BOSC 2022: The first hybrid and 23rd annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference

Nomi L. Harris, Karsten Hokamp, Hervé Ménager, Monica Munoz-Torres, Deepak Unni, Nicole Vasilevsky, Jason Williams

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The 23 rd annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2022) was part of this year's conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB). Launched in 2000 and held every year since, BOSC is the premier meeting covering open source bioinformatics and open science. ISMB 2022 was, for the first time, a hybrid conference, with the in-person component hosted in Madison, Wisconsin (USA). About 1000 people attended ISMB 2022 in person, with another 800 online. Approximately 200 people participated in BOSC sessions, which included 28 talks chosen from submitted abstracts, 46 posters, and a panel discussion, 'Building and Sustaining Inclusive Open Science Communities'. BOSC 2022 included joint keynotes with two other COSIs. Jason Williams gave a BOSC / Education COSI keynote entitled 'Riding the bicycle: Including all scientists on a path to excellence'. A joint session with Bio-Ontologies featured a keynote by Melissa Haendel, 'The open data highway: turbo-boosting translational traffic with ontologies.'

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1034
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioinformatics; open source; open science; Diversity
  • Equity and Inclusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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