iEvoBio: Informatics for Phyogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity Conference - June 29-30, 2010 - Oregon Convention Center _ Portland, Oregon, USA. Featuring: Visualization Challenge Hipsibius dujardini DNA Alignment Water Striders Land Iguana Oregon Convention Center Google Earth Phylogenies



About the Conference

iEvoBio aims to be a forum bringing together biologists working in evolution, systematics, and biodiversity, with software developers, and mathematicians, both to catalyse the development of new tools, and to increase awareness of the possibilities offered by existing technologies (ranging from standards and reusable toolkits to mega-scale data analysis to rich visualization). The meeting extends over two full days and will feature traditional elements, including a keynote presentation at the beginning of each day and contributed talks, as well as more dynamic and interactive elements, including a challenge, lightning talk-style sessions, a software bazaar, and Birds-of-a-Feather gatherings. 

iEvoBio is being held jointly with the Evolution Meetings as a satellite conference, for the first time in 2010 in Portland, OR. In 2010, iEvoBio overlaps with the last day of the Evolution Meetings and extends one day longer. The satellite conference is expected to become a self-sustained annual event that remains affiliated with the Evolution Meetings. 

iEvoBio is supported by the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center(NESCent), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). The Organizing Committee for 2010 is chaired by Rod Page (University of Glasgow) and includes Cecile Ane (University of Wisconsin at Madison), Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado at Boulder), Hilmar Lapp (NESCent), and Cynthia Parr (Encyclopedia of Life). You can contact the committee by email at

iEvoBio is inspired by a similarly scoped conference for the domain of genome informatics, the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC). BOSC has been been running annually since 2000 in association with the premier annual computational biology conference (ISMB), and has been highly successful in its mission.