BOSC 2000
"BOSC?", you ask...

Key dates:

April 15 Registration opens
June 30 Registration closes
June 30 Abstract deadline
August 17 BOSC starts, 1pm
August 18 BOSC ends, 7pm
August 19 Tutorial day at ISMB
August 20 ISMB conference presentations

check out the ISMB2000 pages for information on hotels, travel to and from San Diego as well as other relevant information!

Bioinformatics Open Source Conference

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is the successor to the successful bioperl-99 conference. Like bioperl-99, BOSC is a satellite conference of ISMB, allowing people who are making the trip to San Diego to extend it for a couple of days and talk real code.

BOSC is designed to be open to all the open source efforts in bioinformatics, including Perl, Java, Python, C and C++ - even Fortran would be fun. We don't expect all attendees to be participating in a particular open source project (like, say, biojava), but we do expect that a lot of the people involved in the open source projects in bioinformatics will attend.

BOSC will be organized around presentations selected from submitted abstracts. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Tim O'Reilly on Open Source
  • Lincoln Stein on Genome Annotation
  • Ewan Birney on Bioperl

REGISTRATION (Abstract Submission is closed!)


The BOSC organizing committee is:

  • Ewan Birney (EBI)
  • Chris Dagdigian (The Genetics Institute)
  • Nomi Harris (UC Berkeley)
  • Helge Weissig (UCSD/San Diego Supercomputer Center)