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InCoB10 Flyer
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Keynotes
Clyde A. Hutchison III,
J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego
Clyde A. Hutchison III
Hiroaki Kitano,
The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo
Hiroaki Kitano
Yoshiyuki Nagai,
RIKEN Center of Research Network for Infectious Diseases, Tokyo

Yoshiyuki Nagai
Luncheon Session
Anne S. De Groot,
EpiVax, Inc., Providence
Anne S. De Groot
Invited Talks
Nikolai Petrovsky,
Flinders Medical Centre & Flinders University, Adelaide

Nikolai Petrovsky
Dennis P. Wall,
Computational Biology Initiative Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Dennis P. Wall
Chun-Hsi Huang
University of Connecticut, Computer Science & Engineering, Storrs
Chun-Hsi Huang
Nebojsa Jojic
Microsoft Research, Redmond
Nebojsa Jojic


Organizational & Publicity Support
APB

CBI

IIMMS

JSBi

HGC

ISCB


Platinum Sponsors

PDBj

CBRC - Computational Biology Resarch Center
Luncheon Session Sponsor

EpiVax, Inc.


Gold Sponsor

GenoCon International Rational Genome Design Contest


Silver Sponsors

MITSUI KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRY

Mitsubishi Space Software


Material Sponsor

Kyutech


Logo Sponsors

HITACHI;

IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system®


Exhibitors

Oxford University Press;

NABE International


Publishing Support

BMC Genomics BMC Bioinformatics
Immunome Research

IPSJ Transactions on Bioinformatics

Bioinformation

Paper and Abstract Submission

  1. Invitation
  2. Submission Deadlines and Notification Dates
  3. General Submission Information
  4. Full Paper Submission Information
             4.1 Covering Letter for Full Paper Submissions

             4.2. Journal Choices

                     4.2.1. BMC Genomics

                     
4.2.2 BMC Bioinformatics

                     4.2.3. Immunome Research

                     4.2.4. IPSJ Transactions in Bioinformatics

             4.3 Minimum Information About a Bioinformatics Investigation (MIABI)
  1. Poster and Demonstration Abstracts
  2. Accepted Posters
  3. Late-breaking Abstracts
  4. Tutorial Videos
  5. Invited Articles for Immunomics Reviews
  6. APBioNet Travel Fellowship Application


For submission guidelines and deadlines in PDF format click here.


1. Invitation

We invite you to submit:

full papers
original research, not submitted for publication elsewhere, for oral presentation and publication in BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, Immunome Research, ISPJ Transaction on Bioinformatics.
abstracts
for (A) Poster Sessions and (B) Technology, Tool, Methodology, Resource, Database, Software Demonstrations or Posters.
late-breaking abstracts
for short oral presentations
tutorial videos
for virtual e-learning sessions

Submission to InCoB2010 may cover any aspect of bioinformatics, computational biology, chem-bioinformatics, including bioinformatic-related cloud computing, biological databases, cellular and organ modelling, disease modelling, emerging technologies, environmental genomics (white bio), fragment-based drug design, genome analysis, immunomics, interactome analysis, metabolome analysis metagenomics, molecular docking, molecular robotics and biocomputing, ncRNA/miRNA analysis, ontologies, pathway modelling and analysis, personalized medicine/health care genomcics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics, proteome analysis, sequence analysis, SNPs and genomewide associations, structural bioinformatics, synthetic biology exluding minimal genomes, synthetic genomes and organisms, textmining in biology, transcriptome analysis, and translational bioinformatics conveying a scientific result.

2. Submission Deadlines and Notification Dates

Deadlines Description
February 15 1st call for papers, poster abstracts, abstracts for software/tool/resource/database/technology demo, and tutorial videos

Submissions open at EasyChair
March 1 2nd call for papers, poster abstracts, abstracts for software/tool/resource/databse/technology demo, and tutorial videos
April 15 May 14 17, 12 a.m. (noon) JST Full paper submission is CLOSED
April 20 Early-bird registration begins
June 7, 12 PM (midnight JST) Poster abstract and software/tool/resource/database/technology demonstration abstract submission is CLOSED
May 31June 16-26 Paper acceptance
June 30 Poster and demonstration acceptance
July 1 Travel fellowship application
and tutorial video submission deadline is CLOSED
July 10 Announcement of travel fellowship award
July 15 Invitation letters for visa applicants
July 20 Late-breaking abstract submission is CLOSED
July 30 Tutorial video acceptance
August 1 Late-breaking abstract submission is CLOSED
August 10 Late-breaking abstract acceptance
September 26-28 InCoB2010
Annual General Meeting (AGM) of APBioNet (tentatively Sep. 27 during lunch break)
September 28 CBI Sessions and 3rdBCII


3. General Submission Information

ALL submissions to InCoB 2010 must be filed through EasyChair conference system as single ZIP-compressed file. Authors without an existing EasyChair account are required to create an EasyChair account prior to submission.


