|Objects in Bio- & Chem-Informatics 2001 (OiBC-2001)|
Organized by the OMG Life Sciences Research Domain Task Force (LSR DTF)
Meeting sponsored by the Object Management Group (OMG) and IONA Technologies.
Objects In Bio- and Chem-Informatics 2001 (OiBC-2001), hosted by the Object Management Group's Life Science Research Domain Task Force (LSR DTF) will be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Hotel, Danvers, Massachusetts, USA (20 minutes north of Boston) on July 9 and 10, 2001. Following in the tradition of the successful 'Objects in Bioinformatics' conferences held in Hinxton, UK in 1997 and '98 and in San Jose, California in 1999, Objects in Bio- and Chem-informatics 2001 focuses on the role of object-oriented technology, reusable software components, design patterns, and distributed computing in life sciences research. The conference is aimed at those who are interested in, are developing, or have developed object-oriented software that will be of use to the biological and chemical research community in both academia and industry. The overall theme of the conference is sharing best practices for implementing object-based systems for life sciences research. Conference scope includes object modeling and implementation, independent of platform (CORBA, EJB, SOAP, COM, ...) or language (Java, Perl, C++, Python, C#, XML, …)The conference aims to address critical challenges facing the scientific community:
This conference will include lectures and poster sessions on the application of the rapidly expanding and developing fields of object-oriented software and distributed computing to bio- and chem-informatics from both an academic and industrial perspective. Demonstrations of interoperability in systems using components from two or more sources are particularly encouraged, either as posters or as platform talks.
Immediately following OiBC-2001, at the Object Management Group Technical Committee Meeting (also held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Hotel), the OMG Life Sciences Research (LSR) Domain Task Force will hold a technical meeting where efforts will continue in adoption of domain standards. OiBC participants are welcome to attend these (and other) meetings of the LSR.To learn more about the initiatives underway within OMG's LSR DTF, see www.omg.org/lsr/.