Conference Home
Call for submissions
Travel & Accommodation

- Developer Day
- Main Conference
- Robert Gentleman Symposium

- Organizing committee

Sponsor Opportunities
Code of Conduct


Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Hosted on GitHub Pages
Theme by orderedlist

BioC 2019: Where Software and Biology Connect

When: June 24 - 27, 2019
What: Developer Day, Main Conference, Symposium
Where: NYU and Rockefeller, New York City, USA
Slack: Bioconductor Team (#bioc2019 channel)
Twitter: #bioc2019

Key Dates

Date What
March 15 Deadline for proposals for talks, workshops, early posters, and travel scholarships
March 30 Notification of decision
June 10 Deadline for late posters and for Birds of a Feather meetings
June 12 Notification of decision for late posters

Call for posters and short contributed talks

BioC 2019 invites abstracts on research to be presented as a poster or short oral presentations (10 minutes including questions) to the full conference. Please use the Poster / Talk Submission Form to submit an abstract of up to 300 words, which will be peer-reviewed by the conference committee for selection in the conference programme. Include links to software where relevant. You will be given the option of presenting a talk plus a poster, a talk only, a poster only, or a “talk only, but a poster if my abstract is not accepted for a talk.”

Call for workshops

BioC 2019 invites submissions of contributed workshops in short (50-minute) and long (1h 45m) formats for parallel afternoon workshop sessions. Short workshops may teach a single package or technique; long workshops should teach more complex workflows involving a range of methods. Please use the Workshop Submission Form and Workshop Template. Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference committee for selection in the programme.

Call for travel scholarship applications

A limited number of travel scholarships will cover conference registration, hotel, and $500 to offset travel costs. Please use the Travel Scholarship Application Form to apply. The application consists of:

  1. Tell us why you deserve an award. This can include your achievements, interests, and goals.
  2. Tell us how this award will help you to achieve your goals. What do you hope to get out of the conference?
  3. Please provide a link to your professional website, github page, or online CV.
  4. Please enter the type(s) of presentation you have submitted (talk, poster, workshop). You must submit at least one to be eligible for a travel scholarship.

Call for Birds of a Feather / Special Interest Groups

We invite participants to form groups dedicated to discuss or work on topics of interest. We will make rooms available for groups to meet during the lunch breaks. We encourage students, postdocs and junior faculty to participant and form groups.

To create a special interest group open an issue describing the topic. The issue title should start with SIG: followed by a short but descriptive title. In the issue, include:

Interested participants should use the issue to ask questions and/or express their interest in participating. Proposals with interest shown by at least 3 additional participants by June 12 will be announced on the conference web page.

Call for F1000Research articles

There will be an invitation to submit F1000Research articles to the Bioconductor gateway which will be associated with Bioc2019. The deadline will be announced, about a month before the conference.