Announcement: AAAS(SWARM)/BSA Symposium

Hugh D. Wilson wilson at BIO.TAMU.EDU
Wed Mar 19 11:48:54 CST 1997


          73rd Annual Meeting AAAS/SWARM - Symposium

               "Biodiversity Data and the World Wide Web:
                         Prospects and Problems"

                   Texas A&M University, 21 May, 1997.
            http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/swarm/symbase.htm
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This symposium brings together those working with large-scale,
WWW-based projects dealing with the North American flora.
Presentations will focus on 'state of the art' systems currently in
place, future prospects, and problems that might complicate or inhibit
full development of biodiveristy data on the World Wide Web.
Presentations will be followed by an open question/answer session that
will allow fuller exploration of material presented.

8:55      INTRODUCTION
            Hugh Wilson - Texas A&M Bioinformatics Working Group

9:00      WWW AND BIODIVERSITY DATA - THE CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE
            Larry Speers - Taxonomic Information Systems, Agriculture
            and Agri-Food Canada

9:30      THE BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION SYSTEM OF MEXICO AND THE WWW
            Jorge Soberon Mainero - Executive Secretary, CONABIO

10:30     BUILDING THE FLORA OF NORTH AMERICA INTERNET INFORMATION
            SERVICE
            John L. Schnase - Director, Center for Botanical
            Informatics, LLC, Missouri Botanical Garden

11:00    PROACTIVE PARTNERSHIPS ARE ESSENTIAL TO INCREASE
            BIODIVERSITY DATA AVAILABILITY
            J. Scott Peterson - Director, National Plant Data Center,
            USDA, National Resources Conservation Service

12:30    DISTRIBUTED DATA AND THE FLORA OF TEXAS PROJECT
            John Leggett - Director, Center for the Study of Digital
            Libraries, Texas A&M University

1:00      CONCERNS REGARDING INTEGRITY OF BIOLOGICAL DATA VIA THE
            INTERNET
            John Kartesz - Director, Biota of North America Program,
            North Carolina Botanical Garden, UNC

2:00-4:00   PANEL DISCUSSION

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The symposium is made possible with support from Texas A&M University,
the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Southwestern
and Rocky Mountain Division), and the Botanical Society of America. It
will be held on 21 May at the Rudder Conference Center on the campus
of Texas A&M University.

for more information, see:

http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/swarm/symbase.htm

or contact:

Hugh D. Wilson
Texas A&M University - Biology
h-wilson at tamu.edu (409-845-3354)
http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~hugh/homepage.html




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