[BioC] BIRD 2008 call for workshop proposal

Prof. Roland Wagner rrwagner at faw.at
Sat Jul 21 17:25:18 CEST 2007

a l l f o r W o r k s h o p P r o p o s a l s
in conjunction with


2nd International Conference on
Bioinformatics Research and Development

Technical University of Vienna, Austria
July 7 -- 9, 2008

The BIRD'08 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Workshop 
Program to be held on July 7-9 in parallel to the main technical program 
of the BIRD conference. The main goal of the BIRD'08 workshops is to 
stimulate and facilitate an active exchange, interaction, and comparison 
of approaches, methods, and ideas about specific (both theoretical and 
applicative) topics in the general area of Bioinformatics.
Workshops should be organized to facilitate informal discussion and 
active engagement among attendees. Members from all areas of the 
Bioinformatics community are invited to submit workshop proposals for 
review. Workshops on new emerging topics or specific relevant aspects of 
broader topics are particularly encouraged. Workshops can vary in 
length, but most will be one full day in duration. Workshop organizers 
and attendees must register for their workshop and are permitted to join 
the main BIRD conference.
Requirements for Submissions

To propose a workshop in BIRD'08, you will submit a complete workshop 
proposal containing the following information:
. The title of the workshop;
. A 1 page (max.) description of the technical issues that the workshop 
will address;
. The statements:
o How is the workshop relevant to, and complementary with, the main 
o Why is the workshop of particular significance at this time?
. The names, affiliations, postal address, phone and fax numbers, and 
e-mail addresses of the workshop organizers (It is expected that 
organizers will be recognized experts in the related fields, and the 
organizing committee should include individuals from multiple institutions);
. A list of potential program committee members, including their 
. The expected number of attendees (estimating minimum and maximum values);
. Description of paper review process and acceptance standards;
. A draft workshop call for papers;
. The expected date and duration of the workshop;

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the BIRD 
Conference Organisation Office (office at birdconf.org), in plain ASCII 
text, no later than December 1, 2007
Proposers will be notified of the committee's decision no later than 
December 15, 2007
The selection of the workshops to be included in the final BIRD program 
will be based upon multiple factors, including: the scientific/technical 
interest of the topics, the quality of the proposal, balance and 
distinctness of workshop topics, and the capacity of the conference 
workshop program.
Responsibilities of BIRD and of Workshop Organizers

For all accepted proposals, BIRD will be responsible for:
. Providing conference software for paper upload and review process 
. Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the workshop;
. Providing electronic registration system
. Together with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time;
. Publication of the papers in the proceedings of BIRD'08.

Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:
. Setting up a web site for the workshop;
. Advertising the workshop and issuing a call for participation/papers;
. Collecting and evaluating submissions using the BIRD conference 
software (mandatory), notifying authors of acceptance or rejection in 
due time, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process. All 
workshop organizers are recommended to adopt the following deadlines for 
submissions and notifications of acceptance.
o Submission of Full Papers: January 31, 2008
o Noification of Acceptance: March 15, 2008
o Camera-ready Copies: April 15, 2008
. Ensuring that the workshop organizers and the participants get 
registered to the workshop by registering to BIRD'08.
. Accepted workshops are entitled to receive a small budget which is 
depending on the number of accepted and registered papers

BIRD reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the above 
responsibilities are not fulfilled, or if too few attendees register for 
the workshop.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Roland R. Wagner, University of Linz, Austria (rrwagner at faw.uni-linz.ac.at)
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of South Australia, Australia

Important Dates
. Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2007
. Workshop selection notification: December 15, 2007
. Submission of Full Papers: January 31, 2008
. Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2008
. Camera-ready Copies: April 15, 2008

For further inquiries, please contact:
BIRD Conference Organisation Office (office at birdconf.org)

Univ. Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner Director of the Institute of Applied Knowledgeprocessing  (FAW)
Director of the Institute "integriert studieren"
Tel.: +43 676 84673210
Fax: +43 732 24689308 rrwagner at faw.uni-linz.ac.at
sec1: Monika Neubauer Tel.: +43 676 84673212 Fax.:+43 732 2468 9308 mneubauer at faw.uni-linz.ac.at

sec2: Barbara  Arrer
Tel: +43 732 2468 9232
Fax:+43 732 2468 9322
barbara.arrer at jku.ta

http://www.faw.uni-linz.ac.at http://www.integriert-studieren.jku.at http://www.dexa.org http://www.icchp.org

More information about the Bioconductor mailing list