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2nd Call for Papers - PSB 2005 Session on Biomedical Ontologies

Olivier Bodenreider olivier at nlm.nih.gov
Fri Jun 25 10:37:24 PDT 2004


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                     Second Call for Papers and Posters
									 
						   Biomedical Ontologies

			   at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2005
                             January 4-8, 2005
                 The Fairmont Orchid, Big Island of Hawaii

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Biology is evolving from a science of organisms and molecules to a science
of information. In modern biology, massive amounts of data are produced
resulting, for example, from sequencing the genome of many organisms and
studying gene expression under various conditions. In turn, there has been
a shift from hypothesis-driven experiments to data-driven experiments.

Ontologies provide a conceptualization of a domain that can be shared among
diverse groups of researchers and health care professionals and used
computationally for multiple purposes. Biologic knowledge is evolving so
rapidly that it is difficult for most scientists to assimilate and
integrate the new information with their existing knowledge. Promoting the
creation and use of ontologies for the field and linking to other
ontologies in related domains holds the promise of assisting those working
in biomedical disciplines and thus making more rapid scientific progress.

This session would welcome papers that discuss:

* Biomedical ontology creation and use
* Reasoning about the biomedical domain based on ontological knowledge
* Use and development of ontologies to support natural language processing
  (NLP)
* Ontologies in support of knowledge discovery
* Intelligent agent technologies and associated ontologies
* Scalability and versioning of biomedical ontologies
* Linking and aligning multiple ontologies
* Use of ontologies to bridge heterogeneous information resources (e.g., to
  connect genotype to gene expression and ultimately to clinical medicine,
  drug discoveries, etc.)
* Advances in ontology languages and related technologies as applied to
  bioinformatics and biomedical problems
* Other research associated with bioinformatics and biomedical ontologies
							

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                           Session co-chairs 

* Olivier Bodenreider (contact person)
  National Library of Medicine
  olivier at nlm.nih.gov

* Joyce A. Mitchell
  University of Missouri, Columbia
  MitchellJo at health.missouri.edu

* Alexa T. McCray
  National Library of Medicine
  mccray at nlm.nih.gov


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                           Submission information

Papers and Posters

The core of the conference consists of rigorously peer-reviewed full-length
papers reporting on original work. Accepted papers will be published in a
hard-bound archival proceedings, and the best of these will be presented
orally to the entire conference. Researchers wishing to present their
research without official publication are encouraged to submit a one page
abstract by November 1, 2004 to present their work in the poster sessions.

Important dates

* Paper submissions due:            July 19, 2004
* Notification of paper acceptance: September 8, 2004
* Final paper deadline:             September 22, 2004
* Abstract deadline:                November 1, 2004
* Meeting:                          January 4-8, 2005

Paper format

All papers must be submitted to russ.altman at stanford.edu in electronic
format. The file formats we accept are: postscript (*.ps), Adobe Acrobat
(*.pdf) and Microsoft Word documents (*.doc). Attached files should be
named with the last name of the first author (e.g. altman.ps, altman.pdf,
or altman.doc). Hardcopy submissions or unprocessed TEX or LATEX files will
be rejected without review.

Each paper must be accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter must
state the following:

* The email address of the corresponding author
* The specific PSB session that should review the paper or abstract
* The submitted paper contains original, unpublished results, and is not
currently under consideration elsewhere.
* All co-authors concur with the contents of the paper.

Submitted papers are limited to twelve (12) pages in our publication
format. Please format your paper according to instructions found at
http://psb.stanford.edu/psb-online/psb-submit/. If figures can not be
easily resized and placed precisely in the text, then it should be clear
that with appropriate modifications, the total manuscript length would be
within the page limit.

Color pictures can be printed at the expense of the authors. The fee is
$500 per page of color pictures, payable at the time of camera ready
submission.

Contact Russ Altman (russ.altman at stanford.edu) for additional information
about paper submission requirements.


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