Breakout Session Proposal Submission Information
|Feb 1 - May 4, 2013||Deadline for Breakout session proposal|
|Breakout session proposal acceptance|
|August 31, 2013||Deadline for "Early bird" registration|
Breakout sessions will be allocated a conference session of usually 1.5 hours, and in special cases, two sessions totaling 3 hours. Topics should be novel with little overlap with InCoB2013 session topics. We invite proposals ranging from standards, education, funding, and publishing to bioinformatics approaches covering complex diseases of interest and merit to InCoB2013 participants. Talks should not exceed 20 min and should be followed by 10 min discussion time, unless the format of the session is panel discussion. To add value to participants and speakers, proposals (excluding panel discussion) that commit to peer-reviewed post-conference publications will be preferred. Session organizers and speakers/panelists, who agree to participate, acknowledge that InCoB2013 does not provide any financial or in kind support for breakout sessions, including APBioNet travel grants. Limited organizational support for example, access to EasyChair, room(s) and AV equipment will be provided.
For breakout sessions comprising talks:
For breakout sessions comprising a panel discussion:
Submit your proposal as ZIP file via Easychair:
Re-submissions are allowed within one week of proposal upload.
Submissions will be evaluated by program committee members to eliminate overlap with regular session topics, merit and interest for InCoB2013 audience, quality and completeness of the submitted proposal, prior experience of the proposers in organizing a breakout session or a conference, and potential to stimulate active discussion and interest in the APBioNet community.