There are no registration fees for the RECOMB-CCB 2020 VIRTUAL Conference. Registration is still required.


Digital Pathology
Single-Cell Technologies
Cancer Evolution
Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Epigenetics
Functional & Systems Biology


Martin Miller
Teresa Przytycka
Maria Rodriguez Martinez

KEY DATES (All times are 23:59, AoE)

Submission Deadlines
Papers submission deadline: extended February 21, 2020
Posters submission deadline: March 2, 2020
Highlights, and late breaking research abstracts submission deadline: March 20, 2020
Later poster submission deadline: April 3, 2020

Acceptance Decision
Papers acceptance decision: March 15, 2020
Posters acceptance decision: March 15, 2020
Highlights, and late breaking research abstracts acceptance decision: March 29, 2020
Later poster acceptance decision: April 9, 2020


Submissions should represent original, previously unpublished work.
The Program Committee will rigorously review submitted papers (approximately 10 pages).
The submission deadline is February 17, 2020. Selected papers will be accepted for presentation at the conference.
Authors of accepted papers must submit the full paper to the preprint server arXiv or bioRxiv by the start of the satellite to ensure that the presented paper is accessible.
RECOMB-CCB is partnering with PLoS Computational Biology. Authors of selected accepted papers will be invited, but not required, to submit an edited journal version to PLoS Computational Biology (as detailed below).

Plos Computational Biology Partnership
All submissions to RECOMB-CCB will be considered for publication in PLoS Computational Biology.
The authors will be notified of whether their paper is accepted for oral presentation at RECOMB-CCB and simultaneously whether it is being considered for expedited review by PLoS Computational Biology on March 15, 2020. Note that PLoS Computational Biology requires that a manuscript has both computational merit and clear and novel biological significance. The journal is Open Access and requires authors to pay publication charges.
In addition to the RECOMB-CCB reviewers, the Editors of PLoS Computational Biology, as well as potentially 1-2 additional reviewers with particular knowledge of the biological applications addressed, will be actively engaged in those accepted RECOMB-CCB papers being considered for PLoS Computational Biology.

Parallel Submission
If a paper is submitted for oral presentation at RECOMB-CCB the authors can simultaneously submit their full paper to the journal of their choice. Note that papers accepted to RECOMB-CCB must be submitted to a preprint server by the date of the satellite conference, as described above.

Special handling of Papers submitted to RECOMB 2020
If you would like to consider submitting a paper rejected by RECOMB 2020 to the satellite workshop, you may do so by the regular deadline of February 17, 2020. You must include in your submission the reviews received from RECOMB together with a rebuttal addressing the concerns raised by the reviewers. The submitted manuscript should also be modified according to the reviews, or provide an explanation of why modifications are unnecessary. All reviews will be treated confidentially and will only be visible to the PC members evaluating your paper.
Please note that acceptance to RECOMB-CBB is not guaranteed, even if you have revised your submission. All papers, including those submitted directly to either satellite meeting, will be equally evaluated on the basis of scientific quality, technical novelty and level of interest to the respective community.

Manuscript Preparation
A manuscript should start with a succinct statement of the problem, the results achieved, their significance, and a comparison with previous work. This material should be understandable to non-specialists. A technical exposition directed to the specialist should follow. The length, excluding cover page, bibliography, and appendix, should not exceed 10 pages.
The manuscript should be easy to read, using at least 11 point font size on U.S. standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper with no less than one inch margin all around. If the authors believe that more details are absolutely necessary to substantiate the claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix, or supplementary data, which might be read at the discretion of the reviewers.
An email address for the contact author should be included.
Manuscripts that deviate significantly from these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.


RECOMB-CCB 2020 invites the submission of 1-page abstracts for the late breaking research and highlight tracks. Abstracts will be considered for a poster or oral presentation.

Late Breaking Research
Abstract describing unpublished research in computational cancer biology.
The work may be in submission to a journal or conference at the time the abstract is submitted to RECOMB-CCB.

Highlights Abstract describing the computational contributions of papers that have been published in a journal after January 1, 2019 or papers that are “in press” at the time of submission and are already linked on the journal web-site. The papers will be selected for presentation by taking into consideration the impact of the work on the field, the likelihood that the work will make a good presentation and the relevance to biological and biomedical research in general.


Ewa Szczurek, PC Co-Chair Iman Hajirasouliha, PC Co-Chair

Elham Azizi
Niko Beerenwinkel
Kieran Campbell
Ken Chen
Mohammed El-Kebir
Adam Godzik
Rachel Karchin
Pegah Khosravi Ekta Khurana
Yoo-Ah Kim
Mehmet Koyuturk
Ashley Laughney
Mark Leiserson
Xinghua Lu
Jian Ma
Layla Oesper
Jian Peng
Ben Raphael
Andy Roth
Ozgur Sahin
Russell Schwartz
Roland Schwarz
Dana Silverbush
Fabio Vandin
Martin Vingron
Esti Yeger-Lotem
Yinyin Yuan