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Bio-Ontologies 2008: Knowledge in Biology - Sunday 20th July-
a SIG at Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2008


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**THE PROGRAMME IS NOW AVAILABLE**
http://bio-ontologies.org.uk/download/Bio-Ontologies2008.pdf

**REGISTRATION IS OPEN**
http://www.iscb.org/ismb2008/registration.php

**PAPERS FROM LAST YEAR - PUBLISHED**
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/9?issue=S5

The best papers from this year will also be published in BMC Bioinformatics.

See you in Toronto!


The Program Chairs:
Phillip Lord (1), Susanna-A. Sansone (2), Nigam Shah (3), Matt Cockerill (4)

1.     School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle, UK
2.     EMBL-EBI The European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
3.     Center for Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University, USA
4.     BioMedCentral
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The Bio-Ontologies Meeting has existed as a Special Interest Group meeting at ISMB for more than a
decade, making it one of the longest running SIG meetings. The Bio-Ontologies SIG meeting has
provided a forum for discussion on the latest and most cutting edge research on ontologies. In this
decade, the use of ontologies has become mature, moving from niche to mainstream usage within
bioinformatics. As result, this year we are broadening the scope of SIG to include formal and informal
approaches to organising, presenting and disseminating knowledge in biology.

Keynote
This year's keynote speaker will be Professor Philip E. Bourne, from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD.

Panel Session
This year’s panel session will have the following members:
- Philip E. Bourne, UCSD
- Helen Parkinson, European Bioinformatics Institute
- Matt Cockerill, BioMed Central
- Mark Wilkinson, University of British Columbia

Programme Committee

We also wish to thank the programme committee for their excellent input and guidance – the programme committee, organised alphabetically is:
Mike Bada, University of Colorado
Judith Blake, Jackson Laboratory
Frank Gibson, Newcastle University
Cliff Joslyn, Pacific National Laboratory
Wacek Kusnierczyk, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Robin MacEntire, GSK
James Malone, EBI
Helen Parkinson, EBI
Daniel Rubin, Stanford University
Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons
Susie M. Stephens, Eli Lilly
Robert Stevens, University of Manchester
and the conference organisers.
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