Submit abstracts

BCC2020 will be held in July 2020, online, and on both sides of the world. This brings the 2020 Galaxy Community Conference and the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference together into a unified event. If you work in open source life science or data-intensive biomedical research, then there is no better place than BCC2020 to present your work and to learn from others.

Abstract submission closed May 8 2020. There will be no late breaking rounds.


BCC2020 will be centered around presentations from the communities: oral presentations, posters, and demos. All presentation types are submitted through EasyChair.

BOSC welcomes submissions about all aspects of open source bioinformatics, biomedical open science and open data, including but not limited to reproducible research, citizen/participatory science, standards and interoperability, open source tools for data science and visualization, inclusion and outreach for open science, and medical and translational bioinformatics–see BOSC submission page for more information.

Galaxy welcomes submissions that use, implement, or extend the Galaxy platform and ecosystem, including but not limited to integrating and analyzing large and diverse datasets in biomedical research; enhancing reproducibility in computational analyses; and fostering collaboration and communication in scientific workflow development.

Each abstract should be submitted to either BOSC or Galaxy, not both. The BOSC and Galaxy submissions will be considered by separate scientific program committees. If you’re not sure which track to choose, please just pick one for now and note your uncertainty in the “Comments for chair” field on the submission form, and we will contact you to discuss it further if needed.

Abstracts are limited to one page, in PDF format. Both communities are using the BOSC abstract guidelines and templates.

By submitting an abstract, you agree to

  1. Have your slides and/or poster be shared online
  2. Have your presentation be recorded (video/webcam optional) and rebroadcast and/or published online

Abstracts were submitted through EasyChair.

Abstract submission closed May 8 2020. There will be no late breaking rounds.

Key Dates

March 31 2020
Abstract submission opens
April 18 2020
Registration opens
May 8 2020
Abstract submission deadline
June 6 2020
Acceptance notifications sent to authors
July 10 2020
Early registration ends
July 15 2020
Registration ends
July 17-19 2020
July 19-22 2020
BCC main meeting
July 22-24 2020
CoFest: Core
July 24-26 2020
CoFest: EnCore