CINF Symposia #243: Call for Papers
CINF Flash: 8-minute lightning talks
Organized by: Rajarshi Guha
For the 2012 Spring meeting in San Diego (March 25 - 29), CINF will be running a session of lightning talks - short, strictly timed talks. The session does not have a specific topic, however, all talks should be related to cheminformatics and chemical information. One of the key features of this session is that we will not be using the traditional ACS abstract submission system, since that system precludes the inclusion of recent work in the program.
So, since we will be accepting abstracts directly, the expectation is that they be about recent work and developments, rather than rehashes of year-old work. In addition, talks should not be verbal versions of posters submitted for this meeting. Given the short time limits we don't expect great detail - but we are expecting compact and informative presentations.
That's the challenge.
- Talks should be no longer than 8 minutes in length. At 8 minutes, you will be asked to stop.
- Use as many slides as you want, as long as you can finish in 8 minutes
- Talks should not be rehashes of poster presentations
- Talks will run back to back, and questions & discussion will be held of off until the end
If you haven't participated in these types of talks before here are some suggestions:
- No more than three slides for a 5 minute talk (but if you can pull of 20 slides in 6 minutes, more power to you)
- Avoid slides with too much text (and don't paste PDF's of papers!)
- A single chart per slide and make sure labels are readable at a distance
3:30pm, Sunday, March 25,2012
Submissions run from January 16, 2012 to March 9, 2012
Room 27A, San Diego Convention Center
- Send in an abstract of about 100 - 120 words to firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will let you know if you will be speaking by March 16 and we will need slide decks by March 23
- You must be registered for the meeting
- Note that the usual publication/copyright rules apply
- We will encourage live blogging and tweets (if we have net access)
Schedule of Talks
- Use of screening results to validate a diversity subset of an HTS library
- Top global chemical innovators in 2011 as measured by patent analytics
- Extract chemical information from unsearchable PDF documents - New and future features of Chemicalize.org and Document to Structure
- Chemical and biological data curation - the basics in 8 minutes
- Finding biologically useful information in chemistry
- How am I supposed to organize a protein database when I can't even organize my address book?
- Automated constraints generation and application in eHiTS docking and scoring
Zsolt Zsoldos, Orr Ravitz & Aniko Simon
- A multi-tiered approach to modeling human chemokine recepterome
Terry-Elinor Reid, Samantha McCullough, Muhammad Habi, Huzefa Rangwala & Xiang Simon Wang
- Creating new databases by wiki