6th – 7th October 2014 - Heidelberg, Germany
Data management is generally recognized as a crucially important but challenging part of Systems Biology. Data management systems that are useful, usable and used are difficult to get right. It is not easy to find out about already existing software, or the state of standards that could or should be adopted. Following the outstanding success of the Systems Biology Software Developers Workshop in 2012, we propose the next meeting in the series that enables practitioners in the field to meet like-minded scientists, show their working and upcoming developments, and give opportunities to team up. A meeting to socialize, yes. But also a meeting to figure out how we can improve collaboration of data management practitioners beyond project borders in the light of ESFRI and other, national infrastructure movements, as well as the move from systems biology to systems medicine and synthetic biology. Our end goal is to establish a Foundry for Systems Biology Software development.
To establish a practitioner’s community that the workshop focuses on active participation:
The workshop will be held at the Studio Villa Bosch in Heidelberg, Germany. (Google Maps).
Participation is limited to 25 people and the intended participants are software developers working in the field of data management in biology.
If you want to participate you should be:
Participation in the workshop is free. However, participants have to bear travel and accommodation costs by themselves, and we reserve the right to pick participants.
11:00 - 11:15 welcome and outline
11:15 Invited talk about software sustainability. Speaker: Neil Chue Hong, Director of Software Sustainability Institute, Edinburgh.
13:30 Start interactive demonstration/discussion 3 groups of 5 parallel sessions, 40 minutes each. Each demo/talk is about 10 minutes and is given several times to varying small groups of people! Each parallel session will see all tables. This way, we get small discussion groups that which facilitates true, interactive discussion.
Questions to be addressed in each lightning demo:
09:00 Assemble, Coffee, Lee way
09:30 Short introduction: “What is ISBE?” (Carole Goble)
10:00 World café about questions voiced in workshop call, 4 tables
11:15 round 2
12:30 lunch break
13:30 collection session, outcomes: Recommendations for single groups/tools, infrastructure projects, funders.
To apply to the workshop, please send an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The email should contain the following details:
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We (HITS) have blocked rooms in the IBIS right next to the main Heidelberg station, for the time from 5th to 7th of october. Please reserve there on acceptance.
Details about the hotel can be found there: following this link
The workshop is being sponsored by ERASysAPP.
The workshop is organized by