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[protege-discussion] Second call for papers: International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO) 2012

robert Stevens robert.stevens at
Thu Dec 15 05:46:53 PST 2011

Second Call for Submissions - International Conference on Biomedical 
Ontologies (ICBO 2012)

co-located with the 7th International Conference on Formal Ontologies in 
Information Systems (FOIS 2012)

22-25 July 2012; Graz, Austria.

Conference Web site:

*** Relevant dates ***

31 December 2011: Workshop and tutorial proposal submission deadline

25 January 2012: Notification of acceptance of workshops and tutorial 

31 January 2012: Conference paper submission deadline

28 February 2012: Notification of conference paper acceptance

15 April 2012: Poster, early career symposium, software demonstrations and 
workshop papers submission deadline

15 May 2012: Notification of poster, early career symposium, software 
demonstrations and workshop paper acceptance

30 June 2012: Deadline for all camera-ready copies for the proceedings

*** Topics ***

Ontologies are increasingly used in the semantic description of biological 
and medical data from creation to publication and consumption by 
semantically enabled applications. To be effective, such ontologies must be 
of high quality and work well together. Therefore, issues like techniques 
for ontology use, good ontology design, ontology maintenance, and ontology 
coordination need to be addressed. The International Conference on 
Biomedical Ontology (ICBO) series is designed to meet this need. ICBO 2012, 
the third event in the highly successful series, will bring together 
representatives of all major communities involved in ontology use and 
development in biomedical research, health care, and related areas.

*** Call for Papers ***

ICBO 2012 is soliciting submissions of novel (not previously published nor 
concurrently submitted) research papers in the areas of the application of 
ontologies to biomedical problems, ontology design and ontology 
interoperability, at any stage in the process of data creation to its use in 
applications. Submissions will be welcome from a broad range of approaches 
to ontology building and use. In particular, we would like to invite 
contributions on these aspects of biomedical ontologies, as well as on the 
use of such ontologies in knowledge management, knowledge discovery and 
next-generation publishing. We will accept full-length papers (5 pages), 
poster submissions (1 page abstracts), software demonstrations (2 page 
abstracts or 5 page full application papers), and early career researcher 
symposium submissions (2 page abstracts). We are also looking for 
submissions of half-day or full-day workshops and tutorials. Workshops 
should be working sessions with a specific outcome that can be subsequently 
presented at the main conference. Tutorials are educational events and may 
involve hands-on practicals.

We are pleased to announce that the National Center for Biomedical 
Ontologies (NCBO) has sponsored a best paper prize for ICBO.

Submission of papers is via EasyChair 
(, according to the 
templates provided on the conference web site.

*** Contact ***

For more information or to offer sponsorship, please send us a note at 
contact.icbo2012 at

*** Organizing Committee ***

General Chairs: Ronald Cornet (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Robert 
Stevens (Manchester, UK)

Workshops and Tutorials Chair: Melanie Courtot (Vancouver, Canada)

Early Career Consortium Chair: Ludger Jansen (Rostock, Germany)

Software Demonstration Chair: Trish Whetzel (Stanford, USA)

Proceedings Chair: Janna Hastings (Geneva, Switzerland)

Local Chair: Stefan Schulz (Graz, Austria)

Robert Stevens
Reader in bioHealth Informatics
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
United Kingdom
M13 9PL

robert.stevens at
+44 161 275 6251


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