The predictions will be assessed and results discussed at pre-pro-CAGI workshop

UPDATE on 15 Feb 2011

We want to express our sincere thanks for everyone who participated in CAGI and RiskSNPs 2010. This initial experiment was a great success with over 100 prediction submissions from 8 countries. The workshop on 10 December 2010 gathered an enthusiastic international group of 40 people at Berkeley. Participants were eager to see CAGI continue, and therefore, we are now organizing CAGI 2011 with Susanna Repo as the organizer, and Steven Brenner and John Moult as the CAGI and riskSNPs chairs.

We are completing prediction assessments from CAGI 2010 for publication. A summary of the proceedings was published in Nature News: Mutation-prediction software rewarded. We want to emphasize that CAGI is a community experiment to understand and improve the interpretation of genome variation. It is not a contest and all predictors were awarded recognition for their participation in the meeting.

The CAGI 2011 prediction season is aimed to begin in June 2011, followed by assessment period starting in September 2011. We may also have “rolling” prediction challenges with different timing. A workshop is planned for the end of the year 2011.

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A community workshop will be held to disseminate results and evaluate our collective ability to make accurate and meaningful predictions. From this experiment, we expect to understand the diversity of mechanisms of genome variation, identify bottlenecks in genome interpretation, inform critical areas of future research, and connect researchers from diverse disciplines whose expertise is essential to methods for genome interpretation.

Pre-pro-CAGI 2010 workshop

The workshop is a one-day event to be held in Stanley Hall on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, on 10 Dec 2010. The exact starting time will be determined later and sent later along with a detailed program to all registered participants.

Note that registration preference will be given to attendees participating as Predictors, Assessors, Data Providers, and Sponsors. Those participating as Observers will be accommodated if space is available.

All attendees will need to cover all of their own expenses; information about suggested hotels and directions to the Berkeley campus are below.

The initial registration deadline is 19 Nov 2010.


Logistical information about the workshop

For directions to the UC Berkeley campus, please go here: http://visitors.berkeley.edu/gethere/traveling.shtml
Stanley Hall is located at the North-East part of the UC Berkeley campus, next to the Hearst Mining Circle and East Gate. For the exact location of Stanley hall and the main entrance, please see the map below, or the standard campus map or this pdf.


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Accommodation

We have not made arrangements for accommodation for this year's workshop. We list below few hotel options, mainly the ones that are closest to the meeting location. We recommend participants to look for other accommodation options in the vicinity, too. If you have any questions, or concerns, please email to us at cagi@genomeinterpretation.org.

We recommend Hotel Shattuck Plaza in downtown Berkeley, however, as of Nov 15, Hotel Shattuck Plaza seems to be full-booked for 9-10 Dec. Please note that this hotel is a couple blocks from the campus, and about a 1 mile walk to the meeting site on the other side of campus.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
510/845-7300
www.hotelshattuckplaza.com

Another recommended accommodation is Hotel Durant on South side of campus, about a half a mile walk to the meeting site.

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
510/845-8981
800/2-DURANT (800/238-7268)
www.hoteldurant.com

Probably the closest accommodation to the meeting site is Hotel Bancroft, however, we do not have experience of that hotel.

Hotel Bancroft
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
(510) 549-1000 ‎
http://www.bancrofthotel.com/


Parking

Parking on UC Berkeley campus and off-street parking are very limited. If you plan arriving with a car, we recommend that you pre-purchase a parking permit when registering to the workshop. Closer to the workshop date, we will send information on the parking lot available to us, and how to receive the pre-purchased permit. Link to UC Berkeley's Public Parking site.