We invite submissions in two areas: Bioinformatics Education Problems and Bioinformatics for Biologists Chapter Proposals.
Bioinformatics Education Problems should be submitted via the form below and must be received by May 7, 2012. Each submission should cover a single educational bioinformatics problem and ideally comprise the following sections:
We expect a wide variety of problems: from classical exercises for the bioinformatics novice to advanced puzzles for graduate students. Problems can be canonical, novel, or anything in between, although ROSALIND universally encourages originality of exposition.
We allow multiple submissions within the same problem environment, including simple and difficult versions of the same problem. For example, an author may provide brute-force and dynamic programming solutions for the same problem (see problem 18 from Project Euler, which is a brute-force introduction to problem 67). Multiple submissions should be provided separately with a corresponding note.
RECOMB-BE imposes no explicit restrictions on format, length, or notation, as we encourage contributors to choose the style they feel is the most appropriate, and we are willing to consider a variety of formats; however, we anticipate that each problem introduction and statement will be at most 2 pages long (and ideally less than a page), not including figures. The conference website contains two sample problem submissions that illustrate the range of difficulty levels that we intend ROSALIND’s problems to cover.
Authors of selected problems will be invited for short oral presentations and discussion as well as asked to submit a joint paper for consideration in PLOS Computational Biology (within the Education Article category). Furthermore, accepted problems will be integrated into the growing ROSALIND website, which will be launched in advance of RECOMB-BE.
Bioinformatics for Biologists (B4B) Chapter Proposals should be submitted via the form below and must be received by May 7, 2012. Each submission in this category should constitute a brief description of the proposed chapter. Authors of selected proposals will be invited for oral or poster presentations at RECOMB-BE 2012. In addition, these authors will be asked to submit a full-length chapter shortly after RECOMB-BE for the second edition of B4B. Proposals should cover a single biological problem and focus on didactic ways to convey the computational ideas needed to address it. Submissions that focus either solely on computational topics or solely on biological topics will not be considered. We anticipate that each chapter proposal will be 1-2 pages long.