ISMB 2020: Evolution & Comparative Genomics COSI

ISMB 2020 July 12-16, 2020 Montréal, Canada

The third edition of the EvolCompGen session will be held on July 14, 2020, as part of Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2020), that will take place on July 12-16, 2020 in Montréal, Canada.

The COSI calls for paper and abstract submissions on topics of Evolution & Comparative Genomics including phylogeny, phylogenomics, comparative genomics, genome rearrangements, orthology, paralogy, recombination, lateral gene transfer, genome variation, population genomics, comparative epigenomics, epidemiology, cancer evolution genomics, genome annotation.

The goal of the track is to foster exchange and collaborations between developers and users of computational methods in evolution and comparative genomics within the ISCB.

The track will feature a mix of proceedings talks and contributed talks from the submitted abstracts. In addition, there will be a poster session. Contributed talks will be 10 minutes including Q&A. Talks can be on unpublished work or work published after January 1st 2019, and delivered by speakers at any career stage.

Travel fellowships will be available for presenting students and postdocs. The procedure for application will be communicated to the relevant people in the talk/poster acceptance email.

Paper submission page : Starts : Monday, December 2, 2019. Deadline : Thursday, January 30, 2020.

Abstract submission page : Starts : Thursday, January 30, 2020. Deadline : Thursday, April 2, 2020.


  • Lars Arvestad, Abstract co-chair (Stockholm University)
  • Edward Braun, Abstract co-chair (University of Florida)
  • Christophe Dessimoz, COSI co-chair (University of Lausanne & Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)
  • Dannie Durand (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Nadia El-Mabrouk (University of Montreal)
  • Wataru Iwasaki, (University of Tokyo)
  • Kui Lin (Beijing Normal University)
  • Aida Ouangraoua, COSI co-chair (University of Sherbrooke)
  • Janani Ravi, Awards chair (Michigan State University)
  • Giltae Song (Pusan National University)
  • Louxin Zhang (National University of Singapore)

More detailed information could be found at Keydates.

  • Call for Abstracts Opens: Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Abstracts Submission Deadline (for talks and posters): Thursday, April 2, 2020
  • Late Poster Submissions Open: Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Talk and/or Poster Acceptance Notifications: Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • Late Poster Submissions Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2020
  • Late Poster Acceptance Notifications: Tuesday, May 21, 2020
  • Call for Proceedings Opens: Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Proceedings Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Conditional Acceptance Notification: Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Revised Papers Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Final Acceptance Notification: Monday, April 13, 2030
  • Registration Opens: Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Early Registration Deadline – Save!: Thursday, June 11, 2020
  • Online Registration Closes: Thursday, July 2, 2020
  • Onsite Registration Opens: Sunday, July 12, 2020
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