BOSC 2019

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The Bosc Pear

In 2018, BOSC was held jointly with GCC as a combined GCCBOSC conference. In 2019, BOSC will be part of ISMB/ECCB in Basel. We hope to partner with GCC again in 2020 or 2021. Read more here about why we decided to hold BOSC with GCC in 2018 and ISMB in 2019.

Important Dates

  • February, 2019: Abstract submission opens
  • April 11, 2019: Deadline for submitting talk/poster abstracts
  • May 9, 2019: Authors notified
  • July 21-25, 2019: ISMB/ECCB 2019, Basel, Switzerland
  • July 24-25, 2019: BOSC 2019, Basel, Switzerland
  • July 26-28, 2019: CollaborationFest 2019, location TBD

Session Topics

BOSC covers all aspects of bioinformatics and open science software. Last year's topics included:

  • Open Science and Reproducible Research
  • Open Biomedical Data
  • Citizen/Participatory Science
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Data Science
  • Workflows
  • Visualization
  • Medical and Translational Bioinformatics
  • Developer Tools and Libraries
  • Bioinformatics Open Source Project Progress Reports

BOSC Organizing Committee

  • Nomi L. Harris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)--Chair
  • Peter Cock (Biopython developer; James Hutton Institute)
  • Christopher Fields (National Center for Supercomputing Applications)
  • Bastian Greshake Tzovaras (Open Humans)
  • Michael Heuer (UC Berkeley)
  • Karsten Hokamp (Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Monica Munoz-Torres (Oregon State University)
  • Bastian Rieck (ETH Zurich)
  • Heather Wiencko (Hosted Graphite, Dublin Ireland)--Co-Chair

Previous BOSCs

Code of Conduct

As part of ISMB/ECCB 2019, BOSC 2019 will be covered by ISMB's Code of Conduct..

Contact Us

  • Follow BOSC on Twitter: @OBF_BOSC, #bosc2019
  • If you'd like to join the mailing list for BOSC-related announcements, including the call for abstracts and deadline reminders, please subscribe to bosc-announce. This list has low traffic, and your address will be kept private.
  • If you have questions about the conference, or would like to volunteer to help out, please contact the organizers at