CfP: 9th Intl Biocuration Conference
4 August 2015

The International Biocuration Conference is a unique event for curators and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaborations, and foster a sense of community in this very active and growing area of research.
For the 9th International Biocuration Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, you are invited to submit your work for publication. This call for papers is done in collaboration with DATABASE: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation and the International Society for Biocuration. The DATABASE journal will publish an online Virtual Issue of the accepted papers, see below for a link to last years issue. This is a great occasion to enhance the recognition of your work and of our profession by the greater biological research communities.

This year manuscripts are invited for the following topic areas:
  • Functional Annotation
  • Phenotypes, genotypes, and variants
  • Clinical annotations, diseases, drugs
  • Big data to knowledge
  • Large scale and predictive annotation
  • Data standards and ontologies
  • Crowd/community curation
  • Data integration, data visualization
  • Curation standards and best practice; inference from evidence; data and annotation quality
  • Biocuration and the scholarly communication cycle; data publishing and curation, data sharing

Papers on topics outside the above will also be considered for publication.

The manuscript review process will be expedited and we will thus need to be firm on the submission deadline:
  • Submission deadline: October 30, 2015
  • First decisions: December 4, 2015
  • Deadline for revisions: January 22, 2015
  • Final decisions: February 26, 2016
  • Conference: April 10-14, 2016

Authors wishing to submit to DATABASE for the 2016 Biocuration Virtual issue should go to the DATABASE home page and click on the "submit now" after having read the "Instructions to Authors". Authors should CLEARLY state that they are submitting this manuscript for consideration for the Biocuration 2016 conference so that the DATABASE staff will ensure appropriate fast-track for inclusion in this meeting's proceedings. In addition, in the database submission form, they should also select "Biocuration Conference Paper" as a manuscript type. We look forward to your participation at Biocuration 2016 the 9th International Biocuration Conference.

Submitting a paper to DATABASE does not sign you up to give a talk or poster, you must register your interest separately. Information about abstract submission will be announced soon.

The proceedings of the past International Biocuration Conference, the Biocuration Virtual Issue, are online at

Kind regards,

Biocuration 2016 Organizing Committee