The BioVis meetings are intended to educate, inspire, and engage visualization researchers in problems in biological data visualization, as well as bioinformatics and biology researchers in state-of-the-art visualization research

There are multiple ways to participate in BioVis through conferences and ongoing events. This year, the main BioVis event will be at ISMB as a Community of Special Interest (COSI) on July 2018, in Chicago (United States). A smaller workshop event will be event will be held at IEEE VIS on October 2018 in Berlin (Germany). Throughout the year, BioVis will also be hosting a DREAM challenge event. These events serve as a platform for researchers from biology, bioinformatics, and information visualization fields to increase the impact of data visualization approaches in biology, and to initiate interdisciplinary collaborations. Get involved in our events at a conference or challenge (or all three!). Important dates for submissions are available below, and on the detailed pages for each event.

date_range Important Dates

ISMB Proceedings Paper Submission Deadline: January 29 2018

ISMB Abstract Submission Deadline: April 5 2018

BioVis @ ISMB Poster Late Submission Deadline: May 1st 2018

See ISMB Key Dates for more details


  • @ ISMB 27 Sep 2017

    BioVis @ ISMB 2018

    BioVis will be part of the main ISMB conference in 2018! Stay tuned for more details coming soon!


BioVis 2018 is an official part of ISMB 2018