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BioC 2018: Where Software and Biology Connect

When: July 25 (Developer Day), 26, and 27, 2018
Where: Victoria University, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Call for posters and short contributed talks

BioC 2018 invites abstracts on research to be presented as a poster or short oral presentations (10 minutes including questions) to the full conference. Please submit an abstract of up to 300 words, which will be peer-reviewed by the conference committee for selection in the conference programme. Include links to software where relevant. In the Poster / Talk Submission Form, you will be able to specify whether you are interested in giving a talk, poster, or both.

Call for workshops

BioC 2018 invites submissions of contributed workshops in short (50-minute) and long (1h 45m) formats for parallel afternoon workshop sessions. Short workshops may teach a single package or technique; long workshops should teach more complex workflows involving a range of methods. Please use the Workshop Submission Form and Workshop Template. Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference committee for selection in the programme.

Call for scholarship applications

A limited number of travel, lodging, and/or registration scholarships are available for students. Scholarship requests and eligibility conditions are described on the conference registration form.

Birds of a Feather / Special Interest Groups

We invite participants to form groups dedicated to discuss or work on topics of interest. We will make rooms available for groups to meet during the lunch breaks. We encourage students, postdocs and junior faculty to participant and form groups.

To create a special interest group open an issue describing the topic. The issue title should start with SIG: followed by a short but descriptive title. In the issue, include:

Interested participants should use the issue to ask questions and/or express their interest in participating. Proposals with interest shown by at least 3 additional participants by July 12 will be announced on the conference web page, and will have a room reserved for their meeting.

Key dates

Submission Deadline May 17
Notification of Acceptance May 31
BioC 2018 Meeting July 25 (Developer Day), 26, and 27