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[Gofriends] CFP: Bio-Ontologies: Knowledge in Biology 2009

Phillip Lord phillip.lord at
Tue Mar 24 10:02:31 PDT 2009

** Call for Papers

Submissions are now invited Bio-Ontologies 2009: Knowledge in Biology, a SIG
at Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology 2009.

*** Key Dates

 - Submissions Due: April 10th (Friday)
 - Notifications: May 1st (Friday)
 - Final Version Due: May 8th (Friday)
 - Workshop: June 28th (Sunday)

*** Introduction

Bio-Ontologies: Knowledge in Biology provides a forum for discussion of the
latest and most cutting-edge research in ontologies and more generally the
organisation, presentation and dissemination of knowledge in biology. It has
existed as a SIG at ISMB ( for 11 years now,
making it one of the longest running.

We are interested in any formal or informal approach to organising, presenting
and disseminating knowledge in biology.

We invite submissions on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

 - Semantic and/or Scientific Wikis.
 - Multimedia Blogs
 - Folksonomies
 - Tag Clouds
 - Collaborative Curation Platforms
 - Collaborative Ontology Authoring and Peer-Review Mechanisms
 - Biological Applications of Ontologies
 - Reports on Newly Developed or Existing Bio-Ontologies
 - Tools for Developing Ontologies
 - Use of Ontologies in Data Communication Standards
 - Use of Semantic Web technologies in Bioinformatics
 - Implications of Bio-Ontologies or the Semantic Web for Drug Discovery
 - Research in Ontology Languages and its Effect on Bio-Ontologies

** Programme

This year's keynote speaker will by Barend Mons

*** Submissions

Submissions are now open and can be submitted through easychair

*** Instructions to Authors

We are inviting two types of submissions.

 - Short papers, up to 4 pages.
 - Poster abstracts, up to 1/2 page.

Following review, successful papers will be presented at the Bio-Ontologies
SIG. Poster abstracts will be provided poster space and time will be allocated
during the day for at least one poster session.

Unsuccessful papers will automatically be considered for poster presentation;
there is no need to submit both on the same topic.

*** Organisers

Phillip Lord, Newcastle University
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, EBI
Nigam Shah, Stanford
Susie Stephens, Eli Lilly
Larisa Soldatova, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

*** Programme Committee

The programme committee, organised alphabetically is:

Michael Bada,          University of Colorado Denver
Olivier Bodenreider,   National Library Medicine
Kei Cheung,            Yale Center for Medical Informatics
Paolo Ciccarese,       Harvard
Sudeshna Das,          Harvard
Michel Dumontier,      Carleton University
Wacek Kusnierczyk,     Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Cliff Joslyn,          Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Midori Harris,         European Bioinformatics Institute
James Malone,          European Bioinformatics Institute
Robin McEntire,        Independent Consultant
Parsa Mirhaji,         University of Texas
David Newman,          ECS, University of Southampton
Chimezie Ogbuji,       The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Alexandre Passant,     DERI
Alan Ruttenberg,       Science Commons
Phillippe Rocca-Serra, European Bioinformatics Institute
Matthias Samwald,      DERI
Robert Stevens,        University of Manchester
Yimin Wang,            Eli Lilly
Mark Wilkinson,        Medical Genetics, U. of British Columbia
Jenna Zhou,            Eli Lilly

and the conference organisers.

*** Templates

Submission templates are available from the website

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