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BOSC welcomes submissions about all aspects of open source bioinformatics, open science and open data, including but not limited to reproducible research, citizen/participatory science, standards and interoperability, open source tools for data science and visualization, and medical and translational bioinformatics. '''Work discussed in BOSC presentations must be open source''', with a recognized open source license and a URL for accessing your code. We look for impact of the work in building or sustaining open source communities.  We are happy to consider abstracts describing work that has already been published or presented elsewhere, but we ask you to mention that on the submission form. Work that has been presented at a recent BOSC will need to demonstrate significant progress in order to be eligible for a talk at BOSC 2019.
 
BOSC welcomes submissions about all aspects of open source bioinformatics, open science and open data, including but not limited to reproducible research, citizen/participatory science, standards and interoperability, open source tools for data science and visualization, and medical and translational bioinformatics. '''Work discussed in BOSC presentations must be open source''', with a recognized open source license and a URL for accessing your code. We look for impact of the work in building or sustaining open source communities.  We are happy to consider abstracts describing work that has already been published or presented elsewhere, but we ask you to mention that on the submission form. Work that has been presented at a recent BOSC will need to demonstrate significant progress in order to be eligible for a talk at BOSC 2019.
  
== Abstract Formatting Requirements ==
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== Abstract Length and Formatting Requirements ==
Abstracts must be '''one page''' (8.5 inches by 11 inches or A4) in length and submitted '''as a PDF file'''. Your one-page abstract is welcome to include any figures or graphics that will fit; however, we cannot accept figures on additional page(s).
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ISMB requires authors to submit a ''200 word'' (or less) summary of their work; this will be used for their website and app.
  
Please format your abstract as follows. Abstract PDFs will be included as-is in the program, so they need to include all the relevant information on that one page.
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Authors who hope to present a talk must *also* submit a 1-2 page PDF describing their work in more detail. The PDF is welcome to include any figures or graphics that will fit; however, we cannot accept figures on additional page(s). We cannot accept submissions in Word, LaTeX, or other formats. Please contact us if you are  unable to generate a PDF.
* Include the following pieces of information in order from the top of the page:
 
** Title
 
** Authors, with the presenting author's name underlined.
 
** Author affiliations, including the e-mail address of the presenting author.
 
** URL for the overall project web site
 
** URL for accessing the code
 
** The particular Open Source License being used (for BOSC)
 
* Use 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins on the top, sides, and bottom of the page, and a font size of 11 or 12.
 
  
You may wish to use one of these abstract templates:
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In the past, BOSC abstracts were limited to one page. Please do not feel compelled to use the second page unless you want to. We do hope you'll use the extra space to include examples of biological applications of your work, and a summary of the current and/or projected community aspect of your project.
* [http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/File:BOSC2015-abstract-template.pdf PDF] (not fillable)
 
* [https://s3.amazonaws.com/chapmanb/openbio/bosc_template_pandoc.tar.gz Markdown to PDF] (convert with pandoc and LaTeX)
 
* [http://www.open-bio.org/bosc2015/bosc2015-abstract-example.doc Word (.doc)]
 
* [http://www.open-bio.org/bosc2015/bosc2015-abstract-example.docx Word (.docx)]
 
* [http://www.open-bio.org/bosc2015/bosc2015-abstract-example.pages Pages]
 
* [https://github.com/bow/talks/blob/master/2014_bosc/abstract/abstract.tex LaTeX]
 
  
 
== BOSC Open Source License Requirement ==
 
== BOSC Open Source License Requirement ==

Revision as of 16:22, 31 January 2019

BOSC 2019

In 2019, BOSC will be part of ISMB/ECCB in Basel. We therefore need to follow ISMB's dates and procedures.

Submit your abstract now (via EasyChair). When you go to the submission portal (EasyChair), you will be able to choose which COSI to submit to.

Important Dates

  • April 11, 2019: Abstract submission deadline
  • May 9, 2019 Authors notified
  • July 24-25, 2019: BOSC 2019, Basel, Switzerland (as part of ISMB/ECCB 2019)

Acceptance Criteria

BOSC welcomes submissions about all aspects of open source bioinformatics, open science and open data, including but not limited to reproducible research, citizen/participatory science, standards and interoperability, open source tools for data science and visualization, and medical and translational bioinformatics. Work discussed in BOSC presentations must be open source, with a recognized open source license and a URL for accessing your code. We look for impact of the work in building or sustaining open source communities. We are happy to consider abstracts describing work that has already been published or presented elsewhere, but we ask you to mention that on the submission form. Work that has been presented at a recent BOSC will need to demonstrate significant progress in order to be eligible for a talk at BOSC 2019.

Abstract Length and Formatting Requirements

ISMB requires authors to submit a 200 word (or less) summary of their work; this will be used for their website and app.

Authors who hope to present a talk must *also* submit a 1-2 page PDF describing their work in more detail. The PDF is welcome to include any figures or graphics that will fit; however, we cannot accept figures on additional page(s). We cannot accept submissions in Word, LaTeX, or other formats. Please contact us if you are unable to generate a PDF.

In the past, BOSC abstracts were limited to one page. Please do not feel compelled to use the second page unless you want to. We do hope you'll use the extra space to include examples of biological applications of your work, and a summary of the current and/or projected community aspect of your project.

BOSC Open Source License Requirement

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation, which coordinates BOSC, is dedicated to promoting the practice and philosophy of Open Source Software Development within the biological research community. For this reason, if a submitted abstract concerns a specific software system for use by the research community, then that software must be licensed with a recognized Open Source License, and be available for download, including source code, by a tar/zip file accessed through ftp/http or through a widely used version control system like cvs/subversion/git/bazaar/Mercurial.

See the following websites for further information:

Open Bioinformatics Foundation Travel Fellowships

The OBF Travel Fellowship program is aimed at increasing diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software development and open science in the biological research community. The fellowship can be used to cover airfare, hotel and / or conference registration fees up to a value of USD 1,000. BOSC speakers are welcome to apply for a fellowship. We review applications three times a year. The next deadline for applying is April 15, 2019.

Code of Conduct

The GCCBOSC2018 Code of Conduct can be found here.

Links

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