ACM-BCB 2017 Call for Papers
1 February 2017

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ACM-BCB 2017 Call for Papers

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Boston, MA, August 21-24 2017


The 8th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. ACM-BCB 2017 is the conference's eighth year, building upon the success of the first seven meetings in Niagara Falls, Chicago, Orlando, Washington DC, Newport Beach, Atlanta and Seattle.

ACM-BCB 2017 will be held in Boston, MA August 21-24, 2017. The conference is the premier conference dedicated to interdisciplinary research linking computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and health informatics. The past few decades have seen tremendous growth in the scale and complexity of biological and medical data including recent mainstream recognition of big data challenges. This conference serves to showcase leading-edge research on new technologies and techniques around gathering, processing, analyzing, and modeling of data and information for a variety of scientific, clinical, and healthcare applications, from bench to bedside.

In addition, this year ACM-BCB 2017 will be co-located with the Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI).

ACM-BCB 2017 welcomes original submissions that have not been published or under review. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM-BCB conference proceedings and appear in the ACM Digital Library (note that ACM copyright permissions are directly compatible with NIH and similar open-access policies, see for more information). In addition, there is a separate Highlights track for authors who wish to present platform talks for papers that have already appeared in refereed journals; see the conference website for more information.  Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Systems Biology
Automated Diagnosis and Prediction
Biological Modeling
Application to Healthcare Processes
Inferring Phylogenies and Haplotypes
Text Mining and Classification
Sequence Analysis and Genome Assembly
Knowledge Representation Applications
Protein Structure and Dynamics
Applications to Microbes and Imaging Genetics
Protein and RNA Analysis
Advancing Algorithms and Methods
Genomic Variation and Disease
Cancer Genomics
Big Data in Bioinformatics
Clinical Databases and Information Systems

Submission Link: https://www.easychair. org/conferences/?conf=bcb17
(Please choose the most appropriate track for the submission)


Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 10 pages in ACM template on 8.5 x 11 inch paper ( publications/proceedings- templates). ACM-BCB's technical program committee will review all submissions on the basis of their originality, technical soundness, significance, presentation, and relevance to the conference attendees. All accepted papers of registered authors will be included in the proceedings published by ACM Digital Library (Note that ACM copyright permissions are directly compatible with NIH and similar open access policies, see html for more information.). Details for the conference can be found at the

The authors of selected papers will be invited to adapt their papers for being published in a special issue of IEEE/ACM Transaction on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB), or a special issue of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI).


Important Dates:

Paper submissions due    : April 10, 2017

Notifications sent to authors    : June 7, 2017

Camera-ready papers due    : June 21, 2017

General Chairs:

Nurit Haspel, University of Massachusetts Boston

Lenore J. Cowen, Tufts University

Program Chairs:

Amarda Shehu, George Mason University, USA

Tamer Kahveci, University of Florida, USA

Giuseppe Pozzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Program Committee (Track co-chairs):  

Systems Biology:

Wei Wang, UCLA

Yang Cao, Virginia Tech

Ferhat Ay, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Automated Diagnosis and Prediction:

    Xiaoqian Jiang, UCSD

    Eva Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology

Biological Modeling:

    Anna Ritz, Reed College

    Pietro Guzzi, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro

    Swarup Roy, North-Eastern Hill University, India

Application to Healthcare Processes:

    Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro

    Mattia Prosperi, University of Florida

    Fei Wang, Cornell University

Inferring Phylogenies and Haplotypes:

    Oliver Eulenstein, Iowa State University

    Mukul Bansal, University of Connecticut

    Kevin Liu, Michigan State University

Text Mining and Classification:

    Catherine Blake, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Chih-Lin Chi, University of Minnesota

    Rezarta Islamaj-Dogan, NIH-NLM

Sequence Analysis and Genome Assembly:

    Christina Boucher, University of Florida

    Stefano Lonardi, University of California, Riverside

      Ben Langmead, Johns Hopkins University

Knowledge Representation Applications:

    Beth Britt, University of Washington

    Carlo Combi, University of Verona

    John Holmes, University of Pennsylvania

Protein Structure and Dynamics:

    Juan Cortes, CNRS-LAAS, University of Toulouse

    Henry van den Bedem, Stanford University

    Jerome Waldispuhl, McGill University

Application to Microbes and Imaging Genetics:

    Lin Yang, University of Florida

    Kun Huang, Ohio State University

    Fuogo Fang, Florida International University

Protein and RNA Analysis:

    Ruben Abagyan, UCSD

    Alexander G. de Brevern, Univ Paris Diderot

Advancing Algorithms and Methods:

    Teresa Przytycka, National Institutes of Health

    Jaroslaw Zola, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    Kim Yoo-Ah, National Institutes of Health

Genomic Variation and Disease:

    Nicolo Fusi, Microsoft Research

    Sara Mostafavi, UBC

    Zhiping Weng, UMass Medical School

Cancer Genomics:

    Ernest Fraenkel, MIT

    Russell Schwartz, Carnegie Mellon University

    Ben Raphael, Brown University

Big Data in Bioinformatics:

    Mehmet Koyuturk, Case Western Reserve University

    Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State University

    Marco Masseroli, Politecnico di Milano

Clinical Databases and Information Systems:

    Armin Mikler, University of North Texas

    Amar J. Das, IBM

    Lucia Sacchi, Universita’ di Pavia


Highlights Track Chairs:

     Mona Singh, Princeton University

    Christopher Bailey-Kellogg, Dartmouth College

    Terry Gaasterland, UCSD


Workshop Chairs:

Lydia Tapia, University of New Mexico

Jianlin Cheng, University of Missouri

Bhaskar Dasgupta, University of Illinois at Chicago

Tutorial Chair:

Filip Jagodzinski, Western Washington University

Dario Ghersi, University of Nebraska

Giuseppe Tradigo, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy

Demo and Exhibit Chair:

Robert (Bob) Cottingham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Narayan Ganesan, Stevens Institute of Technology

Poster Chairs:

Dong Si, University of Washington Bothell

A. Ercument Cicek, Bilkent University

Noah Daniels, University of Rhode Island

Registration Chair:

Preetam Ghosh, Virginia Commonwealth University

Publicity Chairs

Rolf Backofen, University of Freiburg, Germany

Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy

A. Ercument Cicek, Bilkent University, Turkey

Student Travel Award Chair:

May D. Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Student Activity Chairs:

Shilpa Nadimpalli Kobren, Princeton University

Jisoo Park, Tufts University

Women in Bioinformatics (WiB) Chair:

May D. Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Proceedings Chairs:

Xinghua Mindy Shi, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Yang Shen, Texas A&M University

Benjamin Hescott, Tufts University

Web Admin:

Jonathan Kho, Georgia Institute of Technology

Steering Committee:

Aidong Zhang, State University of New York at Buffalo, Co-Chair

May D. Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Co-Chair

Srinivas Aluru, Georgia Institute of Technology

Tamer Kahveci, University of Florida

Christopher C. Yang, Drexel University