Call for Participation at the BioVis@ISMB 2018

Call for Participation: BioVis@ISMB 2018

Community of Special Interest (COSI) event at ISMB 2018
Date: July 9th 2018
Location: Chicago, USA

Aims and Scope

The rapidly expanding field of biology creates enormous challenges for data visualization techniques that enable researchers to gain insight from their large and highly complex data sets.

BioVis @ ISMB is an interdisciplinary event covering all aspects of visualization in biology. Organized as a Community of Special Interest (COSI), BioVis @ ISMB brings together researchers from the visualization, bioinformatics, and biology communities with the purpose of educating, inspiring, and engaging visualization researchers in problems in biological data visualization as well as bioinformatics and biology researchers in state-of-the-art visualization research.

We invite submissions of original research articles as well as abstract submissions.

Symposium Format

BioVis will be a one-day single-track event at ISMB. The event will feature keynote talks, paper and abstract presentations, and posters/demos.


We invite contributions on all aspects of data visualization in biology, from molecular to cell, tissue, organism and population biology. Suggested topics for paper and poster submissions include, but are not limited to:

Submission Types and Criteria

There are several possibilities to contribute to the program of BioVis:

  1. ISMB Proceedings - Submission Deadline: January 29, 2018
  2. Abstracts - Submission Deadline: April 5, 2018; Late Poster Submission Deadline: May 1, 2018

Detailed information can be found on the BioVis@ISMB Submission Info page.

Important Dates

See ISMB Key Dates for full details.

Deadlines and Notifications for ISMB Proceedings

Submission Deadline: January 29, 2018
Conditional Acceptance Notification: February 28, 2018
Revision Deadline: March 22, 2018
Final Acceptance Notification: April 2, 2018

Deadlines and Notifications for Abstracts (Talks and/or Posters)

Submission Deadline: April 5, 2018
Acceptance Notification: April 26, 2018

Deadlines and Notifications for Late Posters

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2018
Acceptance Notification: May 18, 2018