CAGI deadlines extended. Meeting anticipated to be co-located with ISMB.

Dear CAGI Participant,

We are nearing the conclusion of the CAGI 5 prediction season, but there is still time to participate! Due to several requests, we have extended many of the CAGI deadlines. We are also now finalizing CAGI conference plans, likely to be co-located with ISMB in Chicago. Read on for details.

* * CAGI 5 challenges have revised deadlines as follows:

Nonsynonymous variants
+Frataxin Closing date: 18 April 2018
+Annotate the whole genome: 7 May 2018
+PCM1 Closing date: 19 April 2018
+ GAA Closing date: 25 April 2018

Splicing
+ MaPSy Closing date: 7 May 2018
+ Vex-seq Closing date: 2 May 2018

Regulatory variants
+Expression variants Closing date: 3 May 2018

Clinical sequences
+ SickKids clinical genomes Closing date: 26 April 2018
+ Intellectual Disability Closing date: 30 April 2018

Research trial exomes, complex disease
+Clotting disorders Closing date: 23 April 2018

Germline cancer variants:
+ENIGMA Closing date: 1 May 2018
+CHEK2 Closing date: 24 April 2018

** CAGI 5 meeting
We are finalizing plans for the CAGI conference. Tentatively, the CAGI conference is expected to take place in Chicago from midday 5 July through 7 July 2018. Our current plan is for the CAGI meeting will run in parallel with ISMB at the same venue, the Hyatt Regency Chicago. It is necessary to register for each meeting separately, and the final day of the CAGI meeting will overlap with the first full day of ISMB.

We anticipate being able to provide travel fellowships for many US citizen trainees who are CAGI predictors. We also expect to offer a small discount for anyone registering for both CAGI and ISMB meetings. More details on the CAGI conference will be forthcoming soon.

* Special session at ISMB 2018
There will also be a full day special session on critical assessment communities at ISMB on 9 July 2018. We have confirmed speakers from CASP, CAPRI, CAMEO, pFDA, GAW, DREAM, CAMI, Elixir, CAFA, CAMDA, sbv-IMPROVER, iDASH, and PLoS Computational Biology’s new Benchmarking section.

For the CAGI experiment, we encourage the use of both established methods and experimental approaches, and we welcome predictors of all backgrounds.

Publications of results from the experiment are planned and encouraged. The previous CAGI special issue is at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/humu.2017.38.issue-9/issuetoc

We look forward to an exciting and productive CAGI, and we hope that you will participate in making it a great success!

With all best regards,
Gaia, Steven, and John

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