BIOINFORMATICS of EQUATORIAL EAST ASIA
Malaysia - Singapore - Brunei Darussalam - Indonesia - Philippines - Papua New Guinea
Barry Conn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jim Croft (email@example.com)
General symposium information: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.gov.au/fm/fm.html
General symposium enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference and Symposium: Royal Botanic Gardens, SYDNEY, Australia
Associated workshops: Tropical Forest Research Centre, ATHERTON, North Queensland, Australia
Preconference tour: starting CAIRNS, North Queensland, Australia
A mini-symposium on biodiversity informatics in the Malesian region is being run as part of the 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium in Sydney, 9 - 14 September 2001.
This mini-symposium will focus on digital information management of the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, phytogeography and conservation patterns of plants of the Malesian region. Presentations will be in the form of presented papers and/or poster displays. This mini-symposium will provide overview presentations on the benefits of comtemporary computer technology to the management of data and information for the flora of the Malesian region.
The Biodiversity Mini-symposium will be programmed and run to fit in with and be a part of the main Flora Malesiana Symposium.
The following tentative program is based on preliminary indications from the coordinating committee concerned. Understandably attendance and titles are not final yet, and other committments and funding problems may prevent some people from attending. Nevertheless we will attempt to keep this web version of the program as up to date as possible. Any changes to the program and the attendee list will be made on this web version first before being printed and distributed by other means.
|Monday afternoon - Flora Malesiana
Workshop and discussion
|Workshop||Flora Malesiana website|
|Thursday - Bioinformatics mini-symposium
Bioinformatics and the Flora Malesiana
|Jim Croft||Australia||Chair||Welcome, introduction|
|Barry Conn||Australia||Keynote speaker||Standards|
|Reed Beeman||Australia||Keynote Speaker||Biogeomatics|
|Bill Barker||Australia||Keynote Speaker||Australia's Virtual Herbarium|
|Kevin Thiele ?||Australia||Keynote Speaker||XML and descriptive data|
Databasing and Interactive Keys
|Papua New Guinea||Web-based databasing|
|Specimen / taxon imaging|
|Trevor Whiffin||Australia||Interactive Keys|
|Ken Hill / Kevin Thiele||Australia||On-line Interactive Keys|
|Lunch - Demonstrations|
|Afternoon Tea - Discussion|
Pre- and mid-conference field trips and excursions are being organized.
The 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium is being organized by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and the Centre for Plant Plant Biodiversity Research and Australian National Herbarium, Canberra, on behalf of the Flora Malesiana Foundation, Leiden.