We are soliciting high-quality presentation proposals describing research in any aspect of computational biology dealing with analysis, annotation, visualization, and storage of genome variation data, including the following areas:

  • Databases, data mining algorithms and visualization tools for genetic variant analysis.
  • Methods for predicting regulatory/structural/functional impacts of genetic variants.
  • Personal Genomics, GWAS studies and SNV prioritization.
  • Population genomics and phylogenetic analysis.


  • Proposals that demonstrate both the development of new computational techniques AND their application to Molecular and Systems Biology, with significant outcomes to biomedical, agricultural, and environmental questions are especially encouraged.

    Presenters will be given a 20-minute time slot (including time for questions) in the conference schedule to provide a summary and update to their work.

    Proposals should be submitted in template-free format and must not exceed 3 pages (single space, 12 point font), including abstract, figures, tables, and bibliography. In either case, the proposal must contain an abstract whose length does not exceed 250 words. Note: This abstract will be automatically submitted to the VarI-COSI poster session.

    If absolutely necessary, submissions can be accompanied by supplementary material, similar to submissions to scientific journals. The supplementary material should be collected in a separate file that is appropriately marked. However, we advise against adding supplementary material, in general.

    Proposals submitted for review should represent original research.

       Note:Only the previously unpublished work will be considered for the special issue publication.

    Proposals will be accepted electronically, in PDF format only until, April 5, 2018. (You have until 11.59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice).

    Notification of conditional acceptance will be provided by e-mail no later than May 3, 2018.

    Works not accepted may be presented as regular conference posters. Poster information is available here. For questions concerning the scientific content of submissions, please contact the organizers.