python contribs to life sci informatics, enhancing the profile

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    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!


    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 <>
    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

    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.

    "Practicality 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

    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:

    Details from last year's O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference
    can be found at:

    For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the
    conference, contact Andrew Calvo at (707) 827-7176, or

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    , Jul 18, 2003
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