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CFP: 1st Annual ISCB Conference on Semantics in Healthcare & Life Sciences

From: Luciano, Joanne S. <jluciano@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 14:54:38 -0500
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The 1st Annual ISCB Conference on Semantics in Healthcare & Life
Sciences is a new breakthrough event bringing pharma, healthcare and
academic researchers together in a single forum for the presentation
and discussion of practical semantics-based approaches to drug R&D.
C-SHALS will feature keynote lectures, invited talks and discussion
sessions guided by leaders and visionaries of intelligent systems for
drug discovery and development. This is not a Semantics Web conference,
rather it is a conference focused on specific applications of semantic
technologies to show where advances have been made, what the current
needs are and where the field is headed. The conference is organized
along specific topics and moderated to stimulate interactive
discussions around sets of key questions. C-SHALS is intended for
anyone already involved in or interested in understanding the practical
approaches on how best to apply intelligent information technologies in
pharmaceutical R&D - if this describes you, register now to reserve
your space at this groundbreaking event! 

A well rounded list of invited speakers will present the challenges
faced and applications that are working in the pharmaceutical industry,
hospitals and academic research labs.

Keynote Speakers include: 

*	Enoch Huang, Head of Computational Sciences Center of Emphasis,
Pfizer Global Research and Development 
*	John Glaser, Chief Information Officer, Partners Healthcare

Conference participants will take part in discussion sessions that
explore answers to technology questions such as the following: 

*	Where are semantic applications having the biggest impact? 
*	What support exists for using semantics for automated reasoning
and agent technologies? 
*	How well do semantic tools enable the visualization and
utilization of information and knowledge? 
*	Do Semantic Web standards, such as RDF, OWL, and SPARQL, have
measurable benefits? 

Conference Themes and Invited Speakers:

*	Clinical Information Management 
*	Discovery Information Integration 
*	Integrated Healthcare and Semantics in Electronic Health
*	Translational Medicine / Safety 
*	Search and Document Management/Business Intelligence/Text
*	Text Mining/ Information Extraction

The C-SHALS conference is presented by the International Society for
Computational Biology. All ISCB members receive a substantial discount
off the registration fees. Early registration discounts close February
6, 2008 - join ISCB and register now for double savings!

C-SHALS Organizing Committee

Eric Neumann, Clinical Semantics Group, Teranode, Conference Chair
Ted Slater, Pfizer, Conference Co-Chair
Sanjoy Ray, Merck, Conference Co-Chair  
David States, University of Michigan
Hagit Shatkay, Queens University of Ontario 

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