SocBiN Bioinformatics 2014, Oslo, 11 to 13 June, 2014

Information for presenters

Abstract submission

Abstracts for talks and posters may be submitted at any time after you have registered and payment has been confirmed, and until the deadline on 7 April (oral presentations) or 15 May (posters). You cannot submit abstracts if you have not registered.

Abstracts are submitted by logging in using the password that you received after registration. If you cannot find your password, you can receive a new password by clicking here.

Select "My abstracts" in the submenu on the left and click the button titled "Add a new abstract".

The abstract deadline is 1 May 2014 for oral presentations and 15 May 2014 for posters. Submitted abstracts may be edited until that deadline.

Initially, the abstract will only be visible for you and the meeting committee. You may indicate the email addresses of your co-authors. This will allow them to see the abstract as well, when logged in at this site (provided they have registered for the meeting).

When the meeting starts on 11 June 2014, all abstracts will be made available on this website, but only for registered participants that have logged in. This will enable participants to browse all abstracts during the meeting, with their own phones, tablets or laptop computers. The website has been adapted for viewing on small displays.

The abstracts will also be made available to all participants when the meeting starts in the conference programme.

We encourage all to submit a colour figure with their abstract. It can easily be uploaded during submission. It will be included in the conference program and shown on the website with the abstract.

There is a length restriction of 150 characters for the title and 1500 characters for the abstract text, including spaces. Italics, subscript and superscript formatting is accepted.

These are the topic categories for the abstracts:

  • Comparative genomics and phylogeny
  • Metagenomics
  • Post-ENCODE bioinformatics
  • Gene regulation
  • Marine genomics
  • Tools and technologies for integrative bioinformatics
  • Other


Selection of talks for oral presentation

In the abstract form you need to select whether you would prefer to present the work in a poster or as an oral presentation in the plenary sessions. The final selection of talks for the minisymposia will be made by the committee. Presenters will be notified of the decision.



Posters will be displayed from Thurday morning and throughout the meeting. Posters should be put up as early as possible on Thursday, and should be removed on Friday before 13.00.

The presenting author is expected to present the poster during the poster session. The poster session will be on Thursday at 17.30 to 19.00.

Posters must not be larger than 96 cm (width) by 138 cm (height). They may be attached to the poster walls using either velcro or thumbtacks/push pins.

The poster sessions will be held in auditorium Smalltalk, just opposite Simula.


Plenary talks

Files with the presentations should be handed in to the meeting organisers at the site on a memory stick as early as possible the day of the presentation. If you wish to use your own personal laptop computer please contact our technical personnel to make sure that your presentation will run without technical problems.

Each talk should last a maximum of 40, 25 or 10 minutes for keynote talks, other invited talks and submitted abstracts, respectively. In addition, there will be 3 minutes available for discussion. Please prepare the talk for a broad audience and include an ample introduction to the topic.

The exact time and place of the presentations will be indicated in the final conference programme and on the meeting website. The talks will be held in the Simula auditorium.


Elixir Norway
University of Oslo
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
University of Tromsø
Research Council of Norway
University of Bergen