ACM-BCB 2013 Call for Workshop Proposals

The ACM BCB conference ( provides a premier forum for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research encompassing disciplines of computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, and biomedicine. The ACM-BCB-2013 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics.

Workshops that focus on a challenge problem, e.g., flexible docking, computational drug design, or emerging topics e.g., computational immunology and vaccinology, analysis of protein-RNA interactions, multi-scale modeling, are especially welcome. Please note that the conference does not have funding for invitation of workshop speakers. All workshop attendees are expected to register for the conference. Student participants in the workshops can apply for a limited number of student travel fellowships from the conference on a competitive basis.

The workshops organizers must be prepared to create a workshop web page to be linked to the main conference web page, announce the workshop and call for papers, gather submissions, conduct the review process and decide the final workshop program. The workshop proceedings will be part of ACM BCB 2013 proceedings. The logistics of the workshops will be coordinated with help from the ACM BCB-2013 organizers.

Workshop Proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and must include the following:
    • Description of the workshop abstract, objectives, goals, relevance, and expected outcome
    • Description of workshop topic and the associated research issues
    • Description of the target audience
    • One or more potential invited speakers
    • Past workshops and other related recent workshops
    • Preferred duration of the workshop (full day or half day)
    • Contact information (address, email, and phone) for all organizers
    • A designated contact person

The organizers may include 2 additional pages to provide the following additional information:
    • A list of potential authors
    • A list of potential attendees

Proposals should be submitted by email (with subject "ACM-BCB 2013 Workshop Proposal") to Umit V.Catalyurek (

Key dates for the ACM-BCB Workshops:
Submission deadline: March 1, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2013