methods and applications for regulatory sequence analysis”, or “Protein structure validation”.

Tutorials are scheduled on Sunday, September 9, from 9:00 to 17:00, with two half-hour coffee breaks and a one-hour lunch break.


Key Dates

September 2011   Call for Tutorial Proposals
15. January 2012   Proposal Submission Deadline
21. January 2012   Extended submission deadline.
22. January 2012   Call is closed now.
15. February 2012   Tutorial Acceptance Notification
1. June 2012   Detailed Schedule with Speakers Due
1. July 2012   Complete Tutorial Programme Due
9. September 2012   Workshop and Tutorial Day at ECCB’12


Proposal Submission

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 4 pages, and must include a detailed description of the tutorial (motivation, expected goals, level, schedule, intended audience and possible prerequisites) and a brief CV of the instructor(s) with relevant qualifications and teaching experience. A maximum of two presenters is recommended.

An evaluation committee will consider the following criteria in assessing proposals: relevance to ECCB attendees, educational experience of the lecturers, effectiveness of the proposed approach, as well as completeness, clarity and quality of the proposal.

Please note that tutorial attendees often consider the presenters’ reputation and standing when choosing particular sessions. It is consequently expected that the presenters listed on the submitted proposal will present their tutorials.

Please save proposals in PDF format and send to:



ECCB will help in the administrative aspects of assigning the rooms, announcements and edition of the detailed schedule to the conference programme. Each tutorial (not speaker) will be provided with a CHF 500 honorarium and up to two free tutorial registrations for speakers.

The workshop registration fee will be of CHF 125 to cover costs for the room, coffee breaks, lunch, a PC and projector. Organisers should provide slides and possible reference material in PDF format for inclusion on a CD that will be given to each tutorial participant. In addition, the conference will prepare photocopied handouts of up to 50 pages for each tutorial participant including copies of slides and tutorial outlines and/or explanations. Copies of relevant articles/book chapters published by the tutors cannot replace the text material of the handout. They may be distributed as Supplementary Information provided copyright permission from publishers was granted.

Tutorial organisers are expected to operate within the context of ECCB procedures, including finalising the programme and providing materials by the deadlines, working within the budget, etc. ECCB reserves the right to cancel a scheduled tutorial if registration a month before the conference is not at least 10 participants.



Note that organisers are responsible for ensuring that the material they submit for CDs and photocopying may be legally used, and that appropriate copyright permissions have been arranged. Lecturers will grant copyright to tutorial materials to the ECCB’12 for a period to extend from acceptance through December 2012, and they agree that their materials may be made available in any form by the conference to ECCB’12 participants.


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