Paper submission

Paper submission

Papers have to be submitted via easychair – Easychair

CMSB 2017 solicits original research articles, posters, tutorials, and tool papers, on the analysis of biological systems, networks, data, and corresponding application domains. The conference brings together computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists interested in a system-level understanding of biological processes.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- formalisms for modelling biological processes

- models and their biological applications

- frameworks for model verification, validation, analysis and simulation of biological systems

- high-performance Computational Systems Biology and parallel implementations

- model inference from experimental data

- model integration from biological databases

- multi-scale modelling and analysis methods

- methods for synthetic biology and biomolecular computing

In particular, the conference is open to theoretical works with potential applications to modelling and systems biology, as well as applications of existing framework to new models or that may provide new insights to existing models).

Important Dates

New: We invite late contributions in terms of posters matching the scope of CMSB. Contributions may contain results about ongoing research as well as work published or submitted at different publication outlets. We ask for a half-page abstract to be submitted via Easychair The abstract will be reviewed by the PC-chairs and acceptance notification will be sent within one week from the deadline:

  • Late poster abstract submission deadline: August 18, 2017

  • Old abstract presubmission deadline: April 07, 2017
  • New abstract presubmission deadline: April 21, 2017

  • Old paper submission deadline: April 14, 2017
  • New paper submission deadline: April 28, 2017

  • Paper notification: June 15, 2017
  • Paper Camera-ready: June 30, 2017

  • Poster submission: June 1, 2017
  • Poster notification: June 10, 2017

  • Tutorial submission: March 01, 2017
  • Tutorial notification: May 01, 2017

  • Old presentation submission deadline: April 14, 2017
  • New presentation submission deadline: April 28, 2017
  • Presentation notification: June 15, 2017
  • Presentation camera-ready (one-page abstract): June 30, 2017

Contributions should be submitted to one of the following categories:

A) Regular papers

B) Tool papers

C) Posters

D) Tutorials

E) Presentation only

A) CALL FOR REGULAR PAPERS:

Regular papers should describe original work that has not been previously published and is not under review for publication elsewhere. Papers must be written in English and must conform the LNCS style. They have to be submitted electronically as PDF files via EasyChair. The limit for submissions is 15 pages excluding bibliography and well-marked appendices. Each submission will be refereed rigorously by at least three reviewers. The reviewers are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers must be intelligible without them.

Replicability and reproducibility:

A paper may come with benchmarks, software, models, and so on. In order to encourage the development of reproducible results, the authors of accepted papers will be suggested to submit supplementary materials, so that the committee can evaluate the reproducibility of their work.

B) CALL FOR TOOL PAPERS:

Tool papers should present new tools, new tool components or novel extensions to existing tools supporting the modelling and analysis of biological systems. Each submission should be original and not published previously in a tool paper form. Papers must be written in English and must conform the LNCS style. They have to be submitted electronically as PDF files via EasyChair. The limit for submissions is 6 pages. Appendices will not be counted in the page limit. Papers must include information on methods, tool availability, maturity, selected experimental results. Authors should make their tools and benchmarks available at the time of submission for evaluation by the committee. Each submission must be accompanied by a supplementary PDF file illustrating the usage of the tool (e.g. screenshots, step-by-step guide, short tutorial) and, if applicable, how the tool demo will be conducted during the conference presentation. Presenters of accepted tool papers will be encouraged to include a showcase/running demo of the tool in their talk.

Important Dates

  • Paper Abstract presubmission: April 07, 2017
  • Paper submission: April 14, 2017
  • Paper notification: June 15, 2017
  • Paper Camera-ready: June 30, 2017

C) CALL FOR POSTERS:

CMSB 2017 solicits original poster abstracts on the computational modeling and analysis of biological systems, pathways, networks, data, and corresponding application domains.

We especially encourage poster submission from experimental biologists!

Poster abstracts must conform the LNCS style. They have to be submitted electronically as PDF files via EasyChair. The limit for submissions is 2 pages.

Important Dates

  • Poster submission: June 1, 2017
  • Poster notification: June 10, 2017

D) CALL FOR TUTORIALS:

CMSB 2017 will host a number of tutorials. Tutorials provide intensive courses on topics ranging from thoughts on the past, current, or future development of computational methods in systems biology to presentations and/or demonstrations of new tools and technologies. A slot in the tutorial track will normally be either 1 hour or 1 hour and a half.

A short abstract (less than 2 pages) conforming the LNCS style shall be sent directly to the PC chairs

Important Dates

  • Tutorial submission: March 01, 2017
  • Tutorial notification: May 01, 2017

E) CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:

Not all potential speakers are interested in publications in a proceedings. CMSB will host some oral presentations without full paper submission. We welcome submissions of work that was already published in a journal or that is currently under review or will soon be submitted. The submission should contain (i) a one-page abstract (11 point type, single spaced) summarizing the primary results and their relevance and (ii) the actual manuscript that was published or is soon to be published. The program committee will use the manuscript only to assess the merit for an oral presentation at CMSB. Both documents have to be submitted as a single PDF file via EasyChair. Only the one-page abstract will appear in the proceedings at the conference. Submissions unaccompanied by adequate documentation will not be eligible for oral presentation.

Important dates

  • Presentation submission: April 14, 2017
  • Presentation notification: June 15, 2017
  • Presentation Camera-ready (one-page abstract): June 30, 2017

Proceedings

The proceedings of CMSB 2017 will be published as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics series (LNCS/LNBI).

After the conference, a selection of papers will be invited to be extended an submitted to a special issue of the journal IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.