Second Annual VIVO Conference Call for National Networking Application

The Second Annual VIVO Conference will be held August 24 – 26 at the Gaylord National in Washington D.C. The conference is sponsoring a competition for applications using data coming from VIVO systems to support science.


Applications can be written in any language.

To qualify applications must:

  • Consume VIVO data from more than one VIVO consortium site. Applications consuming data from other sites will not be considered.
  • Be hosted outside the consortium (University of Florida, Cornell University, Indiana University, Washington University School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, The Scripps Research Institute, and Ponce School of Medicine).
  • Be accessible from a single persistent URL, accessible on the public Internet without authentication.

Criteria for Success

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Value to scientists on the national network.
  2. Functionality. The application performs as described.
  3. Presentation. The application is well organized and attractive.


The first prize winner will have registration refunded, receive a cash prize and will be awarded a plaque at a recognition ceremony during the conference. Second and third prize winners will receive certificates.


To submit your application, please send an email to Applications are due July 31, 2011. Winners will be announced at the conference. Submissions must include:

  • Names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations of all authors. Brief (500 words or less) description of the application and its value to scientists.
  • A URL for the application.
  • Instructions regarding operation.
  • The judges will execute the application from the URL provided without assistance from the authors.

    Additional Resources

    VIVO uses Linked Data ( standards for data access via Resource Description Framework (RDF).  See the Linked Data site for more information regarding Linked Data, RDF and data processing. VIVO enjoys a robust open source, open community space on SourceForge. The VIVO software and ontology are publicly available at along with content that supports implementation, adoption, and development efforts around the world