Submission of extended abstracts

Call for Contributions for the Machine Learning in Systems Biology Workshop (MLSB 2013) in
Berlin, Germany, July 19-20, 2013

MLSB13, the Seventh International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology will be held in Berlin, Germany, on July 19 and 20, 2013. The Workshop is organized as "Special Interest Group" of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology (ISMB). The aim of this workshop is to contribute to the cross-fertilization between the research in machine learning methods and their applications to systems biology (i.e., complex biological and medical questions) by bringing together method developers and experimentalists.

Submissions instructions

We encourage submissions bringing forward methods for discovering complex structures (e.g. interaction networks, molecule structures) and methods supporting genome-wide data analysis. A non-exhaustive list of topics suitable for this workshop are found on the home page, as well as examples of work presented in previous years.

We invite you to submit an extended abstract of up to 4 pages in PDF format describing new or recently published (2013) results. We also welcome original ISMB submissions of relevance to the workshop, which were accepted into the second round of reviews but unfortunately not selected for the main conference. In this case, there is no need to prepare a separate abstract; it is OK to simply submit your revised paper.

Extended abstracts should be uploaded to the MLSB submission web site:

No special style is required, as long as standard font size (11 pt) and margins (1 in) are used. Submissions will be reviewed by the scientific programme committee. They will be selected for oral or poster presentation according to their originality and relevance to the workshop topics. Electronic versions of the extended abstracts will be accessible to the participants prior to the conference, distributed in hardcopy form to participants at the conference, and will be made publicly available on the conference web site after the conference. However, the book of abstracts will not be published and the extended abstracts will not constitute a formal publication.

Key Dates

  • May 5 - Extended abstract submission deadline (23:59 in the time zone of your choice).
  • NEW: Due to requests, late submissions before May 10 will still be considered as oral or poster contributions, and submissions before May 15 as posters.
  • May 31 - Author Notification
  • July 19-20 - Workshop