[BiO BB] Call for Lightning Talks open for Conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio)

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Mon Apr 26 19:19:04 EDT 2010

The Call for Lightning Talks is now open for the inaugural conference  
on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity  
(iEvoBio), at http://ievobio.org/ocs/index.php/ievobio/2010. See below  
for instructions.

Lightning talks are short presentations of 5 minutes. They are ideal  
for drawing the attention of the audience to new developments, tools,  
and resources, or to subsequent events where more in-depth information  
can be obtained. Please also see our FAQ for more information (http://ievobio.org/faq.html#lightning 
). Lightning talks will be part of the more interactive afternoon  
program on both conference days.

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.  
Reviewers will judge whether a submission is within scope of the  
conference (see above). If applicable, the abstract must also state  
the license and give the URL where the source code is available so  
reviewers can verify that the open-source requirement(*) is met.

Review and acceptance of lightning talks will be on a rolling basis.  
The deadline for submission is the morning of the first day of the  
conference (June 29). Note that the number of lightning talk slots is  
finite, and given the high volume of submissions we experienced for  
full talks, the Lightning Talks track may fill up early. We cannot  
accept lightning talks until the open-source requirements are met, and  
so waiting with that until the deadline risks that the track is full  
by that time.

We ask all submitters of lightning talks to be willing to also serve  
as reviewers of such, as described above.

Lightning talks are only 1 of 5 kinds of contributed content that  
iEvoBio will feature. The other 4 are: 1) Full talks (closed), 2)  
Challenge entries, 3) Software bazaar demonstrations, and 4) Birds-of- 
a-Feather gatherings. The Call for Challenge entries remains open (see http://ievobio.org/challenge.html) 
, and information on the Software Bazaar and Birds-of-a-Feather  
sessions is forthcoming.

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.

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

The iEvoBio 2010 Organizing Committee:
Rod Page (University of Glasgow)
Cecile Ane (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Hilmar Lapp (NESCent)
Cynthia Parr (Encyclopedia of Life)
Michael Sanderson (University of Arizona)

(*) 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.

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