BOSC 2022 dates: July 13-14, as part of ISMB 2022
Location: Madison, WI, USA, and virtual
BOSC announcements mailing list:
Twitter: @OBF_BOSC <https://twitter.com/OBF_BOSC>
April 21, 2022: Deadline for submitting talk/poster abstracts
May 12: Talk/poster acceptance notifications
May 19: Late poster (and Late-Breaking Lightning Talk) submission
May 26: Late poster / LBLT acceptance notifications
July 13-14: BOSC 2022 <https://www.open-bio.org/events/bosc-2022/>
July 15-16: CollaborationFest (CoFest)
The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference promotes and facilitates the open
source development of bioinformatics tools and open science. Since 2000,
BOSC has provided a forum for developers and users to interact and share
research results and ideas in open source bioinformatics and open science.
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.
As usual, BOSC will include keynote talks, longer and shorter (lightning)
talks from submitted abstracts, posters, Birds of a Feather, and more!
New this year: Joint session with Bio-Ontologies
We are excited to announce that BOSC and Bio-Ontologies
will join forces
for part of a day at ISMB 2022. The joint session will feature keynote
speaker Melissa Haendel as well as talks chosen from abstracts submitted to
BOSC or Bio-Ontologies.
Keynote Speakers <https://open-bio.org/events/bosc-2022/bosc-2022-keynotes>
Melissa Haendel is the Chief Research Informatics Officer at University of
Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and Director of the Center for Data to
Health (CD2H). With expertise in molecular genetics and developmental
biology as well as translational informatics, Dr. Haendel focuses on open
science and data integration to improve rare-disease diagnosis and
mechanism discovery. She is a leader in ontologies and standards for data
Lior Pachter is the Bren professor of computational biology at Caltech. He
is a Fellow of the International Society of Computational Biology
and has been awarded a National Science
Foundation CAREER award, a Sloan Research Fellowship His research interests
span the mathematical and biological sciences, including algorithms,
combinatorics, comparative genomics, algebraic statistics, molecular
biology and evolution. Dr. Pachter is known as a vociferous advocate of
open and accountable science.
A third keynote speaker will be announced soon!
We encourage you to submit abstracts
(due April 21 – sorry,
no extensions) on any topic relevant to open source bioinformatics or open
science. After review, some abstracts will be selected for lightning talks,
longer talks, or posters. Abstracts that are not chosen for talks will
automatically be considered for posters.
Abstract submission will be via ISMB’s EasyChair. Note that ISMB/ECCB
requires a short (200-word) text-only abstract for all submissions (talk or
poster), plus a “long abstract” (PDF, 2 pages max) if you want to be
considered for a talk. A second, later round of submissions will end May
19. Abstracts submitted in the late round will be considered only for
posters and a limited number of “late-breaking lightning talk” slots; they
are not eligible for longer talks.
Registration fee assistance
We realize that the cost of ISMB may be prohibitive for some. If you are
submitting an abstract to BOSC and would have difficulty covering the cost
of registration, you can request a registration fee waiver right on the
abstract submission form (which will not be seen by reviewers). Those who
are not submitting abstracts can apply for an OBF Event Fellowship
(deadline April 1, 2022).
BOSC topics include (but are not limited to):
Ontologies: Open Source Tools and Approaches (new this year – joint
session with Bio-Ontologies COSI <http://www.bio-ontologies.org.uk/
Open Science and Reproducible Research
Open Biomedical Data
Standards and Interoperability
Open Approaches to Translational Bioinformatics
Open Science for Global Health
Developer Tools and Libraries
Inclusion, Outreach and Training
Bioinformatics Open Source Project Reports (about new or existing
Open and interoperable ontologies (joint session with Bio-Ontologies
We look forward to reading your abstract and seeing you (in person or
virtually) at BOSC 2022!
BOSC 2022 Organizing Committee: Nomi Harris, Karsten Hokamp, Hervé Ménager,
Monica Munoz-Torres, Deepak Unni, Nicole Vasilevsky, Jason Williams