SEQanswers (
-   Events / Conferences (
-   -   Camda 2018 @ismb (

plabaj 12-20-2017 09:31 AM

Camda 2018 @ismb
Dear Colleagues,

The Call for Contributions to CAMDA is now open!

CAMDA is a full conference track at ISMB (

Researchers world-wide take the CAMDA Challenge ( - compete with the best in an open-ended data analysis contest!

Your choice of challenges 2018:
* The MetaSUB Forensics Challenge presents hundreds of novel city microbiome profiles. Construct urban microbiome fingerprints and identify the geographical origin of mystery samples.
* The CMap Drug Safety Challenge presents clinical toxicity results and gene expression responses to hundreds of drugs. Compare or integrate responses of multiple cell lines, predict drug induced liver injury in humans. Opt into an FDA meta-analysis.
* The Cancer Data Integration Challenge presents clinical data, RNA-seq and microarray gene expression, and CNV from aCGH. Demonstrate a robust analysis approach improving the state of the art for both Breast Cancer and Neuroblastoma.

Join us for a stimulating scientific meeting and lively discussions in Chicago 07-08 July 2018!

Follow us on twitter @CAMDA_conf

See you in Chicago!

For the organizing committee,
Joaquin Dopazo, Seville, Spain
Diane Kovats, U.S.A.
David Kreil, Vienna, Austria
Paweł Łabaj, Kraków, Poland
Weida Tong, Little Rock, U.S.A.
Wenzhong Xiao, Stanford/Boston, U.S.A.


CAMDA was founded in 2000 (Nature 411, 885. Nature 424, 610) to provide a forum for the critical assessment of different techniques used in large-scale data analysis in the life-sciences, including but not limited to high-dimensional gene expression profiling. It aims to establish the state-of-the-art in analysis methods for Big Data in the Life Sciences, as well as identify progress and highlight promising directions for future efforts. To this end, CAMDA adopted the approach of a community-wide contest, with the scientific community 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).

Selected contributions are presented though talks and posters. Results and methods of the different analyses are discussed and compared at the conference, with delegates voting for the best presentations. Extended papers are published in a special issue of Biology Direct (fully indexed and open access). Methods papers are eligible for the regular ISMB proceedings track in Bioinformatics.

Keynotes by leading researchers in the field provide further focus points for discussion at the meeting, and have recently included talks by Atul Butte and Sandrine Dudoit (Stanford), Mark Gerstein (Yale), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard), John Quackenbush (Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston), Chris Sander (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York), Eran Segal (Weizmann Institute, Israel), John Storey and Olga Troyanskaya (Princeton), and Terry Speed (Berkeley & WEHI).

plabaj 01-25-2018 05:52 AM

MetaSUB Forensics Challenge
MetaSUB Forensics Challenge

The MetaSUB International Consortium is building a longitudinal metagenomic map of mass-transit systems and other public spaces across the globe. The consortium maintains a strategic partnership with CAMDA and this year provides data from global City Sampling Days for the first-ever multi-city forensic analyses.

CAMDA delegates receive access to hundreds of novel MetaSUB samples, comprising several gigabases of whole genome shotgun (WGS) metagenomics data. Samples are collected from multiple surfaces in mass-transit systems (handrails, ticket machines screens and keypads, plastic, metal, or wooden benches, etc.). The primary data set covers multiple cities around the world, with tens of samples per city. Together, they form a unique resource for the study of biodiversity within and across geographic locations or surface types.

Three complementary independent test sets will be provided for exploration:
  • About 30 new samples from different cities and surface types already featured in the primary dataset - can you tell which?
  • At least 3 different new 'mystery' cities not featured before. Each new city will be represented by 10 or more samples.
  • 20-30 samples from new 'mystery' locations not featured before, with no information about which samples might come from the same city.

Analysis suggestions:
A key challenge in genomic forensics is the construction of a microbiome fingerprint which will allow the identification of the geographical origin of a sample.

Typical considerations include:
  • How and how well can we exploit metagenomic fingerprints for identifying the origin of a sample?
  • How reliably can we identify single samples?
  • How do multiple samples and/or multiple surface types affect the quality of our predictions?

Join us for a stimulating scientific meeting and lively discussions in Chicago 07-08 July 2018!

Follow us on twitter @CAMDA_conf

plabaj 04-04-2018 12:43 AM


To present late breaking methods research or analyses of the CAMDA challenge data sets you need to register a 200-word abstract as intention to submit by 5 April, specifying CAMDA as intended target audience.

plabaj 05-04-2018 06:14 AM

Keynote speakers
We are delighted to confirm Lawrence Lesko (University of Florida, U.S.A.) and Daniel Huson (University of Tübingen, Germany) as leading keynote speakers at CAMDA2018!

Join us for a stimulating scientific meeting and lively discussions in Chicago 07-08 July 2018!

Follow us on twitter @CAMDA_conf

plabaj 06-05-2018 12:14 AM

Early bird discount
Early bird discount ends 7 June!

Check out our agenda + select CAMDA during registration

See you for an exciting conference in Chicago!

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.