"BOSC'2005 - Detroit, Michigan"

The conference

The 6th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC'2005) is organized by the not-for-profit Open Bioinformatics Foundation. The meeting will take place June 23-24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and is one of several Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings occurring in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology.

see http://www.iscb.org/ismb2005 for more information.

Because of the power of many Open Source bioinformatics packages in use by the Research Community today, it is not too presumptuous to say that the work of the Open Source Bioinformatics Community represents the cutting edge of Bioinformatics in general. This has been repeatedly demonstrated by the quality of presentations at previous BOSC conferences. This year, at BOSC 2005, we want to continue this tradition of excellence, while presenting this message to a wider part of the Research Community.

BOSC 2005 Program

BOSC 2006 was a very successful meeting, with great speakers. Here is the final Program, with links to abstracts, images, and, in some cases, slides.

The BOSC committee would also like to thank the following people for their invaluable assistance chairing sessions at BOSC 2006:
Scott Markel
Aaron Darling
Fabien Campagne
Tom Oinn

Important Dates

* Jan 31 - Registration opens
* Apr 26 - BOSC Abstracts due
* May 12 - Notification of Abstract Acceptance
* May 16 - Early registration discount ends
* June 23 - Onsite registration begins
* June 23-24 - BOSC Meeting


* Corporate : $195 ($245)
* Academic : $170 ($220)
* Student : $145 ($195)

Note: All fees are in US Dollars. Fees in perentheses are due if registering after May 16th. We have tried to set our fees as low as possible without risking the chance that we will lose money on this event. We budget with the goal of breaking even on costs or realizing a small profit.


* ISMB'05 website
* biopathways SIG
* text-mining sig


* BOSC'2003
* BOSC'2002
* BOSC'2001