18th International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2014)

The 18th International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2014) will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on April 2-5, 2014.

The RECOMB conference series was founded in 1997 to provide a scientific forum for advances in computational biology and applications in molecular biology and medicine. The conference aims at bridging the computational, mathematical, statistical, and biological sciences, and bringing together researchers, professionals, students and industrial practitioners from all over the world for interaction and exchange of new developments in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. The conference will feature keynote talks by leading scientists, presentations of peer-reviewed high-quality research papers, presentations of exciting research developments that were published within the past year and poster sessions on latest research progress.

Papers reporting on original research in all areas of computational molecular biology and bioinformatics are sought. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Molecular Sequence Analysis
  • Regulation and Epigenomics
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Gene Expression
  • Biological Networks
  • Sequencing and Genotyping Technologies
  • Metagenomics
  • Population and Statistical Genetics
  • Systems Biology
  • Computational Proteomics
  • Computational Structural Biology
  • Bioimaging

Submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee, and selected papers will be accepted for presentation at the conference. Accepted manuscripts will be published as a proceedings volume in the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) series by Springer-Verlag, which will be available at the conference. RECOMB 2014 is partnering with the Journal of Computational Biology (JCB). Accepted papers will be invited, but not required, to submit an edited journal version for a special issue of JCB.

Parallel Submission: RECOMB 2014 has teamed up with PLoS Computational Biology to allow for reviewing a selected set of papers for the journal in parallel to their consideration by RECOMB. Authors who wish their manuscript to be considered for publication in PLoS Computational Biology must clearly indicate this at the time of submission to RECOMB, and submit a complete manuscript for review. Manuscripts that are accepted to RECOMB will appear either as two-page abstracts or full papers in the LNBI proceedings depending on their review/acceptance status in PLoS Computational Biology. Full details can be found on the conference website. No other parallel submissions are allowed.

Key dates (Manuscripts)

  • Submission opens: September 2, 2013
  • Submission deadline: October 15, 2013
  • Acceptance notification: December 9, 2013
  • Final version due: January 16, 2014

Full details on manuscript preparation and submission procedures can be found on the conference website.