Call for Tutorial Proposals – CALL CLOSED

The ECCB 2016 program committee invites proposals for one-day Tutorials, to be held on Saturday 03 or Sunday 04 September 2016, which will immediately precede the fifteenth European Conference on Computational Biology in The Hague.

The purpose of the tutorial program is to provide participants with lectures and hands-on training covering topics relevant to the field of bioinformatics. Each tutorial will offer participants an opportunity to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, to get an introduction to important established topics, or to develop advanced skills in areas they are already familiar with.

This call is an invitation for scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit proposals for high quality tutorials for ECCB 2016. Previous tutorials have covered topics including:

Tutorials are scheduled either on Saturday, September 3 or on Sunday, September 4, from 9:00 to 17:00, with two half-hour coffee breaks and a one-hour lunch break.

Pre-meetings ECCB1


Key Dates

date details
27 October 2015 call for tutorial proposals open
13 January 2016 original submission deadline for tutorial proposals
22 January 2016 extended submission deadline for tutorial proposals
10 February 2016 original acceptance notification for tutorials
17 February 2016 extended acceptance notification for tutorials
1 June 2016 detailed schedule with speakers online
1 July 2016 complete tutorial program online
3 or 4 September 2016 tutorial day(s) at ECCB 2016


Proposal submission

Proposal SubmissionTutorial proposals should not exceed 4 pages, and must include:

A maximum of two presenters per tutorial is recommended.
An evaluation committee will consider the following criteria in assessing proposals: relevance to ECCB attendees, educational experience of the lecturers, effectiveness and completeness of the proposed approach, as well as the overall clarity and quality of the proposal.
Please note that tutorial attendees often consider the presenters’ reputations and standing when choosing particular sessions. It is consequently expected that the presenters listed on the submitted proposal will present their tutorials in person.
Please save proposals in PDF format and send to: workshop-tutorial@eccb2016.org



Tutorials will take place on September 3 or 4, 2016 on the site of the main conference. ECCB will help in the administrative aspects of assigning the rooms, making announcements, and publishing the detailed tutorial schedule in the conference program. Each tutorial will be provided with up to two free tutorial registrations for speakers.
The tutorial registration fees can be found below and will be used to cover costs for the room, coffee breaks, lunch, a PC and projector. Organizers should provide slides and possible reference material in PDF format.
Slides and reference material for the tutorials should be made available for download from each tutorial web page. The organizers can create their own web page with links to these documents. If, however, they want the documents to be downloaded from the ECCB 2016 website itself they should send a unique assembled pdf file to workshop-tutorial@eccb2016.org before July 31st, 2016. Tutorial organizers are expected to operate within the context of ECCB procedures, including finalizing the program and providing materials by the deadlines. ECCB reserves the right to cancel a scheduled tutorial if, by one month before the conference, its number of registered participants is less than 10.


time details
9h00 start of workshop
10h30-11h00 coffee/tea break
12h30-13h30 lunch break
15h00-15h30 coffee/tea break
17h00 end of workshop


Fees for tutorials

category early late
1/2 day – academic/industry 80 120
1/2 day – student 45 65
1 day – academic/industry 110 165
1 day – student 60 90



Note that organizers are responsible for ensuring that the material they submit for downloading and photocopying may be legally used, and that appropriate copyright permissions have been obtained. Lecturers will grant distribution and reproduction rights of tutorial materials to the ECCB 2016 from acceptance through December 2016, and they agree that their materials may be made available in any form by the conference to the participants of ECCB 2016.

 For more information please contact: workshop-tutorial@eccb2016.org