Yesterday was the SIG co-ordinators meeting for ISMB. One of the big and recurrent issues (besides the timing of coffee breaks) was the timing of ISMB. At 7 days, ISMB is a long, long conference and is a bit of a killer. Of course, bringing it down to 4 days will mean that more events will run concurrently. Live with it, I say.
Bio-Ontologies was a success, but I want to think about the future (Blair-like, perhaps I am thinking of my legacy, as I will not chair it for that much longer). Perhaps, "Bio-Ontologies: knowledge in biology" would be a way to go — I want to move the workshop away from a technology and more toward a function.
Originally published on my old blog site.