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[protege-discussion] Fwd: CFP Auditing of Ontologies

James Geller james.geller at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 13:12:59 PST 2008


Dear List Members,

You might be interested in the CFP below
for a special issue of the Journal of Biomedical
Informatics on Auditing of Ontologies.

I am submitting this call to you as our own auditing research
has resulted in the development of a tool which is based on Protege.


       Jim
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Call for Papers:

Special Issue of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics on
Auditing of Terminologies


Guest Editors:

James Geller 1,2
Yehoshua Perl 1,2
Michael Halper 2,3
Ronald Cornet 4

1 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
2 Structural Analysis of Biomedical Ontologies Center (SABOC) at NJIT
http://www.cis.njit.edu/~oohvr/SABOC/<http://www.cis.njit.edu/%7Eoohvr/SABOC/>
3 Kean University
4 University of Amsterdam


Topic:

The subject of quality assurance for terminologies, also known as auditing,
has recently received increased attention. For example, the last AMIA
conference had a session devoted to this area, which is critical for
applications that use terminologies. IHTSDO, the organization in charge of
the SNOMED CT terminology,  has appointed a Chief Quality Officer and
organized a standing Quality Assurance Committee. Papers addressing this
topic have recently appeared in leading Biomedical Informatics journals,
such as JBI and JAMIA.
Auditing of terminologies is essential, because terminologies may form the
basis of clinical decision-support systems, patient record management
systems, health care administrative systems, etc. Any terminology errors
could propagate to errors in these systems, which may result in severe
negative outcomes for the involved patients.

The purpose of this special issue is to capture the state-of-the-art
regarding the auditing of biomedical terminologies. Three kinds of papers
are invited for this special issue: (1) Papers on original research on
auditing of terminologies and on auditing tools, which report on recent,
previously unpublished, advances; (2) Methodology review papers which
collect, summarize and systematize the existing body of research in this
area;  (3) Auditing experience papers by "auditors or editors of biomedical
terminologies."  These
papers will describe how auditing of leading biomedical terminologies is
done in practice, but should relate that experience to the established
methods and to innovations that were required in order to achieve
operational goals.  The purpose of this last category of papers is to reveal
practical methods, which often are not published, to a wider audience.
 Their publication will round out the state-of-the-art description intended
for this special issue.


Submission:

All papers will be rigorously reviewed following the standards of JBI.
An invitation to submit a paper does *not *guarantee its publication.
Guides for Authors are available directly from the homepage of the Journal
of Biomedical Informatics:

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622857/authorinstructions

Authors must submit their paper via the online submission system (EES)
athttp://ees.elsevier.com/jbi/.
 Authors can register and upload their text, tables, and figures as well as
subsequent revisions through this website. Please contact the Publishing
Services Coordinator in the editorial office at jbi at elsevier.com for
questions regarding this process.

This special issue is registered under the title "Auditing Terminologies" in
the EES system.  Authors submitting papers to this special issue should
indicate so by selecting the "Auditing Terminologies" category at the time
of submission.


Acceptance:

The final decision of acceptance is made by the Editor-in-Chief of the
journal, in consultation with the Guest Editors.


Schedule:

Deadline for Submissions: May 15 (earlier submissions are encouraged)

Publication is planned for spring 2009.

Electronic publication is available as soon as final manuscripts are
accepted.





 Dr. James Geller
 Professor

 New Jersey Institute of Technology
 CS Department
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 Newark, NJ 07102

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