[Bio-matrix] Call for Site Proposals: ACM-BCB 2012

Kang via biomatrx%40net.bio.net (by kli22 from buffalo.edu)
Mon Apr 25 08:46:02 EST 2011

Sorry for bothering.

Call for Site Proposals: ACM-BCB 2012
Site proposals for the Third ACM Conference on Bioinformatics and 
Computational Biology (ACM-BCB 2012) are invited from interested groups. 
ACM-BCB is the official conference of the ACM SIG Bioinformatics 
(http://www.sigbioinformatics.org/ ) . Site proposals should be no 
longer than 2 page ASCII text (66 lines, 80 columns). Proposals must be 
submitted by email to the current ACM SIG Bioinformatics Director of 
Conferences (Vasant Honavar, honavar from cs.iastate.edu) with the subject: 
"ACM-BCB site proposal - YEAR" (e.g., "ACM-BCB site proposal - 2012") no 
later than May 31, 2011. The venue for ACM-BCB 2012 will be announced 
during ACM-BCB 2011 which is being held in Chicago (http://acmbcb.org/ )
Site proposals should cover the following topics:
     Geographic Region: For 2012, the preferred location is North 
America. In the future, we will consider rotating the location to other 
regions (Europe, Asia, etc.)
     Potential dates: Potential dates should be chosen so as to avoid 
conflicts with major conferences in related areas (ISMB, BIBM, CSB, 
     Site city:
     The city should be located near a major airport, within 1-2 hours 
of regular train service and/or 45 minutes of cab/shuttle service. The 
airport should be served at least two airlines with regular service 
through a major international airport to the 4 major continents of SIG 
Bioinformatics attendees: Asia, Europe, North and South America.
     The city should have one or more conference venues that can 
accommodate conferences with 300-600 attendees, including suitable 
facilities for 4-6 concurrent tutorials or workshops with up to 100 
attendees each. The venues should include facilities with one to 3 large 
center screens, with unobstructed views, and projectors and audiovisual 
equipment appropriate for plenary sessions. The venue should include 
suitable reception and banquet facilities. Please do NOT contact 
possible venues regarding availability or cost. ACM negotiates the cost, 
availability, and contracts directly with candidate venues. However, you 
may include estimates based on your knowledge of recent conferences, 
especially ACM conferences (if any), held at the venues under 
consideration. A sample list of possible venues with a 1-line 
description addressing logistics (time to get there, need for 
transportation) would be useful. The availability of low-cost or 
subsidized venues e.g., the conference facilities at a major university 
would be a plus.
     The city should have hotels that can house 500-700 people 
(attendees and their guests) within easy access to the possible venue. 
The availability of inexpensive accommodations for student participants 
is a plus.
     Conference Organizers:
     The proposal must include the name and affiliation of an active 
member of the SIG Bioinformatics community based in or very close to the 
proposed site city who is willing to serve as general chair; this may 
eventually require a statement of support from the chair's institution, 
and possibly administrative and organizational support.
     The proposal may include: 2 co-chairs, one of whom must be local; 
The names and affiliations of a few other candidates that the chair can 
enlist to serve on the committee, notably a local person as local 
arrangements chair, a publicity chair, treasurer, etc.
     The proposal must not include the names of program committee chairs 
(The ACM SIG Bioinformatics Board of Directors will select the program 
     Dates and conflicts: Please indicate which dates have conflicts 
with major local events, etc. that could interfere with the availability 
of either the proposed site or the proposed conference organizers. The 
proposed dates should consider conflicts with major conferences on 
related topics (ISMB, AAAI, IEEE BIBE, IEEE BIBM, RECOMB, PSB, etc.) The 
dates of ACM-BCB will ultimately be selected by the SIG Bioinformatics 
Executive Committee, based on the proposals received and feedback from 
surveys conducted at SIG Bioinformatics.

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