Submit an abstract

We encourage abstracts from both industry and academic participants. 

Abstracts must be submitted by December 21, 2018, as part of the registration process.

Abstract length should not exceed 2000 characters, including spaces. Please select a relevant topic session when submitting.

Session topics are:

1. Functional annotation

Scope: Novel aspects of the annotation of:

  • Sequence features
  • Structures, function and phenotypes 
  • Genotype/phenotype associations
  • Interactions/Complexes/Pathways

2. Data standards and ontologies: Making data FAIR

Scope: The creation, use, implementation, best practice of any systems for standardization: 

  • Community-wide metadata standards and formats, Minimal information reporting guidelines
  • Domain standards and Ontologies
  • Innovations in interoperability, data management and stewardship
  • Standards for digital curation /mark-up

3. Interacting with the Research Community

Scope: Show-casing examples of interacting with the broader scientific community:

  • Collaborations with research/development teams
  • Community curation initiatives
  • User interfaces, and  overcoming data display challenges
  • Outreach and education programmes 

4. Curation for human health and nutrition

Scope: Resources and use cases describing curation activities supporting: 

  • Disease curation
  • Clinical research
  • Drug/bioactive agent discovery
  • Metabolism
  • Food production
  • Veterinary, plant and pathogen biology 
  • Microbiome

5. Tools for Biocuration and Data Visualization

Scope: The description of open source tools for:

  • Curation
  • Quality control
  • Data display and visualization
  • Image analysis and curation
  • Text mining
  • Mechanisms for automated/predictive annotation of large datasets 

6. Database Journal Session 

You must have submitted a full paper to the Database Special Issue, and will only be included for this session if the paper is accepted. We may however, still give you the opportunity to present in another session if your paper is not accepted.