CAMI+M3 workshop (May 7th & 8th, 2017)

College Park, Maryland
Sunday, May 07, 2017
CAMI+M3 workshop (May 7th & 8th, 2017)
Sunday, May 07, 2017 - Monday, May 08, 2017

University of Maryland College Park
STAMP (Charles Carroll 2203 & Colony Ballroom)
College Park, Maryland 20742
United States

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Dear CAMI/M3 community, ​

We enthusiastically ​invite ​you ​to ​attend ​you a ​joint ​CAMI ​(Critical ​Assessment ​of ​Metagenomic ​Interpretation) ​and ​Spring 2017 M3 ​(Mid-Atlantic ​Microbiome ​Meetup) ​workshop. The overarching theme of this workshop  will be assessment and standards for metagenome interpretation, with special focus on long reads and strain level evaluation. This joint workshop will take place on Sunday, May 7th and Monday, May 8th at the University of Maryland College Park, and will be preceded by a 3-day CAMI2 hackathon taking place from Wednesday, May 3rd through Friday May 5th (hosted at CBCB, University of Maryland College Park).

What is CAMI?

CAMI, or the “Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation” ( ), was founded in 2014  to evaluate computational methods in metagenomics independently, comprehensively and without bias. The aim of this initiative is to supply users with exhaustive quantitative data about the performance of methods in all relevant scenarios. It will therefore guide users in the selection and application of methods and in their proper interpretation. Furthermore, it will provide valuable information to developers, allowing them to identify promising directions for their future work.

Agenda highlights

  • Updates from CAMI2 hackathon

  • Updates and lessons learned from CAMI1

  • Roadmap, planning, and kick-off of CAMI2

  • Breakout/working group session focused on CAMI2

What is M3?

The overarching goal of M3 is to enable and spur interactions within the very broad community of scientists interested in microbiome within the (loosely defined) Mid-Atlantic region, including academia, government, and industry participants alike. The goal of this website is to serve as a landing page for all things M3, in addition to providing a website for updates and news associated with microbiome research, challenges, and opportunities.

Agenda highlights

  • Discussion/talks on standards in metagenome interpretation

  • Lightning talk session focusing on emerging technologies and standardization challenges

  • Software school focusing on ​software ​benchmarking, validation, ​with an overview of bioboxes.

We look forward to seeing you at CAMI2+M3!


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