Submissions/Guidelines

A call for abstracts is now open for the 4th AYRCOB. We are soliciting original research work for discussion in areas of, but not limited to the following:

  • Bioinformatics / Biomedical Informatics / Clinical Informatics
  • Biological Databases
  • Comparative Genomics / Microgenomics / Metagenomics
  • Computational Algorithms / Theoretical Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Gene Annotation / Gene Prediction
  • Gene Ontology / Gene Function
  • High-throughput technology / Next Generation Sequencing Methods
  • Integrative Biology
  • Proteomics
  • Sequence Analysis / Sequence Alignment / Genome Scale Patterns
  • Structure Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology / Network Biology
  • Text Mining
  • Transcriptomic Analysis
  • Variome

All abstracts will be peer reviewed for acceptance and shortlisted work will be published in a conference proceedings. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited for oral or poster presentation at the conference.

For submission guidelines and deadlines, please refer below.

For submission guidelines and deadlines in PDF format, click here .

Submissions of Abstracts

Submissions are Closed.

Please take note of the key dates and instructions. If you have read and understood the guidelines, and would like to submit an abstract in PDF format only, please click HERE.

Submission Key Dates

Call for Abstract Opens: Wednesday, 25th August 2010

Abstract Submission Dateline: Extended till Wednesday, 27th October 2010

Abstract Acceptance Notification: Friday, 5th November 2010

Accepted Abstract (Final Revision) Submission: Wednesday, 10th November 2010

Submissions will close at 11:59pm at the time zone of your country.

Notification of acceptance will be provided by e-mail earliest on Wednesday, 20th October 2010. Final, corrected versions of accepted abstracts, which must conform to the formatting guidelines available when the abstract is accepted, are due no later than Wednesday, 10th November 2010. Details of the submission process and format of accepted abstracts will be provided at the time of abstract acceptance.

Participants wishing to make an oral or poster presentation must submit an abstract by Monday, 25th October 2010.

Submission Guidelines

Presentations are sought in all areas related to computational-, omics-, and systems biology, and novel research results will be given precedence. “Travel support” in the following description will include flight ticket, local transportations, hotel accomdation, dinner and dance, lunch packs, and hotel reservations by the conference committee.

Travel Support (Global COE program)

Participants wishing to make an oral or poster presentation must submit an abstract via the submission page (http://ayrcob.org/submissions) by Monday, 25th October 2010.

Those that require travel support must indicate so during the submission of abstracts and registration process, accompanied with the reason for travel support, submission of Curriculum Vitae and a recommendation letter. Please take note that the Travel Support is applicable for Oral Presentation ONLY.

As an example, a Curriculum Vitae may include:

  • English Full Name (Last Name, First name)
  • Full Name in Native Language (Last Name, First name)
  • Affiliation
  • E-mail Address
  • Education Profile
  • Publication List
  • Conference Presentation List
  • Honors and Awards
  • Other information that indicates that you are a person to be supported

Please provide both your CV (A4, 1-4 pages), and the recommendation letter (A4, 1 page) as English, PDF-formatted files and send them to submit@ayrcob.org. The subject of your email should indicate ‘Application for Travel Support_FULL NAME’. To faciliate the review process, you may also zip both your CV and recommendation letter PDF-formated files together and upload the zipped file through the attachments upload during your abstract submission on Easy Chair. (Note: The attachments upload is just below the abstract upload on Easy Chair).

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed, and accepted abstracts that qualify for travel support will be allocated to the track “Oral Presentation with Travel Support”, or “Oral and Poster presentation with Travel support” (if the author submits abstracts for both Oral and Poster presentation). If the accepted submission does not meet the requirements for a travel support, the submission will be allocated to the track “Poster presentation without Travel Support”, provided that the authors indicated so during the submission of abstracts and registration process.

If authors of abstracts selected for oral presentation (with or without travel support) wish to be considered for poster presentation instead, their request will be considered provided that there are still slots available for the poster track. In case there is no slot available, the authors can choose to retract the submission

*NEW* APBionet Travel Fellowship

In addition to the travel grant sponsored by the Global COE program of the University of Tokyo, in order to increase participation of the 4th AYRCOB and CBAS-Symbio 2010, we welcome applications for the APBionet travel fellowship to support participants who are attending either of the 2 conferences.

Terms and conditions

These travel fellowship will be in the form of reimbursement of up to USD500 for each participant. Participants may only apply for ONE travel sponsorship: either the APBionet travel fellowship or the travel grant sponsored by the Global COE program of the University of Tokyo.

Application Process for APBionet Travel Fellowship

Please note that application for the APBionet travel fellowship is different from the application for the Global COE program travel grant. Applications for APBionet travel fellowship are to be e-mailed to submit@ayrcob.org.

A complete application should consist of: the abstract submission on the 4th AYRCOB Easy Chair submission system, followed by an email with 3 attachments: abstract, a detailed CV, and a detailed description of the scholarly rationale to be considered for the travel fellowship, to submit@ayrcob.org.

The subject of the email should indicate ‘Application for APBionet Travel Fellowship_FULL NAME’.

To prepare an abstract, please follow the style format template (Click for format template in MS Word .doc file). Abstract must be 1 page of A4 size and prepared in English according to the format provided in the template. The name of the presenter should be indicated by an underline in the author list.

As an example, a Curriculum Vitae may include:

•English Full Name (Last Name, First name)
•Full Name in Native Language (Last Name, First name)
•Affiliation
•E-mail Address
•Education Profile
•Publication List
•Conference Presentation List
•Honors and Awards
•Other information that indicates that you are a person to be supported

Please provide your abstract, CV (A4, 1-4 pages), and the detailed description of the scholarly rationale to be considered for the travel fellowship(A4, 1 page) as English, PDF-formatted files.

Abstract Format

To prepare an abstract, please follow the style format template (Click for format template in MS Word .doc file). Abstract must be 1 page of A4 size and prepared in English according to the format provided in the template. The name of the presenter should be indicated by an underline in the author list. Please submit a PDF version of the abstract.

While abstracts submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work, we also encourage partially published work with new findings, as well as work-in-progress but interesting research work.

Authors are strongly encouraged to conform to the guidelines so as to expedite the review of their papers.

Oral Presentation

Authors of accepted abstracts will be given a 20-minute time slot (5 minutes for questions) in the symposium schedule to present their findings.

Poster Presentation

Posters should describe original, interesting, and solid scientific content that is relevant to bioinformatics, computational biology and omics biology.

Poster abstracts should be submitted by 25th October, 2010. They will be reviewed to ensure that the content is appropriate. We will attempt to accept as many posters as possible, subject to space restrictions.

Posters are intended to convey scientific results and are not advertisements for commercial products.

Accepted posters should be presented in A1 paper medium on the day of presentation. Authors of accepted posters will be given sufficient time to put up and present their posters in the symposium schedule. The conference will provide material for hanging posters.

Awards

From each of oral presenters and poster presenters, best presentation award will be given to outstanding presentations.

Questions

If you need to change the format or have any other questions regarding this matter, please send email to submit@ayrcob.org.

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