The 18th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference

Postponed to 18th (Tue) - 20th (Thu) August, 2020 (final) | Samjung Hotel, Seoul, Korea
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Call for Papers (Paper submission deadline extended to Aug 20th, 2019)

We are receiving many requests to extend the paper submission deadline for APBC 2020 from the potential authors who want to work on the paper to APBC 2020 during the summer break. Thus we decided to extend the paper submission deadline to Aug 20th.

APBC2020 invites high quality original full papers on any topic related to bioinformatics and computational biology. The submitted papers must have not been published or under the consideration for publication in any other journal or conference with formal proceedings. All accepted papers will have to be presented by one of the authors at the conference.

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Sequencing and genotyping technology and applications
  • Gene regulation, transcriptomics and epigenomics
  • Comparative and evolutionary genomics
  • Single cell genomics and proteomics
  • Epigenetics and population genetics
  • RNA, protein, and proteome analyses
  • Network biology and systems biology
  • Bioimaging
  • Complex disease and cancer genetics
  • Metagenomics
  • Health informatics (EMR data mining)

Submission site


Key dates

Decisions are ready to be announced but we need one or two more days to check on a few things, we apologize for the delay.

Submission deadline
August 1st, 2019 August 20th, 2019
Author notification
October 30th, 2019November 10th, 2019
Final version due
November 15th, 2019November 30th, 2019

Instruction for authors

Accepted papers will be invited to be published in the following journals:

  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • BMC Genomics
  • BMC Systems Biology
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB)
  • Computational Biology and Chemistry (Elsevier)

You can prepare your APBC2020 submission using the following template of any of the five journals above. The formatting requirements and templates are given below:

In general, you should use the template of the journal whose preferred themes are closest to your paper. For example, papers that are more algorithmic in nature are slightly preferred at TCBB, papers that are more systems biology modeling in nature best fit BMC Systems Biology, papers that are more genomic in nature are slightly preferred at BMC Genomics, and papers that are more bioinformatics methods and techniques in nature are preferred at BMC Bioinformatics. However, note that you may be required to reformat your paper after its acceptance to conform to the journal's special issue that the paper is assigned to.

About the journal publication

Although APBC is rescheduled later to August 2020, journal publication of accepted papers is moving on. Each journal has different requirements, including re-review of accepted papers, thus actual publication may need quite amount of time. If you are curious about the status of the papers, please contact guest editors :

BMC Bioinformatics/Systems Biology: Dokyun Na, Chung-Ang University, blisszen@lile.cau.ac.kr

BMC genomics: Wenying Yan, Soochow University, wyyan@suda.edu.cn

TCBB: Stephen Tsui, CUHK, kwtsui@cuhk.edu.hk

CBC: Kyuri Jo, Chungbuk National University, kyurijo@chungbuk.ac.kr