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

Samson Tu swt at
Tue Jan 6 10:19:49 PST 2009

I apologize if the call for participation I sent out was not clear.

Please go to to 
find detailed information on the submission procedures for 

Please don't post submissions to protege-discussion @

In particular, the procedure for submitting presentation/posters/demos 
is as follows:

Submission procedure:

We solicit 3 types of contributions:
Presentation abstracts (3 pages, at least 10-point font)
Poster descriptions (1 page)
Demo descriptions (1 page)

Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 6, 2009
Notification of abstract acceptance: April 20, 2009
Conference: June 23-26, 2009

Submission instructions:
Please send your submissions in PDF or ASCII to 
protege-conf-organizers at

Andrew Eliasz wrote:
> 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 
> examples.
> 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 ... :-) !!
> br
> Andrew Eliasz
> p.s. Tony Hirst is my thesis supervisor at the OU ( Open University in 
> the UK )

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