Conference news.  Did you know we are having the 8th annual VIVO Conference at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC, August 2-4?  I'm sure you did.  There is lots of news about the conference:

  • Early bird registration ends this Friday, May 26.  After that the rates go up.  Early bird is your best conference registration rate, and includes registration for VIVO workshops and all other conference events.  No add ons.  You get keynotes, invited speakers, workshops, posters, demos, receptions, and conversation with the people creating and implementing VIVO and VIVO related tools across the world.  Just one simple low registration rate.  And its in New York City!  Register today at
  • Speaking of workshops, the line-up is set and available on the conference web site here:  Please register and join us on Wednesday for a full day of workshops.
  • Late breaking call for posters and demos.  Its not too late to submit your poster abstract or abstract for a demo.  You can use a poster to tell the community about your work – we are always looking for stories of implementation, software you are working on, lessons you have learned. Demos are new this year.  Show us your work!  Submit an abstract to demo your software or web site.  We'll set you up in the poster session with a table and power – you bring your laptop and show others your work.  The deadline for late breaking posters and demos is June 12.
  • And if that wasn't enough, we are thrilled to announce Jim Hendler will be a fifth invited speaker at the conference.  Jim is one of the originators of the Semantic web, and was a keynote at the first VIVO Conference.  We are so pleased that Jim will be able to join us this year.  You can read more about Jim and his role in creating the Semantic Web here:  You can find all our invited speakers on the conference web site here:

VIVO ontology explorer. Muhammad Javed of Cornell has created an ontology explorer for VIVO.  The explorer now contains descriptions for each domain model.  And now its in a VIVO Project repo on GitHub ( and available for use from the repo here: Give it a try.  Let us know what you think.

Apps and Tools call this Thursday.  This Thursday, May 25 at 1 PM US Eastern Time, the Apps and Tools Interest Group will have a call. Web Ex connection link is here:  Apps and Tools is the place to share ideas about work you are doing, ask questions of others doing work to create tools and apps creating and using VIVO data.  Have an idea for a visualization?  For using the TPF API?  Or anything else, we will see you Thursday at 1.

Early bird conference deadline is this Friday, May 26.



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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