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[PVS] ACM-BCB 2013: Call for Tutorial Proposals

ACM-BCB 2013: Call for Tutorial Proposals

ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical
Informatics (BCB) 2013 (http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/ACM-BCB2013): Call
for tutorials proposals

September 22-25, 2013
Washington D.C., USA

The ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and
Biomedical Informatics (ACM BCB) 2013 invites tutorials that address the
interests of its varied audience of individuals interested in
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics (BCB)
including graduate students, researchers and educators from academia,
and researchers and practitioners from industry and government.

We especially welcome proposals for tutorials that:
・Introduce a specific BCB topic, designed to make the topic (and the
conference) more accessible to participants who are new to that topic.
・Provide a hands-on introduction to one or more databases, software
tools, or other resources of broad interest to the conference participants.
・Provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the art in a
specific BCB topic aimed at researchers and practitioners who are
knowledgeable, but not necessarily experts in the topic.
・Present techniques from research fields e.g., machine
learning,statistics, parallel computing, that are relevant to BCB research.
・Introduce new research problems, new application areas, or new or
emerging technologies of relevance to BCB.

The tutorials will be held on September 22, 2013. We envision most
tutorials to be 2 hours or 4 hours long although longer durations (in
multiples of 2 hour slots) may be considered. Ideally, each tutorial
must have more than one presenter and no more than three, preferably
from different institutions, bringing different perspectives.

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages, using an 11 point font for
the text, and should include:
・Tutorial title
・Names and affiliations of presenters
・Tutorial abstract (200 words maximum, suitable for inclusion on the
conference website)
・Tutorial description, including the objectives of the tutorial, its
relevance to ACM-BCB 2013, description of the intended audience and
background assumed of the audience, sufficient detail regarding the
scope of material to be covered and the depth at which it will be covered.
・Desired tutorial length (if there is flexibility regarding length,
please specify the topics to be included for each length).
・Information about other venues in which tutorials on the same topic
have been presented or planned to be presented, along with pointers to
the relevant slides or other tutorial materials and a brief explanation
of how the proposed tutorial differs from the other offerings.
・Brief professional biographies of presenters including their scientific
and professional qualifications and experience (relevant research,
teaching or tutorial presentation) and contact information.

Each proposal will be reviewed by the members of the ACM-BCB tutorial
program committee, and ranked based on the significance of the proposed
tutorial topic, overall quality of the proposal, the qualifications and
experience of the presenters, and the tutorial's fit to the conference,
and the number of tutorial slots and the space available.

Please email tutorial proposals to Tutorial Chairs:
Vasant Honavar, v.honavar@xxxxxxxxx
Clare Bates Congdon, congdon@xxxxxxxxx

To ensure full consideration, tutorial proposals must be received no
later than March 30, 2013.

Organizing Committee
General Chairs
Sridhar Hannenhalli, University of Maryland
Cathy Wu, University of Delaware and Georgetown University

Program Co-chairs
Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State University
Donna Slonim, Tufts University

Workshop Chair
Umit Catalyurek, Ohio State University

Publicity Chair
Jianlin Cheng, University of Missouri, Columbia

Local Arrangement Chairs
Amarda Shehu, George Mason Unviersity
Liliana Floria, Johns Hopkins University

Tutorial Chair
Clare Bates Congdon, University of Southern Maine
Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University

Steering Committee
Aidong Zhang, State University of New York at Buffalo, Chair
Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, Conference Director

Registration Chair
Preetam Ghosh, Virginia Commonwealth University

Proceedings Chair
Jing Gao, State University of New York at Buffalo

Industry Chair
Anastasia Christianson, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical

Panel Chair
Iosif Vaisman, George Mason University

Exhibit / System Demo Chair
Nathan Edwards, Georgetown University

Best regards,

Jianlin Jack Cheng, PhD
ACM-BCB Publicity Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Informatics Institute
University of Missouri, Columbia
Email: chengji@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone: 573-882-7306
Fax: 573-882-8318
Office: 109 Engineering Building West