Final call for abstracts for Biocuration2010 (October 11-14, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan)

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Final call for abstracts for Biocuration2010 (October 11-14, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan)

With apologies for cross-posting.

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to join us for Biocuration2010,
the Conference of International Society for Biocuration (ISB) and the
4th International Biocuration Conference, is held in Tokyo, Japan, from
October 11-14, 2010.

Abstract submission deadline is now extended to August 31, 2010.

* abstract submission
* registration

This conference will provide a forum for curators and developers of
biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaborations, and
foster a sense of community in this active and growing area of research.

Topics will include:
* Text Mining
* Literature Curation
* Ontologies
* Genome Sequence Annotation
* Comparative Genomics
* Functional Genomics
* Crop/Plant Genome Curation
* Community Curation
* Data Standardization and Integration
* Curation Tools/Workflows
* Data Visualization
* Journal/Database Interactions and Collaborations
* Next Generation Sequence Annotation
* Next Generation Curation

Meeting program will include:

* plenary speakers:
        Dr. Minoru Kanehisa (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
        Dr. Paul Thomas (Univ. of Southern California, USA)
        Dr. Barend Mons (Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre)

* sessions
        [S1] Large Scale, Automated, Predictive Annotations
        [S2] Outreach to User Communities & Community Annotation
        [S3] Biocuration in Metabolomics and Systems Biology
        [S4] Asian Models of Biocuration-Related Activities
        [S5] Data Integration Platforms and Data Sharing
        [S6] Future Directions and Challenges for Biocuration

* workshops
        [W1] Curation of Protein Structure and Chemicals
        [W2] Curation Interface and Software
        [W3] Crop/Plant Genome Curation
        [W4] New Approaches Towards Database Integration
* meeting program
* meeting schedule
* scopes of the meeting

*** Important dates:

Event date: October 11-14, 2010
Abstract submission ends: August 31, 2010
Notification of acceptance: will be done by September 6, 2010
Early bird registration ends: September 6, 2010

Tokyo International Exchange Center, Tokyo, Japan.


For questions or technical difficulties with the registration, please
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duplicates or in error.

Best regards,

Tadashi Imanishi (Vice-chair)
Takashi Gojobori (Chair)

The Organizing Committee

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