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Call for Papers

Supplement of BMC Bionformatics on
“Italian Bioinformatics Society (BITS): Annual Meeting 2011”


The same BITS 2011 topics are applied to this Call.
  • Genomics
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Protein structure and function
  • Proteomics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Systems Biology
  • Biological Databases
  • Biobanks
  • Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics
  • Synthetic Biology


invited to submit an extended, revised manuscript as a full research paper. All authors that presented either an invited lecture, or an oral communication, or poster are invited to submit an extended, revised manuscript as a full research paper.
Manuscripts will have to take into account, as a preliminary review, discussions that occurred during the workshop, as well as personal discussions during the poster session. Manuscripts submitted will undergo diverse selection steps, as specified below.
New contributions won't be accepted: there must be a one-to-one correspondence between submissions to this Call and contributions to BITS 2011.


Manuscripts must be submitted according to BMC Bioinformatics format and instructions (see attachment). Submission must be done through the EasyChair system at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bits2011bmcbioinfosu

Selection steps

The Scientific Committee of BITS 2011 will act as Editorial Board. Two members of the Board will be assigned to each topic. They will assign each submission for reviews to a panel of at least three referees purposely chosen. Submissions will undergo a two steps review process, i.e. they may undergo a revision step after first evaluation, if requested by referees.


  • submission of full research papers: August 11, 2011.
  • notification of acceptance, conditional acceptance, rejection: October 2, 2011.
Further deadlines for revised papers, final communication for revised papers, submission of Camera Ready versions, and payment of publication costs to BITS will be communicated at a later time

NB! All submission deadlines are strict: failing to respect them, the paper will be rejected


Papers appearing in BMC Bioinformatics has an associated publishing cost of 875.00 GBP, i.e. about 1,050.00 € per paper. By submitting, authors will therefore agree to pay these costs, in case of publication.

For any clarification or further information, please refer to segretario@bioinformatics.it by email.