[Bio-matrix] Call for Site Proposals: ACM-BCB 2012
(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,
BIBE, RECOMB, etc.)
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.
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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