[Tdwg-phylo] Deadline extended for Call for Challenge entries for iEvoBio conference

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Tue Jun 14 04:57:35 CEST 2011

The deadline for submitting entries to the Challenge held by  
conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and  
Biodiversity (iEvoBio) has been extended by one week to June 20, 2011.

The iEvoBio Challenge is a competition to create a new software tool,  
or add a new feature or features to an existing platform. Entries to  
the Challenge need to respond to its theme, which for 2011 is "Data  

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 work in a "Challenge session" at the conference, and  
if suitable will automatically be entered into the Software Bazaar  
track of the conference. The winning entries will be selected by a  
vote of the iEvoBio meeting participants, and will be awarded cash  

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. All tracks except Full Talks remain open(see http://ievobio.org/ocs/index.php/ievobio/2011/) 

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)

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