We invite the submission of papers that have recently been published, or accepted for publication for a highlight presentation in the following topics:
All papers published in peer-reviewed journals between 1 November 2017 and 31 October 2018 are eligible to be presented as highlight talks. Papers in press are acceptable only if already available through the journal web site.
Submissions must be made to the EasyChair Highlight Track submission site
before 19 Nov 2018. Submissions should be prepared in pdf format and include the following:
a) Name/affiliation/email of presenting author. It is the responsibility of the submitter to guarantee that all co-authors agree to the submission. (Note that the presenter cannot be changed because the ability to present and visibility of that person will be an essential selection criterion.)
b) Title and 300-word abstract that explains the importance of the submitted work and its relevance for the conference.
c) Source of original publication (journal, lol., pages).
Accepted presenters for the Highlight Track are required to deliver the presentation themselves, and must register and pay to attend the conference. For each presenting author only one submission to the Highlight Track will be considered.
All submissions will be reviewed by the appointed members of the Programme Committee. Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
(a) Impact of the paper(s) on biology/medicine
(b) Relevance of the topic and "presentability" of the work to the diverse conference attendees
(c) Seniority of the presenting author
(d) Balance across the topic.
It should be emphasized that reviews of highlights submissions will not include a review of the paper itself.