ECCB'12 - Call for Papers


*** This call is closed ***

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ECCB'12 will bring together Bioinformaticians and Computational Biologists working in a broad range of disciplines, including bioinformatics, computational biology, biology, medicine, and systems biology. Papers that demonstrate both the development of new computational techniques and their application to molecular or systems biology, with significant outcomes to biomedical, agricultural, and environmental questions are especially encouraged. We are soliciting research papers in any aspect of computational biology, including (but not limited to) the following areas:


Area Area chairs
Applied and Translational Bioinformatics Julio Saez-Rodriguez;
Ioannis Xenarios
Bioimaging, Spatial-temporal Modeling and Data Visualization Sean O'Donoghue;
Dagmar Iber
Bioinformatics of Health and Disease, Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine Yves Moreau;
Niko Beerenwinkel;
Databases, Ontologies, and Text Mining Alfonso Valencia;
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhman
Evolution, Phylogeny, and Comparative Genomics Nicolas Galtier;
Marc Robinson-Rechavi
Macromolecular Structure, Dynamics and Function. Anna Tramontano;
Torsten Schwede
Mutations, Variations, and Population Genomics Richard Durbin;
Sven Bergmann
Protein Interactions, Molecular Networks, and Proteomics Rob Russel;
Christian von Mering
Regulation, Pathways, and Systems Biology Thomas Höfer;
Fabian Theis
Sequencing and Sequence Analysis Martin Vingron;
Gaston Gonnet
Technology and Software (TechTrack) Gert Vriend;
Jacques Rougemont



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Accepted papers will be published in a special, open-access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics (Oxford University Press). They will be citable as regular articles and indexed in Medline and ISI.


Presenters of accepted papers will be given a 20-minute time slot in the conference schedule to provide a summary and update to their work.

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the paper is submitted to ECCB'12, and for the entire review period, the paper should not be under review by any other conference or scientific journal. 

We will accept long papers, corresponding to “Original papers” in the categories of the journal Bioinformatics (5-7 pages long). Authors should use of the templates available for download farther down this page in order to facilitate processing of accepted papers. Using the templates will also enable you to accurately estimate the number of pages of your paper. The initial submission format is PDF.


Paper submission deadline: 30 March 2012 (midnight GMT).

Extended deadline for manuscript updates and late submissions: 8 April 2012 (midnight GMT).

Notification of paper acceptance: May 15, 2012.

Submission of final version of accepted papers deadline - June 5, 2012


Submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. The final, corrected version of accepted papers must conform to the formatting guidelines. Details of the submission process and the format of accepted papers will be provided at the time of paper acceptance. Papers not accepted may be resubmitted as posters by June 20, 2012.


For your initial submission, please prepare your manuscript as a single file and then prepare a PDF version of the manuscript file, including all figures and tables, for online submission. Supplementary materials can be appended at the end of the PDF. Use of the appropriate templates for the journal Bioinformatics is strongly encouraged:


   [Download Word Template]    [Download LaTex template]  

Questions about paper submission should be addressed to


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Please refer to the instructions to authors of Bioinformatics original papers for preparing your manuscript. Specifically:



Submissions not conforming with the "Instructions to authors" will be returned without review.