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H.bioinfo 2016 FAQ


Key dates

30 September: early registration ends, submission of abstracts

21 October: extended abstracts due on this date, see below

30 October: late registration ends 28 October: registration closed; reached max. capacity

31 October: replies to authors – all submissions can be presented as posters

18 November: tutorials, first-come first-served, limit 160 participants

19-21 November: conference days

Theme and scope of conference

“Bioinformatics as a growth engine for ___ (your favourite country here)”

We will ask invited speakers to include one slide on this topic

Scope: about Elixir • biodiversity • bioinformatics • bioprospecting • computational biology • enzyme discovery • genomics • metabolic engineering • microbiome • pharmacogenomics • phylogeny • structural genomics • synthetic biology • systems biology • text mining

Location (Thessalonica, Greece)

Main venues: Vergina amphitheatre, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (Fri/Mon) and Noesis conference center, very near to CERTH (Sat/Sun)

Tutorials in Aiolos classroom, also at CERTH, see 18-Nov here

Tutorials now in  Vergina amphitheatre, see 18-Nov here — due to high demand

Poster session at the lobby of the conference centre

Meeting point: Hyatt-Regency Thessalonica

Film projection session [TBC]


Call for papers

Papers should be up to 5 pages, single-spaced and set in 12 point type, including title, abstract, figures, tables, and bibliography

Please see here for the CfP issued on 22-Jul-2016

First page should give keywords, postal and electronic mailing addresses, telephone, and fax numbers

No format requirements for the submitted paper, in editable formats please

Submit your abstract (and extended abstract) here

Currently exploring publication options for selected papers with ISCB CommJ (Fof1000)  on HBio channel — more info at the conference


Pre-conference day (18-Nov-2016) will be devoted to tutorials

Four tutorials will be kindly offered – free of additional charge – on a first-come, first-served basis

Tutorials on IMG, MicroScope, EBI Metagenomics, MG-RAST, Ensembl will be provided

Detailed schedule

Please see here for a programme outline

Please see here for preliminary programme

Final program here


Invited speakers

Please see here

List of papers

Watch this space after 31 October

Final program here

Open poster session

The poster session is open to anybody who would like to present a poster

Posters will not be published – however if an abstract is submitted before October 21st, it will be included in the conference booklet

Best poster award [TBC]


Registration fees

Early registration fee: 40 Euros (students: 20 Euros)

Late registration fee: 60 Euros (students: 30 Euros)

Sponsors: industrial participants who would like to support the conference, with 500 Euros

Registration form

Registration form is provided here

Payment of fees

Can be done either with credit card on the registration form or on site (see options during the registration process)


Hotel information

Many hotels in Thessalonica should have availability those dates, check here

Another list of the top hotels is available here

Conference hotels for invited speakers Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki, Hotel Nikopolis, Hotel Panorama

Participants should arrange their accommodation themselves

Advisable to look for accommodation towards the ‘East’ (South-East) side of the city, from here — Trivago list here

Hotel discount code “HBio09/2016” for Thessalonica hotels collaborating with CERTH, here

Travel information

Flight information is provided here

Search for flights to SKG here

Thessalonica information from DiscoverGreece, top 10 landmarks from Greece-is, additional info at EnjoyThessaloniki


We will arrange for local transport between the conference hotels and CERTH for invited speakers

CERTH is serviced either by bus from the city centre or taxis (can be ordered at the gate), check here

Airport transfers will only be arranged for the invited speakers

Social activities

Depending on our sponsorship performance, we will organize social activities; light lunch and coffees will be provided


Organizing committee

Sophia Ananiadou, UK | Pantelis Angelidis, Greece | Eleftherios Angelis, Greece | Stella Bezergianni, Greece | Theodora Farmaki, Greece | Ioannis Iliopoulos, Greece | Ilias Kappas, Greece | Yiannis Kourmpetis, Switzerland | Nikos Kyrpides, USA | Pericles Mitkas, Greece | Christos Ouzounis, Greece | Anastasia Politou, Greece | Vasilis Promponas, Cyprus | Zacharias Scouras, Greece | Alexandros Stamatakis, Germany | Pantelis Topalis, Greece | George Tsiamis, Greece | Ioannis Vizirianakis, Greece

Program committee

This year the program committee duties will be performed by the organizing committee

Local Organizing committee

K Billis (UK) | A Chanalaris (UK) | A Doulis (GR) | D Grigoriadis (GR) | C Karapiperis (GR) | A Oulas (GR) | E Pafilis (GR) | E Panteris (GR) | E Samaras (UK) | S Tamana (CY) | T Theodosiou (GR)



Full-length manuscripts from abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be published in archival proceedings, including those submitted as posters



BMC’s JBR | Ministry of Interior, Deputy Minister of Macedonia & Thrace

under the auspices of: Ministry of Education, Deputy Minister of Research & Innovation

Biogenea | LabNet | Elpen | Uni-Pharma

Publication ID hbio- #0006-2016
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