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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Date: 05/12/2016
Time: 08:00:00 am
Address: Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit|Canberra|ACT|2600|AU

On behalf of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSAI), the Organisign Committee invites you to attend the 23rd Australian Statistical Conference which is to be held in conjunction with the 14th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM) and the 9th Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics (OZCOTS).

The major Focus of the Conference will be Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching. The Conference aims to bring together the statistical approaches to data analysis with the techniques of data mining and their use in teaching statistics. Big Data will also be of particular interest.

Registrations, Abstracts and Full Papers open on 1 February 2016.

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8th international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI 2017)

Dates: 14-16 June 2017 
Address: Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney|Sydney|NSW|2006|AU

VIZBI 2017, the 8th international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data, will be held 14–16 June 2017 at the Charles Perkins Centre in Sydney, Australia, sponsored by The University of Sydney, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and Destination New South Wales.

VIZBI 2017 features keynotes from Daniel KeimTamara Munzner, and Drew Berry, in addition to talks from 18 world-leading researchers showcasing visualizations transforming how life scientists view data, and driving key advances in molecular biology, systems biology, biomedical science, and ecology.

The conference brings together a diverse community, including bioinformaticians, data scientists, computer scientists, and experimentalists, as well as medical illustrators, graphic designers, and graphic artists. VIZBI 2017 will be part of Vivid Sydney - a spectacular festival of light, music, and ideas - strong synergies between these events give extra incentive to make the trip to Sydney.

All participants will have the opportunity to present a poster and lightning talk describing their work. Registration is now open. If you cannot join us in Sydney, you have the option of virtual registration, which allows participation via streaming video and chat.

Prior to the meeting (June 13), there will also be half-day tutorials on specific visualization tools & methods for life scientists. If you are interested in running a tutorial, you are invited to submit a tutorial proposal. On the same day, there will also be a Data Visualization Masterclass covering general principles, methods, and tools for gaining insightful from complex data.

If you are interested in promoting your organization or professional society, a range of sponsorship options are also available.

As with previous meetings, VIZBI 2017 promises to be an exciting event that will again help raise the standard of data visualization in the life sciences. We hope very much you can join us!


VIZBI 2017


Data Visualisation Masterclass

Date: 13/06/2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney|Sydney|NSW|2006|AU

Do you work with large, complex datasets? Data visualisation can help. Using principles of human visual perception with modern methods and tools, you can create insightful visual representations of complex data, as well as compelling visualisations for communication.

However, there are few opportunities to receive training in these newly emerging visualisation techniques. For this reason, The University of Sydney, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Vivid Sydney are excited to announce the Data Visualisation Masterclass, a one-day tour of state-of-the-art methods, taught by internationally acknowledged experts in data visualisation.

The masterclass will teach you principles and practices for turning data into insightful visualisations that tell compelling stories. The class is for anyone working with data, including communicators, scientists, programmers, designers, and visual artists.

The key themes of the masterclass include:

  • Visual perception principles - dos and don'ts
  • Key data visualisation methods and tools - a practical guide
  • Using visualisation and animation for storytelling
It is recommended to bring your own laptop (no specific software required) — each seat has power and a table.

Data Visualisation Masterclass


VIZBI 2017 Tutorial: Variant Data, Alignments, Structures and Jalview 

Date: 13/06/2017
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Address: Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney|Sydney|NSW|2006|AU
Tutors: Geoff Barton & Jim Procter

Jalview is a free software platform for multiple sequence alignment, visualisation and analysis that is widely used in teaching and research. It can retrieve and integrate data from Ensembl, Uniprot, the European Nucleotide Archive, and the PDBe, and allows structure visualisations to be created via Jmol, VARNA, and UCSF Chimera.


VIZBI 2017 Tutorial: Exploratory Visual and Computational Genomic Data Analysis with Epiviz

Date: 13/06/2017
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Address: Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney|Sydney|NSW|2006|AU
Tutor: Hector Corrado-Brava

Epiviz is an interactive visualization tool for functional genomics data. It supports genome navigation like other genome browsers but allows multiple linked visualizations of data within genomic regions using scatterplots, heatmaps, and other user-supplied visualizations. It has a close connection to the R/Bioconductor genomics data analysis platform for flexible computational and visual exploratory analysis. Hector Corrado-Brava will introduce to students -the use of Epiviz for exploratory analysis of data using interactive visualization and computation.