Call for Workshop Proposals/SIGs – CALL CLOSED

The ECCB 2016 program commitee invites proposals for one or two day workshops or special interest group meetings (SIGs), to be held on Saturday 3 or Sunday 4 September, 2016, which will immediately precede the fifteenth European Conference on Computational Biology in The Hague.

The workshops/SIGs are expected to provide participants with an informal setting to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to share practical experiences on a range of focused or emerging topics in bioinformatics.

Each workshop/SIG should provide an interesting perspective on the cutting edge of a selected research field. Workshops may include any form of presentation such as talks or panel discussions. Previous sessions have covered for instance:

The organizer(s) of a workshop will be fully responsible for the workshop’s scientific content: they may invite speakers or call for submissions or combine the two options.



Workshops 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. In exceptional and well-justified cases, two-day workshops may be scheduled from Saturday (September 3) to Sunday (September 4).

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


Pre-meetings ECCB2


Key Dates

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


Proposal submission

Each workshop proposal should not exceed 4 pages and should include the following information:

An evaluation committee will consider the following criteria in assessing proposals: relevance to ECCB attendees, the expertise and experience of the organizers and lecturers, the feasibility of their proposal, along with the clarity and quality of the proposal.
Please save your proposals in PDF format and send them to:



All workshops will take place on September 3 or 4, 2016 at the site of the main conference. ECCB will help with the administrative aspects of assigning rooms, making announcements, and with the publication of the detailed schedule in the conference program, but it cannot financially support the workshop speakers or organizers in their travel and accommodation costs. ECCB strongly encourages workshop organizers to seek independent funding for travel and accommodation, and to include any commitment that they may have secured in the proposal.
The workshop registration fees can be found below and will be used to cover costs for the room, coffee breaks, lunch, a PC and projector. Workshop registration is free for its organisers (up to two persons) and for invited speakers (up to four persons).
Workshop organizers are invited to prepare abstracts and any additional written material. Organizers are also kindly asked to collect slides and reference material in PDF format from speakers.
Slides and reference material for the workshop should be made available for download from each workshop web page. The organizers can edit their own web page with links to the documents corresponding to the presentations. If they want the documents to be downloaded from the ECCB 2016 website itself, they should send an unique assembled PDF file to before July 31st, 2016 and indicate the place on their web page where the link for download should appear.
Workshop organizers are expected to operate within the context of ECCB procedures, including finalizing the program, providing materials by the deadlines, working within the budget, etc. ECCB reserves the right to cancel a scheduled workshop if, by one month before the conference, its number of registered participants is less than 15. For more information please contact:


Fees for workshops/SIGs

category early late
1 day – academic/industry 110 165
1 day – student 60 90
2 days – academic/industry 180 270
2 days – student 100 150