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Annual Crops in silico Symposium and Hackathon 2019

Event Type
University of Illinois
NCSA building
May 1, 2019 - May 3, 2019   All Day
Originating Calendar
NCSA-related events

Opening Keynote: May 1
Symposium and Workshop: May 2-3
Hackathon: May 3

Symposium and Workshop: Expanding the Framework

The Symposium will broadly highlight advancements in plant biology gained from modeling, big data collection and analysis, and computation. The goal of the Symposium is to explore the interests and needs of the plant and computer science communities for building virtual crops. The accompanying workshop provides an opportunity engagement and collaboration.

Hackathon: Lowering the Barriers to Model Integration

To build on the success of the Hackathon last year, we include another one that will further lower the barriers to collaborate on model integration within the Crops in silico community.

The Hackathon will consist of short tutorials alternating with practical exercise that will guide participants through model integration using the Crops in silico framework, which enables communication, orchestration, and transformation.

Computer programmers, software developers, interface designers and plant biologists will work side-by-side during this hands-on event. Only basic knowledge of coding and version control will be necessary.

For more information and registration, please go to

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