[Tdwg-phylo] Call for Challenge entries for conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio)

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Thu May 10 20:28:06 CEST 2012

Many trees enter. 
Fresh analysis ensues.
New insights emerge.

As a reminder, the iEvoBio conference is again holding a Challenge competition in 2012, this time on the theme, "Synthesizing Phylogenies." 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. Submissions are due by June 25, 2012. Cash prizes will be awarded for first place (USD 1,500) and runner-up entries. The winning entries will be selected by a vote of the iEvoBio meeting participants.

Also, alongside the iEvoBio Challenge, 2012 iEvoBio sponsor Biomatters Ltd is running the Geneious Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to develop a new plugin to Geneious Pro, using the public API, that enables a new and exciting visualization or analysis. The winning entry will receive a $1000 cash prize, and all entrants who submit by the deadline will receive a 12-month subscription license. The deadline for the Geneious Challenge is the same as for the iEvoBio Challenge. See http://ievobio.org/geneious_challenge.html for more information. 

More details about the iEvoBio conference and program are available at http://ievobio.org. You can also find continuous updates on the conference's Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/iEvoBio and Google+ page, or subscribe to the low-traffic iEvoBio announcements mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/ievobio-announce.

iEvoBio 2012 is sponsored by the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and by Biomatters Ltd., in partnership with the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) and the Systematic Biologists (SSB).

The iEvoBio 2012 Organizing Committee:
Hilmar Lapp, US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (chair)
Robert Beiko, Dalhousie University
Nico Cellinese, University of Florida 
Robert Guralnick, University of Colorado at Boulder
Rebecca Kao, Denver Botanic Gardens
Ellinor Michel, Natural History Museum, London
Nadia Talent, Royal Ontario Museum
Andrea Thomer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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