Since 2000, the yearly Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) has provided a forum for developers and users to interact and share research results and ideas in open source bioinformatics. BOSC’s broad spectrum of topics includes practical techniques for solving bioinformatics problems; software development practices; standards and ontologies; approaches that promote open science and sharing of data, results and software; and ways to grow open source communities while promoting diversity within them.
In the past, BOSC has taken place the two days before ISMB as a Special Interest Group (SIG). This year, ISMB is trying a new structure: the SIGs (now called COSIs) are integrated into the main ISMB meeting. BOSC will take place the first two full days of ISMB (July 22-23). Attendees will have the option to register for the full ISMB/ECCB meeting (July 21-25) or for just two days (there is no single-day registration option this year). A limited number of partial travel fellowships will be granted to some accepted speakers who would not otherwise be able to attend BOSC--please see https://github.com/OBF/obf-docs/blob/master/Travel_fellowships.md for more information.
We encourage you to submit one-page abstracts on any topic of relevance to open source bioinformatics and open science. After review, some abstracts will be selected for lightning talks, longer talks, and/or posters. Abstract submission instructions and a link to the EasyChair portal can be found on https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_Abstract_Submission
Session topics include:
Open Science and Reproducible Research
Open Biomedical Data
Standards and Interoperability
Medical and Translational Bioinformatics
Developer Tools and Libraries
Bioinformatics Open Source Project Progress Reports
We gratefully accept sponsorships from relevant private companies. These sponsorships enable us to offer free registration to some BOSC speakers to help increase diversity at our meeting. Sponsors in 2016 included Curoverse, the company behind the open source platform Arvados. Please contact us if you are interested in being a sponsor of BOSC 2017!
BOSC 2017 Organizing Committee: Nomi Harris (chair), Brad Chapman, Peter Cock, Christopher Fields, Bastian Greshake, Karsten Hokamp, Hilmar Lapp, Mónica Muñoz-Torres, Heather Wiencko
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