[open-science] Abstract Submission Bioinformatics Open Source Conference Now Open

Bastian Greshake bgreshake at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 6 19:09:07 UTC 2017

Hey folks,

I just wanted to let you know that the abstract submission for the annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference has just started today. I know that some of you here are working on Bio* things, so that might be a great opportunity to meet fellow developers and potential collaborators. I’ve been there for the last two years and it’s a fun crowd. 

There are also travel fellowships for it. For more details see below!


Call for Abstracts for the 18th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2017)
An ISMB/ECCB Community of Special Interest (COSI)

Dates: July 22-23, 2017
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Web site: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2017 <http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2017>
Email: bosc at open-bio.org <mailto:bosc at open-bio.org>
BOSC announcements mailing list: http://lists.open-bio.org/mailman/listinfo/bosc-announce <http://lists.open-bio.org/mailman/listinfo/bosc-announce>
Twitter: @OBF_BOSC

Important Dates
Call for one-page abstracts <https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_Abstract_Submission> opens: March 6, 2017
Abstract submission <https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_Abstract_Submission> deadline: April 13, 2017
Travel fellowship <https://github.com/OBF/obf-docs/blob/master/Travel_fellowships.md> application deadline: April 15, 2017
Authors notified: May 10, 2017
Codefest 2017 <https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Codefest_2017>: July 21-22, Prague
BOSC 2017 <https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2017>: July 22-23, Prague  (days 1 and 2 of ISMB/ECCB)
ISMB/ECCB 2017 <https://www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2017>: July 21-25, Prague
About BOSC
Since 2000, the yearly Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) has provided a forum for developers and users to interact and share research results and ideas in open source bioinformatics. BOSC’s broad spectrum of topics includes practical techniques for solving bioinformatics problems; software development practices; standards and ontologies; approaches that promote open science and sharing of data, results and software; and ways to grow open source communities while promoting diversity within them.

In the past, BOSC has taken place the two days before ISMB as a Special Interest Group (SIG). This year, ISMB is trying a new structure: the SIGs (now called COSIs) are integrated into the main ISMB meeting. BOSC will take place the first two full days of ISMB (July 22-23). Attendees will have the option to register for the full ISMB/ECCB meeting (July 21-25) or for just two days (there is no single-day registration option this year). A limited number of partial travel fellowships will be granted to some accepted speakers who would not otherwise be able to attend BOSC--please see https://github.com/OBF/obf-docs/blob/master/Travel_fellowships.md <https://github.com/OBF/obf-docs/blob/master/Travel_fellowships.md> for more information.

We encourage you to submit one-page abstracts on any topic of relevance to open source bioinformatics and open science. After review, some abstracts will be selected for lightning talks, longer talks, and/or posters. Abstract submission instructions and a link to the EasyChair portal can be found on https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_Abstract_Submission <https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_Abstract_Submission>

Session topics include:
Open Science and Reproducible Research
Open Biomedical Data
Citizen/Participatory Science
Standards and Interoperability
Data Science
Medical and Translational Bioinformatics
Developer Tools and Libraries
Bioinformatics Open Source Project Progress Reports
We gratefully accept sponsorships from relevant private companies. These sponsorships enable us to offer free registration to some BOSC speakers to help increase diversity at our meeting. Sponsors in 2016 included Curoverse, the company behind the open source platform Arvados. Please contact us if you are interested in being a sponsor of BOSC 2017!

Thank you,
      BOSC 2017 Organizing Committee:   Nomi Harris (chair), Brad Chapman, Peter Cock, Christopher Fields, Bastian Greshake, Karsten Hokamp, Hilmar Lapp, Mónica Muñoz-Torres, Heather Wiencko

P.S. Don't forget to submit your BOSC abstract by April 13 at https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_Abstract_Submission <https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_Abstract_Submission>!

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