REMINDER: Abstract deadline for the 2009 Bioinformatics Open Source
Conference (BOSC) 2009 is Monday, April 13.
Monday, April 13: Abstract deadline
May 1, 2009: Notification of accepted abstracts
May 15, 2009: Early Registration Discount Cut-off date
June 27-28, 2009: BOSC 2009
Principal Scientist at Science Commons. He works with Semantic Web
technologies in computational biology, with an emphasis on the creation and
application of structured biological knowledge to interpret experimental
Robert S. Hanmer
Consulting Member of Technical Staff in the Technical Component Management
area in Alcatel-Lucents Operations area, developing software-sourcing
strategies for middleware and open source software, active in the software
patterns community,and current President of The Hillside Group.
The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is sponsored by the Open
Bioinformatics Foundation (O|B|F), a non-profit group dedicated to
promoting the practice and philosophy of Open Source software development
within the biological research community. To be considered for acceptance,
software systems representing the central topic in a presentation submitted
to BOSC must be licensed with a recognized Open Source License, and be
freely available for download in source code form.
Many open source bioinformatics packages are widely used by the research
community across many application areas and form a cornerstone in enabling
research in the genomic and post-genomic era. Open source bioinformatics
software has facilitated rapid innovation, dissemination, and wide adoption
of new computational methods, reusable software components, and standards.
One of the hallmarks of BOSC is the coming together of the open source
developer community in one location to meet face-to-face. This creates
synergy where participants can work together to create use cases, prototype
working code, or run bootcamps for developers from other projects as short,
informal, and hands-on tutorials in new software packages and emerging
technologies. In short, BOSC is not just a conference for presentations of
completed work, but is a dynamic meeting where collaborative work gets done
and attendees can learn about new or on-going developments that they can
directly apply to their own work.
This years conference will mark the 10th anniversary of BOSC. To
celebrate the special occasion, the theme of this years conference is
Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Open Source Solutions to Grand Challenges
in Bioinformatics. We are inviting abstracts for two different types of
1. Descriptions of a particular open source software implementation by a
member of the development team, especially in the areas listed below.
2. Reviews of open source software that compares and contrasts different
solutions to the same bioinformatics problem.
In addition, we are asking all speakers to come prepared to lead an
informal tutorial on their software during a Birds of a Feather/hackathon
session. This years topics include:
Design Patterns in Bioinformatics
Multicore and GPGPU computing
Data & Analysis Management (shared session with DAM SIG)
There will also be updates from O|B|F-sponsored projects, and as always,
abstracts may be submitted for open source software that does not fit
neatly into the above categories. Lightning Talks will also highlight very
BOSC Post-conference Proceedings
The BOSC 2009 Organizing Committee is currently working out an agreement
with an Open Access bioinformatics journal to publish a Post-conference
Proceedings based on this year's presenations. Details will be available
on the BOSC web site as they become available.
To contact the organizing committee, e-mail email@example.com.
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BOSC 2009 Organizing Committee
Kam D. Dahlquist (Chair)
Lonnie R. Welch (Co-chair)
Seán I. O' Donoghue
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Subject: [Bosc-announce] Reminder: BOSC Abstracts due Monday, 4/13/09
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:48:19 -0700
From: Kam Dahlquist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: June 27-28, 2009
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