We are interested in innovative approaches to organizing,
presenting and consuming knowledge in life sciences and
biomedicine. We invite papers in traditional areas, such as the
biological applications of ontologies, reports on newly
developedBio-Ontologies, and the use of ontologies in data sharing
standards. In addition, we invite submissions
methods, applications and workflows that bridge the gaps in the
acquisition, dissemination and consumption of scientific content
in biomedical informatics research.
For example, the importance and utility of collaborative content
acquisition platforms (such as Wikis) is now widely accepted;
however success stories about informatics workflows and
discoveries that are specifically enabled by the proliferation
of bio-wikis are not yet common. Similarly, there is tremendous
excitement around sharing and mining of data for both basic as
well as clinical research but real life solutions which bridge
that divide are still scarce. We are looking for submissions
solutions that demonstrate the use of ontologies for "bridging the
gaps" across research areas in the life sciences.
We invite submissions
on a range of topics
including, but not limited to:
- Discoveries enabled by Scientific Wikis.
- Semantic Web enabled applications (such as for enhanced
publishing and for capturing scientific discourse)
- Use of Ontologies in Data Standards
- Role of Bio-ontologies in Health 2.0
- Collaborative Curation Platforms
- Collaborative Ontology Authoring and Peer-Review Mechanisms
- Automated ontology learning
- Automated Annotation Pipelines
- Mapping between ontologies
- Research in Ontology Languages and its Effect
- "Flash updates" on Newly Developed or Existing Bio-Ontologies
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
Please submit at: http://www.bio-ontologies.org.uk/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 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.
Authors of posters can also indicate a desire to provide a flash
update. Unsuccessful paper submissions
automatically be considered for poster presentation; there is no
need to submit both on the same topic.