[tdwg-phylo] Call for Abstracts open for Conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio)

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Wed Mar 3 17:24:42 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  
following URL:

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  
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)

(*) 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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