Call for papers

Genome Informatics Workshop (GIW) was first held in Tokyo during December 3-4, 1990. It is the longest running international bioinformatics conference, which has provided unique opportunities that bridge theory and experiments, academia and industry, and East and West.

The 30th International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW 2019) will be held at University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia on December 9-11, 2019. This year's conference will be jointly held with the Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society (ABACBS) Annual Conference.

For this joint conference, we solicit submission of full-length original research manuscripts for consideration of oral presentation (following the tradition of GIW), and abstracts for consideration of oral or poster presentation (following the tradition of ABACBS). The deadline for submission of full-length manuscript is tentatively 16 June 2019 (see Important dates for details). The deadline for submission of abstracts will be announced soon (please keep an eye on the Call for highlight talks and posters page).

For full-length papers, we welcome submission of manuscripts that report original research, methodology, or software for consideration of oral presentation at the GIW/ABACBS 2019. Accepted papers will also be published in a special proceedings issue in one of our partnering journals (subject to final approval by the editors of the respective journal): BMC GenomicsBMC BioinformaticsBMC Medical Genetics, and Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Your manuscript should present original contribution to all areas that are broadly related to bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, precision medicine and systems biology. Some key themes of this year's conference include (but not limited to):

  • Genomics and integrative analytics

  • Precision medicine

  • Single cell analytics

  • Non-human and microbial genomics

  • Proteomics and metabolomics

  • Methods development and reproducibility research

Please prepare your manuscript using the template of the journal whose themes are closest to your submission.

The links to the online submission system will be available in May 2019.

Full-length papers submitted to GIW/ABACBS 2019 must not have been previously published (except for posting in public preprint archive) and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to present the paper at the conference, and must register and pay to attend the conference.

Important dates (tentative):

  • Deadline for full paper submission: 14 June 2019

  • Initial notification of full paper acceptance: 9 August 2019

  • Final notification of full paper acceptance: 20 September 2019