Fourth Virtual Conference on Genomics and Bioinformatics (VCGB-IV)
|Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2004||End Date/Time: Sep 24, 2004|
|Early Registration Date: Jul 01, 2004|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2004|
|Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2004|
Transcend geographical and economical barriers for the exchange of ideas that facilitates the interaction and collaboration among scientists and educators around the world.
Address the benefits and limitations of the newest developments in post-genomic technologies.
Explore the social and ethical implications of genomic and bioinformatic research.
Establish new ways to introduce the high school community to today's multidisciplinary science.
In order to accomplish our objectives, the Virtual Conference on Genomics and Bioinformatics is completed without registration fees. The conference is broadcast around the world using Access Grid and real-time video streaming technologies. The Access Grid is a virtual collaboration tool designed for group-to-group communication (thus differentiating it from desktop-to-desktop based tools). The design of this system creates an atmosphere that enhances the exchange of ideas and the collaboration among participants. Large-format displays integrated with active meeting rooms are central features of the access grid nodes. This facilitates the interaction of researchers and students without incurring significant expenses associated with travel. For locations without an access grid, a live video streaming version of the conference is provided. A location featuring this version requires a digital projector, a set of speakers, and a computer connected to the Internet. Participants who use this system can attend the conference in small to medium size groups (5 to 40 people). Using a web-based forum participants of the live video streaming version can submit questions directly to remote presenters and all participants of the virtual conference.
In addition to the real-time virtual conference, presentations (visual and audio) are available on the web for delayed streaming. Threaded discussion sessions with the invited speakers and additional peer-reviewed paper sessions follow the conference.
Who Should Attend:
Students, Bioinformatics project leaders, Statisticians, Computational Biologists, Computational Chemists, IT leaders and Genomic database administrators, Biotechnology business analysts and anyone involved in the analysis of the genomic structure and dynamics of living systems.
Topics of the Conference Includes
Complex Biological Systems
Education and Training
Genomics of Infectious Diseases
Genomics of Cancer
High Performance Computing
Transcriptional Analysis and Gene Regulation
Bioethics and Intellectual Property Rights Issues