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SIAM-LS 16 2016 : SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences


When Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 14, 2016
Where The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Ma
Submission Deadline Feb 1, 2016
Notification Due Mar 1, 2016

Call For Papers


Deadline Dates

Deadlines are midnight Eastern Time
January 19, 2016: Minisymposium proposal submissions
February 1, 2016: Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts

How to Participate

SIAM requests that individuals limit themselves to giving one talk. (This does not apply to invited topical, plenary or prize speakers). The co-chairs of the organizing committee will enforce the one-talk per speaker rule with absolutely no exceptions. Those wishing to give an additional presentation are encouraged to submit a poster, provided the talk and the poster are on different results. All submissions are subject to review and final approval by the co-chairs.
You are invited to contribute a presentation for this conference in one of the following formats.


A minisymposium generally consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Minisymposium organizers can submit up to 2 sessions per minisymposium, allowing up to 8 speakers.

Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations using the Conference Management System available at:

It is recommended that a minisymposium organizer make the first presentation. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract. The organizing committee will referee minisymposium proposals. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions.
To ensure balance, SIAM prefers that a single individual not be the organizer of more than one minisymposium. In addition, SIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers or co-authors come from the same institution.

Be certain to visit to review Guidelines for Preparing a Minisymposium Proposal.

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: January 19, 2016
Deadline for submission of minisymposium speaker abstracts: February 1, 2016

New at LS16: Poster Minisymposia (Minisymposteria)

A minisymposterium consists of a collection of three or more posters by different presenters grouped around a central theme. The posters will be co-located in the poster viewing area.

To submit a Minisymposterium, minisymposteria organizers and participants must coordinate their submissions and do the following:

Organizers must send an email to with the subject line "LS16 Minisymposterium: (insert short title)." The email must include:
A short title for the minisymposterium
A short description for the minisymposterium (less than 100 words)
Poster titles and presenters first name, last name, affiliation
Participants must submit their posters by February 1 using the Conference Management System (CMS): .The poster title of their submission should begin with “Minisymposterium: ”

Deadline for submission of minisymposteria: February 1, 2016

New at LS16: E-Posters

An e-poster is a large electronic display that you can plug your laptop into to show rich, interactive material at the poster session. The meeting will have up to 25 of these e-poster displays that we will make available to poster presenters that wish to use them. In order to select the poster presenters, we request a description of between 100-500 words explaining why we should select you to use an e-poster. Important information to include would be a description of how you will take advantage of the e-poster format to go beyond what is possible in a regular poster and also how you will distinguish what you'll do with an e-poster from a standard projector presentation. Please fill out the Google form we are using to collect the information about e-poster explanations.

Deadline for submission of e-poster abstracts and e-poster utilization explanations: February 1, 2016

E-poster decisions will be emailed by the middle of April.

Contributed Presentations in Lecture or Poster Format

Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas consistent with the conference themes. A lecture format is generally a 15-minute oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. Talk lengths will be determined by the co-chairs at the close of submissions. A poster format involves the use of non-electronic visual aids for mounting on a 4’ x 8’ poster board. A poster session is two hours long. Each contributor, either for a lecture or a poster, must submit a title and a brief abstract not to exceed 75 words. Please submit contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the Conference Management System available at:

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: February 1, 2016

Acceptance Notification

Authors will be notified by e-mail in late March 2016.

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