[Tdwg-phylo] Registration Open for Conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio)

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Wed Feb 2 04:27:37 CET 2011

Registration is now open for the conference on Informatics for  
Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio), at http://ievobio.org/register.html 

iEvoBio aims to be a forum bringing together biologists working in  
evolution, systematics, and biodiversity, with software developers and  
mathematicians. The goal of iEvoBio is both to catalyse the  
development of new tools, and to increase awareness of the  
possibilities offered by existing technologies (ranging from standards  
and reusable toolkits to mega-scale data analysis to rich  
visualization). The inaugural meeting in 2010 (see http://ievobio.org/2010) 
  attracted over 300 participants.

The 2-day meeting will take place June 21-22, 2011, in Norman, OK,  
jointly with the 2011 Evolution Meetings as a satellite conference.   
The event will feature traditional elements, including a keynote  
presentation at the beginning of each day and contributed talks, as  
well as more dynamic and interactive elements, including a challenge,  
lightning talk-style sessions, a software bazaar, and Birds-of-a- 
Feather gatherings.

The topic of this year's challenge is Data Integration.  Cash prizes  
will be awarded for first place ($1,000) and runner-up entries.  The  
winning entries will be selected by a vote of the iEvoBio meeting  
participants.  More details about the challenge will be provided in a  
separate announcement.

Attendees can register jointly for Evolution and iEvoBio at a  
discount, or only for the iEvoBio conference. For more information  
about registration, venue, travel, or accommodations please visit the  
Evolution 2011 website at http://www.evolution2011.ou.edu/.

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 , or subscribe to the low-traffic iEvoBio announcements  
mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/ievobio-announce

iEvoBio is sponsored by the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center  
(NESCent) in partnership with the Society for the Study of Evolution  
(SSE) and the Systematic Biologists (SSB). Additional support has been  
provided by the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).

The iEvoBio 2011 Organizing Committee:
Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado at Boulder) (Co-Chair)
Cynthia Parr (Encyclopedia of Life) (Co-Chair)
Dawn Field (UK National Environmental Research Center)
Mark Holder (University of Kansas)
Hilmar Lapp (NESCent)
Rod Page (University of Glasgow)

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