The European Galaxy Days will be held from the 4th to 6th October 2023 in Freiburg, Germany. This 3-day gathering will be similar to the events we held in 2022, 2018, 2016, 2014, and 2012. The first two days will give an overview of the current state of the Galaxy framework with several talks, demonstrations and Birds of a Feather sessions. As part of a CoFest, the third day offer the opportunity to continue the discussions, to code and hack as well as enjoy the Galaxy community.


Wednesday, October 4

Location: Building 101, room XXX

Time Speaker Title Duration
09:00 - 10:00 Arrival
10:00 - 10:30 The organisers Welcome, Logistics & General Galaxy Update 30'
10:30 - 11:00 EGD community presentations I
Saskia Hiltemann GTN Update 20'
Maria Doyle Bridging Bioconductor and Galaxy: Enhancing Omics Data Training through Integration of Platforms 10'
11:00 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00 EGD community presentations II
Beatriz Serrano-Solano Roadmap for FAIR Image Data Workflows in Galaxy 20'
Marie Jossé & Jérôme Detoc Galaxy visualise, analyse and process environmental data on-demand 20'
Merret Buurman & Markus Konkol Building spatio-temporal workflows in Galaxy for the AquaINFRA project 20'
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:00 ELIXIR Galaxy Community meeting (public)
ELIXIR Hub The ELIXIR Galaxy Community 10'
Krzysztof Poterlowicz Fair Data Management training in Galaxy 5'
Helge Hecht Galaxy for Mass Spectrometry 20'
Lucille Delisle Using Galaxy to interact with OMERO for image analysis 10'
Anthony Bretaudeau Galaxy Genome Annotation: Galaxy as a platform for the annotation of genomes 20'
Björn Grüning ELIXIR staff exchange programm with the Australian Biocommons 20'
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Birds of a Feather

Wednesday BoFs:

Title Organizer(s) Abstract
Small-scale Admins Gathering Lucille Delisle Hosting your own Galaxy instance, for a small number of people (or even just yourself)? Welcome to the Galaxy Small Scale Galaxy Admins, a community of practice group. Having grown out of the "Small Scale Servers" subcommittee of the Global Galaxy Steering Committee, our meetings are taking place every two months. This time, we happily meet face to face. Join and share your experiences!
microGalaxy Meeting Paul Zierep Many efforts on microbial analysis are done in Galaxy. To avoid redundancy and coordinate our efforts, we started microGalaxy, a community focusing on microbial analysis with Galaxy. Whether you are analysing microbiome samples or bacterial isolates, long reads or short, shotgun or 16S, genomics transcriptomics or proteomics, this is the place to be!
We organize quarterly community meetings. What’s a better occasion than EGD and a BoF for our next meeting? Anyone interested is welcome to join.

Thursday, October 5

Location: Building 101, room XXX

Time Speaker Title Duration
09:30 - 10:30 EGD developer presentations I
Anil Thanki Our work on Galaxy wf-executor 10'
Stian Soiland-Reyes Exchanging workflow provenance as FAIR Digital Objects using RO-Crate 10'
Laila Los Workflow Comments - new ways to teach, collaborate and communicate Galaxy workflows 20'
10:30 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 13:00 EGD developer presentations II
Lucille Delisle baredSC in Galaxy 20'
Paul Zierep Microbial data analysis using Galaxy in 2023 - tools, workflows, training and community 20'
Anne Hartebrodt codegreen: Time shifting computation to reduce the carbon emissions of software 10'
Mehmet Tekman Fun/educational bioinformatic game as an embedded web applet in UseGalaxy 5'
Volodymyr Savchenko Astronomy in Galaxy 20'
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:00 EGD meets ESG
Wendi Bacon Introducing the Galaxy single cell community of practice 15'
Maiken Pedersen ARC runner in Galaxy 10'
Leandro Liborio Muongalaxy – tools, workflows and more for muons and materials science 10'
(Patrick Austin) Leandro Liborio The Galaxy Platform: Applications to Catalysis Workflows 10'
Abdulrahman Azab Adaptive Meta-scheduling for Computational Workloads 20'
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Birds of a Feather
17:30 - 18:30 Meet and greet with the Galaxy America

Thursday BoFs:

Title Organizer(s) Abstract
Reducing the environmental impact of Galaxy workflows Nicola Soranzo & José Manuel Domínguez As with any type of computing, a Galaxy instance consumes energy and has an environmental impact. In this BoF we will look at possible ways to reduce energy consumption and lower carbon emissions of running Galaxy and user workflows. One focus of this BoF will be job scheduling, which distributes user jobs to compute resources in order to optimise utilization while ensuring fairness across users. Most schedulers use "as soon as possible" strategies, however there are users who are flexible enough to wait. Why not take advantage of this to optimise job scheduling also for other criteria? Many data analysis tools have a significant carbon footprint, which could be reduced, for example, by running the jobs when there is a higher share of renewable energy in the grid (time-shifting), or preferring to run jobs in other datacenters powered with greener energy (location-shifting), or both. Concrete approaches to reduce the environmental impact of the computations will be discussed in this BoF, as well as their integration into Galaxy. Let's do it!
Write the report Anika Erxleben-Eggenhofer In this special BoF ESG participants will write and enhance the yearly report of the ESG.

Friday, October 6

Time Title Location
09:30 - 17:30 CoFest First and second floor of building 101