[Biojava-l] BOSC 2002: Call for participation

Jason Stajich jason@cgt.mc.duke.edu
Tue, 2 Apr 2002 22:31:01 -0500 (EST)

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BOSC 2002 Announcement and call for abstracts for talks and posters

Announcing the 3rd annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC
2002.  BOSC is organised by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation
(http://www.open-bio.org).  This year it will be held in Edmonton,
Canada, August 1-2 and includes full talks, lightning talks,
birds-of-a-feather sessions, mini-tutorials, and more.  The conference
will cover a range of topics from open source software development to
bioinformatics infrastructure to cutting edge applications of open source
software in the field of bioinformatics.

The conference will feature at least two keynote speakers:
Winston Hide of the South African National Bioinformatics Institute
and Ewan Birney of the European Bioinformatics Institute.  Additionally
presenters from a collection of Open Bioinformatics supported projects
will present summaries of their projects and practical examples of their
tools in action.

Registration will open on April 8th and will be through the ISMB 2002
website (http://www.ismb02.org).

We also encourage anyone working on interesting biological software who
would like to share their progress with the community to submit an
abstract to give a short talk or poster at the conference.  If you are
interested in presenting a talk or poster please send your abstract to
bosc@open-bio.org.  Please see the schedule below for submission
deadlines.  All accepted abstracts will be published online on the
conference website.

You need to provide:

   - an abstract (no more than a few paragraphs);
   - a URL for the project page, if applicable;
   - if it is about your software, information about the open
       source license used or your release plans.

Abstracts can be submitted in plain text, HTML, or as an URL.
Proprietary formats (such as Word) will be rejected outright.

ISMB/BOSC Registration opens               April 8
BOSC talk abstract submission deadline     April 30
Authors notified                           May 15
BOSC registration deadline                 July 7
BOSC poster abstract submission deadline   July 7
BOSC starts                                Aug 1 9:00
BOSC ends                                  Aug 2 17:00
Tutorial day ISMB                          Aug 3
ISMB begins                                Aug 4-7

Registration fees will be as follows:

 Student/Postdoc :       USD $110
  NonProfit affiliation: USD $130
 Industry :              USD $150

For more information about BOSC, please visit

Jason Stajich
Duke University

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