[Taxacom] Call for Abstracts open for Conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio)

Robert Guralnick Robert.Guralnick at colorado.edu
Fri Feb 18 00:05:11 CST 2011

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The Call for Abstracts for full talks is now open for the 2011
conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and
Biodiversity (iEvoBio), at
http://ievobio.org/ocs/index.php/ievobio/2011. See below for

Accepted talks will be about 15-20 minutes in length and will be
presented during the full talk sessions in the morning of each of the
two conference days, following the day's keynote presentation.

Submitted talks should be in the area of informatics aimed at
advancing research in phylogenetics, evolution, and biodiversity,
including new tools, cyberinfrastructure development, large-scale data
analysis, and visualization.

Submissions consist of a title and an abstract at most 1 page long.
The abstract should provide an overview of the talk's subject.  As the
number of program slots for full talks is limited, the abstract should
give enough detail so reviewers can decide whether the submission
merits a full talk or whether it should be moved to one of the
Lightning Talk sessions.  If the subject of the talk is a specific
software component for use by the research community, the abstract
must state the license and give the URL where the source code is
available so reviewers can verify that the open-source requirement(*)
is met.

The deadline for submission is March 18, 2011. We intend to notify
authors of accepted talks before early registration for iEvoBio (and
Evolution) ends. Further instructions for submission are at the
following URL:


Full talks are 1 of 5 kinds of contributed content that iEvoBio will
feature. The other 4 are: 1) Lightning talks (5 mins long), 2)
Challenge entries, 3) Software bazaar demonstrations, and 4)
Birds-of-a-Feather gatherings. The Call for Challenge entries is
already open (see http://ievobio.org/challenge.html). The calls for
contribution to the other 3 sessions will open later, and will remain
open until shortly before the conference or until the respective track
fills up.

More details about the program and guidelines for contributing content
are available at http://ievobio.org.  You can also find continuous
updates on the conference's Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/iEvoBio
, or subscribe to the low-traffic iEvoBio announcements mailing list
at http://groups.google.com/group/ievobio-announce

iEvoBio is sponsored by the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
(NESCent) in partnership with the Society for the Study of Ecolution
(SSE) and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). Additional
support has been provided by the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).

The iEvoBio 2011 Organizing Committee:
Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado at Boulder) (Co-chair)
Cynthia Parr (Encyclopedia of Life) (Co-chair)
Dawn Field (UK National Environmental Research Center)
Mark Holder (University of Kansas)
Hilmar Lapp (NESCent)
Rod Page (University of Glasgow)

(*) iEvoBio and its sponsors are dedicated to promoting the practice
and philosophy of Open Source software development (see
http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php) and reuse within the
research community. For this reason, if a submitted talk concerns a
specific software system for use by the research community, that
software must be licensed with a recognized Open Source License (see
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/), 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, or Mercurial.  Authors of full talks who cannot meet this
requirement at the time of submission should state their intentions,
and are advised that the requirement must be met by June 19, 2011, at
the latest.

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