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

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Wed Feb 16 23:59:02 CET 2011

(Apologies if you get multiple copies of this.)

The Call for Abstracts for full talks is now open for the 2011  
conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and  
Biodiversity (iEvoBio), at
http://ievobio.org/ocs/index.php/ievobio/2011. See below for  

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 component 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 March 18, 2011. 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). The calls for contribution to  
the other 3 sessions will open later, and will remain open until  
shortly before the conference or until the respective track fills up.

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 Ecolution  
(SSE) and the Society of 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)

(*) 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 19, 2011, at the latest.

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