ANN: Bioinformatics Open Source Conference

Andrew Dalke adalke at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 26 01:39:47 EST 2004


The 5th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC'2004) is
organized by the not-for-profit Open Bioinformatics Foundation. The
meeting will take place July 29-30, 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland and is
one of several Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings occurring in
conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Systems
for Molecular Biology.

The focus of the meeting will be on current and emerging Open Source**
informatics tools and toolkits. BOSC provides a forum for developers,
project groups, users and interested parties to meet personally, exchange
ideas and collaborate together.

In addition, keynote speeches from well known Open Source
Bioinformatics leaders are being planned.

For details, see http://www.open-bio.org/bosc2004/ .  To read what
happend in previous years, see http://www.open-bio.org/bosc2003/
and http://www.open-bio.org/bosc2002/ .

MEETING SCHEDULE & ABSTRACTS

The morning sessions will feature talks from submitted abstracts. Afternoon
sessions will consist of Lightning talk sessions, and Software Demonstration
sessions. BoF sessions will be held at the end of each day to bring together
project groups and people with specialized interests.



Lightning-talk Speakers wanted!

The program committee is currently seeking speakers for the lightning talks
at BOSC 2004. Lightning talks are quick - only five minutes long - and a
great opportunity for you to give people a quick summary of your open
source project, code, idea, or vision of the future.

If you are interested in giving a lightning talk at BOSC 2004, please email
<bosc at open-bio.org> the following:

  * a brief title and summary (one or two lines)
  * a URL for the project page, if applicable
  * information about the open source license used for your software or
        your release plans.

We will accept entries on-line until BOSC starts, but space for demos and
lightning talks is limited.



Software Demonstrations wanted!

If you are involved in the development of Open Source Bioinformatics
Software, you are invited to provide a short demonstration to attendees
of BOSC 2004.

If you are interested in giving a software demonstration at BOSC 2004,
please email <bosc at open-bio.org> the following:

  * a brief title and summary (one or two lines)
  * a URL for the project page, if applicable
  * Internet connectivity requirements (e.g. website Application served
        on the world wide web, or web based client application).

We will accept entries on-line until the BOSC starts, but space for demos
and lightning talks is limited.


** Because the mission of the OBF is to promote Open Source software,
we will favor submissions for projects that apply a recognized Open Source
License, or adhere to the general Open Source Philosophy.


                    Andrew
                    dalke at dalkescientific.com





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