Community of Special Interest (COSI) event at ISMB 2020
July 12-16, 2020
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.
The BioVis Interest Group organizes the interdisciplinary event BioVis, covering all aspects of visualization in biology. This symposium 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 poster submissions.
The symposium will be a one-day single-track event at ISMB. It will feature keynotes and invited talks, paper sessions, highlight talks, and posters/demos. Primers will also be given to introduce key topics in visualization research.
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:
There are several ways participants can contribute to the BioVis program:
Novel, unpublished work can be submitted as a paper to the ISMB Proceedings. If accepted, manuscripts will be published in the OUP Journal Bioinformatics. Authors of accepted papers will be required to present their work at the symposium in a talk. Authors of rejected papers will be invited to submit a poster.
IMPORTANT: During submission please select the general subject of your submissions (the “AREA”), and then make sure to specify BioVis as the “TOPIC” of your submission to ensure your manuscript is assigned to our COSI.
We encourage the use of digital video to enhance paper submissions, particularly if part or all of the work addresses interactive techniques. However, please note that OUP does not support videos as supplementary materials, so you will have to host the video elsewhere (e.g., YouTube).
Participants are encouraged to submit short abstracts describing their recently published work related to biological data visualization or extended abstracts discussing unpublished work. Submissions will be reviewed by the chairs and by external reviewers. If accepted, participants are required to present their work in a talk at the symposium. Authors of rejected talks will be invited to submit a poster.
Published work: Authors are required to submit a short abstract (250 words) by early April, 2020. Abstracts should include a concise description of the work and may include descriptive figures. The previously published paper must be submitted along with the abstract, unless the paper is open access.
Unpublished work: Authors are required to submit an extended abstract (1500 words) by early April, 2020. The text should include a concise description of the work and have descriptive figures.
We invite participants to submit work in progress and preliminary results, previously published work from other venues, or visualization challenges to be presented as a poster and/or interactive demo. A selection of these will be invited to give a short talk during the conference.
Authors are required to submit a short abstract (250 words) and a supporting figure by early April, 2020. Abstracts should include a concise description of an idea, work in progress, preliminary results, visualization challenges, or previously published work presented at other venues that is also relevant for the BioVis community. If the submission is based on previous work, the published paper must be submitted along with the summary, unless the paper is open access, where instead a direct link to the open access version should be provided.
Poster preparation instructions will be e-mailed to authors of accepted submissions.
See ISMB Key Dates for full details.
Submission Deadline : January 30, 2020
Conditional Acceptance Notification: March 4, 2020
Revision Deadline: March 20, 2020
Final Acceptance Notification: April 6, 2020
Submission Deadline: Early April, 2020
Acceptance Notification: Early May, 2020