[Biopython-dev] Software demonstration at GIW 2003 in Japan

Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon mdehoon at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Sat Oct 18 03:49:23 EDT 2003

Dear Biopythoneers,

Thank you for your feedback on my proposed software demonstration at GIW
this year. I have put together a draft of the paper describing the 
software; it can be downloaded from 
http://bonsai.ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~mdehoon/biopython.pdf. Please let me 
know if any changes should be made to it.

I agree with Iddo that is is better to include the original Biopython 
developers Jeff, Brad and Andrew as co-authors of this paper. I feel 
kind of uncomfortable writing a paper on Biopython and putting only my 
name on it, as I am not one of the main developers. So for now, I have 
added Jeff, Brad, Andrew, and Iddo as co-authors. To ensure that I don't 
include anybody as co-author against their will, please let me know if 
you agree to be a co-author. If I don't hear from you, I will assume 
that you didn't get this email or that you prefer not to be a co-author, 
and I will remove your name for the final version. To me, it doesn't 
matter if you actually contributed to this paper or not, because without 
you guys there would be no Biopython and no paper to write about it.

Thanks again, particularly for the pecop and fragnostic websites, I'll 
use those at the software demo to show Biopython in action.


> I am volunteering to give a software demonstration of Biopython at
> the International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW) in
> Tokyo/Yokohama this December. GIW is the largest annual conference on
> bioinformatics in Asia: see http://giw.ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp/giw2003 for
> more information. The software demonstrations are set up like a
> poster session (instead of an oral presentation such as at BOSC),
> allowing easy communication with potential users. Such a software
> demonstration comes with a two-page paper describing the software.
> This paper is not medline-indexed and there is no rigorous refereeing
> involved for such short papers. However, it appears together with the
> full-length papers in the proceedings, so there will be a permanent
> record. The proceedings will be publicly available on the web after
> the conference. (http://www.jsbi.org/journal/GIW02/GIW02SS05.pdf is
> the paper for the software demonstration by our Bioruby colleagues
> last year at GIW).

Michiel de Hoon, Assistant Professor
University of Tokyo, Institute of Medical Science
Human Genome Center
4-6-1 Shirokane-dai, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-8639

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