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PLoS Computational Biology at ISMB/ECCB 09

As an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology, PLoS Computational Biology is once again delighted to be participating in the ISMB/ECCB
for 2009, this year held in Stockholm, Sweden, June 27th – July 2nd, where you’ll find us at Booth 12 in the exhibition hall.

This year we’ll be presenting two sessions:

1. Future of Scientific Publishing (Monday, June 29th 14:15 – 18:45 pm)

This year, BioLINK—a special interest group run for many years in association with ISMB—has devoted the final part of their program to PLoS Computational Biology and the ISCB Publications Committee to discuss developments and desires in scientific
publishing. Our four distinguished speakers will be David Shotton (Adventures in Semantic Publishing: Exemplar Semantic Enhancements of a Research Article), Anita de Waard (From Proteins to Hypotheses—Some Experiments in Semantic Enrichment),
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (ELIXIR Scientific Literature Interdisciplinary Interactions), and PLoS Computational Biology Editor-in-Chief Philip E. Bourne (OpenID vs. ResearcherID). This afternoon session is open to BioLINK and ISMB/ECCB delegates and will be followed by a Publishers’ Panel discussion with representatives from major publishers, including PLoS, Oxford University Press, Nature, Wiley-Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, and BioMed Central.

You can also read more about the session here.

2. Special Session on Advances and Challenges in Computational Biology
(Wednesday, July 1st 10:45 am – 12:40 pm)

Brought to you through the eyes of three of PLoS Computational Biology’s editors, this session covers recent scientific advances made possible by computation and mathematics in different fields—Synthetic Biology (Adam Arkin), Computational Neuroscience (Abigail Morrison), and Infectious Diseases (Christophe Fraser). Addressing themes such as drivers of research directions, scientific impact, reproducibility, model validation, cooperation amongst researchers, the need for tools to enable sharing (such as common description languages), and interfacing with scientists who are not focused on computational approaches, this session aims to provide a wide-reaching overview of common issues faced by computational biologists in different areas.

Meet the Team—Booth 12

PLoS Computational Biology team members Evie Browne, Publications Manager, and Rosemary Dickin, Publications Assistant, will answer your questions about PLoS, open access, the NIH Public Access Policy, and publishing your work in PLoS Computational
, the leading journal in its field. Don’t forget to visit us at Booth 12 and collect some FREE PLoS goodies:

  • T-Shirts—Sign up for our e-mail content alerts and receive our 2009 t-shirt (while supplies last).
  • Buttons/Badges designed for our authors, editorial board members, readers, and supporters.
  • Postcards, to remind yourself and your colleagues why you should publish in PLoS Computational Biology.

We look forward to seeing you very soon.

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