EasyChair submission page is CLOSED for new submission. Re-submissions are allowed
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=incob2010

Programme committee member login
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=incob2010

Submitting authors acknowledge that at least one author of an accepted full paper, abstract, or late-breaking abstract must register for InCoB2010 and duly transmit the registration fee. A single registration can cover only one oral presentation and one abstract presentation (poster, demo or late-breaking submission) of the registrant. Alternatively, one registration can cover two abstracts (two posters or two demos or one poster and one demo) of the registrant.

Submitters of accepted Tutorial Videos who are not attending the conference must register, but are exempt from registration fee payment. In case the submitters plan to attend InCoB2010, registration is required.

4. Full Paper Submission Information

4.1 Covering letter for full paper submissions

All submitting authors are required to submit together with the manuscript a covering letter indicating the selected journal, to the EasyChair website.

The corresponding author should provide full details of mailing address, telephone and fax contact numbers and a reliable e-mail address. The corresponding author must certify that the work submitted is original and has not been submitted elsewhere for publication. Furthermore, the corresponding author must agree to pay in full, the stipulated article processing charges as well as upload the final version of the manuscript by 20 JuneJuly 16th, 2010.

In addition, the letter should address the following five questions:

  1. What scientific /methodology problem has been addressed?
  2. Which published work of the past 12 months is related to the scientific /methodology problem addressed in the submitted paper.
  3. Which reported findings are crucial to solve the problem?
  4. Are these findings novel?
  5. What impact has the reported finding in the subject area as well as among wider community of biological and biomedical researchers?

Manuscripts that do not correspond with the prescribed format of the selected journal will not be reviewed. In case of a reject decision after review the authors may be offered the opportunity to transfer the manuscript to another journal for an independent re-review. For example a borderline 'reject' manuscript that was submitted to BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics or Immunome Research might be recommended for re-submission and re-review to IPSJ Transaction on Bioinformatics or Bioinformation. The covering letter should be uploaded as a PDF, Word or Text file to EasyChair using the File text box in the Upload paper section.

4.2. Journal Choices

Authors have the following submission choices:

4.2.1. BMC Genomics (http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcgenomics/)

All aspects of genome-scale analysis, functional genomics, and proteomics are considered.

Instructions for BMC Genomics authors
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcgenomics/ifora/
Research article
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcgenomics/ifora/#defaulttype
Database
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcgenomics/ifora/?txt_jou_id=1008&txt_mst_id=1008
Methodology article http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcgenomics/ifora/?txt_jou_id=1008&txt_mst_id=1002
Software
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcgenomics/ifora/?txt_jou_id=1008&txt_mst_id=1009

Please read the descriptions of each of the article types, choose which is appropriate for your article and structure it accordingly. If in doubt, your manuscript should be formatted as a Research article.

Please create a single PDF file for review using the BMC Genomics Microsoft manuscript template (http://www.biomedcentral.com/download/templates/BMC153n.dot Mac and Windows compatible; Microsoft Word 98/2000), containing the complete manuscript including references, tables and figure legends and all figures (one per page). A zip file containing this PDF and additional files, if any should be uploaded to EasyChair, using the Attachment upload utility in the Upload paper section.

Accepted papers will be collectively published in a supplementary (InCoB conference) issue. Article-processing charges (APC) might be discounted, depending on negotiations with BioMed Central. The InCoB organizers will collect APC and transfer them in bulk to BioMed Central. For details and waivers see Frequently asked questions about BioMed Central's article-processing charges (http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/about/apcfaq).

A few manuscripts that are not accepted in the BMC supplement may be offered publication in Bioinformation, after suitable reformatting. If authors accept this offer, a manuscript following the Bioinformation Author Guidelines (http://www.bioinformation.net/journal/instructions.htm) should be submitted to EasyChair, using the Attachment text box under the Upload paper section. In this case, authors are also required to pay an APC of USD 200 directly to Bioinformation. Do not submit directly manuscripts meant to be for InCoB2010 Call for Papers to Bioinformation.

4.2.2 BMC Bioinformatics

BMC Bioinformatics (http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatics) considers all aspects of the development, testing and novel application of computational and statistical methods for the modeling and analysis of all kinds of biological data, as well as other areas of computational biology.

Instructions for BMC Bioinformatics authors
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatics/ifora/
Research article
http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/authors/instructions/?txt_jou_id=1002&print=yes#defaulttype
Database
http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/authors/instructions/?txt_jou_id=1002&txt_mst_id=1008
Methodology article
http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/authors/instructions/?txt_jou_id=1002&txt_mst_id=1002
Software
http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/authors/instructions/?txt_jou_id=1002&txt_mst_id=1009

Please read the descriptions of each of the article types, choose which is appropriate for your article and structure it accordingly. If in doubt, your manuscript should be formatted as a Research article. Create a single PDF file for review using the BMC Bioinformatics manuscript template (http://www.biomedcentral.com/download/templates/BMC153n.dot Mac and Windows compatible; Microsoft Word 98/2000), containing the complete manuscript including references, tables and figure legends and all figures (one per page). A zip file containing this PDF and additional files, if any should be uploaded to EasyChair, using the Attachment text box in the Upload paper section.

Accepted papers will be collectively published in a supplementary (InCoB conference) issue. Article-processing charges (APC) might be discounted, depending on negotiations with BioMed Central. The InCoB organizers will collect APC and transfer them in bulk to BioMed Central. For details and waivers see Frequently asked questions about BioMed Central's article-processing charges (http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/about/apcfaq).

A few manuscripts that are not accepted in the BMC supplement may be offered publication in Bioinformation (http://www.bioinformation.net/), after suitable reformatting. If authors accept this offer, a manuscript following the Bioinformation Author Guidelines (http://www.bioinformation.net/journal/instructions.htm) should be submitted to EasyChair, using the Attachment text box under the Upload paper section. In this case, authors are also required to pay an APC of USD 200 directly to Bioinformation. Do not submit directly manuscripts meant to be for InCoB2010 Call for Papers to Bioinformation.

4.2.3. Immunome Research

Immunome Research (http://www.immunome-research.com/) is integrating cutting edge basic and clinical immunology research, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and mathematical modelling with traditional laboratory research. The journal provides coverage of topics within the field of immunomics, including immunoinformatics, applications of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, personalised medicine and diagnostics relevant to the immune system and its diseases.

The journal considers the following types of articles:
  • Research: reports of data from original research.
  • Database articles: describe a new database or a substantial improvement of an existing database.
  • Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method.
  • Short reports: brief reports of data from original research.
  • Software articles: describe the source code for software applications, tools or algorithm implementations. Typically, an archive of the source code of the current version of the software should be included with the submitted manuscript as a supplementary file.

Instructions for Immunome Research authors (http://www.immunome-research.com/info/instructions/): Please create a single zip file for review containing the complete manuscript including references, tables and figure legends and all figures (one per page) using the Immunome Research manuscript template (http://biomedcentral.com/download/templates/BMC153d.dot Mac and Windows compatible; Microsoft Word 98/2000). A zip file containing this PDF and additional files, if any should be uploaded to EasyChair, using the Attachment text box in the Upload paper section.

Upon acceptance papers will be published in the regular issue. Authors are required to settle APC directly with Immunome Research. The journal charges a flat fee of 995 GBP (approx. 145,000 JPY) for each accepted manuscript. There is a surcharge of 50 GBP (approx. 7,300 JPY) for any payments for individual articles that are not made by credit card. For APC details and waivers follow the URL http://www.immunome-research.com/info/apcfaq/>

4.2.4. IPSJ Transactions on Bioinformatics (TBio)

IPSJ Transactions on Bioinformatics (http://www.ipsj.or.jp/katsudou/sig/sighp/bio/IPSJTBIO_e.html) is a journal of the Information Processing Society of Japan (http://www.ipsj.or.jp/english/). The journal accepts articles in the areas of sequence analysis, phylogenetic analysis, protein structure prediction, proteomics data analysis, RNA structure prediction, gene expression data analysis, gene network inference, metabolic network inference, genetic polymorphism analysis, cell simulation cell, neuroinformatics and systems biology.

For TBio format instructions visit How to typeset papers in LATEX (Version 7.1) http://www.ipsj.or.jp/english/editt/latex.html) and download the appropriate LATEX package. A manuscript following these instructions must be submitted to EasyChair for review, using the Attachment text box under the Upload paper section.

