ANNOUNCE: Bioinformatics Conference at the EBI

Alan Robinson alan at
Tue Apr 22 09:41:26 EST 1997


                        Objects in Bioinformatics-
         Reusable Software Components and Distributed Computing 
                        for the Biological Sciences. 

                         18th and 19th June 1997, 
            European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK.


Announcing a two day meeting on the role of reusable object-oriented
software components and distributed objects in bioinformatics and the
biological sciences. The widget and object-oriented approach is a
powerful paradigm in which new applications are developed by utilising
pre-existing components interacting in concert, and offers the
possibility of a new generation of bioinformatic tools. In this way
development time is reduced and greater time is spent on data analysis
and knowledge discovery. 

The meeting is aimed at those who are interested in, are developing, or
have developed reusable software components that will be of use to the
bioinformatics and biological community. It will also address the
implication and application of distributed object technology to biology
and bioinformatics. 

The meeting will include lectures, presentations, poster sessions and
discussion groups on the rapidly expanding and developing fields of
software components and distributed computing from both an academic
and industrial perspective. 

Invited talks will cover the application of reusable components,
software libraries, distributed object technology, data visualisation and
the bioWidget Consortium. 

Poster stands, each with a dedicated networked computer, are
available upon which delegates may showcase their work and projects.
Participants are encouraged to submit a brief abstract for a poster
relevant to the meeting themes. We hope to have a prize for the best
poster presentation. 

Full details about the meeting may be accessed at - 


The meeting is organised by the European Bioinformatics Institute in
association with the bioWidget Consortium. The meeting will be held in
the newly completed conference facilities at the Wellcome Trust
Genome Campus in the grounds of Hinxton Hall, Cambridge, UK. The
cost of registration for the meeting has been kept as low as possible with
a nominal fee of 25 GBP. 

Yours sincerely,
Alan J. Robinson.

Alan J. Robinson                      Tel:+44-(0)1223 494625
EMBL Outstation                       Fax:+44-(0)1223 494468
European Bioinformatics Institute     Email:  alan at
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridge,
CB10 1RQ, UK      

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