The ECCB 2018 program committee invites proposals for one-day Tutorials, to be held on Saturday 8 or Sunday 9 September 2018, which will immediately precede the seventeenth European Conference on Computational Biology in Athens, Greece.

The purpose of the tutorial program is to provide participants with lectures and hands-on training covering topics relevant to the field of bioinformatics. Each tutorial will offer participants an opportunity to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, to get an introduction to important established topics, or to develop advanced skills in areas they are already familiar with.

This call is an invitation for scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit proposals for high quality tutorials for ECCB 2018. Previous tutorials have covered topics including:

  • Analysis of Cis-Regulatory Motifs from High-Throughput Sequence Sets
  • Computational Tools to Define and Analyse Logical Models of Cellular Networks
  • IMGT, the Global Refence in Immunogenetics and Immunoinformatics
  • Multivariate Projection Methodologies for Big Data and Application in R Using the mixOmics Package
  • Protein Evolution Analysis: on the Use of Phylogenetic Trees
  • Reuse, Develop and Share Biological Visualisation with BioJS
  • Scientific Workflows for Analysing, Integrating and Scaling Bioinformatics Data: a Practical Introduction to Galaxy, Taverna and WS-PGRADE
  • Statistics and Numerics for Dynamical Modeling
  • TADbit: Automated Analysis and Three-Dimensional Modeling of Genomic Domains

Tutorials are scheduled either on Saturday, September 8 or on Sunday, September 9, from 9:00 to 17:00, with two half-hour coffee breaks and a one-hour lunch break.




23 January 2018extended submission deadline for workshop/SIG and tutorial proposals17 February 2018extended acceptance notification for workshops/SIGs and tutorials

date details
12 December 2017 call for tutorial proposals open
16 January 2018 original submission deadline for workshop/SIG and tutorial proposals
10 February 2018 original acceptance notification for workshops/SIGs and tutorials
1 June 2018 detailed schedule with speakers online
1 July 2018 complete tutorial program online
8 or 9 September 2018 tutorial day(s) at ECCB 2018



Proposal SubmissionTutorial proposals should not exceed 4 pages, and must include:

  • a detailed description of the tutorial (title and abstract, giving the motivation, expected goals, and level);
  • provisional schedule;
  • intended audience and possible prerequisites;
  • material or infrastructure required (if relevant);
  • a brief CV of the instructor(s) showing their relevant qualifications and teaching experience;
  • contact information for the organizer.

A maximum of two presenters per tutorial is recommended.

An evaluation committee will consider the following criteria in assessing proposals: relevance to ECCB attendees, educational experience of the lecturers, effectiveness and completeness of the proposed approach, as well as the overall clarity and quality of the proposal.

Please note that tutorial attendees often consider the presenters’ reputations and standing when choosing particular sessions. It is consequently expected that the presenters listed on the submitted proposal will present their tutorials in person.

Please save proposals in PDF format and send to:



Tutorials will take place on September 8 or 9, 2018 on the site of the main conference. ECCB will help in the administrative aspects of assigning the rooms, making announcements, and publishing the detailed tutorial schedule in the conference program. Each tutorial will be provided with up to two free tutorial registrations for speakers.

The tutorial registration fees can be found below and will be used to cover costs for the room, coffee breaks, lunch, a PC and projector. Organizers should provide slides and possible reference material in PDF format.

Slides and reference material for the tutorials should be made available for download from each tutorial web page. The organizers can create their own web page with links to these documents. If, however, they want the documents to be downloaded from the ECCB 2018 website itself they should send a unique assembled pdf file to before July 31st, 2018. Tutorial organizers are expected to operate within the context of ECCB procedures, including finalizing the program and providing materials by the deadlines. ECCB reserves the right to cancel a scheduled tutorial if, by one month before the conference, its number of registered participants is less than 10.


time details
9h00 start of workshop
10h30-11h00 coffee/tea break
12h30-13h30 lunch break
15h00-15h30 coffee/tea break
17h00 end of workshop



Fees can be found here



Note that organizers are responsible for ensuring that the material they submit for downloading and photocopying may be legally used, and that appropriate copyright permissions have been obtained. Lecturers will grant distribution and reproduction rights of tutorial materials to the ECCB 2018 from acceptance through December 2018, and they agree that their materials may be made available in any form by the conference to the participants of ECCB 2018.

For more information please contact: