BLACKSBURG, Va., June 15, 2005 – The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) hosted the International Symposium on Web Services for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics on May 25 through 27, 2005 at the VBI conference facility.

During the three day event, researchers presented cutting edge web services applications such as BioMoby, caBIG, and myGrid. Topics highlighted during the symposium ranged from web services architecture and technical issues, to the use of web service-based applications for obtaining scientific results.

The symposium served to foster a community among web services by hosting 85 attendees from various parts of the U.S., as well as Canada, France, Great Britain, and Spain. Session chairs were: Peter Covitz of the National Cancer Institute (Rockville, MD); Dana Eckhart of VBI (Blacksburg, VA); Carole Goble of the University of Manchester (Manchester, UK); and Rick Stevens of the University of Chicago (Argonne, IL).

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Published by Susan Bland, June 15, 2005