Submit a Paper

The 2012 RECOMB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics has developed partnerships with Genome Research and the Journal of Computational Biology to publish full-length papers submitted to the conference.

The deadline for submitting all papers is Friday September 7, 2012, at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time).

We will accept two types of papers for consideration for publication.

  • Research article papers will be considered for publication in Genome Research. Appropriate experimental validation data is required for manuscript to be considered for this track.

  • Theory papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Computational Biology.

How to submit your paper

Please use this link to EasyChair to submit your paper. Please DO NOT submit your manuscript directly to the journal.

You will be asked to provide information about yourself and your coauthors, the title and abstract for your paper, and keywords. The button to upload your paper is at the bottom of the form, and EasyChair requires that it be submitted as a pdf file. If you do not already have an EasyChair account, you can log in to create one at the link.

IMPORTANT: In the "Keywords" field, please indicate the journal(s) whom you would like to consider your paper for publication. You can indicate Genome Research or Journal of Computational Biology as keywords. If you would like to submit your paper for consideration at both publications, please indicate the names of both journals as separate keywords on two lines, in addition to other keywords that are relevant to your paper.

Please see the journal websites for information about formatting requirements (see Genome Research format and Journal of Computational Biology format). Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words.

Review process

Manuscripts will be reviewed by the program committee, and will be part of the conference proceedings published by the Journal of Computational Biology. A subset of selected papers will also be reviewed in parallel by Genome Research. Only papers that do not appear in another journal will be included in the proceedings in JCB. All accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference, and will appear in press by our partner journals before the end of 2012.


This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation. Some possible topics include:

  • Modeling and recognition of regulatory motifs and modules
  • Chromatin state establishment, maintenance, and role in development
  • Post-transcriptional regulation and small regulatory RNAs
  • Regulatory networks, metabolic networks, proteomic networks
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Phosphorylation, metabolic fluxes, systematic phenotyping
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Approaches for aggregation of results arising from different methodologies