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WELCOME TO ROCKY 2018!
December 6 - 8, 2018

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SAVE THE DATE!
Rocky 2019
December 5 – 7, 2019
Viceroy Hotel


Rocky 2018
Program Book
Click here for .pdf
Rocky 2018 Program Book


New Location
for 2018

Rocky 2018 will
be held at

Viceroy Snowmass Hotel:

Viceroy Snowmass
130 Wood Road
PO Box 6985
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Phone: +1 (970) 390-8903

viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/
snowmass

Welcome to the sixteenth annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, a meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The organizers hope that you enjoy the program, and find the conference a productive opportunity to meet researchers, students and industrial users of bioinformatics technology.

The Rocky series began sixteen years ago as a regional conference, and has grown into an international program with a spotlight on regional development in the computational biosciences. The presenters of the Rocky conference are scientists representing a broad spectrum of universities, industrial enterprises, government laboratories, and medical libraries from around the world. The meeting is a chance to get to know your colleagues near and far, seek collaborative opportunities, and find synergies that can drive our field forward.

We hope you enjoy the science, the company, and the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Welcome!

Larry Hunter
Rocky 2018 Conference Chair


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

DAVID ASTLING, PhD DAVID ASTLING, PhD
Scientist, Bioinformatics
SomaLogic Inc.
Colorado, USA
 
BENJAMIN M. GOOD, PhD BENJAMIN M. GOOD, PhD
Consultant
Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
California, USA
   
AARON VON HOOSER, PhD AARON VON HOOSER, PhD
Principal Scientist, Computational Biology
PatientsLikeMe, Inc.
Massachusetts, USA
 
KIRK E. JORDAN, PhD KIRK E. JORDAN, Ph.D.
IBM Distinguished Engineer
Data Centric Solutions
IBM T.J. Watson Research & Chief Science Officer
IBM Research UK
 
Joslynn S. Lee, PhD JOSLYNN S. LEE, Ph.D.
Science Education Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Maryland, USA
 
ZHIYONG LU, Ph.D. ZHIYONG LU, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Literature Search
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Senior Investigator, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Maryland, USA
 
Deborah L. McGuinness, PhD DEBORAH L. MCGUINNESS, PhD
Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair
Professor of Computer Science and Cognitive Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
New York, USA
   
NICOLE A. VASILEVSKY, Ph.D. NICOLE A. VASILEVSKY, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE)
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon, USA
   
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ROCKY 2017 PROGRAM BOOK


CODE OF CONDUCT


ISCB Conferences

The International Society for Computational Biology, Inc. (ISCB) assumes that most people are intelligent and well-intended, and we're not inclined to tell people what to do. However, we want every ISCB conference to be a safe and productive environment for everyone. Attendees should respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property.

ISCB doesn’t condone harassment or offensive behavior, at our conference venues or anywhere. It's counter to our organization values. More importantly, it's counter to our values as human beings.

Abusive, racist, sexist, harassing, or threatening behavior towards any other participant or directed at any organizer, student volunteer, ISCB staff, convention center staff, or security will not be tolerated.

We invite you to help us make each ISCB conference a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or religion. This allows everyone the opportunity to focus on the conference itself, and the great networking and community richness that happens when we get together in person. Please report any incidents in which an attendee of the meeting is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to ISCB staff or security immediately.

We expect all participants to follow the Code of Conduct during the conference. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the conference without a refund.

Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff, or contact our Executive Director, Diane Kovats, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We thank our participants for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all participants.


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REGISTER


Go directly to: Early Registration Rates | Regular Registration Rates | Other Items | Cancellation Policy
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Online Registration is Closed. On-Site registration will be available.

PLAN AN ACADEMIC RETREAT! Earn a Suite Upgrade AND Free Food or Ski Lift Tickets PLUS one additional student registration at no charge with paid attendance of 10 or more from one school! Click HERE for details.
 
EARLY REGISTRATION: Prices valid through November 15, 2018
Attendee Type ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $450 $575
Academic/Government/
/Non-profit:
$375 $500
Postdoc
(with letter from Advisor):
$275 $350
Students (with ID): $250 $325
To-Go lunches available for purchase with registration.
JOIN OR RENEW NOW AND SAVE! www.iscb.org/iscb-membership
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REGULAR REGISTRATION: Prices valid starting November 16, 2018

On-site registration will be available beginning Wednesday, December 5, at 4:00 pm.
Attendee Type ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $525 $650
Academic/Government/
/Non-profit:
$450 $575
Postdoc
(with letter from Advisor):
$350 $425
Students (with ID): $325 $400
  • To-Go lunches available for purchase with registration
  • Please present Advisor letter and student ID upon check-in.
JOIN OR RENEW NOW AND SAVE! www.iscb.org/iscb-membership
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OTHER ITEMS:
TO-GO LUNCHES - $25.00 each

Box “To Go” lunches are available are available for pick up at noon on Thursday and Friday.

Thursday
– Meat Sandwich -
Roasted Turkey Sandwich, fruit, cookie, water
– Vegetarian Option -
Quinoa Bowl with avocado, fruit, cookie, water

Friday
– Meat Sandwich -
Classic Italian Sub, potato chips, brownie, drink
– Vegetarian Option -
Avocado and Lettuce sandwich, potato chips, brownie, drink
DINNER - Thursday, December 6, 2018 - $55.00 each
Il Poggio Restaurant
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This event typically sells out, tickets should be purchased in advance with registration. Tickets may not be available on-site.
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DISCOUNT SKI LIFT TICKETS - $79 per day

Discounted group lift tickets are available for all Rocky attendees. Please note these must be purchased in advance on the registration form.

Rocky 2018 Group Rate
ADULT (18-64) CHILD (7-12)
TEEN (13-17
SENIOR (65+)
$79 $69
Lift tickets are good from December 1 – December 9.











Tickets can also be purchased on-site directly from a Snowmass or Aspen ski ticket desk on-site for $104.00 per full day or $75.00 for ½ day tickets (1/2 day starts at noon).

SKI RENTALS
More details coming soon!

Discounted Ski rental packages are available at the hotel for the Rocky 2018 conference attendees.
Cancellation Policy: Request for registration cancellation must be made in writing and emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All refunds, less a $50.00 processing fee, will be processed following the conference.

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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SKIING INFORMATION


Go directly to: Ski Lift Ticket RulesSkiing/Snowboard Equipment Rentals
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LIFT TICKETS:

Discounted group lift tickets are available for all Rocky attendees. Please note these must be purchased in advance on the registration form.

DISCOUNT SKI LIFT TICKETS - $79 per day

Rocky 2018 Group Rate
ADULT (18-64) CHILD (7-12)
TEEN (13-17)
SENIOR (65+)
$79 $69
Lift tickets are good from December 1 – December 9.










Tickets can also be purchased on-site directly from a Snowmass or Aspen ski ticket desk on-site for $104.00 per full day or $75.00 for ½ day tickets (1/2 day starts at noon).



 

 

 








SKI LIFT TICKET RULES

Group lift tickets will not work in Aspen Snowmass prior to the first day of group arrival Monday, December 3, 2018.  If you arriving earlier than this date, please contact "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." to make arrangements.  

Before skiing, each group member must remove the yellow label attached to their lift ticket and keep it in a safe place (i.e. Driver’s License, Credit Card, wallet, etc.). They may also take a picture of their ticket showing the ticket identifier (ASP#).  A ticket cannot be replaced without this ASP#.

Every group lift ticket is loaded with Mountain Advantages, which entitles group members to discounts at select Aspen Snowmass locations, such as Four Mountain Sports, Ski and Snowboard Schools, One Free Tubing Ride on the Tubing Hill in Snowmass and select on-mountain restaurants.

Group members must present both their group lift ticket and Mountain Advantage envelope in order to receive their discounts.

Please keep lift ticket in the ticket envelope, in their jacket pocket at all times - separate from their phone and/or wallet - not to interfere with their group lift ticket (Radio Frequency card) from scanning at our lift gates.   If purchasing more than one ticket, put ONLY ONE ticket in your pocket each day.  

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SKIING/SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT RENTALS:

BOOK IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE SPECIALS AND DISCOUNTS

 





Four Mountain Sports is located inside the VICEROY hotel where the Rocky Conference is located. It also has 8 convenient locations within the Aspen/Snowmass area (at the base of each mountain). In addition to ski rentals, they provide additional services as listed below.

NOT JUST A RENTAL SHOP!
•    FREE ski and snowboard overnight storage. Simply hand your rental equipment over to Skier Services and they will store it overnight for free (normally $10)
•    FREE ski and snowboard overnight transfer to any of our four mountains. You can hand in your equipment at the corral at the base of each mountain and they will transfer your rental equipment for free (normally $10)
•    By having nine locations, this allows you to switch out your equipment at your convenience.


BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS
OPTION 1 - Book with an Agent:
1)    Call 1-877-282-7736
2)    At the time of payment, please state, your group discount code: ROCKY18
3)    Your 35% off walk in rate will be applied.
 
