Dear GCC2016 participants,
Welcome to the Galaxy Community Conference 2016 conference-wide email list.
We’ll use this list to communicate useful conference information to all
attendees. Emails will go out once a week until GCC2016 nears, and then
once a day just before and during the conference. This email highlights:
- Conference resources
- Opening reception
- Poster submission
- Call for BoFs
- GMOD 2016
GCC2016 is offering more this year than ever: 31 training sessions covering
27 topics, presented by 34 expert instructors, a new opening reception, two
hackathons, lots of posters and accepted talks, and a new computer
visualization and software demo track.
We look forward to seeing you in Bloomington in less than 3 weeks!
The GCC2016 Exec
Carrie Ganote, Chris Hemmerich, Dave Clements, Marilyne Summo, and Robert
Here you’ll find the full conference schedule, as well as information on
all conference events, instructors, speakers, presenters, and abstracts. If
you don’t already have a login, you can create one and then build your
schedule online. There is even a mobile site
you can use to navigate with from your
The conference website has information on local logistics
;, and a list offrequently
asked questions <https://gcc2016.iu.edu/faq/index.php>
This list will be used for conference-wide communication. There are also
lists for hackathon participants, speakers, and poster and demo presenters.
If you aren’t on a list that you think you should be on, please contact the
*Training office hours*
This year a training help desk will be open the evening before each day of
training. Participants can find help here with initial setup.
;, IU's newest National Science
Foundation-funded project (of which Galaxy is a partner), and theNational
Center for Genome Analysis Support <http://ncgas.org/>
at IU are sponsoring
an opening reception <http://sched.co/72bN>
on Monday evening at the
Cyberinfrastructure Building. The first-ever GCC opening reception will
feature local wine/beer, morsels from local eateries, and demonstrations on
the 15 million+ pixel IQ-Wall, IU's Data Center, Science on a Sphere, and
other IU-centric IT. Make plans now to attend.
*Submit a poster*
Have a poster presentation idea? There are still a few spaces left
additional posters <http://bit.ly/gcc2016abssub>
;. All accepted
presentations are eligible for consideration for publication in *GigaScience's
;. Published papers will
receive a 15% discount on the article-processing fee
you flag GCC2016 on submission.
*Call for BoFs*Birds-of-a-feather meetups (BoFs)
gatherings at GCC where attendees with a shared interest meet to discuss
their interests and challenges. If you have an idea for a BoF, post it here
The conference will provide space and make sure that attendees get the
word. BoFs will be added to the conference schedule website
as they come
in, and BoF meeting times will be assigned in the coming weeks. Last year's
spanned a wide
range of topics and were highly recommended in the conference evaluations.
Let’s outdo ourselves again this year.
Conference sponsors are key partners in the Galaxy community and are
absolutely vital in making event registration affordable. We’ll highlight
different sponsors in emails over the coming month. We’re also still
looking for additional meeting sponsors
;, so please let us know of any
organizations that may be a good fit.
aims to revolutionize
data dissemination, organization, understanding, and use to facilitate the
reproducibility of science. As an online, open-access, and open-data
journal, we publish all research objects (open data, tools, workflows, and
pipelines) from big data studies from the entire spectrum of life and
biomedical sciences. The journal links standard manuscript publication with
an extensive database that hosts all associated data, providing data
analysis tools and cloud-computing resources. GigaDB
provides a direct link between the published
manuscript and the relevant supporting data. Coupled with this we have also
built GigaGalaxy <http://gigagalaxy.net/>
;, a Galaxy-based data analysis
platform to host computational methods and workflows, maximizing use of the
data, tools, and workflows in our papers in a more accessible and
*GMOD 2016*The GMOD 2016 Community Meeting
be held at Indiana University immediately after GCC2016. GMOD
is a consortium of open-source software projects
(including Galaxy) that address common challenges with organizing,
visualizing, annotating, and analyzing biological data. GMOD meetings
are a mix of user and developer
presentations. They’re a great place to find out what is happening in the
project, what's coming up, and what others are doing.
is still open at $110 for
both days. For those who would like to present a talk or poster, the
meeting registration form includes a section for submitting the
presentation title and abstract.
Galaxy is a part of the GMOD project and there are several presentations at
GCC2016 that cover Galaxy integration with other GMOD components, including
for genome annotation,
for genome visualization,
and *Chado and Tripal* <https://gcc16.sched.org/?s=chado>