Posted by: shwu | September 15, 2008

Registration deadline, poster clarifications, and updates

With just a few months left until the workshop, we’re starting to ramp up! We’ve got a great program planned and the rest of the conference should be very interesting as well.

First, some housekeeping.

All speakers should register for the conference by September 17 so that we can notify the conference organizers with a confirmed list. There is only one registration, which includes all PSB events; go to the PSB website to register, and then please email the workshop co-chairs with your confirmation. There is no deadline for registration if you are not presenting, but note that the early registration deadline is October 31.

Second, a clarification about posters: The initial deadline for posters listed on our call for participation was September 12. This was to gauge the level of interest early for planning purposes. You can, however, still submit posters, and we encourage you to do so. There is no separate submission process for the workshop – just use the PSB abstract submission page to submit your poster. Note that you must register for the conference before you can submit an abstract. Once you’ve submitted your abstract, please email the co-chairs with the details of your poster so that we can include it on the website.

Third, some updates.

  • Although the workshop session will not be published in the conference proceedings, we will be allotted 5 pages for a workshop introduction, due September 21, which will be included in the proceedings. If you have any specific thoughts on what should be included in this, please email the co-chairs by September 18. We may make this available on Google Docs for feedback prior to the submission deadline, depending on time constraints. We will try to make the final version available on Nature Precedings, pending PSB approval.
  • We will have a 20 minute slot during the regular sessions to provide a summary and highlights of our workshop to the rest of the conference. We’re not sure when in the schedule this will be yet, but we expect to craft the talk somewhat interactively with the workshop participants as time allows, using potentially some of the following: comments on microblogging threads, comments on regular blog threads, a shared Google Doc, informal brainstorming or planning sessions, or even more casual discussions at various social venues.

Feel free to contact the co-chairs with any questions or comments about the workshop! For questions or information about the general conference, you should contact the PSB organizer.


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