ISMB/ECCB Microbiome 2019

ISMB/ECCB Microbiome COSI 2019

Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology & European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB) 2019

July 23, 2019

Basel, Switzerland

Microbiome research is currently one of the most dynamic fields in life sciences. It is of high relevance for (precision) medicine, global change research, microbial ecology, biotechnology and other areas. With a special session at ISMB 2017 (SST02) we have kick-started the new MICROBIOME COSI, which is supposed to establish a platform for developers and users of computational methods in microbiome research within the ISCB.

Call for Submissions

We are soliciting submissions for the Microbiome session as part of the program of Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology & European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB) 2019, to be held July 21-25, 2019 at the Basel Congress Centre, Basel, Switzerland. Deadline for Proceedings Submission is January 28th. Deadline for Abstract Submissions is April 4th. Accepted work will be presented as part of a one-day track at the ISMB/ECCB meeting, run under the auspices of the ISMB/ECCB Microbiome Community of Special Interest (COSI). The Microbiome track will be open to all ISMB/ECCB attendees and run on a parallel schedule to other ISMB/ECCB tracks. Contributions are solicited for proceedings papers with associated platform talks as well as short abstracts for consideration for talks or posters. These will appear in addition to invited talks on topics of community interest.   

Topics of Interest

Papers and abstracts are solicited in all areas of computational microbiome research and method development. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Computational methods and algorithms for basic analyses of metaomics data (e.g. assembly, binning, profiling)

  • Benchmarking studies of metaomic analysis software

  • Computational methods and algorithms for innovative methods linking microbiome research to other fields (e.g. phylogenetics, microbial genomics, clinical & biotechnological applications, population genetics, systems biology)

  • Computational methods for innovative new data types in microbiome research (e.g. very long-reads, Hi-C, single-cell)

Key Dates - Deadlines

Abstract Submissions (for talks and posters)

Call for Abstracts Opens: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Abstracts Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Late Poster Submissions Open: Monday, April 15, 2019

Talk and/or Poster Acceptance Notifications: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Late Poster Submissions Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Late Poster Acceptance Notifications: Thursday, May 23, 2019


Proceedings Submission Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019

Conditional Acceptance Notification: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Revised Papers Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019

Final Acceptance Notification: Monday, April 8, 2019

Microbiome COSI Session: Tuesday, July 23, 2019