Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis (CAMDA)

Which will be held 15-16 July 2011 in Vienna, Austria (

The early registration discount for CAMDA/ISMB ends 3 June – book now if you want to join us! This year's exciting line up of keynote speakers includes Terry Speed (WEHI), John Storey (Princeton) and Stefano Volinia (Ferrera). See the full two-day programme for details on papers and events...
CAMDA still accepts poster submissions (abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings).

CAMDA was founded in 2000 to provide a forum for the critical assessment of different techniques used in large-scale data analysis in the life-sciences, such as for high-dimensional gene expression profiling. It aims to establish state-of-the-art analysis methods, as well as identify progress and highlight promising directions for future efforts. To this end, CAMDA adopted the approach of a scientific community-wide contest, with everybody analysing the same data sets. Researchers worldwide are invited to take the CAMDA challenge, which has become a prominent fixture (cf. Nature Methods 5, 569). Accepted contributions are presented through talks and posters, and the results and methods of the different analyses are discussed and compared at the conference.

As a special focus this year, we consider the integrated analysis of a particularly rich structured data set that includes gene and miRNA expression, DNA SNPs, copy number variation, and methylation for about 500 matched samples. With the fast ongoing development of novel genome-wide experimental techniques (such as next generation sequencing), an assessment of how we can gain better insight from an integration of heterogeneous large-scale data is particularly topical.
CAMDA was founded by Simon Lin and Kimberly Johnson at Duke University (Nature 411, 885. Nature 424, 610). In 2006 CAMDA became a roving conference, with recent venues including Valencia and Chicago. This year, we will host CAMDA in Austria. For the first time, the conference is run as an official Satellite meeting of ISMB/ECCB, providing further opportunities for interaction with colleagues at the conference.
We can still accept suitable posters for presentations of recent topical work in the dedicated poster session. Poster abstracts are published in the conference proceedings.

Please also distribute this announcement to other colleagues who might be interested.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

David Kreil (Boku)
Joaquin Dopazo (CIPF)
Simon Lin (Northwestern)

Fri, 15/07/2011 (All day) - Sat, 16/07/2011 (All day)
Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria