We are pleased to announce the *2011 Galaxy Community Conference*, being
held *May 25-26 in Lunteren, The Netherlands*. The meeting will feature tw=
full days of presentations and discussion on extending Galaxy to use new
tools and data sources, deploying Galaxy at your organization, and best
practices for using Galaxy to further your own and your community's
research. See http://galaxy.psu.edu/gcc2011/ for complete details.
*Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for *accessible, reproducible, and
transparent* computational biomedical research.
- *Accessibility:* Galaxy enables users without programming experience t=
easily specify parameters and run tools and workflows.
- *Reproducibility:* Galaxy captures all information necessary so that
any user can repeat and understand a complete computational analysis.
- *Transparency:* Galaxy enables users to share and publish analyses via
the web and create Pages--interactive, web-based documents that describe=
Galaxy is open source for all organizations. The public Galaxy service (
http://usegalaxy.org) makes analysis tools, genomic data,
tutorial demonstrations, persistent workspaces, and publication services
available to any scientist that has access to the Internet. Local
Galaxy servers can be set up by downloading the Galaxy application and
customizing it to meet particular needs.
This event aims to engage a broader community of developers, data producers=
tool creators, and core facility and other research hub staff to become an
active part of the Galaxy community. We'll cover defining resources in th=
Galaxy framework, increasing their visibility and making them easier to use
and integrate with other resources, how to extend Galaxy to use custom data
sources and custom tools, and best practices for using Galaxy in your
Additional topics include, but are not limited to:
* Talks submitted by the Galaxy community
* Integration of tools (including NGS analysis tools) and distributed job
* Deployment of Galaxy instances on local resources and on the Cloud
* Management of large datasets with the Galaxy Library System
* Using the Galaxy LIMS functionality at NGS sequencing facilities
* Visualizing Data without leaving Galaxy
* Performing reproducible research
* Performing and sharing complex analyses with Workflows
* An "Introduction to Galaxy" session, offered on May 24, for Galaxy
The conference fee is =80100 on or before April 24, and =80120 after that. =
meeting is being held at the Conference Centre De Werelt in Lunteren, The
Netherlands, which is also the conference hotel. You are encouraged to
register early, as space at the hotel (and at the "Intro to Galaxy" session=
is limited and is likely to fill up before the conference itself does. See
Abstracts are now being accepted for short oral presentations. Proposals o=
any topic of interest to the Galaxy community are welcome and encouraged.
The abstract submission deadline is the end of February 28. See
The 2011 Galaxy Community Conference is co-sponsored by the US National
Science Foundation (NSF, http://www.nsf.gov/), and the Netherlands
Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC, http://www.nbic.nl/). NBIC is a collaborative
institute of the bioinformatics groups in the Netherlands. Together, these
groups perform cutting-edge research, develop novel tools and support
platforms, create an e-science infrastructure and educate the next
generations of bioinformaticians.
We are looking forward to a great conference and hope to see you in the
The Galaxy and NBIC Teams