[BioC] CAMDA conference program announcement / early booking discount until 12 Nov!

Dr. D. P. Kreil (Boku) David.Kreil at boku.ac.at
Mon Nov 10 12:15:50 CET 2008

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this is of interest to members of the bioconductor list.

Best regards,


CAMDA'08, Vienna, Austria, 4-6 December 2008   --

News: ** Conference programme now online!
         Early booking discount until 12 Nov! **

News: ** CAMDA is featured in the August Nature Methods editorial! **

Dear colleague!

We cordially invite you to attend this year's conference on

 Critical Assessment of Microarray Data Analysis (CAMDA) .

We have compiled an exciting program with keynotes by
 Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute, Israel,
 Ernst Wit, University of Groningen, The Netherlands,
 Weida Tong, MAQC consortium, Toxicoinformatics / FDA, U.S.A.,
 Jelle Goeman, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.

The online agenda now provides a full schedule.

CAMDA was founded to provide a forum for the critical assessment
of the many different techniques used in microarray data mining
(Nature 411, 885, Nature 424, 610). It aims to establish the state of
the art in microarray data analysis, as well as highlight progress and
identify directions of future efforts.
In order to achieve these goals, CAMDA adopted the approach of a
community-wide experiment, letting the scientific community analyse
the same contest data sets.
Researchers worldwide are invited to take the CAMDA challenge.
Accepted submissions will be asked to give an oral presentation.
Results of analysis are discussed and compared at the CAMDA
As a special opportunity, this year, a selection of analysis predictions
will also be verified experimentally by the laboratory collecting the
original contest data set. CAMDA provides a unique environment for
testing and demonstrating your latest analysis methods.
In addition, the Emerald project has just provided fresh data from
an experiment dissecting technical and biological variance in
known mixture samples on three different platforms, now also available
via ArrayExpress.

CAMDA, which began in 2000, was initiated by Simon Lin and Kimberly
Johnson from the Duke University Bioinformatics Shared Resource
(www.camda.duke.edu). CAMDA has since become an internationally
roving conference, with the first such meeting held 2007 at CIPF in
Valencia, Spain.
This year, CAMDA is hosted by Boku University Vienna in Austria.

Your participation is critical for making this year's CAMDA meeting
again a great event.

Please do distribute this announcement to other colleagues who might
be interested.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

David Kreil   &
Joaquin Dopazo


CAMDA'08 Conference, Vienna, Austria, 4-6 December 2008

Conference home    http://camda.bioinfo.cipf.es/
Conference agenda  http://camda.bioinfo.cipf.es/agenda
Contest data set at  http://camda.bioinfo.cipf.es/contest_dataset

Important Dates:
 2008-06-01   Public release of Contest Data Set
 2008-10-22   Extended Abstract Proposals due
 2008-11-01   Acceptance notification for session speakers
 2008-11-01   Acceptance notification for poster presenters
 2008-11-12   Early registration closes
 2008-12-04   Conference opens (later p.m.)
 2008-12-06   Conference closes
 2009-01-31   Full paper submission

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