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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

BioVis 2011 registration open

Registration for the 1st IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis 2011) is now open. BioVis is an affiliated conference of the ISCB and will take place in Providence, RI (USA), co-located with IEEE VisWeek, the premier forum for visualization advances for academia, government, and industry.

Early registration (reduced rate) for this meeting ends on Friday, 16 September. Single day and two day registrations are available in addition to full week registration. Discounts are available for ISCB, IEEE and ACM members, details are can be found on the registration page.
The goal of BioVis is to create the premier international and interdisciplinary event for all aspects of visualization in biology. This symposium will bring together researchers from the visualization, bioinformatics, and biology communities with the purpose of educating, inspiring, and engaging visualization researchers in biological data visualization, as well as bioinformatics and biology researchers in state-of-the-art visualization research. As the first annual BioVis Symposium, this event seeks to emphasize inclusion and interaction between these communities as its primary impact.
The program of the meeting includes:

  • a keynote by Lynda Chin (MD Anderson Cancer Center / Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard)
  • a primer by Lawrence Hunter (UC Denver) and Kun Huang (Ohio State)
  • a special session on BioVis challenges with invited speakers Arthur Olson (The Scripps Research Institute), Cydney Nielsen (BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre) and Willy Supatto (California Institute of Technology)
  • four paper sessions with 24 presentations from all areas of biology
  • 27 posters and demos
  • presentation of the results from the BioVis Contest
The full list of accepted papers, posters, demos, and videos is available on the BioVis website.