GCB 2018: Open submission and early-bird registration

GCB 2018


Open submission and early-bird registration



The registration process is handled by the event management team of the university of Vienna. For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: gcb2018.registration@univie.ac.at.

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Fees and costs:


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*FaBi members and ATBI members.

Meals: included. Early bird: May 1 until July 15, 2018. Regular fee starts from July 16.


All submission will be managed through the online conference management system "EasyChair". This system gives you, the author, complete control over your submission. You upload your abstract and check on the review status of your submission. After logging in to the EasyChair website for GCB 2018, click on the “New Submission” link located in the top-left corner of the menu bar to submit a new abstract. For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: gcb2018.submission@univie.ac.at.

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Unlike in previous years, we do not solicit the submission of full papers, but structured (extended) abstracts instead. We invite submissions of:

  • Structured abstracts for presentations of recently published or unpublished work
  • Poster abstracts
  • Abstracts for Junior Research Group Presentations
  • Concepts for Workshops (Sep 25)
  • Concepts for Tutorials (Sep 25 for half/full-day tutorials or Sep 26-28 for short tutorials)

 All submissions will be reviewed, evaluated and selected by the program committee.

Instructions for structured abstracts

Please structure your abstracts for talks, posters and junior group presentations into these sections:

  • Background
  • Methods and results
  • Discussion

Within EasyChair a text form will be provided for your abstracts (no file or PDF submission necessary). Although no word limit has been configured, please limit your abstract to max. 250 words.

Instructions for workshop and tutorial concepts

Please submit within EasyChair an abstract and a concept of your workshop or tutorial:

  1. Abstract (into text form, max 150 words please):
    Introduce your workshop or tutorial to the scientific audience. We will use the abstract to advertise the workshop or tutorial on the GCB web page.
  2. Concept (as PDF file):
    Please describe the logistics of the workshop or tutorial you propose (expected number of participants, tentative schedule, room(s) and technical equipment needed, registration procedure, expected costs and financial concept).

We will evaluate the submitted concepts within a few days after submission and will then contact you immediately to make all necessary arrangements.

GCB key dates:



May 1 - June 15

Structured abstracts for presentations of recently published or unpublished work

May 1 - June 15

Abstracts for Junior Research Group Presentations

May 1 - June 15

Concepts for Workshops and Tutorials

May 1 - August 15

Poster abstracts


Please visit http://gcb2018.de or http://gcb2018.at for the full information.


We look forward to see you at the conference!


The German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) is an annual, international conference devoted to all areas of bioinformatics. Recent meetings attracted a multinational audience with 250 – 300 participants each year. The meeting is open to all fields of bioinformatics and is meant as a platform for the German and European bioinformatics community.

The upcoming GCB will be organised by the Austrian Bioinformatics Platform ATBI and will be held at the University of Vienna. The conference will focus on computation in life sciences and aims to showcase applications and opportunities beyond. Spearheading scientists will be presenting along with young researchers and industry representatives. The first day September 25 is reserved for workshops and satellite meetings. The main conference will take place from September 26-28. The schedule will allow for fly-in on Wed and fly-out on Fri.