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[protege-discussion] CFP: Joint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine at ISWC 2012

Nigam Shah nigam at
Mon Jun 11 19:25:50 PDT 2012

Dear Colleagues,

WHAT: CFP for a workshop at ISWC 2012
WHEN: In conjunction with ISWC 2012, November 11-15, 2012
WHERE: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

*Call for papers: Joint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to
Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine (SATBI+SWIM 2012)*

A defining characteristic of the next decade of biomedical research will be
the explosion in the range and quantity of biomedical information,
especially as it relates to individualized therapies. The purpose of this
joint workshop is to discuss research challenges, results, methods and
advances in the application of Semantic Web technologies to translating the
wealth of biomedical information into therapies, tools, and care practices
that improve health for patients and communities.

The workshop aims to attract researchers from Computer Science, Information
Science, Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, and related areas to share research
challenges, results, methods and advances in the appliance of Semantic Web
technologies to two domains within Clinical and Translational research -
bioinformatics and individualized medicine.

SATBI+SWIM 2012 has been divided in two separate tracks:

*Track 1: SATBI (Semantic Applied Technologies on Biomedical Informatics)*

Cataloguing, categorizing, and richly annotating biomedical and
post-genomics data is critical to ensure its rapid, relevant use to
increase return-on-investment in high-throughput studies. Semantic
Technologies not only allow the conceptual organization and categorization
of biomedical data based on rich domain-knowledge, but also enable the
creation of more powerful electronic resources through which researchers
can utilize these massive data resources to advance biomedical discovery.
Such resources include knowledge-based multi-site interoperability systems,
enhanced by ontological reasoning over the hidden "facts" in biological

Topics of interest in this track include, but are not limited to:

- Design, Development and Management of Biological Ontologies for Genetics,
Proteomics, Diseases, etc.
- Linked Data Integration and reasoning in Biology and Medicine.
- Biological science applications to produce and/or consume linked data.
- Biological knowledge discovery with linked data.
- The use of semantic web technology to support natural language processing
and information retrieval for the biological sciences.

*Track 2: SWIM (Applying Semantic Web Technology for Clinical Decision
Support and Cohort Identification in Individualized Medicine)*

The overarching goal for clinical and translational science activities is
to facilitate the translation of research results into therapies, tools and
patient care practices that improve health for patients and communities.
Clinical and translational research is an integral component in the
biomedical research enterprise but these critical areas of research are
hampered by the lack of bidirectional flow of information between basic and
translational scientists, and between the bench and the bedside. Semantic
Web technologies can provide the necessary infrastructure for accessing and
integrating multiple types of data, and remedy the information bottleneck.

We invite novel and previously unpublished work demonstrating the
applicability of Semantic Web technologies to clinical and translational
research, including:

- Clinical decision support for personalized medicine.
- Data integration from heterogeneous biomedical knowledge bases and
sources to support translational research.
- Semantic interoperability between electronic health records.
- Semantics driven biomedical question-answering systems.
- Automated techniques for patient cohort identification.
- Drug-interaction/adverse drug event detection and representation.
- Standards-based modeling of phenotype definitions.
- Applications in pharmacogenomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and comparative
effectiveness research.

*Important Dates:*

Paper Submission deadline: July 31, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance: August 21, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers: September 10, 2012

*Author Instructions: *Papers should be submitted electronically (in PDF
form) through "EasyChair" at: Formore
information, please check Submission section.

*Organizing Committee:*

Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez, PhD (Bioinformatics at Centre for Plant
Biotechnology and Genomics UPM-INIA, Spain)
Jyotishman Pathak, PhD (Mayo Clinic)
Mark Wilkinson, PhD (Bioinformatics at Centre for Plant Biotechnology and
Genomics UPM-INIA)
Nigam H. Shah, MBBS, PhD (Stanford University)
Robert Stevens, PhD (University of Manchester, UK)
Richard Boyce, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
Angel Garcia Crespo, PhD (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)

*Program Committee:*

Helena Deus, PhD, Digital Research Enterprise Institute, Ireland
Jesualdo Tomas Fernandez Breis, PhD, University of Murcia, Spain
Michel Dumontier, PhD, Carleton University, Canada
Mikel Egana Aranguren, PhD, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain
Joanne Luciano, PhD, Harvard University, USA
Alan Ruttenberg, University of Buffalo
Oktie Hassanzadeh, IBM Research
M. Scott Marshall, University of Amsterdam
William Hogan, University of Arkansas
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