BOSC 2007

April 8th, 2007

BOSC 2007 is gearing up for July 19-20, 2007 in Vienna, Austria. Darin will post more but the BOSC page is up and lists pertinent information.

Schedule And Abstracts Posted

July 25th, 2006

The Schedule and Abstracts have been Posted on the Main BOSC 2006 Website. See you in Fortaleza.

Call for Birds of a Feather Suggestions

July 3rd, 2006

The BOSC organizing comittee is currently seeking suggestions for Birds of a Feather meeting ideas. Birds of a Feather meetings are one of the more popular activities at BOSC, occurring at the end of each days session. These are free-form meetings organized by the attendees themselves to discuss one or a few topics of interest in greater detail. BOF’s have been formed to allow developers and users of individual OBF software to meet each other face-to-face to discuss the project, or to discuss completely new ideas, and even start new software development projects. These meetings offer a unique opportunity for individuals to explore more about the activities of the various Open Source Projects, and, in some cases, even take an active role influencing the future of Open Source Software development. If you would like to create a BOF, just sign up for a wiki account, login, and edit the BOSC 2006 Birds of a Feather Page page.

2nd Call for Papers

May 22nd, 2006

This is the second and last official call for speakers to submit their abstracts to speak at BOSC 2006 in Fortaleza, Brasil. In order to be considered as a potential speaker, an abstract must be recieved by Monday, June 5th, 2006. We look forward to a great conference this year. Please consult The Official BOSC 2006 Website at:

for more details and information.

In addition, a BOSC weblog has been setup to make it easier to desiminate all BOSC related announcements:

And if you have an ICAL compatible Calendar, there is an EventDB calendar set up with all BOSC related deadlines.
More information about ISMB can be found at the Official ISMB 2006 Website:

Thank You, and we look forward to seeing you all,

The BOSC Organizing Committee.

Announcement and 1st Call for Submissions

March 27th, 2006

{Please pass the word!}

The 7th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2006) is organized by the not-for-profit Open Bioinformatics Foundation. The meeting will take place Aug 4,5th in Fortaleza, Brasil, and is one of several Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings occurring in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology. Please consult The Official BOSC Website for details and information.

Official ISMB 2006 Website.

Keep Track of this Blog

January 12th, 2006

I will post all important announcements for BOSC conferences on this site.  It will, hopefully, continue through BOSC 2006 and beyond.

Some initial notes, I have created an Eventful (Events Database) entry for BOSC 2006 at

This Link.  You can use this site to get an ICAL feed to plug

into an ICAL supporting calendar, if you want.