Here is the information about preparing and submitting the final camera-ready version to be included in the proceedings. Please read the instructions carefully and prepare accordingly.

1. Paper Preparation

Template: You are required to use the ACM Word or LaTeX style templates to prepare your paper.

Main conference, workshop full paper and health informatics symposium authors: The templates can be downloaded from here: Word Template Latex Template

Poster authors: Please use the following templates that do not have copyright statements: Word Template Latex Template

PDF Page Limit: The camera-ready paper must be in PDF.

The page limit is:
Main conference (both long and short talks): 10 pages
Workshop: 8 pages
Poster: 2 pages
Health Informatics Symposium: 10 pages
Page limit is strict and includes all text, figures, references, and appendices.

Poster authors: The poster paper can be less than 2 pages. You can choose to leave the main body empty, but title, author list, abstract, categories and terms are required, and you must use ACM template.

Fonts: ALL fonts must be embedded within the PDF file. A document on how to embed your fonts can be found at: Please download the ACM Digital Library optimal distiller setting file from If you are using Latex, instructions can be found from You can check if all the fonts are embedded by following this procedure:
1) Open file in Adobe Acrobat or Reader
2) Click on the "File" menu option
3) Click on "Document Properties"
4) Click on the "Fonts" tab
5) Each font listed must have "(Embedded) or "(Embedded Subset)" next to the font name

Categories and Terms: You should apply ACM Computing Classification categories and subject descriptors as well as general terms. The templates provide space for this indexing and point authors to the Computing Classification Scheme at: Please look at it closely to find appropriate categories.

Paper Size: The paper size must be US letter--8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm). You can check if the paper size is correct by following this procedure:
1) Open file in Adobe Acrobat or Reader
2) Click on the "File" menu option
3) Click on "Document Properties"
4) Check if the paper size is 8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

Poster Size: Each poster should be no larger than 4'0'' by 4'0''.

2. Copyright

All accepted papers (including main conference, workshops, and health informatics symposium) must have a submitted/approved copyright form in order to be published in the conference proceedings. Poster papers must have a submitted permission form to be included in our proceedings.

The first author of the accepted papers will receive the copyright/permission form and instructions from ACM. Please note that before you submit your form, make sure that the title, the author names and order on the form EXACTLY match those on your camera-ready paper. The form is generated based on your submission made earlier, if you later change the title, the order of authors, the names of authors, or add/drop authors, please EDIT the paper information before sign and submit your form. On the form ACM sends you, there is a edit form link by which you can edit any meta information of your paper. Please note that such changes must be made before you click the submit button. Your copyright/permission form is due by August 2 2013.

3. Submission

Main conference authors: Please upload your camera-ready paper to EasyChair no later than August 1 2013.

Poster and Health Informatics Symposium authors: Please upload your camera-ready paper to EasyChair no later than August 9 2013.

Please do not create a new submission. Instead, simply upload your camera-ready version to your existing submission and this will overwrite your previous version. When you submit, please make sure all the meta-information (paper title and author names) in the EasyChair system is written correctly and EXACTLY matches your camera-ready paper and copyright/permission form. This information will be used to generate table of contents and the author index.

Workshop authors: Please email your camera-ready paper to the proceedings chair Jing Gao ( Please use “BCB Workshop 2013 Camera-ready” as the email title, and specify the workshop your paper belongs to and the title of your paper in the body of the email. The deadline to submit your paper is August 9 2013.

4. Registration

For your paper to be published in the proceedings, a full registration fee (not a student rate) has to be paid for each paper by August 2 2013, and we encourage you register early. Note that the early registration deadline is July 30 2013. Please register through this link: