GCC2023 Abstracts

Presentations from the community are a core component of Galaxy Community Conferences. These include long talks, short talks, poster presentations, and demo presentations. All of these are submitted by the community and go through a peer review process before being accepted for the program.

Abstract submission for posters and demos is currently open. To submit an abstract, fill out this form.

By submitting an abstract for a short of long talk, you agree that at least one of the authors will register and present the work in-person at GCC2023. Posters or demos can be presented virtually and at least one of the authors must register and be available on Zoom/Slack during their scheduled session.

Poster details

Posters at GCC2023 will be presented in a digital format, on large, TV-sized monitors (image below). To accommodate this format, you must use this Powerpoint presentation template to create your poster. Make a copy of the Powerpoint file and build your poster. Once you created the poster, use the poster title as the file name and upload a PNG or JPG version of the file to this Google Drive folder (you will need to sign in using a Google ID).

Complete details about creating a poster from the venue IT are available in this PDF.

Because the venue IT department will roll out the posters to the monitors, you will need to upload the poster by June 27, 2023.

There is #poster-chat channel on GCC2023 conference Slack. This channel will be used by virtual attendees and allow asynchronous communication about the posters so please join this Slack channel and upload your poster.

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Abstract guidelines

We have several guidelines that will help you craft abstracts (and then presentations) that will resonate with GCC2023 participants.

  • Limited to 500 words. Please be concise and to the point. Abstract submission is a web form so no graphics or references are to be included.
  • Relevance to Galaxy. Does your work use, describe, extend, deploy, benchmark, etc., some part of the Galaxy ecosystem? If it does not, then it may not reviewed.
  • Compelling. Is the work compelling? Will GCC2023 participants find your presentation interesting? Does the abstract describe novel work, interesting results, improvements, lessons learned, and so on.
  • Open Source / Open Access. Not all presented work / resources must be open source / open access, but if it isn't, then you need a compelling reason why it isn't. For example, if you have implemented Galaxy in a company, behind a firewall, then your presentation should focus on the lessons you learned, and any contributions that were made back into the ecosystem. An abstract that merely highlights an inaccessible resource is not compelling.
  • Project Update. If an abstract is a project update for a project that has previously been presented at a GCC, then it needs to describe a significant update to be considered for a talk. Minor updates submitted as talks will be offered a poster or demo spot.

Key dates relevant to the abstracts

Feb 24Abstract submission opens
Apr 14Abstracts due for short and long talks (extended from April 3)
May 2Talk reviews returned (extended from April 25)
Jun 2Abstracts due for posters/demos
Jun 12Poster/demo acceptance announcements
Jun 22Deadline for registering a BoF
Jun 27Deadline for submitting your accepted poster to the organizers

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions

Birds of a Feather, or BoF, sessions are informal gatherings during GCC that allow participants to discus topics of interest. These are free-form events that are organized by the participants and can take any form you'd like (eg, presentations, brainstorming, architecture drawing, etc.).

Interested in organizing a BoF? Fill out this form with some details so we can add it to the schedule and help advertise. Also, peep an open mind and feel free to propose fun activities as well, such as an evening run or a city tour.

Option to publish in F1000 Galaxy gateway

Following GCC2023, you'll have an option to publish your slides or poster in the F1000 Galaxy gateway. Besides being a great collection of Galaxy-related content, each published artifact gets a DOI, making it easier to reference in the future.


Got questions about abstracts, abstract submission, or BoFs? Ask the Scientific Program Committee.