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[protege-discussion] 2009 Protege Conference: Call for participation

Andrew Eliasz awe at
Tue Jan 6 01:05:54 PST 2009

Hi Samson,
I hope I am sending this email to the correct address.
I would very much like to participate in your conference.
I have "resurrected" a second PhD ... that I abandonned quite a few 
years ago as the technology was not so advanced ...
The area of the thesis is concerned with reasoning about clinical 
problems at various levels of detail.
At one level I am constructing Ontologies on
- Compartmental Modeling
- Acid Base and Electrolyte disorders
The original, and still , motivation for choosing this area to work on 
was Patil's thesis in this same area of Clinical Chemistry / Pathology 
If I manage to "put together" a suitable framework then the work can be 
extended in many interesting directions ...
The other aspect of the research is to develop a system that has the 
abilitiy to reason and explain its reasoning at various levels of detail.
One of the problems with Patil's work on ABEL is that the knowledge base 
he created is not available in "some kind of" portable format ... [ in 
fact it does not seem to be available at all apart from some example 
fragments in his thesis ] so that others can then use it as a starting 
point for their own work.
A sub-plot to the research is oriented more towards a "data structures" 
and "algorithms" approach ...
Here again Patil's work does not provide a structured software approach 
.. and this is quite frustrating when trying to recreate some of his 
Let me know if there is anything of merit here that might be of interest 
to attendees at the conference.
It goes without saying that I am using Protege ... :-) !!
Andrew Eliasz
p.s. Tony Hirst is my thesis supervisor at the OU ( Open University in 
the UK )

Samson Tu wrote:
> My apologies for multiple postings. Please re-distribute as widely as 
> possible.
> Dear Protege Users,
> We are pleased to announce that the 11th International Protege
> Conference will be held June 23-26, 2009 in Amsterdam, The
> Netherlands.  Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan to
> join us for a few days this summer.
> The conference is a forum to discuss ontology development and
> management, applications using ontologies, common problems and
> solutions. The conference is also an opportunity for Protege users to
> meet the Protege team, and to learn about our current activities and
> plans.
> The conference will include one day of tutorials and small focused
> workshops on the first day and two and a half days of the main
> conference. The main program will include presentations, a poster
> session, and a demo session. Thus, we would like to solicit your
> contributions for all the events at the conference. You can find the
> detailed calls for contributions at the conference Web site:
>  There will be a review
> process for abstracts and the number of presentations will be limited.
> All events at the conference will address the following topics (the
> list is not exhaustive):
> - ontology development
> - frames vs description logic
> - standard terminologies
> - biomedical applications
> - other innovative applications
> - interoperability between different formats
> - plug-in development
> - visualization tools
> - project management
> - ontology tools
> - reasoning and inference
> - collaboration tools
> - ontology repository
> If you have questions, you can contact the organizers by email at
> protege-conf-organizers at
> We look forward to your contributions and to seeing as many of you as
> possible in June 2009!
> The Protege Team

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