Hello all,

We are pleased to announce the *2011 Galaxy Community Conference*, being
held *May 25-26 in Lunteren, The Netherlands*.  The meeting will feature two
full days of presentations and discussion on extending Galaxy to use new
tools and data sources, deploying Galaxy at your organization, and best
practices for using Galaxy to further your own and your community's
*Link: http://galaxy.psu.edu/gcc2011/
*This event aims to engage a broader community of developers, data
producers, tool creators, and core facility and other research hub staff to
become an active part of the Galaxy community.   We'll cover defining
resources in the Galaxy framework, increasing their visibility and making
them easier to use and integrate with other resources, how to extend Galaxy
to use custom data sources and custom tools, and best practices for using
Galaxy in your organization.

Additional topics include, but are not limited to:
* Talks submitted by the Galaxy community
* Integration of tools (including NGS analysis tools) and distributed job
* Deployment of Galaxy instances on local resources and on the Cloud
* Management of large datasets with the Galaxy Library System
* Using the Galaxy LIMS functionality at NGS sequencing facilities
* Visualizing Data without leaving Galaxy
* Performing reproducible research
* Performing and sharing complex analyses with Workflows
* An "Introduction to Galaxy" session, offered on May 24, for Galaxy

*The conference fee is €100 on or before April 24, and €120 after that.  The
meeting is being held at the Conference Centre De Werelt in Lunteren, The
Netherlands, which is also the conference hotel.  You are encouraged to
register early, as space at the hotel (and at the "Intro to Galaxy" session)
is limited and is likely to fill up before the conference itself does.
*Link: http://galaxy.psu.edu/gcc2011/Register.html
Abstract Submission
*Abstracts are now being accepted for short oral presentations.  Proposals
on any topic of interest to the Galaxy community are welcome and
encouraged.   The abstract submission deadline is the end of February 28.
*Link: http://galaxy.psu.edu/gcc2011/Abstracts.html
*The 2011 Galaxy Community Conference is co-sponsored by the US National
Science Foundation (NSF), and the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC).
NBIC is a collaborative institute of the bioinformatics groups in the
Netherlands. Together, these groups perform cutting-edge research, develop
novel tools and support platforms, create an e-science infrastructure and
educate the next generations of bioinformaticians.
*Links: http://www.nbic.nl/ and http://www.nsf.gov/

We are looking forward to a great conference and hope to see you in the

The Galaxy and NBIC Teams

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