Call for abstracts for BOSC 2012

Call for Abstracts for the 13th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2012), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB 2012.

Dates: July 13-14, 2012
Location: Long Beach, California
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BOSC announcements mailing list:

Important Dates:

  • April 13, 2012: Deadline for submitting abstracts
  • May 7, 2012: Notification of accepted talk abstracts emailed to authors
  • July 11-12, 2012: Codefest 2012 programming session
  • July 13-14, 2012: BOSC 2012
  • July 15-17, 2012: ISMB 2012

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is sponsored by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (O|B|F), a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the practice and philosophy of Open Source software development within the biological research community. To be considered for acceptance, software systems representing the central topic in a presentation submitted to BOSC must be licensed with a recognized Open Source License, and be freely available for download in source code form.

We invite you to submit one-page abstracts for talks and posters. This year’s session topics are:

  • Cloud and Parallel Computing
  • Linked Data
  • Genome-scale Data Management
  • Data Visualization and Imaging
  • Translational Bioinformatics
  • Software Interoperability (possibly a joint session with BSI-SIG, the Bioinformatics Software Interoperability SIG)
  • Bioinformatics Open Source Project Updates
  • Interfacing with Industry (panel)

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Eagle Genomics and an anonymous donor, we are pleased to announce a competition for three Student Travel Awards. Each winner will be awarded $250 to defray the costs of travel to BOSC 2012.

For instructions on submitting your abstract, please visit

BOSC 2012 Organizing Committee:
Nomi Harris (chair), Jan Aerts, Brad Chapman, Peter Cock, Chris Fields, Erwin Frise, Peter Rice