These are the meetings we are participating in and the conference we are attending, including any abstracts, posters or lectures we have presented.

September 10, 2017

Basel Life Innovation Forums 2017 —Innovating MedComms
Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland September 10, 2017—September 13, 2017

George Garrity will be presenting during two sessions at the Innovating MedComms panel. Check here after the event to download the presentations.

June 28, 2017

Korean Society for Microbiology & Biotechnology —KMB 2017 44th Annual Meeting & International Symposium
BEXCO, Busan, South Korea June 28, 2017—June 30, 2017

George Garrity will be delivering the opening lecture, “Some Thoughts and Observations on ‘Taxon Calling’” at this year’s KMB meeting. The lecture will be Wednesday June 28th from 12:30—1:10pm at APEC Hall.

May 31, 2017

Society for Scholarly Publishing 39th Annual Meeting —Striking a Balance: Embracing Change While Preserving Tradition in Scholarly Communications
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts May 31, 2017—June 2, 2017

NamesforLife has a booth at the SSP 2017 annual meeting this year. Please stop by our booth for product demonstrations.

April 12, 2017

London Book Fair 2016
Olympia, London, England, United Kingdom April 12, 2016—April 14, 2016

NamesforLife will be attending the London Book Fair this year. Although we are not presenting this year, we have demonstrations available for our upcoming reviewer services.

March 8, 2017

London Book Fair 2017 —Advancing Editorial Productivity with NamesforLife Production Workflow Solutions
Olympia, London, England, United Kingdom March 14, 2017—March 16, 2017

NamesforLife has a booth at the London Book Fair this year. Please stop by Stand 3B36 for product demonstrations and join George Garrity at the Tech Theater on Tuesday March 14th at 12:15pm for a seminar on how our tools are being used by early adopters to improve editorial efficiency. The presentation will be posted here after the seminar.

November 29, 2016

Defense Innovation Summit 2016 —Autonomous Systems
Austin, Texas November 29, 2016—December 1, 2016

Knowledge Extraction from Mixed-Precision Information

May 1, 2015

17th Workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC17) —Standards for the Microbial Dark Matter (uncultured microbial life)
Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California May 4, 2015—May 6, 2015

April 30, 2015

Patent Users Information Group Annual Conference and USPTO-EPC CPC Annual Meeting —From Search Strategy to Business Strategy: Domestic and International Practices, Styles, and Viewpoints
Westin Lobard Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois May 1, 2015—May 7, 2015

NamesforLife is attending the USPTO-EPO CPC Annual Meeting with Industry Users on May 1st, as well as the PIUG Annual Conference from May 2-7.

January 16, 2014

Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Aspects of the New Science of Metagenomics —Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom March 24, 2014—March 28, 2014

George Garrity presents "Reasonable names and reasonable terms for Bacteria and Archaea".

October 15, 2013

Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology —RAFT X: Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology
Marco Island, Florida November 3, 2013—November 6, 2013

George Garrity and Charles Parker will be presenting posters ("Global commercialization trends of microbial products and processes" and "A semantic index of phenotypic and genotypic data") at the RAFT X conference. The posters will also be available to attendees on the RAFT-X meeting site.

October 7, 2013

BioCreative IV Challenge and Workshop —BioCreative: Critical Assessment of Information Extraction in Biology
Bethesda, Maryland October 7, 2013—October 9, 2013

George Garrity presented an overview of the text mining approaches employed by NamesforLife during the DOE Panel on October 8th, 2013.

February 24, 2013

Genomic Science 2013 —Contractors-Grantees Meeting XI
Bethesda, Maryland February 24, 2013—February 27, 2013

January 23, 2013

NamesforLife Phenotypic Ontology —Argonne National Laboratory
Chicago, Illinois January 23, 2013—January 23, 2013

Dr. George Garrity presents NamesforLife’s progress toward a phenotypic ontology for bacteria and archaea.

December 30, 2012

A potential semantic service layer for DOI RAs —International DOI Foundation Board Meeting
Oxford, England, United Kingdom December 1, 2012—December 1, 2012

December 29, 2012

Phenotypic Dark Matter —Danish Technical University
Lyngby, Denmark December 1, 2012—December 1, 2012

December 27, 2012

DOIs, Kbase and NamesforLife —Webinar
Germantown, Maryland December 1, 2012—December 1, 2012

February 24, 2012

Genomic Science 2012 —Contractors-Grantees Meeting
Bethesda, Maryland February 26, 2012—February 29, 2012

November 7, 2011

eXtyles User Group Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts November 11, 2011—November 11, 2011

Dr. George Garrity will be presenting a case study of NamesforLife at the 2011 XUG Meeting. This case study will discuss integration of NamesforLife’s DOI-based semantic resolution services with eXtyles. The NamesforLife tool is designed to provide editors and authors with direct access to expertly maintained information about biological names and other dynamic terminologies as a part of the editorial process, to automatically resolve any instances of ambiguity, and to embed DOIs directly into XML instances so that readers have direct access to rich contextual information associated with each name, without having to leave the article they are reading.

October 17, 2011

SyMBIOTA: Synergy in Microbiota Research —Workshop II: Methods to Study the Human Microbiome
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 17, 2011—October 18, 2011

Dr. George M. Garrity will be presenting the keynote lecture, "Distorted Realities", during the Bioinformatics session on Monday at 9:15am.

September 6, 2011

IUMS Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology Congress —The Unlimited World of Microbes
Sapporo, Japan September 6, 2011—September 10, 2011

Dr. George M. Garrity will be presenting Plenary Lecture 4 for this conference on September 7th.

May 1, 2011

PIUG 2011 Annual Conference —Best Practices Beyond Free-text: The Value of Indexing and Classification when Searching and Analyzing Patents
Cincinnati, Ohio May 21, 2011—May 26, 2011

George M. Garrity will be presenting a lecture on applying NamesforLife semiotic analysis to Fairview’s Alexandria database during the Tuesday morning session (Indexing Patent Literature Using Semiotic Fingerprints).

February 1, 2011

BioSystematics 2011
Berlin, Germany February 21, 2011—February 27, 2011

Charles Parker will be presenting a poster and demonstrating the N4L system at the software bazaar. George Garrity will be presenting during the evening session on April 13th.

October 1, 2010

PIUG 2010 Northeast Conference
New Brunswick, New Jersey October 11, 2010—October 15, 2010

NamesforLife will be attending the Patent Users Information Group Northeast conference.

October 1, 2010

Biocuration 2010 —The Conference of the International Society for Biocuration
Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan October 11, 2010—October 14, 2010

Moving towards an Extensible and Interoperable System for Naming.

May 1, 2010

ASM 2010 —American Society for Microbiology 110th General Meeting
San Diego, California May 23, 2010—May 27, 2010

NamesforLife will be attending the ASM 2010 Meeting. Stop by the Society for General Microbiology booth for a demonstration of N4L::Guide and grab a brochure. We are excited to show our new work.

March 22, 2010

Society for General Microbiology Spring 2010 Meeting
Edinburgh, UK March 29, 2010—April 1, 2010

NamesforLife will have a booth at the SGM Spring 2010 meeting.

February 1, 2010

Genomic Science 2010 —Awardee Workshop VIII and USDA-DOE Knowledgebase Workshop
Crystal City, Virginia February 7, 2010—February 10, 2010

NamesforLife Semantic Resolution Services for the Life Sciences

January 1, 2010

Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship 2010
Ann Arbor, Michigan January 20, 2010—January 20, 2010

NamesforLife will have a booth at ACE’10: The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

May 1, 2009

ASM 2009 —American Society for Microbiology 109th General Meeting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 17, 2009—May 21, 2009

NamesforLife will be attending the ASM 2009 Meeting. Stop by the Society for General Microbiology booth for a live demonstration of the N4L system.

February 1, 2009

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity —Seventh Meeting: Ad hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing
Paris, France April 2, 2009—April 8, 2009

Excerpts from: Studies on the Identification, Tracking and Monitoring of Genetic Resources

February 1, 2009

Genomics 2009 —GTL Awardee Workshop VII and USDA-DOE Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy Awardee Workshop
Bethesda, Maryland February 8, 2009—February 11, 2009

NamesforLife Semantic Resolution Services for the Life Sciences

January 1, 2009

Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship 2009
Ann Arbor, Michigan January 22, 2009—January 22, 2009

NamesforLife will have a booth at ACE’09: The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

May 28, 2008

Society for Scholarly Publishing 2008 Annual Meeting —30th Annual Meeting
Westin Copley, Boston, Massachussetts May 28, 2008—May 30, 2008

George Garrity will be presenting a lecture titled “Say What You Mean: How Semantic Tagging Makes Content More Discoverable, More Useful, and More Valuable” during Seminar 4.

February 10, 2008

Genomics 2008 —GTL Awardee Workshop VI and Metabolic Engineering Working Group Interagency Conference on Metabolic Engineering
Bethesda, Maryland February 10, 2008—February 13, 2008

NamesforLife Semantic Resolution Services for the Life Sciences

October 30, 2007

American Association for the Advancement of Science —2007 Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts February 14, 2008—February 18, 2008

George Garrity will be attending the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

April 21, 2007

Mid-Michigan Entrepreneur’s Day
East Lansing, Michigan April 25, 2007—April 25, 2007

George Garrity presents "NamesforLife: Bringing meaning to life".

