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Call for Papers

Submissions are invited Bio-Ontologies 2009: Knowledge in Biology, a SIG at Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology 2009.

Key Dates


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 11 years now, making it one of the longest running.

We are interested in any formal or informal approach to organising, presenting and disseminating knowledge in biology.

We invite submissions on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:


This year's keynote speaker will by Barend Mons.


Submissions are now open and can be submitted through EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=bioontologies2009

Instructions to Authors

We are inviting two types of submissions.

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 day for at least one poster session.

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


Phillip Lord, Newcastle University
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, EBI
Nigam Shah, Stanford
Susie Stephens, Eli Lilly
Larisa Soldatova, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Programme Committee

The programme committee, organised alphabetically is:

Michael Bada, University of Colorado Denver
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library Medicine
Kei Cheung, Yale Center for Medical Informatics
Paolo Ciccarese, Harvard
Sudeshna Das, Harvard
Michel Dumontier, Carleton University
Wacek Kusnierczyk, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Cliff Joslyn, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Midori Harris, European Bioinformatics Institute
James Malone, European Bioinformatics Institute
Robin McEntire, Independent Consultant
Parsa Mirhaji, University of Texas
David Newman, ECS, University of Southampton
Chimezie Ogbuji, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Alexandre Passant, DERI
Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons
Phillippe Rocca-Serra, European Bioinformatics Institute
Matthias Samwald, DERI
Robert Stevens, University of Manchester
Yimin Wang, Eli Lilly
Mark Wilkinson, Medical Genetics, U. of British Columbia
Jenna Zhou, Eli Lilly

and the conference organisers.


Submission templates are available at: http://bio-ontologies.org.uk/submissions.html