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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the conference located?
KAUST Research Conference: Computational Systems Biology in Biomedicine will take place in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in the Engineering Science Hall (Building 9) Level 2, Lecture Hall 2.
Presenting at the conference is by invitation only, except for a limited number of PhD students whose poster session applications are accepted.
Due to Saudi visa requirements, we can accept out-of-Kindgom attendees only in highly exceptional cases. In-Kingdom applicants will be considered subject to logistics availability. 

You can register or unregister:

 (1) by sending an email to   or or
 (2) in person, before a session starts.

Deadline for external submissions is October 31, 2016. The deadline is early because we need time to process visas and other documents. Send your submissions to   or
Deadline for internal submissions is November 20, 2016. This is open to all KAUST students with research relevant to the conference title (Computational Systems Biology in Biomedicine). Send your submissions to   or​.​
  • Poster should be sent in PDF format, portrait layout and A0 size (841mm x 1189mm or 33.11" x 46.81").
  • Authors are expected to be by their posters during the poster session to answer questions from judges and attendees.
  • Participants are responsible to remove and collect their poster after the conference. Unclaimed posters will be discarded.

Airfare (economy class), hotel, taxi (to and from airport in KSA) and visa fees.

   1st Prize - Ipad Air

    2nd Prize - BOSE Sound Link System

    3rd Prize - PHOTOCUBE Compact Photo Printer

Additionally, there will be a "KICP Innovation Award" trophy for a student who presents an innovative research project with a high potential for market application. This may be awarded in conjunction with the 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize.

Yes, KAUST Library is open 24 hours and offers workstations and a quiet space for work and study. Wi-Fi is also accessible everywhere in the KAUST campus.

 December at KAUST will be warm and likely pleasantly breezy with the possibility of a chance of a rain. Smart casual attire is required at the conference. Women do not have to wear abaya but should be dressed in conservative clothing (neck, arms and legs covered with loosely fitted clothing).

Many recreation options are available at KAUST. To find out more, visit this link.