Workshop for Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID) Workflows

It is our pleasure to announce the Developing Robust Object to Image to Data Workflows (DROID) Workshop to be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. The workshop is designed to identify existing optimal digitization workflows, as well as process and technology gaps that must be bridged in order to achieve the scope of digitization required to meet the Grand Challenge. The workshop is co-sponsored by Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) and Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (S2I2). It will be held on May 30th and May 31st. Additional details may be obtained from the workshop overview.

Up to five participant slots are available for applicants. Accepted participants will be provided with travel, lodging and meals to attend the workshop. Those interested in attending should describe three things in an email: (1) the status of digitization of biological or paleontological specimens at your institution (including total number of specimens and percent databased, imaged, and georeferenced), (2) your role in digitization of biological or paleontological specimens at your institution, and (3) specific experiences, insight, or activities that you will contribute to advance the objectives stated in the workshop overview. It is not necessary for all participants to be currently employed as staff at a biological or paleontological specimen collection. 

Send the email to Cathy Bester via the form at by Friday, April 13th, 2012. Notification of selection by the committee will be made by April 17th.

The event will also be broadcast to anyone interested in participating remotely via the following site: