Related Meetings

FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) 2018

The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training. Participants will attend courses taught by world-wide leading experts in scholarly communications. Participants will also have the opportunity  to discuss the latest trends and gain expertise in new technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, and new ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship.
When: 30 July – 03 August 2018
Where: San Diego, California, United States

International Conference on Biological Ontology (ICBO) 2018

The 2018 International Conference on Biological Ontologies (a special focus event in the annual ICBO series) aims to foster discussion, exchange, and innovation in research and development in the areas of biomedical ontology (including plants, agriculture, environment and biomes, as well as human health and disease). Researchers and professionals from all areas of biology, medicine, ecology, computer science, mathematics, text-mining, BIG-data analytics and related fields are invited to share their knowledge and experience. The theme of the joint meeting is “Ontologies for Health, Food, Nutrition and Environment: A partnership with BIG-Data and Analytics”.
7 – 10 August 2018
Where: Corvallis, Oregon, United States

10th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS)

The FOIS conference is a meeting point for researchers from all disciplines with an interest in formal ontology. The conference encourages submission of new and high quality articles on both theoretical issues and concrete applications. As in previous years, FOIS 2018 is intended as a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication.
When: 17 – 21 September 2018
Cape Town, South Africa

The WikiPathways Summit 2018 is a 3-day conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of WikiPathways, at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. The summit will feature seminars and hands-on workshops and each day of the event is themed to serve the various communities of users and contributors working with biological pathways. Anyone interested in pathways is welcome to attend. No prior experience with WikiPathways is required.
This summit is organized as a collaboration between Alexander Pico’s group at Gladstone and Chris Evelo’s team at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
When: 8 – 10 October 2018
Where: San Francisco, CA, USA


FORCE2018 (the FORCE11 conference) promises to be a different kind of meeting, where stakeholders come to the table for an open discussion, on an even playing field, to talk about changing the ways scholarly and scientific information is communicated, shared and used. Researchers, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, informaticians, funders, educators, citizens, patients, and others attend the FORCE meeting with a view to supporting the realization of promising new ideas and identifying new potential collaborators. The theme of FORCE2018 is engagement. Learn more and join the FORCE11 community on their website. You may also follow FORCE11 on Twitter @force11rescomm.
When: 11-12 October 2018
 Montreal, Canada


NETTAB 2018 is organised in collaboration with ELIXIR Nodes of the UK and Italy as well as the Italian Society of Bioinformatics, BITS. The main focus will be on FAIR principles in bioinformatics, a challenging topic that we hope will attract many researchers from all over the world, including but not limited to, Bioinformaticians, Biologists, Computer Scientists, and others working or interested in the above research scope. The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship, published in 2016, has sparked worldwide interest across the biology community: from grassroots to policymakers, and from data providers to publishers.
In order to make the FAIR concept a reality, we need to answer many questions, like: What is FAIRness? How to make FAIR data a reality? How to facilitate the translation to FAIR data? How to measure it? On these topics, there are many ongoing projects, such as EOSCpilot, FAIRmetrics, FAIRsharing, and GO-FAIR.
Now is the perfect time to discuss on these topics and related actions, and to move on from FAIR principles to FAIR practice. The workshop will provide an excellent environment and a range of opportunities to present and discuss methods, theoretical approaches, algorithms, tools, platforms, practical applications and experiences of FAIR in Bioinformatics.
When: 22 – 24 October 2018
Where: Genoa, Italy

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