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python contribs to life sci informatics, enhancing the profile

This venue would surely appreciate the cool stuff being done in
python on bioinformatics and python's tools for info parsing and
extraction (like fulltext indexing, xml tools, parser builders,
graphic display, realtime simulation and communities tools like
pygame and ...)

It's in San Diego February 9-12, 2004.
"Session presentations are 45 or 90 minutes long, and tutorials are
either a half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours)."

Although the sponsor is pro-python, python isn't mentioned in the call!


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Fw: O'Reilly Life Science Informatics Conf. Call for Participation
Begin forwarded message:

Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 18:30:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: Suzanne Axtell <su*****@oreill y.com>
To: co*****@zianet. com
Subject: O'Reilly Life Science Informatics Conf. Call for Participation
For Immediate Release
July 17, 2003
For more information, contact:
Suzanne Axtell (707) 827-7114 or su*****@oreilly .com

Call For Participation:
The 2004 O'Reilly Life Science Informatics Conference

Sebastopol, CA--O'Reilly & Associates invites biologists, computer
scientists, software engineers, mathematicians, and experts in other
related fields to submit proposals to lead tutorial and conference
sessions at the O'Reilly Life Science Informatics Conference, slated
for February 9-12, 2004 at the Westin Horton Plaza in San Diego, CA.
Proposals are due September 1, 2003.

For the past two years, the annual O'Reilly informatics conference has
focused on bioinformatics as the theme. This year, we're expanding the
scope of this conference to reflect the evolutionary changes happening
in the field of life science informatics. The conference will explore
topics in life science--from the fundamental levels to the
advanced--and will focus on the technologies, techniques, and tools
used to understand and analyze that biological data.

The O'Reilly Life Science Informatics Conference brings together
practitioners from biology, molecular biology, computer science,
pharmacology, medicine, software engineering, chemistry, and
mathematics for four days of information exchange, learning, and fun.
This conference explores the intersection points of the various
sub-disciplines of life science informatics and focuses on practical
ways of applying the tools of computer science to the life sciences.

"Practicali ty is a necessity in life science informatics these days,"
notes O'Reilly editor and conference chair Lorrie LeJeune, commenting
on what has been an over-arching theme for all of the O'Reilly
informatics conferences. "As our knowledge of living systems continues
to expand, so do the data sets. Storing, managing, and analyzing data
sets is the focus of countless tools and techniques. The biological
discoveries now being made are absolutely astounding, and will begin to
have a wider impact as the field expands. Our first two conferences in
this area were very successful, in part because informatics is an area
of growth for both computer geeks and scientists. It's essential for
the health of the field of informatics to bring these tools and skills
to a wider audience."

The conference begins with one day of tutorials, providing background
information or deep coverage of important issues in life science
informatics. Three days of conference sessions follow, covering a wide
range of topics and problems in life science informatics, from building
tools using languages such as Perl and Java, to learning about systems
for high-throughput data analysis. Confirmed keynote presenters include
Howard Cash of Gene Codes Corporation and Thure Etzold of LION
bioscience Ltd.

The O'Reilly Life Science Informatics Conference will also feature a
poster session, for which we are also accepting proposals.

Submitting Proposals:

Individuals and companies interested in making presentations, giving a
tutorial, or participating in panel discussions are invited to submit
proposals using the online form. Proposals will be considered in two
classes: tutorials and conference presentations (sessions).
Presentations by marketing staff or with a marketing focus will not be
accepted; neither will submissions made by anyone other than the
proposed speaker.

Session presentations are 45 or 90 minutes long, and tutorials are
either a half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours). If you are
interested in participating in or moderating panel discussions, or
otherwise contributing to the conference, please let us know (and
please include your area of expertise). If you have an idea for a panel
discussion or a particularly provocative group of panelists that you'd
love to see square off, feel free to send your suggestions to
ls*********@ore illy.com.

Since practicality is a conference theme, we'd particularly like to see
proposals that highlight case studies, best practices for a tool or
system, and fundamental skills. We'd also like to learn from things
that don't work. For example, have you discovered that a popularly
accepted approach or solution that simply doesn't work or perform well
in your hands? Are there cases where a proprietary Windows app has
saved you where Bio (Perl/Python/Java) couldn't do the trick? Did the
widespread use of XML leave you gasping for bandwidth or storage where
a simple binary format made the problem disappear without noticeable
impact on information exchange?

Topics of specific interest are systems biology, drug discovery,
advanced sequence analysis, cheminformatics and chemogenomics,
biomedical informatics, open source efforts, ontologies, controlled
vocabularies, taxonomies, standards, and tools and techniques.

Proposals need not be works of art--a thoughtful summary or abstract of
the talk you plan to give is sufficient for consideration. We prefer
outlines for tutorials. The proposal is what the conference committee
uses to select speakers, so give the committee enough information to
understand the topic you're covering.

Additional Resources:

For more conference information and to submit a proposal, see:

Check out news coverage from last year's O'Reilly Bioinformatics
Technology Conference: http://www.oreillynet.com/biocon2003/

Details from last year's O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference
can be found at: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/bio2003/

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the
conference, contact Andrew Calvo at (707) 827-7176, or
an*****@oreilly .com.

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;););) blessed are the geeks -- for they shall inherit the source code :):):)

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