CompBioMed Conference 2021
15-17 September, 2021 10-5 CET (9-4 GMT)

CompBioMed Conference 2021: Building the Virtual Human

CompBioMed Conference will return on 15-17th September 2021, in the online vFairs conference platform and will again address all aspects of the rapidly burgeoning domain of computational biomedicine, from genome through organ to whole human and population levels, embracing data driven, mechanistic modelling and simulation, machine learning and combinations thereof.

Our theme for 2021 is: Building the Virtual Human:How to bring experimental research into your digital twin. We will be welcoming contributions from academic, clinical and industrial participants alike.

The conference is organised by the CompBioMed Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Computational Biomedicine, aimed at nurturing and promoting the uptake and exploitation of high performance computing within the biomedical modelling community.

Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline extended to 12th July (23:59 BST)

For specific requests please contact

We are using the Linklings abstract management system. You will find two categories for abstract submission:

These are not mutually exclusive, so if you submit for one category, you may be asked to present in another, however, this allows us to consider your preference.

Here you can download the abstract template in word form Abstract Template

Other file formats may be used to produce the abstract and they should all be submitted as a PDF file. All abstracts should include:

To ensure homogeneity of abstract formats, LaTeX users should use the default font and Word users should use Bakerville font (as in the template), with page margins top and bottom: 2.54 cm, left and right: 3.17 cm.

To apply for a presentation or a poster, your abstract should be around 300 words, but references and figures can be additional to this.

We are using Linklings for our abstract submissions. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one, which you can do via this link before you submit:

Submission Dates:


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Themes and Symposia for 2021

Biomedical Applications

PerMedCoE: State of the art in personalised medicine

Multiscale Modelling & Patterns of Compute Imaging & Visualisation

Organ Modelling and Simulation

Covid & Immunology

HPC in Healthcare: Genomics & Oncology


Multiscale Modelling & Patterns of Compute

Building the Virtual Human

On the path to the Exascale

Validation, Verification and Uncertainty Quantification (VVUQ)

The role of Quantum Computing in biomedicine

Technology and Outreach

Imaging & Visualisation

Accelerating the Adoption of in silico Trials

From desktop to HPC and beyond in the clinic

Innovation in Modern Biotechnology

Public Awareness, Training and Education including Public Policy

Students €40
Early Bird registration (to 2nd August) €50
Standard registration (from 3rd August) €60

Keynote Speaker

Professor Markus Covert

Professor George Karniadakis

Gernot Plank, PhD MSc

Professor Lucile HOUYEL

Frequently Asked Questions


CompBioMed Conference 2021 is the 2nd iteration of conferences organised by the CompBioMed Centre of Excellence. More information on the 1st iteration in 2019 can be found at:
  • Participate and engage with presentations from top speakers in the field of Computational Biomedicine
  • Interact with companies and projects in the virtual booths including chat functions and useful links and reading material.
  • Virtual poster session in which presenters are gathered to present their research
  • Take part in the leader board challenge and win prizes!
NO. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.
The scientific program of CompBioMed Conference 2021 will start on September 15 and end on September 17, 2021.
In order for an abstract to be published it must have one conference registration associated with it. We strongly recommend that you also attend the conference, but if due to unforeseen circumstances you are unable to attend, your paper will still appear in the proceedings if you have registered (incl. payment). Papers without an associated registration completed before or on the author registration deadline will not appear in the proceedings.
Conference deadlines are in the BST time zone.

Paper Submissions

Please see the information above on Call for Abstracts and ensure that you use the template, or the constraints set out. Abstracts will need to be submitted in PDF format using the linklings site.
For each paper go to the Linklings submission page and create a new submission entry for the appropriate track. Never submit two separate papers as one submission entry.
Please upload your supplementary files to an online storage service of your choice (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, FigShare, etc.) and provide a link to the files inside the paper.


Yes, we do have a student rate, which will be set by “Professional Level” in the registration form. We would ask that you provide evidence of student status to once the payment has been accepted with the name you used to register and “Proof of student status” as the subject.
Yes, please register using the link above. There are three levels of registration fees, all of which are considerably lower than for in-person events. Payment can be easily made through Paypal.

Presentations and Posters

Normally you have 15 minutes (including questions) for a full oral presentation. Keynote speakers will have 45 minutes and Invited Speakers will have 20 minutes.
No. As most presentations will be pre-recorded, you are free to use your own choice of presentation format. We do not have any templates for presentations, you are therefore free to use your own branding.