Data Analysis Session, Second International Barcode of Life Conference

September 17 - 21, 2007
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Javier Cabrera, Rutgers University,
Fred Roberts, DIMACS,
David Schindel, National Museum of Natural History,
Michel Veuille, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle,

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

Call for Participation:

Participants are invited to submit abstracts to the Second International Barcode of Life Conference. All accepted submissions will be included in an Abstract Volume distributed at the conference. The authors of the accepted abstracts will be considered as potential contributors to the Conference Proceedings volume.

Submitters will be asked to specify if the abstract is being submitted for presentation as a poster or in one of the following technical sessions:

Session 3: Projects exploring the accuracy, reliability, and efficiency of barcoding relative to other approaches to specimen identification (2 presentations).
Session 5: Projects that present protocols and/or software for the sampling, analysis, interpretation and display of DNA Barcode data. In addition, CBOL is offering a $5,000 prize for the best new software for the visualization and spatial manipulation of barcode data. Abstracts submitted for this session will be judged by the Steering Committee of CBOL's Data Analysis Working Group. Potential submitters should consult information about the Working Group posted here. (5 presentations).
Session 5: Taxonomic studies and systematic revisions that demonstrate the utility of barcode data in combination with other taxonomic data; projects that are attempting DNA barcoding in a taxonomic group for the first time, and for ongoing projects that are encountering challenges in the use of barcode data in taxonomic revisions (2 presentations).
Session 9: Projects dealing with the development of next-generation instruments, reagents, and processes that will make DNA barcoding faster, cheaper, more portable, more reliable, and more accessible to non-specialists. (5 presentations)

Poster sessions:
Participants are aslo encouraged to submit abstracts on aspects of DNA barcoding not included in technical sessions, including projects that are in the planning stage or early stage of implementation. Poster presentations will allow their authors to discuss their early-stage projects, get feedback on their ideas, and make valuable connections. The conference hall at Academia Sinica is surrounded by spacious hallways in which poster presentations will be on display throughout the conference. Poster presenters will have the chance to discuss their projects with the conference participants during all coffee/tea breaks and during lunch breaks. The organizers plan to accept 20-40 abstracts for poster presentations.

The abstracts will be evaluated by the Science Program Committee using the following criteria:

Submission and Deadlines:
Abstracts must be submitted via the web-based submission form. Submitters will receive an automated confirmation message via email.

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