Article-processing charge (APC): JPY 12,180 per page (see also http://www.ipsj.or.jp/english/editt/shippitu_e.html) .

APCs must be settled by credit card payment to IPSJ.

4.3 Minimum Information About a Bioinformatics Investigation

Last year, at InCoB2009, Singapore, a consensus was reached that standards for publication of scientific claims based on bioinformatics investigation and computational biology techniques should be elevated to include basic information necessary for an in silico experiment to be repeated and the results reproducible. Authors submitting papers, particularly Asian authors, whose names may be English transliterations e.g. X. Li or T.W. Tan, will have multiple instances which require disambiguation. This is essential if authors need to be contacted and traced to the correct individual.

As such, the APBioNet secretariat has been working with the National University of Singapore and the Asian Bioinformation Centers (ABCs) to design and operate an alpha test site aid.apbionet.org anddocid.apbionet.org to provide the infrastructure for author registration and document deposition, including deposition of datasets and software described or used in a scientific publication. APBioNet secretariat is currently working with InCoB2009 authors of papers accepted for publication in BMC Bioinformatics/Genomics and Bioinformation special conference supplements in a post-publication process to test drive the document/dataset/database/software submission process as well as the author identification registry. It is hoped that this mechanism will provide the basis for a minimum information standard to be implemented for the paper submission process for InCoB2010, either via a pre-submission or post-publication.

The process is being under negotiation with the InCoB steering committee, organizers and editors of InCoB2010. Compliance to a MIABi standard requires more than author identification and data submission. Editors and reviewers will need to be updated on the requirements for MIABi. More information about a comprehensive MIABi compliance will be circulated for discussion soon. The level of compliance required for InCoB 2010 submissions will be announced as soon as negotiations with newly appointed editors are completed.

5. Poster and Demonstration Abstracts

We solicit high-quality research posters in bioinformatics, computational biology, chem-bioinformatics including bioinformatic-related cloud computing, biological databases, cellular and organ modelling, disease modelling, emerging technologies, environmental genomics (white bio), fragment-based drug design, genome analysis, immunomics, interactome analysis, metabolome analysis metagenomics, molecular docking, molecular robotics and biocomputing, ncRNA/miRNA analysis, ontologies, pathway modelling and analysis, personalized medicine/health care genomcics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics, proteome analysis, sequence analysis, SNPs and genomewide associations, structural bioinformatics, synthetic biology exluding minimal genomes, synthetic genomes and organisms, textmining in biology, transcriptome analysis, and translational bioinformatics conveying a scientific result.

Authors are required to select an appropriate template for their submission and follow the instructions given in the template files.

Poster Abstract template:
http://incob10.hgc.jp/publicity/Poster_Abstract_Template.doc

Software/Technology/Methodolgy/Resource/Tool/Database Abstract:
http://incob10.hgc.jp/publicity/Software_Tech_Abstract_Template.doc

Each templates contains an abstract page and a teaser page. The teaser page content will incorporated in the program booklet. Authors have up to 30 words for a scientific statement other than the title to attract attendees to their poster or demonstration. Example of 23-word teaser: Flux balance analyses of XXX cells revealed increased epistasis among housekeeping genes. However, functionally related genes did not show an increase in interactions.

The presenting/corresponding authors acknowledged that the work described in the abstract has not been published/accepted elsewhere prior to June 7, 2010. If the abstract has been published or accepted for publication elsewhere before the submission deadline of June 7, 2010, the authors must give at the end of the abstract the following information: Name of publication, website (if applicable), date and comments (e.g. differences between the two abstract).

Prior to submission all abstract authors must confirm they have read, understand and agree to the abstract submission rules and guidelines. The presenting/corresponding author confirms that each co-author has been informed of the abstract submission and has agreed to all information as it was submitted. At least one author of accepted abstracts must register for InCoB2010, duly settle registration fees and present the poster or give the demonstration.

6. Accepted Posters (incl. rejected papers that were offered poster presentations)

The size of the poster board is 1,200 mm x 1,800 mm. We recommend to leave 20 mm space on each side and design the poster within the maximum dimensions of 1,160 mm (width) x 1,760 mm (height). Poster pins/tape will be provided.











Poster mounting: Sep 26, 9:00-13:00; poster removal: Sep 27 by 17:30.

Poster session times: Sep 26: TBA; Sep 27: TBA

7. Late-breaking Abstracts

We invite abstracts on peer-reviewed journal papers that have been accepted for publication or will be published on or after July 20, 2010 (please provide us email acceptance or online version). Prior to submission all abstract authors must confirm that they have read, understand and agree to the abstract submission rules and guidelines. The presenting/corresponding author confirms that each co-author has been informed of the abstract submission and has agreed to all information as it was submitted.

The Late-breaking Abstract Template is available at http://incob10.hgc.jp/publicity/Latebreaking_Abstract_Template.doc

A few short oral or poster presentations slots are available and will be allocated at the discretion of scientific Program Committee. Decision criteria are the impact of the work on the field, the likelihood that the study would be of interest to the InCoB audience and the relevance of the research to bioinformatics and application to biological and biomedical sciences. Presenters must register for InCoB2010 and duly settle registration fees.

8. Tutorial Videos

InCoB2010 will feature shortly before and after the conference virtual e-learning sessions on new and emerging, cutting-edge topics, relevant to bioinformatics, computational biology, chem-bioinformatics including bioinformatic-related cloud computing, biocomputing, personalized medicine, environmental genomics (white bio), synthetic genomes and organisms, metagenomics, pharmacogenomics, and immunomics.

Videos are meant for downloading rather than streaming and must be submitted as MPEG4 encoded (320x240 pixels) files together with a synopsis of up to 350 words and proof of a Creative Commons Licence (http://creativecommons.org). For technical details and questions regarding tutorial videos please contact the InCoB2010 e-Learning Committee Members Akinori Sarai (sarai -$- bio.kyutech.ac.jp) or Ueng-Chang Yang (yang -$- ym.edu.tw) and CC to Tin Wee Tan (tinwee -$- bic.nus.edu.sg). Replace -$- with @.

Download the Tutorial Video Synopsis template from http://incob10.hgc.jp/publicity/Tutorial_Video_Template.doc Authors for accepted tutorials agree to be available for feedback and potential questions fielded by email in the period from Sep 20-Oct 19, 2010. Tutorial providers who wish to attend the InCoB2010 are required to register.

8. Invited Articles for Immunomics Reviews

Immunomics Reviews (http://www.springer.com/series/7528) covers integrative approaches and applications to the theory and practice of immunology and explore synergistic effects resulting from a combination of technological advances and the latest analytical tools with the traditional fields of basic and clinical immunology. Speakers/participants who accepted an invitation to submit a review for Immunomics Reviews should submit their article via EasyChair using the track Immunomics Reviews. Any questions should be addressed directly to the editors Vladimir Brusic and Andras Falus (http://incob10.hgc.jp/contact.html). Immunomics Reviews article template will be provided by the editors.

10. APBioNet Travel Fellowship Application

A modest fellowship fund is available to assist students and post-doctoral trainees in attending InCoB2010 for the purposes of presenting their paper/poster. Only one author for a paper/poster will be eligible for a travel grant. Applications for travel awards are hereby invited. All travel grant applications must be received by July 1, 2010 (23:59 GMT). Award decisions will finalized by July 10, 2010, at which time applicants will be notified by e-mail. The size of each award is expected to be approximately 500 SGD (approximately 30,000 JPY) to be made on a REIMBURSEMENT BASIS either in cash at the Conference on the last day, or by Paypal e-payment (please create your own PayPal account) on the first day of the Conference.

To apply for a travel fellowship, please e-mail the following information to Prashanth Suravajhala [email protected] copy to: Asif Khan, APBioNet Secretariat: asif -$- bic.nus.edu.sg (replace -$- with @)

  • Legal name (for financial purposes)
  • Optional: Name and title by which you prefer to be addressed
  • Status (student, postdoc)

Note: Certification and/or proof of student or postdoc status must be presented at the Conference to the Registration Desk for the reimbursement to take place. DO NOT SEND scanned pdf or images.

  • E-mail address
  • Institution and location of institution (e.g., University of X, 999 University Ave., etc.) including country
  • Preferred mailing address, if different from university address
  • Brief statement about availability of other funding sources (quantum already awarded and/or being applied for)
  • Poster/Paper submission ID and Title (in Text Format)
  • Proposed Budget of the Trip and how much requested from APBioNet and for what purpose (in text format)
  • Brief CV with photograph and list of papers published in Word or PDF format.
  • Declaration of any previous APBioNet Fellowships awarded. (in text format)

All incomplete applications will not be processed. Please note that travel the grant award is subject to acceptance of paper/poster for presentation at InCoB2010.