KAUST Research Conference: Computational Systems Biology in Biomedicine

December 5-7, 2016​​






Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the conference located?

A:  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.

Q: I would like to present at the conference. How can I do that?​

A: Presenting at the conference is by invitation only, except for a limited number of PhD students whose poster session applications are accepted.

Q: I would like to attend the conference. How do I register?

A: 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. 

Q: How can I register to the conference?

A: You can register or unregister:

 (1) by sending an email to ann.bauwens@kaust.edu.sa   or sarah.salhi@kaust.edu.sa or
 (2) in person, before a session starts.

Q: I'm not in KAUST. How do I join the student poster competition? (CLOSED)

A: 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 ann.bauwens@kaust.edu.sa   or sarah.salhi@kaust.edu.sa.

Q: I'm in KAUST. How do I join the student poster competition?

A: 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 ann.bauwens@kaust.edu.sa   or sarah.salhi@kaust.edu.sa​.​

Q:What is the guideline for the student poster competition?


  • 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.

Q: What costs will be paid for the out-of-Kingdom winners of the student competition?

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

Q: What are the student poster competition prizes?​


    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.

Q: Is there any business center around the conference venue?

A: 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.


Q: What should I wear at KAUST?

A: 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).


Q: What are the recreation options available at KAUST?

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