February 7, 2007

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations —IT Support for SMTA implementation
Rome, Italy February 14, 2007—February 14, 2007

George Garrity presents "An Overview of Persistent Identifiers".

January 5, 2007

The ABS Dialogues —The Role of Documentation in ABS and TK Governance
Hotel Plaza del Bosque, Lima, Peru January 21, 2007—January 21, 2007

George Garrity presents the lecture "An Overview of Persistent Identifiers" in the afternoon meeting, "New approaches to documentation of genetic resources".

September 7, 2006

eGenomics 2006 —eGenomics III: Cataloguing our complete genome collection
Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom September 11, 2006—September 13, 2006

George Garrity discusses NamesforLife and Phenbank at Cambridge. He will also chair Monday’s second session: "Databases and Metadata capture and Exchange efforts".

July 8, 2006

FEMS Meeting 2006 —2nd FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists
Madrid, Spain July 4, 2006—July 8, 2006

George Garrity presents "Knowledge bleed, PhenBank, and NamesforLife" during Symposium 20 (Biodiversity).

February 1, 2006

Taxonomic Databases Working Group GUID-1 Workshop —First International Workshop on Globally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs) for Biodiversity
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), Durham, North Carolina February 1, 2006—February 3, 2006

George Garrity presents "Digital Object Identifiers as a technology implementation of a full working prototype the NamesforLife model".

September 7, 2005

eGenomics 2005 —eGenomics II: Cataloguing our complete genome collection
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom September 7, 2005—September 9, 2005

George Garrity discusses NamesforLife and Phenbank at Cambridge.

July 1, 2005

International workshop (IUAP V/23) —Exploring and exploiting microbiological commons: contributions of bio-informatics and intellectual property rights in sharing biological information
University Foundation, Egmontstraat 5, Brussels, Belgium July 7, 2005—July 8, 2005

George Garrity presents the N4L system in "Automating the Quest for Novel Prokaryotic Diversity (revisited)".

March 14, 2005

Bioinformatics Forum —Names and Objects for Unambiguous Data Access amongst Biodiversity Data Entities
National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan March 14, 2005—March 15, 2005

Catherine Lyons presents "An Introduction to Digital Object Identifiers as background to NamesforLife".

June 22, 2004

Annual International DOI Foundation Members Meeting —Session 4: Uses of identifiers - Identifiers for data
London, United Kingdom June 22, 2004—June 22, 2004

Catherine Lyons presents the NamesforLife concept at the IDF Members Meeting.

April 2, 2004

ASM 2004 —American Society for Microbiology 104th General Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana May 23, 2004—May 27, 2004

Dr. Garrity will be presenting a taxonomy browser backed by a novel algorithm for building self-organizing and self-correcting classifications.

October 27, 2003

GBIF/WFCC/SPO Expert Workshop —Towards a Global Infrastructure for Microbial Information
Hotel Metropole, Brussels, Belgium October 27, 2003—October 28, 2003

George Garrity presents "Biological nomenclature in the postgenomic era: Biological and computational issues".

February 9, 2003

Genomes to Life Contractor–Grantee Workshop I —Workshop Breakout Session — Comparative Genomics: New Approaches & Insights
Arlington, Virginia February 9, 2003—February 12, 2003

George Garrity presents "Carolus Linnaeus in the postgenomic era". This discussion will focus on a problem that plagues us all to some degree or another – biological nomenclature. Ideally, our formalized system of nomenclature is supposed to improve communication among biologists. In reality, it seems to be a major obstacle, especially when misapplied. Although the problem is evident in the literature, it is most severe in the sequence databases, which now serve as the principal source and repository of data used in comparative biology. Moreover, the sequence databases tend to propagate such errors for a variety of reasons. As biological data proliferates and interconnects, it depends increasingly on software infrastructure, and it becomes increasingly obvious that biological names do not meet the requirements of a good identifier, in strict computing terms. A good identifier should be unique and persistent. As an outgrowth of my current DOE funded project, we have been exploring a practical and workable solution that we believe will help solve the problem in a future-proof fashion.

January 23, 2003

Workshop on Data Management for Molecular and Cell Biology
Lister Hill Center, NLM, NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland February 2, 2003—February 3, 2003

George Garrity will be present to discuss the white paper, "Future-proofing biological nomenclature".

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