[tdwg-phylo] Deadline for Call for Challenge entries for Conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio)

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Tue Jun 8 18:05:44 CEST 2010

This is a reminder that the Call for Challenge entries for the  
inaugural conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and  
Biodiversity (iEvoBio) closes in two weeks on June 21, 2010.

The theme of the 2010 iEvoBio conference challenge is "New  
visualization methods for evolutionary data". Visualizing evolution is  
a key part of our discipline and presents opportunities as much as it  
does obstacles. The iEvoBio Challenge is deliberately wide ranging:  
entries could range from geophylogenies to visualizing extremely large  
phylogenetic trees, to mashups showing relationships between lineages  
and other types of data (e.g. conservation status).

Further information on the nature of challenge entries and how to  
submit them can be found on the iEvoBio website at http://ievobio.org/challenge.html 
. Selected candidates will make short oral presentations to  
demonstrate their visualization in a "Challenge session" at the  
conference, and will automatically be entered into the Software Bazaar  
if suitable.

The winners of the Challenge will be judged collectively by the  
iEvoBio participants. There will be cash prizes for the first place  
($1,000) and runner up entries.

Challenge entries are only 1 of 5 kinds of contributed content that  
iEvoBio will feature. The other 4 are: 1) Full talks (closed), 2)  
Lightning talks, 3) Software Bazaar entries, and 4) Birds-of-a-Feather  
gatherings. The Calls for Lightning Talks and Software Bazaar entries  
remain open (see http://ievobio.org/ocs/index.php/ievobio/2010/), and  
information on the Birds-of-a-Feather session is forthcoming.

More details about the program and guidelines for contributing content  
are available at http://ievobio.org.  Continuous updates can also be  
found 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  
Life (EOL).

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)

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