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