Biology by other means


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is ECCB?

A: The European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) is a multi-disciplinary conference that bridges the fields of computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology by bringing together involved scientists from all over the world. It has a revolving scheme in which, each year, one of the European countries hosts the European conference, often jointly with the national conference on computational biology.


Q: Which is the ECCB 2008 Steering Committee?

A: The ECCB 2008 Steering Committee is:

Conference organizer:
Anna Tramontano

Steering Committee
Soeren Brunak
Rita Casadio
Manuela Helmer-Citterich
Janet Kelso
Thomas Lengauer
Michal Linial
Alfonso Valencia


Q: Where will the conference be held?

A: The conference will be held at the Cagliari Congress Center.


Q: What is the address of the Cagliari Congress Center?

A: Centro della Cultura e dei Congressi
Viale Armando Diaz, 221 - 09126 Cagliari (CA)


Q: Where is Cagliari, Italy?

A:  Cagliari is located in the isle of Sardinia, a very beautiful part of Italy. It can be easily reached from many European and Italian cities via direct flights (Munchen, Madrid, Geneve, London, Paris, Barcellona, Rome, Milan, Florence, Genova). There are 13 flights/day between Rome and Cagliari. The Congress Center is located in the center of the city making it easier for people to reach hotels and restaurants from there.


Q: What is the climate?

A: The climate in Sardinia is typically Mediterranean and the influences of the sea are present all around the island. It is characterized by long, warm summers and short, mild winters, accompanied by the blowing of the north-west wind

The average temperature in September is 27 degrees Celsius (81 Farenheit) with an average precipitation of 31 mm (1.2 in).


Q: Where do I get more information on Sardinia?

A: Visit the SardegnaTurismo portal, the official website of the Sardinia Tourist Board, for more information.



Q: How can I receive more information about ECCB08 news and keydates?

A: You can receive updates and announcements about ECCB08 by inscribing to the conference newsletter.