ISMB/ECCB 2019: Call for microbiome papers and abstracts

Microbiome COSI

Call for Microbiome Papers & Abstracts

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

July 23, 2019

Basel, Switzerland


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.   

Proceedings papers, abstract talks and posters should be submitted through the general ISMB/ECCB proceedings submission system. See the following for formatting requirements and submission instructions:

Manuscripts on computational methods and algorithms for studying microbial organisms, viruses, and their communities from omics and marker data should be designated as part of the “Bioinformatics of Microbes and Microbiomes” area during the submission process. Proceedings submissions will be managed by the ISMB/ECCB program committee and will be reviewed by external experts. Accepted papers will appear in the ISMB/ECCB Proceedings special issue of Bioinformatics.

Short abstracts (one-page maximum) and posters will be considered separately for the Microbiome track.

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)


Invited Speakers

To be announced.


Organizing Committee

Aaron Darling (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

Alice McHardy (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany)

Alexander Sczyrba (University of Bielefeld, Germany)

Nicola Segata (University of Trento, Italy)

Fernando Meyer (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany)


Key Dates

Abstract Submissions (for talks and posters)

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019    Call for Abstracts Opens (for talks and posters)

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019    Abstracts Submission Deadline (for talks and posters)

  • Monday, April 8, 2019        Late Poster Submissions Open

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019    Late Poster Submissions Deadline

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019    Talk and/or Poster Acceptance Notifications

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019    Late Poster Acceptance Notifications


  • Monday, December 3, 2018    Call for Proceedings Opens

  • Monday, January 28, 2019    Proceedings Submission Deadline

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019    Conditional Acceptance Notification

  • Friday, March 22, 2019    Revised Papers Deadline

  • Monday, April 8, 2019        Final Acceptance Notification


  • Monday, March 18, 2019    Registration Opens

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019    Early Registration Deadline – Save!

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019        Online Registration Closes

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019        Onsite Registration Opens

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019    Microbiome Track Sessions