[Bioclusters] 2nd call for speakers -- Bioclusters 2004 Workshop -- March 30 Boston, MA

Chris Dagdigian bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 15:54:58 -0500

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{ Apologies for the cross-posting }

Enclosed is a meeting announcement for a 1 day workshop we are 
organizing alongside the much larger 'BioITWorld Expo' in Boston, Ma.

The goals are two-fold -- recreating the vibe from the OReilly 
Bioinformatics Technology conference series that was recently cancelled 
as well as providing a forum where folks involved at the intersection of 
life science research and high performance IT can come together to talk 

Feel free to pass along the enclosed announcement as appropriate. We are 
actively seeking technical talks and presentations focusing on how 
challenging problems were solved or overcome.

Chris {on behalf of the organizing committee}
Email: bioclusters04@open-bio.org

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                    BIOCLUSTERS 2004 Workshop
                         March 30, 2004
                Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA USA

   * Speakers Wanted - Please Distribute Where Appropriate *

 Organized by several members of the bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
 mailing list, the Bioclusters 2004 Workshop is a networking and
 educational forum for people involved in all aspects of cluster and
 grid computing within the life sciences.

 The motivation for organizers of this event was the cancellation of the
 O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference series and the general
 lack of forums for researchers and professionals involved with the
 applied use of high performance IT and distributed computing techniques
 in the life sciences.

 The primary focus of the workshop will be technical presentations from
 experienced IT professionals and scientific researchers discussing real
 world systems, solutions, use-cases and best practices.

 This event is being held onsite at the Hynes Convention Center on the
 first day of the larger 2004 Bio-IT World Conference+Expo. BioIT-World
 Magazine is generously providing space and logistical support for the
 meeting and workshop attendees will have access to the expo floor and
 keynote addresses. Registration & fees will be finalized in short

 Presentations will be broken down among a few general content areas:

 1.    Researcher, Application & End user Issues
 2.    Builder, Scaling & Integration Issues
 3.    Future Directions

 The organizing committee is actively soliciting presentation proposals
 from members of the life science and technical computing communities.
 Interested parties should contact the committee at bioclusters04@open-

 Bioclusters 2004 Workshop Committee Members

 J.W Bizzaro - Bioinformatics Organization Inc.
 James Cuff  - MIT/Harvard Broad Institute
 Chris Dwan  - The University of Minnesota
 Chris Dagdigian - Open Bioinformatics Foundation & BioTeam Inc.
 Joe Landman - Scalable Informatics LLC

 The committee can be reached at: bioclusters04@open-bio.org

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