Bio-Ontologies SIG at ISMB 2010 - Call for PAPERS and POSTERS
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** 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 (http://www.iscb.org/ismb2010)
*** Key Dates
- Submissions Due: April 16th (Friday)
- Notifications: May 7th (Friday)
- Final Version Due: May 14th (Friday)
- Workshop: July 9th-10th (Friday and Saturday)
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 (http://www.iscb.org/ismb2010) 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 are now open and can be submitted through easychair (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bioontologies2010).
*** 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.
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)
Submission templates are available from the website (http://sites.google.com/site/bioontologies/submissions).
Nigam Shah, Stanford University
Larisa Soldatova, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, EBI
Susie Stephens, Johnson & Johnson
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, PhD