Call for Satellite Workshops

Call for Satellite Workshops: Nurturing the Research and Innovation Ecosystem

Workshop Proposals Submission Deadline is Tuesday, 16 January 2024 [Closed]

Important Dates

Tuesday, 16 January 2024 [Closed] Workshop Proposals Deadline
Friday, 26 January 02 February 2024 Workshop Acceptance Notification
Friday, 16 February 2024 Final Workshop Submission Deadline
Feb 26, 2024
1-page abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline
Work presented in Workshops is encouraged to be submitted as one page abstracts but this is not mandatory
 Mar 11, 2024 Abstract Accept/Reject Notification

The organizing committee of ISBI 2024 invites proposals for Satellite Workshops, with the goals of enriching the conference program, attracting a wider audience, and nurturing the research and innovation ecosystem.

The ISBI Satellite Workshops will be up to 2-hr events and will take place during the conference,  May 27-30, at the conference venue. Their main emphasis will lie on clearly focused and emerging topics that are not specifically covered in the main conference and enable:

  1. the cross-fertilization between international initiatives and infrastructures
  2. the presentation of (EU or International) research project activities and results
  3. the discussions on emerging R&I topics and the synergies with industry
  4. the synergies among IEEE societies

The specific organizational structure of workshops are up to the organizers, and may include a mix of invited presentations, keynotes, panels, demos and posters, encouraging the participation of attendees in active discussions.

Proposal Submission
Satellite Workshop proposals should be submitted through this link;
following the Workshop proposals track

Each workshop proposal submission should be a single PDF file including all the necessary information, as outlined below:

  1. Full title and – if available – its acronym.
  2. Organizer name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), and email(s).
  3. Expected number of attendees.
  4. Short abstract with the main idea (up to 200 words).
  5. Keywords listing the main topics covered.
  6. Extended abstract discussing the motivation, impact, and main directions covered (up to 1000 words, including a few references if necessary). Information on the relevance and importance, aspects of novelty, interdisciplinarity and synergies.
  7. Planned composition: What mix of invited presentations, keynotes, panels, demos and posters (having all is not required) is envisaged with any specific tentative information on specific contributors, if known. Explicitly mention if abstract papers are already submitted in the abstract tract.
  8. Title, name, abstract of each activity.
  9. Measures to ensure diversity and addressing any ethical issues (e.g. in case of shared data).
  10. Short bios of the organizer(s), including expertise on the proposed topic (e.g. relevant publications or projects), experience with organizing similar efforts in the past, and a personal website link – if available (up to 500 words).

The proposals will be judged based on their thematic relevance to ISBI, their focus, and novelty, organisation and quality, the potential interest to the ISBI community, the credentials of their organizer(s), and the proposal completeness in terms of the provided information.

In case organisers wish to additionally submit work presented in the workshop activities as a series of 1-page abstracts, these abstracts should follow the instructions for the relevant ISBI24 abstract track, should abide by the ISBI 2024 paper style, format, and length, their paper submission and reviewing process will be conducted through the ISBI2024 paper management system, while their peer-reviewing process should follow the main conference reviewing guidelines.  See

The Satellite Workshops are expected to foster the return to an in-person attendance experience. Accordingly, for each accepted workshop, the presenters of each activity are expected to participate in-person.

Workshop Logistics
Organizers of ISBI2024 Satellite Workshops will be responsible for the workshop scientific planning and promotion, including the setup of their external web-site (this will be linked from the main ISBI2024 site but not hosted there), undertaking all communication with the authors, creating and announcing the event schedule, abiding by the Important Dates listed below, and seamlessly communicating with the Workshop Chairs.

The ISBI2024 organizers will handle workshop registration, allocation of workshop facilities at the conference venue, and distribution of the workshop papers/material in electronic format, when applicable. Note that workshop attendance will be free-of-charge for all those who register for the main conference, while a reduced registration fee will be charged to workshop-only attendees.

Workshop Chairs
Ioanna Chouvarda, AUTH
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH
Kostas Marias, FORTH

Proposals for the Satellite Workshops must be submitted online by the deadline.
All proposals should be submitted online through the link below: