[EMBOSS] Fwd: BOSC 2016 Call for Abstracts

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 2 09:54:46 UTC 2016

Dear EMBOSS community,

As BOSC co-chair I would like to encourage you all to think about
attending BOSC 2016, and if you are working on your own open
source software for bioinformatics please consider submitting an
abstract. See the email below and:


Also, as a member of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF)
Board of Directors, I am delighted to let you know about the new
OBF Travel Fellowship which could be used to attend BOSC:


In case you missed the earlier announcement last year, we finally
got rid of the paper forms for OBF membership, see:


Thank you,


[Biopython developer, BOSC co-chair, OBF Secretary, etc.]

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 5:56 PM
Subject: BOSC 2016 Call for Abstracts
To: bosc-announce at lists.open-bio.org
Cc: bosc-reviewers at lists.open-bio.org, "bosc at open-bio.org" <bosc at open-bio.org>

Call for Abstracts for the 17th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source
Conference (BOSC 2016), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB 2016.

Dates: July 8-9, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Web site: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2016
Email: bosc at open-bio.org
BOSC announcements mailing list:
Twitter: @OBF_BOSC and @OBF_News

Important Dates:

 * Call for one-page abstracts opens: March 1, 2016
 * Abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2016
 * Travel fellowship application deadline: April 15, 2016
 * Authors notified: May 6, 2016
 * Codefest 2016: July 6-7, 2016, Orlando, FL (confirming venue)
 * BOSC 2016: July 8-9, 2016, Orlando, FL
 * ISMB 2016: July 8-12, 2016, Orlando, FL

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is run as a two-day
meeting before the annual ISMB conference. It is organized by the Open
Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF), a non-profit group dedicated to
promoting the practice and philosophy of open source software
development and open science within the biological research community.
BOSC offers a focused environment for developers and users to interact
and share ideas about standards; software development practices;
practical techniques for solving bioinformatics problems; and
approaches that promote open science and sharing of data, results and

We welcome one-page abstracts on any topic of relevance to open source
bioinformatics and open science. Presentation formats are lightning
talks, longer talks, and/or posters. We plan to offer a limited number
of travel fellowships to help offset expenses for some accepted
speakers who would not otherwise be able to attend BOSC – please see
the OBF Travel Fellowship announcement for more information:


Session topics include:
 * Open Science and Reproducible Research
 * Standards and Interoperability
 * Data Science
 * Visualization
 * Translational Bioinformatics
 * Bioinformatics Open Source Libraries and Projects

If your company or organization is interested in helping to sponsor
BOSC 2016, please contact us! Sponsors in 2015 included Google,
GigaScience, Curoverse and Bina – we thank them for their support.

Please see http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_Abstract_Submission for
abstract submission instructions,

Thank you,

BOSC 2016 Organizing Committee:
Nomi Harris and Peter Cock (co-chairs), Brad Chapman, Christopher
Fields, Karsten Hokamp, Hilmar Lapp, Mónica Muñoz-Torres, Heather

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