Call for Papers: 5th International Biocuration Conference
The International Biocuration Conferences is a unique event for curators and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaborations, and foster a sense of community in this very active and growing area of research. For the 5th International Biocuration Conference (http://pir.georgetown.edu/biocuration2012.html), you are invited to submit your work for publication, with the possibility for an oral presentation at the Biocuration 2012 meeting. This call for papers is done in collaboration with Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation (http://database.oxfordjournals.org/). This is a great occasion to enhance the recognition of our profession by the greater biological research communities.
There are seven topic sessions from which submitters are invited to select:
- Ontologies, standards and best practices, including gold standard datasets
- Protein annotation; sequence, structure, pathway
- Community annotation and Wikis
- Genomics and metagenomics data curation
- HTP data (focus on NGS and MS data) curation and presentation
- Literature collection, text mining and curation
- Tools to assist curation, including automated pipelines
Accepted papers will be given special consideration by the session chairs for selection as oral presentations. In the event that an accepted paper does not fit the scope of the session topics, it will still be considered for publication in DATABASE but may not be invited for a presentation at the conference.
Moreover, the DATABASE journal will create a virtual issue of papers presented at the Biocuration conference in Washington DC on April 2-4, 2012. This virtual issue will be printed and distributed to conference attendees.
The review process will be expedited for these papers and we will thus need to be firm on the submission deadline:
Call for papers: August 1, 2011
Submission deadline: October 15, 2011
First decisions: November 15, 2011
Deadline for revisions: December 15, 2011 Final decisions: January 10, 2012
Conference: April 2-4 2012
Authors wishing to submit to DATABASE for the 2012 Biocuration Virtual issue should go to the DATABASE home page (http://database.oxfordjournals.org/) and click on the "submit now" after having read the "Instructions to Authors". Authors should CLEARLY state that they are submitting this manuscript for consideration for the 2012 Annual Biocuration conference so that the DATABASE staff will ensure appropriate fast-track for inclusion in this meeting's proceedings.
In addition, in the database submission form, they should also select "Biocuration Conference Paper" as a manuscript type. We We look forward to your participation at the 5th International Biocuration Conference.
Biocuration 2012 Organizing Committee