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

Chisato Yamasaki chisato-yamasaki at
Wed Aug 11 00:53:23 PDT 2010

With apologies for cross-posting.
I am forwarding the following annoucement.

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

*** Important dates:

Event date: October 11-14, 2010
Abstract submission ends: August 31, 2010
Notification of acceptance: will be done by September 3, 2010
Early bird registration ends: September 6, 2010

Tokyo International Exchange Center, Tokyo, Japan.


For questions or technical difficulties with the registration, 
please contact secretariat at Biocuration2010 at

This announcement has been sent to multiple mailing lists.
Please feel free to forward this announcement to interested parties.
Please accept our apologies if you have received this email in 
duplicates or in error.

Best regards,

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

The Organizing Committee

Best regards,
Chisato Yamasaki

Integrated Database and Systems Biology Team
Biomedicinal Information Research Center (BIRC)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Waterfront Bio-IT Research Building, 2-4-7 Aomi,
Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan.
Tel: +81-3-3599-8800, Fax: +81-3-3599-8801
E-mail: chisato-yamasaki at

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