GCCBOSC 2018 abstract submission and registration are open

See you in Portland this summer...

February 20th 2018


We are pleased to announce that abstract submission and early registration for GCCBOSC2018 are now open.

GCCBOSC 2018 will be held 25-30 June in Portland, Oregon, United States. This brings the 2018 Galaxy Community Conference and the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference together into a unified week-long event. If you work in open source life science or data-intensive biomedical research, then there is no better place than GCCBOSC 2018 to present your work and to learn from others.


GCCBOSC starts with two days of training with a wide range of topics nominated and selected by our communities. Training is followed by a two day meeting, with joint and parallel tracks, featuring oral presentations, posters, demos, lightning talks, birds-of-a-feather and invited keynotes from Fernando PĂ©rez of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and Project Jupyter, and Tracy K. Teal of The Carpentries. The week finishes with CollaborationFest Core and Encore, two or four days of collaborative work on code, documentation, training and challenging data analysis problems.

Abstract Submission

BOSC and GCC are now accepting abstracts for oral presentations, posters, demos, and lightning talks. We are using EasyChair for submissions. If you don't already have an account, you'll need to create one.

The deadline for oral presentations is rapidly approaching (March 16) so plan to submit your abstracts soon.


Register now to take full advantage of early registration discounts for students/post-docs (75% off full price), non-profits (67%) and industry (50%). Early registration rates for students and post-docs average $66 / day.

Conference Housing

Official conference housing for GCCBOSC 2018 is in Reed residence halls. Rooms are within easy walking distance of all conference venues. Room prices per night drop the longer the stay. If you prefer to stay elsewhere, Reed College has a list of recommended hotels, many offering a discount for those attending events at Reed.

Travel Fellowships

Both OBF and the Galaxy Community Fund Board are offering fellowships to attend GCCBOSC 2018:

See you in Portland!

The GCCBOSC 2018 Organizers