"BOSC'2003 - Brisbane, Australia"

The conference

The 4th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC'2003) is organized by the not-for-profit Open Bioinformatics Foundation. The meeting will take place June 27-28, 2003 in Brisbane, Australia and is one of several special Interest Group (SIG) meetings occuring in conjunction with the 11th International Confernce on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology.

The focus of the meeting will be on current and emerging open source informatics tools and toolkits. BOSC provides a forum for developers, project groups, users and interested parties to meet personally, exchange ideas and collaborate together.

The morning and afternoon sessions will feature talks from submitted abstracts. A communal wireless network will be available and evening BoF sessions willl bring together project groups and people with specialized interests.



The program is now available. This is more recent than the version sent to be printed. (Bioruby and Biopython slots have been swapped.)
Program at: http://open-bio.org/bosc2003/program.html
Abstracts at: http://open-bio.org/bosc2003/talks.html

Lightning-talk Speakers wanted!

The program committe is currently seeking speakers for the lightning talks at BOSC 2003. Lightning talks are quick - only five minutes long - and a great opportunity for you to give people a quick summary of your open source project, code, idea, or vision of the future.

If you are interested in giving a lightning talk at BOSC 2003, please email <bosc@open-bio.org> the following:

* a brief title and summary (one or two lines)
* a URL for the project page, if applicable

We will accept entries on-line until BOSC starts.

Important Dates

* March 3 - Registration opens
* April 13 - BOSC Abstracts due
* May 23 - Early registration discount ends
* June 27 - Onsite registration begins
* June 27-28 - BOSC Meeting


* Corporate : US $150.00
* Academic : US $130.00
* Government : US $130.00
* Student : US $110.00

Note: We have tried to set our fees as low as possible without risking the chance that we will lose money on this event. We budget with the goal of breaking even on costs or realizing a small profit.


* ISMB'03 website
* biopathways SIG
* text-mining sig
* Bio-ontologies sig
* WEB '03 SIG


* BOSC'2002
* BOSC'2001