RECOMB is adding a Highlights Track which
will feature PI presentations of exciting
developments that have already appeared in
journals within the past year. We invite the
submission of full papers that have been published,
or accepted for publication in 2010. Publications
that are "in press" and already
linked on the journal web site are also welcome.
A group of experts will select the papers
to be presented at the meeting, after considering
the impact of the work on the field, the likelihood
that the work will make a good presentation,
and the relevance to biomedical research.
Accepted presenters for the Highlights Track
are required to make the presentation themselves,
and must register and pay to attend the conference.
Submissions should include a 300-word abstract-like
argument that explains how the work of the
submitted paper(s) is impacting the field.
More details are given below.
All submissions will be evaluated by a group
of editors on the program committee. In the
submitted abstract, the authors should add
a line identifying the RECOMB 2011 program
committee member(s) most suitable to review
their work. All papers published in peer-review
journals (no book chapters) published in 2010
are eligible to be presented as talks. Papers
in press are acceptable only if already available
through the journal web site. Note that presenters
are encouraged to also present more recent
work; however, that work will not be considered
in the decision. Up to 2 papers can be submitted
as one single PDF if the authors intend to
present the results of multiple qualifying
papers. The PC chair will notify authors of
the acceptance by January 31st, 2011.
The selected Highlights will be presented
in a main session at RECOMB 2011. All presentations
will have to be completed within 15 minutes
and will be followed by 5-minute discussions.
While presenters are expected to focus mostly
on the chosen paper(s), short infusions of
more recent results are welcome.
All submissions will be evaluated by program
committee members, and judged according to
the following criteria:
PDF files of the papers and the 300-word
support abstract can only be submitted through
the automated system by January 5,
2011 (midnight by any time zone).
No exceptions will be allowed. Submissions
must be made to the automatic Highlights
Track Submission Site.
Submissions should include the following:
of Author 1 (assumed
to be the presenter; note that the presenter
cannot be changed because the identity
and ability to present of that person
will be an essential selection criterion).
of all coauthors (note:
any name appearing on a published paper
has to be added here). Note that all co-authors
have to agree to the submission. It is
the responsibility of the submitter to
guarantee that all co-author email addresses
300-word limited abstract-like
argument that explains the impact and
importance of this work. The abstract
must include sources of original publication(s)
(Year, Journal, Vol., pages). The last
line must identify preferred PC member(s)
for reviewing the abstract.
PDF with paper(s)
(note: in case of the submission of 2
papers, both should be merged into one
single PDF; all reviews will be based
on the content of this PDF).
Only PDF submissions
The maximum number
of submissions per presenter is 1. The
maximum number of submissions per author/co-author
All questions pertaining to the RECOMB 2011
Highlights Track should be directed to: email@example.com