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[protege-discussion] Bio-Ontologies SIG at ISMB 2010 - Call for PAPERS and POSTERS

Nigam Shah nigam at
Sun Feb 7 16:15:07 PST 2010

<<apologies for cross-posting>>

** Call for Papers

Submissions are now invited Bio-Ontologies 2010: Semantic Applications in
Life Sciences, a SIG
at Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2010, July 9-13,
Boston, MA (

*** Key Dates

- Submissions Due: April 16th (Friday)
- Notifications: May 7th (Friday)
- Final Version Due: May 14th (Friday)
- Workshop: July 9th-10th (Friday and Saturday)

*** 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 12 years now, making it one of
the longest running.

We are interested in approachs to organising, presenting and disseminating
 knowledge in life sciences.

We invite papers in traditional areas, such as the biological applications
of ontologies, newly developed Bio-Ontologies, and the use of ontologies in
data sharing standards.
In addition, We invite submissions on a wide range of topics including, but
not limited to:

- Semantic and/or Scientific Wikis.
- Collaborative Curation Platforms
- Collaborative Ontology Authoring and Peer-Review Mechanisms
- Automated ontology learning
- Mapping between ontologies
- Biological Applications of Ontologies
- "Flash updates" on Newly Developed or Existing Bio-Ontologies
- Use of Ontologies in Data Standards
- Semantic Web enabled applications (such as for enhanced publishing and for
capturing scientific discourse)
- Research in Ontology Languages and its Effect on Bio-Ontologies

*** Submissions

Submissions are now open and can be submitted through easychair

*** Instructions to Authors

We are inviting three types of submissions.

- Short papers, up to 4 pages.
- Poster abstracts, up to 1 page.
- Flash updates, up to 1 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 2 days for at least one poster
session. Flash updates are for short talks (5 min) giving the salient
new developments on existing public ontologies (e.g. the Foundational
Model of Anatomy).
Posters authors can also indicate a desire to provide a flash update.

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

** Programme

The SIG will run for two days this year. On each day, the morning
session will have an invited keynote and selected papers; while the
afternoon session will have a panel session and selected talks. One of
the talks session will have "flash updates" from groups developing
bio-ontologies as part of large international, collaborative consortia
and from selected poster presenters.

09:00-10:00 Keynote
10:00-12:00 Research Talks (with coffee break)
12:00-13:30 Lunch and Poster Session
13:30-16:00 Research Talks (with coffee break)
16:00-17:30 Panel Session
17:30-close and Poster Session

This year's keynote speakers will by Andrew Rzhetsky (July 10th) and Tim
Clark (July 9th)

*** Templates

Submission templates available soon from the website

*** Organisers
Nigam Shah, Stanford University
Larisa Soldatova, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, EBI
Susie Stephens, Johnson & Johnson
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