OPTION 2 - Book Online:
1)    Visit group rentals page.
2)    Select your rental option - either rental package or individual items. Rental packages include skis/board, boots and poles whereas individual items are skis only, board only, boots only, etc.
3)    Begin checkout process and select your dates and rental options.
4)    Payment screen – enter your discount code in the appropriate discount code box. Your group discount code is: ROCKY18
5)    Your 35% off walk in rate will be applied and you may continue to complete your transaction.


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CONFERENCE HOTEL


Links within this page:
- Viceroy Hotel
- Capitol Peak Lodge
- Viceroy Hotel Policies
- Capitol Peak Lodge Policies
- Maps
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ROCKY 2018 MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE VICEROY HOTEL IN SNOWMASS, COLORADO
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Viceroy HotelVICEROY HOTEL
130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 USA
Phone: +1 970 923 8000
Fax: +1 970 923 8001


viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass

Group Room Rates:
• Studio Suite $125 per night
• 1-bedroom Suites $125 per night
• 2-bedroom Suites $400 per night ($200 per shared Suite, each with private bath and locks)

Roll away beds $50 per day. Please note roll-away beds do not fit in Studio rooms.

Reservations:
+1-970-923-8000 between 8:30 pm and 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time (MST). Mention Rocky Conference

Group Code:  'Rocky' Mention this to gain the discounted rate

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CAPITOL PEAK LODGE (by SNOWMASS MOUNTAIN LODGE)
60 Carriage Way, Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 USA

Phone: +1 970.924.6082
www.snowmassmountainlodging.com

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Capitol Peak Lodge offers studio to three bedroom luxury condominiums in the heart of Snowmass Base Village, a short walk from the Viceroy, as well as the ski lifts. We have onsite Guest Services, complimentary transportation to and from the Aspen Airport, as well as within Snowmass Village.

Group Room Rates:

• $150/night for a room in shared residence

• $200/night for a room in a private condominium

Reservations: +1-970-924-6006 mention Rocky Conference

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VICEROY HOTEL POLICIES
Room rate includes: Round trip Aspen airport transfers, WI-fi access, complimentary fitness, complimentary airport transportation and village transportation, 24 hour fitness studio access. Resort fees have been waived for the Rocky attendees.

Taxes: The hotel rates will be subject to all state, county and city taxes in effect at the time of the Rocky 2018 meeting. State tax is currently 14.3% and 1.5% Snowmass Base Village Assessment charge and are subject to change.

Payment Policy
• At Reservation: Hotel will require a non-refundable advanced deposit equal to 50% of the total room revenue, 12.8% tax and 1.5% Snowmass Base Village Assessment for each reservation.
• 30 days prior to arrival: The remaining balance will be automatically charged as a second advanced deposit to the credit card guaranteeing that reservation 30 days prior to their arrival, and will also be non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy
• Cancellation 31 days or more prior to arrival, the individual will not be refunded their initial 50% deposit.
• Cancellation on or after 30 days prior to arrival, the individual will not be refunded their deposit on file (equal to their entire length of stay).

Check-in Time: 4:00 p.m. Check-out Time: 11:00 a.m.

Parking: Valet Parking $20.00 per day

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CAPITOL PEAK LODGE POLICIES
Room Rate includes: Capitol Peak Lodge offers studio to three bedroom luxury condominiums in the heart of Snowmass Base Village, a short walk from the Viceroy, as well as the ski lifts. We have onsite Guest Services, complimentary transportation to and from the Aspen Airport, as well as within Snowmass Village. Complimentary WIFI and the condo’s include fully stocked kitchens, dining areas, gas fireplaces, and private balconies. The 5.5% resort fee has been waived. A check out housekeeping clean is included in the nightly rate.

Tax Exempt Policy: Sales tax is 14.3%. If tax exempt, provide proof of tax exempt status. There is a 1.5% Base Village fee that is not considered tax exempt and will be added to your total.

Deposit & Cancellation Policies: Payment is due in full for reservations made within 30 days of arrival, and are nonrefundable.

Check-in Time: 4:00 p.m. Check-out Time: 11:00 a.m.

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NEWS


SAVE THE DATE!
Rocky 2019
December 5 – 7, 2019
Viceroy Hotel



NEW LOCATION IN 2018


Rocky 2018 will be held at
Viceroy Snowmass Hotel:

Viceroy Snowmass
130 Wood Road
PO Box 6985
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Phone: +1 (970) 390-8903

viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass


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