2020 Annual Meeting


    5th Annual Crops in silico Symposium & Hackathon

    Opening Keynote: July 15

    Symposium & Workshop: July 16-17

    Hackathon: July 17

    National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    Urbana, Illinois

    Symposium & Hackathon Agenda Coming Soon!


    Symposium and Workshop

    The Symposium will broadly highlight advancements in plant biology gained from modeling, big data collection and analysis, and computation. The goal of the Symposium is to explore the interests and needs of the plant and computer science communities for building virtual crops. The accompanying workshop provides an opportunity engagement and collaboration.

    Hackathon: Topic coming soon!



    Registration for the Symposium and Workshop is free and includes lunch thanks to generous support from the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the University of Illinois. You must register by March 31 to be considered for a presentation.  

    Register today to attend! >>>



    The Crops in silico organizers are committed to increasing diversity at the Symposium and Workshop and have therefore set aside funds to support the participation of eligible underrepresented minority students, faculty, and scientists. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding early by noting your needs on the registration form (see link above). Support is limited and available at the organizer’s discretion. 



    The poster session will provide an opportunity for individuals to present their research and offers an excellent venue for extended informal discussion with meeting attendees. Submit your poster abstract on the registration form (above).



    If you feel you are, or want to be, a member of the community and want to share your work, we encourage you to apply for either a full presentation slot (15 minutes plus question time) or a lightning talk (five minutes total) on our registration form (above). We especially encourage early career participants (grad students and postdocs) to present their research. Note that in case of more interest than time available we will make a selection based on variety of topic and fit with the overall program. Submit your application to be a speaker (and your title talk and abstract) on the registration form; you must register by March 31 to be considered for a presentation.



    Attendees must arrange their own lodging. There is a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn under “Crops in silico” but plenty of other places to stay in the Champaign-Urbana area. However, you will need to secure your own transportation to and from the meeting.



    Meagan Lang

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois

    Steve Long

    Departments of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Amy Marshall-Colón

    Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Traci Quigg Thomas

    Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Matt Turk

    School of Information Sciences and Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


    The Symposium will be held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on the University of Illinois campus.
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