[Taxacom] Reminder: TDWG Conference in Perth, 19-26 October 2008

Donald.Hobern at csiro.au Donald.Hobern at csiro.au
Tue Aug 26 00:46:20 CDT 2008

This is a reminder that the TDWG Conference for 2008 will be held in
Perth, Australia on October 19-26.  I would urge those planning to
attend the conference to register soon.


The program for the meeting can be found online at
http://www.tdwg.org/conference2008/program/.  The following sessions
have been planned:


1.	An Introduction to TDWG
2.	From Small to Big: How to Capitalize on Small Contributions to
the Big Dreams of Sharing Biodiversity Information
3.	An Introduction to...: Species Names, Transfer Protocols and
Biological Descriptions
4.	Biodiversity Informatics: Key Organizations and Projects
5.	Biodiversity Informatics: Literature and More
6.	Ontologies
7.	Phylogenetics standards
8.	Posters and Computer Demonstrations 1
9.	Atlas of Living Australia: Australian Biodiversity Informatics
10.	Atlas of Living Australia: Architecture and Deliverables
11.	Atlas of Living Australia: Exploring User Scenarios 1
12.	Atlas of Living Australia: Exploring User Scenarios 2
13.	Posters and Computer Demonstrations 2
14.	Keynote Speakers
15.	Biodiversity-related Networks and Tools
16.	Species Profile Model
17.	Multimedia in Biodiversity Informatics
18.	The Global Invasive Species Information Network
19.	Bringing Organism Observations into Bioinformatics Networks
20.	Wild Ideas!!


There is still time to submit abstracts for these sessions before the 1
September deadline. Instructions for authors can be found at


Please note too that costs are reduced for registrations received by 6
September.  See http://www.tdwg.org/conference2008/registration/.


I hope to see many of you in Perth.




Donald Hobern

Director, Atlas of Living Australia

Chair, Taxonomic Databases Working Group

Email: Donald.Hobern at csiro.au 

Web: http://www.ala.org.au/ 

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