Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS/BioMaPS/MB Center Special Focus on Information Processing in Biology.
This special focus is jointly sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences Interfaces Institute for Quantitative Biology (BioMaPS), and the Rutgers Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (MB Center).
This workshop is an activity of the Data Analysis Working Group of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life. For more information about the activities of this working group, see http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/DNAInitiative/.
The Data Analysis Working Group (DAWG) of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) will hold the Second International Barcode of Life Conference at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, during the week of 17-21 September 2007. See the Second Conference Announcement. The Conference website is at www.dnabarcodes2007.org.
DATA ANALYSIS SESSION: TRAVEL EXPENSES PAID FOR BEST ABSTRACTS
The first morning session on the second day of the Conference (Wednesday, 19 September) will be devoted to data analysis. Five submitted abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during this session. In addition, some number of abstracts will be accepted for presentation as posters. The travel expenses will be paid for anyone whose abstract has been selected for either an oral or poster presentation. You will find the online form for submitting abstracts on the conference website.
$5000 PRIZE OFFERED BY CBOL
CBOL is also offering a cash prize of US $5,000 for the best new software for the display and visualization of barcode data.
Additional information about the Taipei conference will be posted in the near future. This information will include further instructions on how to apply for the data visualization prize. Test sets of DNA barcode data can be found at: Research Challenges 2007 related to Data Analysis and the DNA Barcode of Life Initiative
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE DATA ANALYSIS SESSION AND PRIZE COMPETITION: