Call for Papers / Hightlights / Posters
The 25th International Conference on Genome Informatics
(GIW / ISCB-Asia 2014)
December 15-17, 2014, Tokyo, Japan
The 25th International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW/ISCB-Asia 2014) will be held in Tokyo, Japan on 15-17 December, 2014. We will have not only the traditional proceedings track but also a highlight track this year, and we are happy to call for papers, highlight presentations, and posters as below. We look forward to your submission and participation, and hope to see you in Tokyo.
Kiyoshi Asai (Conference Co-Chair)
Paul Horton (Conference Co-Chair)
Tetsuo Shibuya (PC Co-Chair)
Chuan Yi Tang (PC Co-Chair)
Full Paper Submissions (Proceedings Track)
The aims of the proceedings track are to present recent new results of both theoretical and practical research, to show new applications, to demonstrate systems, and to indicate directions of future research of bioinformatics. Papers in all areas related to works that are ultimately devoted to the computational understanding of biological systems on a molecular basis will be considered.
The following journals have agreed to consider GIW/ISCB-Asia 2014 proceedings track presentations for publication:
- IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology
- BMC Genomics
- BMC Systems Biology
- Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
In particular, we plan to compile GIW/ISCB-Asia 2014 associated special issues for BMC Genomics/Systems Biology, IEEE/ACM TCB and JBCB. Papers must not have been previously published and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and each accepted paper will be recommended for publication in one of the above 5 journals. All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via:
In general, you should use the template of the journal whose preferred themes are closest to your submission. For example, papers that are more algorithmic in nature are slightly preferred at TCBB, papers that are more genomics / systems biology modeling in nature best fit BMC Genomics / BMC Systems Biology respectively. Select the button of the journal you think your manuscript fit best when you submit your manuscript through the submission server. Note that you need to pay publication fees in case your manuscript will be selected for publication in BMC Genomics or BMC Systems Biology (or in some other cases, such as when selecting the open access option for Bioinformatics, so please check the website of the relevant journal for more information). Check the button to state that you can pay the fee in these cases. Otherwise, your manuscript will not be selected for publication in these two journals.
For more details on the format of each journal, check the page at:
At least one of the authors of the accepted papers for the Proceedings Track are required to make the presentation at the conference, and must register and pay to attend the conference.
Important Dates UPDATED on 4-July-2014
April 7, 2014 Paper submission opens
7 14, 2014 Paper submission deadline
11 18, 2014 First notification to the authors
18 25, 2014 Revision due
August 25 September 1, 2014 Final notification to the authors
September 10, 2014 Camera-ready due
Highlight Abstract Submissions (Highlight Track)
We are happy to introduce the highlight track in the GIW/ISCB-Asia 2014. We invite submission of abstracts of already-published full papers, or papers accepted for publication, between June 1, 2013 and the highlight track abstract submission deadline, August 11, 2014. Publications that are in press and already linked on the journal web site by the deadline are also eligible for consideration. The highlight track program committee members will select the papers to be presented, considering the impact of the work on the field and the interest to the audience of the conference, in general. The abstract should be in 1-page (at most 2-page) in PDF format, and should explain how the work impacts the field. Submit the abstract electronically through:
Accepted presenters for the Highlights Track are required to make the presentation themselves, and must register and pay to attend the conference.
April 7, 2014 Highlight abstract submission opens
August 11, 2014 Highlight abstract submission deadline
September 8, 2014 Notification to the authors
Poster Submissions (Poster Track)
We also call for posters to be presented at the conference. Please submit your abstract through:
Accepted presenters for the Poster Track are required to make the presentation themselves, and must register and pay to attend the conference.
April 14, 2014 Poster abstract submission opens
August 25, 2014 Poster abstract submission deadline
September 15, 2014 Notification to the authors
September 22, 2014 Late Poster abstract submission opens
October 6, 2014 Late Poster abstract submission deadline
November 3, 2014 Notification to the authors