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CALL FOR PAPERS and POSTER ABSTRACTS (Deadline May 1st)
Proceedings in BMC Bioinformatics

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Bio-Ontologies SIG Workshop
Vienna, Austria: July 20 2007

“Bio-Ontologies: ten years past and looking to the future”

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15th ISMB & 6th ECCB Vienna, Austria: July 18-25, 2007



CALL FOR PAPERS and POSTER ABSTRACTS (Deadline May 1st)
Proceedings in BMC Bioinformatics


The long-standing ISMB Bio-Ontologies SIG is in its tenth consecutive year. This year the workshop will have a celebratory and reflective discussion on “Bio-Ontologies: ten years past and looking to the future”.

PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Robert Stevens (1), Phillip Lord (2), Robin McEntire (3), Susanna-A. Sansone (4)
1.    School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
2.    School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle, UK
3.    GlaxoSmithKline, USA
4.    EMBL-EBI The European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK

WEBSITES:
Bio-Ontologies SIG workshop: http://bio-ontologies.org.uk
ISMB & ECCB main conference website http://www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2007

ABOUT THE BIO-ONTOLOGIES SIG WORKSHOP
The workshop will continue offer an informal environment for presentation and discussion of ontologies and their role in providing a mechanism for organising, sharing and reconciling data. This year, to celebrate its tenth anniversary, we have invited four presenters from the first bio-ontologies tutorial and meeting organisers to sit on a panel, namely: Mark Musen, Peter Karp, Russ Altman and Steffen Schulze-Kremer

They will be asked to present positions on the following questions:
1. What has been the best thing to have happened in bio-ontologies in the past ten years?
2. What has been the worst thing to have happened in bio-ontologies in the past ten years?
3. How must bio-ontologies progress in the next ten years?
4. How must bio-ontologies not progress in the next ten years

CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTER ABSTRACT:

We are inviting two types of submissions SHORT PAPER papers (up to 4 pages) and POSTER ABSTRACT (up to 1/2 page) from any aspect doing bio-ontology research or using bio-ontologies to do bioinformatics research. Topics include, but are not restricted to:
- Biological Applications of Ontologies
- Reports on Newly Developed or Existing Bio-Ontologies
- Tools for Developing Ontologies
- Use of Ontologies in Data Communication Standards
- Use of Semantic Web technologies in Bioinformatics
- The implications of Bio-Ontologies or the Semantic Web for the drug discovery process
- Current Research In Ontology Languages and its implication for Bio-Ontologies

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee, including the Program Chairs and additionally: David Benton, Suzanna Lewis, Chris Mungall and Alan Ruttenberg.

PUBLICATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS
The Programme Committee will also select those papers, which are suitable for further publication in a BMC Bioinformatics Supplement. Authors will be invited to resubmit full papers.

DEADLINES
Submissions due: May 1st 2007
Notification of acceptance: May 21st 2007
Final versions due: May 31st 2007
Workshop: July 20th 2007

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