<div dir="ltr"><div><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="Arial"><div>Dear Colleagues,</div><div><br></div><div>10 days to submission deadline!</div>
<div style="font-weight:bold"><br></div></font></span></div><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><b style="font-size:medium;font-family:'Times New Roman';font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">What:</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    Call for participation in the Bio-Ontologies SIG 2013 (<a href="http://www.bio-ontologies.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.bio-ontologies.org.uk</a>)</span></b><br>
</div><b style="font-size:medium;font-family:'Times New Roman';font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Where:</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> July 20, 2013, Berlin, Germany. (Co-located with ISMB/ECCB 2013)</span><br>
<span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">When:   </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Submissions Due: April 12th, 2013 (Fri) @ <a href="http://www.bio-ontologies.org.uk/submissions" target="_blank">www.bio-ontologies.org.uk/submissions</a></span><br>
<ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  Notifications: May 10th, 2013 (Fri)</span></li>
<li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  Final Version Due: May 17th, 2013 (Fri)</span></li>
</ul><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><div><b style="font-weight:normal"><br></b></div><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap">Please forward to everyone who might be interested.</span></b><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
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</span></font><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">The Bio-Ontologies SIG provides a forum for discussion of the latest research in the application of ontologies and in the organisation, presentation and dissemination of knowledge in the life sciences. In its 15th year, Bio-Ontologies is one of the longest running SIG at ISMB. Papers are invited in areas, such as the applications of bio-ontologies, newly developed bio-ontologies, and the use of ontologies in data sharing standards. Example topics include (but not limited to):</span><br>
<span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Applications of ontologies in bioinformatics</span><br>
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<span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> Hypothesis Testing Platforms</span></li><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> Use of Ontologies in Data Standards</span></li><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> "Flash updates" on Newly Developed or Existing Bio-Ontologies</span></li><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> Bio-Curation Platforms</span></li><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> Automated Annotation Pipelines</span></li><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> Efforts using ontologies for Bio-NLP or Information Retrieval</span></li><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> Semantic Web Enabled Applications</span></li></ul><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br>
<span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Advances in development of biomedical ontologies</span><br><ul style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Collaborative Ontology Authoring and Peer-Review Mechanisms</span></li>
<li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Automated Ontology Learning</span></li>
<li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Mapping between Ontologies </span></li>
<li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Research in Ontology Evaluation</span></li>
<li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Using games for Ontology review and evaluation</span></li>
</ul><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">We invite three types of submissions.</span><br>
<span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">- Short papers, up to 4 pages.</span><br>
<span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">- Poster abstracts, up to 1 page.</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">- Flash updates, up to 1 page</span><br>
<span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Following review, successful papers will be presented at the Bio-Ontologies SIG. Poster abstracts will be provided poster space and time will be allocated for a flash update on the poster. Flash updates are for short talks (5 min) giving the salient new developments on existing public ontologies. Unsuccessful papers will automatically be considered for poster presentation.</span></b><br>
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<div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><b style="font-weight:normal"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Best regards,</span></b></div>
<div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><font color="#000000" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap">SIG Organizers: Nigam Shah, Susanna Sansone, Michel Dumontier, Larisa Soldatova</span></font></div>
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