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June 23 to 28, 2013
Venue : Tokyo Skytree Space 634, Database Center for Life Science

The international development meeting “NBDC/DBCLS BioHackathon 2013”

National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) along with Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS) has hosted the international development meeting NBDC / DBCLS BioHackathon 2013 held on June 23-28, 2013.

This hackathon style annual meeting aimed at solving interdisciplinary problems between biology and the Semantic Web by the cooperation among international researchers and developers. Participants worked in a collaborative debating or programming sessions designed to rapidly develop new ideas and implementations.

They include members of major biological database providers, researchers of database integration, software developers and all work at frontline of system and program development using cutting-edge technology.

From 2010, the BioHackathon focused on applying Semantic Web technology to biological data. Principal goal of the meeting this year is semantic interoperability and standardization of bioinformatics data and Web services.

There were around one hundred participants from the inside and outside of Japan in an open symposium held in Tokyo Skytree Space 634 on the first day. From the second day, participants had moved to DBCLS and devoted themselves to active discussions and energetic development of technology was performed in about 20 groups divided along the themes.

* Detailed information of the BioHackathon2013 such as topics and developed technologies is available at the URL below.

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