|San Diego Marriott Mission ValleySan Diego, CA, United States, October 8-10, 2020|
|June 29, 2020|
The purpose of the International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Oncology (ISMCO) is to provide a common interdisciplinary forum for mathematicians, scientists, engineers and clinical oncologists throughout the world to present and discuss their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in mathematical and computational oncology. In particular, ISMCO aspires to enable the forging of stronger relationships among mathematics and physical sciences, computer science, data science, engineering and oncology with the goal of developing new insights into the pathogenesis and treatment of malignancies. The symposium will consist of invited and contributed presentations (oral and poster) dealing with all aspects of mathematical and computational oncology. There will also be several keynote presentations, tutorials, special tracks, and panel discussions.
Tutorial & Special Track Notifications April 6, 2020
Abstract/Paper Submissions June 29, 2020
Notification of Acceptance August 3, 2020
Final Camera Ready Abstract/Paper September 7, 2020
Early Registration September 7, 2020
ISMCO Hotel Reservation September 17, 2020
ISMCO Symposium October 8-10, 2020
Proposals are invited for tutorials and special tracks on topics relevant to ISMCO. Tutorials should address the interests of various individuals in the field of mathematical and computational oncology including graduate students, researchers and educators from academia, and researchers and practitioners from industry and government. Special tracks will take place during the main dates of the symposium and are intended to stimulate in-depth discussions in special areas relevant to the symposium theme. Please visit the ISMCO website for more details and submission instructions.
*** Submission and Review Process ***
ISMCO encourages three types of submissions for the main symposium and special tracks: (1st type) abstracts (1-2 pages), short papers (4-6 pages), or full papers (10-12 pages) of original and previously unpublished research, (2nd type) short paper (4-6 pages) of original but recently published research in a journal (but not in a conference) and (3rd type) short papers (4-6 pages) describing work-in-progress, demos, experimental studies, open-source developments, and visionary papers. Each submission will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee (PC) using a “double-blind” review process to determine its appropriateness for acceptance and presentation (oral or poster) at ISMCO. Therefore, submissions should not contain names or other information revealing authors’ identity.
Although publication in the symposium proceedings is not required for submitting and presenting your work at ISMCO, authors whose submissions are accepted for oral or poster presentation will have the option to publish their work either in the abstract proceedings or short/full paper proceedings. Authors who prefer not to publish a short or full paper, can submit an abstract (1-2 pages) to be published by Frontiers in a special, fully-indexed, volume. Short papers (4-6 pages) and full papers (10-12 pages with the option of purchasing 2 extra pages for up to 14 pages) will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes (LN) series (to be confirmed). Full papers will also be submitted for indexing to PubMed Central.
Authors of selected abstracts and short/full papers presented at ISMCO will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for expedited review and possible journal publication in a special research topic on Advances in Mathematical and Computational Oncology in the Frontiers in Physiology (Computational Physiology and Medicine, Systems Biology), Frontiers in Genetics (Cancer Genetics, Systems Biology), Frontiers in Oncology (Cancer Genetics), Frontiers in Immunology, Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences (Biological Modeling and Simulation), Frontiers in Medicine (Precision Medicine), Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (Systems Biology), and Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Computational Intelligence). Each author would have the opportunity to select which of the above journals/sections to submit their paper(s). All papers accepted for publication in Frontiers will receive a 10% – 20% discount (depending on total number of submissions) of publication fees and will appear in a dedicated webpage under the common mathematical and computational oncology research topic.
*** Attendance ***
ISMCO is a premier forum for presenting and discussing current research in mathematical and computational oncology. At least one author of each accepted work must complete the symposium registration, attend the symposium in person, and present the paper. If none of the authors of a paper can attend the symposium and present their paper(s) due to unforeseen reasons, they should contact the steering committee chair to make proper arrangements. Video or Skype presentations are not acceptable and any papers not presented at the conference without a valid reason will be withdrawn from the symposium proceedings