The BOSC 2022 program will also include a panel about Building and Sustaining Inclusive Open Science Communities.
The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) has been held annually since 2000. BOSC 2021, which was part of ISMB/ECCB 2021 online, took place July 29-30, 2021. The BOSC 2021 talks and posters are listed here, and videos of all the talks are on our YouTube channel.
- April 21, 2022: Abstract submission deadline
- May 12: Abstract acceptance notification
- May 19: Late poster submission deadline
- May 26: Late poster acceptance notification
- June 10: Deadline for presenters to register for ISMB 2022
- July 13-14, 2022: BOSC 2022, part of ISMB 2022 (July 10-14)
- July 15-16: CollaborationFest (CoFest) 2022, Madison / online
BOSC covers all aspects of open source bioinformatics software and open science, including (but not limited to) these topics:
- Open Science and Reproducible Research
- Open Biomedical Data
- Citizen/Participatory Science
- Standards and Interoperability
- Data Science
- Open Approaches to Translational Bioinformatics
- Developer Tools and Libraries
- Inclusion, Outreach and Training
- Bioinformatics Open Source Project Reports (about new or existing projects)
- Open and interoperable ontologies (joint session with Bio-Ontologies)
Sponsorships from companies and organizations help to defray some of our costs and enable us to offer registration fee waivers for some presenters. Below are the sponsors from 2021. Thanks to their generous support, we were able to grant free registration to 20 participants at BOSC 2021, offer honoraria to keynote speakers, and cover other expenses.
If you’re interested in sponsoring BOSC 2022, please see our sponsorships page!
BOSC 2022 Platinum Sponsors
BOSC 2022 Gold Sponsors
Last year’s sponsors are listed on the BOSC 2021 Sponsors page.
BOSC is organized by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF), a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the practice and philosophy of open source software development and open science within the biological research community.
Since its inception in 2000, BOSC has provided a forum for developers and users to interact and share research results and ideas in open source bioinformatics. 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.
BOSC is usually preceded or followed by what we now call CollaborationFest (CoFest for short), a two-day community development session. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in open science, biology and programming to meet, talk and work collaboratively. All are welcome to attend CoFest, whether or not you attend BOSC!
To participate in BOSC 2022, you will need to register for ISMB 2022. If the registration fee is a barrier, those who submit abstracts can request a fee waiver on the submission form, and we will provide other ways for those who aren’t submitting abstracts to request fee assistance.
BOSC 2022 Organizing Committee
Chair: Nomi L. Harris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
BOSC 2021 Review Committee
Kai Blin*, Christian Brueffer, Scott Cain*, J. Harry Caufield*, Tyrone Chen, Luis Pedro Coelho*, Gianluca Della Vedova, Scott Edmunds, Christopher Fields*, Bastian Greshake Tzovaras*, Nomi L. Harris, Janna Hastings, Michael Heuer, Karsten Hokamp, Matúš Kalaš*, Aziz Khan, Radhika Khetani, Aleix Lafita-Masip, Hilmar Lapp, Hervé Ménager, Kieran O’Neill, Tazro Ohta, Konstantin Okonechnikov, Lorena Pantano, Surya Saha*, Sonika Tyagi, Deepak Unni, Jason Williams, Yo Yehudi
* = also reviewed Late Poster abstracts
BOSC has been held yearly since 2000. BOSC 2021, which was part of ISMB/ECCB 2021 online, took place July 29-30, 2021. The BOSC 2021 talks and posters are listed here, and the talk videos are on our YouTube channel.
BCC2020, the Bioinformatics Community Conference, brought together the Galaxy Community Conference (GCC) and BOSC 2020 in a joint online meeting. Participants from 62 countries joined us for sessions scheduled twice a day to accommodate both hemispheres.
Code of Conduct
As part of ISMB 2022, BOSC 2022 will be covered by the ISMB/ECCB Code of Conduct.