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[bioontology-support] [bioportal-announce] EUON Workshop: Submission Deadline 30th June

James Malone malone at
Tue Jun 24 02:02:26 PDT 2014

Reminder: Monday 30th June is submission deadline for the first European Ontology Network workshop (EUON), Amsterdam. EUON will be free to attend. Call for abstracts and submission instructions can be found at:

Popular Questions We’ve Received:

Q. Is EUON about ontologies only?
A. No, it’s all semantics - e.g. schema, vocabularies, ontologies and applications in e.g. semantic web. The EUON name is a shorthand. We encourage submissions from all areas of semantics.

Q. I don’t know anything about ontologies, is EUON relevant?
A. Absolutely. Part of the remit of EUON is to help share expertise and experience with the community. You don’t need to be an expert and we welcome those just beginning to look at semantics from any field of study.

Q. What will registration fee be/does EUON cost to join?
A. No, both are free including lunch (you have to pay your own travel of course so almost a free lunch).

Q. Is EUON only European?
A. This is our primary audience but we encourage anyone interested in collaborating with Europe to come/join too; all are welcome.

Guest Speakers Confirmed

We are pleased to confirm Professor Robert Stevens of University of Manchester and Dr Jean-Pierre Evain of the European Broadcasting Union will give guest talks at the EUON workshop. More details on their chosen topics to follow.

Join the EUON Network!

EUON is a network activity to help share knowledge, experience and expertise across the community and to form collaborations and partnerships in ontology, semantics, schema, vocabularies and semantic web. You can join the network and mailing list here:

Original Call for abstracts

We are pleased to announce the first workshop organized by the European Ontology Network (EUON). This event will take place on September 25th, 2014 in Amsterdam back to back with the Research Data Alliance 4th Plenary meeting (22-24 Sept) and 3rd EUDAT conference (25-26 Sept). EUON will be free to attend including lunch and refreshments (sponsored by EUDAT).

EUON aims to bring together experts in Ontology and Semantics working across any discipline including in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts. Members are from both academia and industry. EUON aims to enable discussion of technical aspects, share know-how and domain-specific good practice and form partnerships and collaborations. EUON is free to join:

The workshop will feature guest speakers, a panel discussion, presentations from attendees, poster session and a networking session.

We invite authors to submit abstracts for presentation at the EUON workshop within any of the themes listed on the website . We encourage submissions from any domain; abstracts do not need to represent original work.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2014 (23:59 PDT)
Notification: 15 July 2014
Workshop: 25 September 2014

Submission Process
The maximum length for abstracts is 350 words. Please submit using the following EasyChair link:

Please visit to join the network.

James Malone, PhD
Lead Ontologist


European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Cambridge CB10 1SD
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 (0) 1223 494 676

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