The 2016 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2016, gcc2016.iu.edu) features two days of presentations, discussions, poster sessions, lightning talks, computer demos, keynotes, and birds-of-a-feather meetups, all about data-intensive biology and the tools that support it. Keynote speaker Yoav Gilad, a professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago, will kick-start the main conference with a discussion on the analysis of large gene regulatory data sets. Preconference events include data and codinghackathons, and two days of training in five concurrent tracks covering 26 topics.
GCC2016 will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, June 25-29, 2016. Since it started seven years ago, GCC has been a well-attended gathering of biologists, genome researchers, bioinformaticians, and others in data-intensive biomedical research around the world.
Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research and enables easy interactive analysis through the web on arbitrarily large data sets. The Galaxy framework is a major resource in achieving key research goals within the biological field. It provides next-generation sequencing (NGS) tools and workflows for short-read mapping, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, metagenomics, variant analysis, visualization, and support for Galaxy in the cloud. There are hundreds of local installs, and over 80 publicly accessible servers around the world.
Abstract submission for oral presentations closes April 8. Abstract submission for posters and computer demonstrations closes May 20.
Here's the official email announcement for the 2016 Galaxy Community Conference. Please redistribute within your communities, and also note that it is immediately before and co-located with the June 2016 GMOD Meeting.