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From: Nomi Harris <nlhar...@lbl.gov>
Date: Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM
Subject: [Bosc] Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC
2011)--Call for Abstracts
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We invite you to submit an abstract to BOSC 2011!  Please forward this
message as appropriate, and forgive multiple postings.

Call for Abstracts for the 12th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source
Conference (BOSC 2011)
An ISMB 2011 Special Interest Group (SIG)

Dates: July 15-16, 2011
Location: Vienna, Austria
Web site: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2011
Email: b...@open-bio.org
BOSC announcements mailing list:

Important Dates:
April 18, 2011: Deadline for submitting abstracts to BOSC 2011
May 9, 2011: Notifications of accepted abstracts emailed to
corresponding authors
July 13-14, 2011: Codefest 2011 programming session (see
http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Codefest_2011 for details)
July 15-16, 2011: BOSC 2011
July 17-19, 2011: ISMB 2011

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

We invite you to submit abstracts for talks and posters.  Sessions include:
- Approaches to parallel processing
- Cloud-based approaches to improving software and data accessibility
- The Semantic Web in open source bioinformatics
- Data visualization
- Tools for next-generation sequencing
- Other Open Source software

In addition to the above sessions, there will be a panel discussion
about "Meeting the challenges of inter-institutional collaboration".
We are also working to arrange a joint session with one of the other

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Eagle Genomics and an anonymous
donor, we are pleased to announce a competition for three Student
Travel Awards for BOSC 2011. Each winner will be awarded $250 to
defray the costs of travel to BOSC 2011.

For instructions on submitting your abstract, please visit

BOSC 2011 Organizing Committee:
Nomi Harris and Peter Rice (co-chairs); Brad Chapman, Peter Cock,
Erwin Frise, Darin London, Ron Taylor

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