[tdwg-tag] Call for Abstracts open for Conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio)
hlapp at nescent.org
Wed Mar 3 17:24:22 CET 2010
The Call for Abstracts for full talks is now open for the inaugural
conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and
Biodiversity (iEvoBio), at http://ievobio.org/ocs/index.php/ievobio/
2010. See below for instructions.
Accepted talks will be about 15-20 minutes in length and will be
presented during the full talk sessions in the morning of each of the
two conference days, following the day's keynote presentation.
Submitted talks should be in the area of informatics aimed at
advancing research in phylogenetics, evolution, and biodiversity,
including new tools, cyberinfrastructure development, large-scale data
analysis, and visualization.
Submissions consist of a title and an abstract at most 1 page long.
The abstract should provide an overview of the talk's subject. As the
number of program slots for full talks is limited, the abstract should
give enough detail so reviewers can decide whether the submission
merits a full talk or whether it should be moved to one of the
lightning talk sessions. If the subject of the talk is a specific
software for use by the research community, the abstract must state
the license and give the URL where the source code is available so
reviewers can verify that the open-source requirement(*) is met.
The deadline for submission is April 8, 2010. We intend to notify
authors of accepted talks before early registration for iEvoBio (and
Evolution) ends. Further instructions for submission are at the
Full talks are 1 of 5 kinds of contributed content that iEvoBio will
feature. The other 4 are: 1) Lightning talks (5 mins long), 2)
Challenge entries, 3) Software bazaar demonstrations, and 4) Birds-of-
a-Feather gatherings. The Call for Challenge entries is already open
(see http://ievobio.org/challenge.html), and information on how to
contribute to the other 3 sessions is forthcoming.
More details about the program and guidelines for contributing content
are available at http://ievobio.org. You can also find continuous
updates on the conference's Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/iEvoBio.
iEvoBio is sponsored by the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
(NESCent) in partnership with the Society of Systematic Biologists
(SSB). Additional support has been provided by the Encyclopedia of
The iEvoBio 2010 Organizing Committee:
Rod Page (University of Glasgow)
Cecile Ane (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Hilmar Lapp (NESCent)
Cynthia Parr (Encyclopedia of Life)
Michael Sanderson (University of Arizona)
(*) iEvoBio and its sponsors are dedicated to promoting the practice
and philosophy of Open Source software development (see http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php)
and reuse within the research community. For this reason, if a
submitted talk concerns a specific software system for use by the
research community, that software must be licensed with a recognized
Open Source License (see http://www.opensource.org/licenses/), and be
available for download, including source code, by a tar/zip file
accessed through ftp/http or through a widely used version control
system like cvs, Subversion, git, Bazaar, or Mercurial. Authors of
full talks who cannot meet this requirement at the time of submission
should state their intentions, and are advised that the requirement
must be met by June 27 at the latest.
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