Paper Submission Guidelines

Leading researchers and practitioners in computational biology, bioinformatics, and bio-IT will gather at the 5th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB ’06). Presentations will describe both new computational techniques and their applications in all areas of molecular biology. We are soliciting research papers in any aspect of computational biology, including (but not limited to) the following areas:

* Biomedicine, epidemiology, & agriculture

* Pathways, networks, and systems

* Computational genomics

* Proteomics

* Computer-aided drug design

* Sequence analysis

* Databases & database integration
* Simulation & system dynamics
* Evolution and phylogenetics
* Structural bioinformatics
* Metabolomics
* Text mining
* Ontologies
* Transcriptomics

Accepted papers will be published in a special, open-access, online-only issue of Bioinformatics. They will be citable as regular articles and indexed in Medline and ISI. The Methods Online section of Nucleic Acids Research is an example of such online-only publication by Oxford University Press. Proceedings will be distributed to conference attendees on CD; hardcopy proceedings will also be available for purchase.

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the paper is submitted to ECCB ‘06, and for the entire review period, the paper should not be under review by any other conference or scientific journal. 

We will accept long papers, corresponding to “Original papers” in the categories of the journal Bioinformatics (5-7 pages long, at least 10-point type). We strongly encourage the use of the LaTeX or Word templates available for download farther down this page in order to facilitate processing of accepted papers. Using the templates will also enable you to accurately estimate the number of pages of your paper. The preferred submission format is PDF, though Postscript and Word files are acceptable as well

Paper submission deadline

Monday, March 20, 2006
By 11:59 p.m. (23:59) in the timezone of your choice

Notification of paper acceptance

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Final versions of accepted papers due

Monday, June 5, 2006

Submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. The final, corrected versions of accepted papers must conform to the formatting guidelines available when the paper is accepted. Details of the submission process and the format of accepted papers will be provided at the time of paper acceptance. Papers not accepted may be resubmitted as posters by Thursday, June 8, 2006.

Papers will only be accepted electronically at the submission website.

Questions about paper submission should be addressed to Maxim Shatsky.


LaTeX style sheets
Download the files as a .rar file here
Download the files as a .zip file here
Download the files as a .sit.hqx file here
Download the files as a .tgz file here

NOTE: Because the LaTeX style sheets use proprietary fonts, you will see many non-fatal warnings when you compile your document. In our experience, you may safely ignore these font-related warnings. If you use bibtex, please use bibliography style plain.

MS Word template
Download an MS Word document template .dot file here
View the document template as a PDF file here

Download both files together:
Download the files as a .zip file here
Download the files as a .tar file here
Download the files as a .sit file here

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