W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org > June 2008

CfP: Special Issue on ONTOLOGIES, SEMANTIC WEB AND HEALTH

From: Stefan Schulz <stschulz@uni-freiburg.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 16:36:08 +0200
Message-ID: <7f2cd4320806120736n183ada13m97406cb2a33b7a78@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Dear members of W3C HCLS SIG,

We are planning a thematic supplement on

ONTOLOGIES, SEMANTIC WEB AND HEALTH

to the new e-Journal RECIIS (Electronic Journal of Communication,
Information & Innovation in Health)
(cf. http://www.reciis.cict.fiocruz.br).

RECIIS is an open access, multidisciplinary biomedical journal,
published by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute, one of the world's
leading Public Health research institutions.

Having a whole supplement dedicated to biomedical ontologies and the
Semantic Web would help disseminate our research to a broader public
in general, and to the biomedical informatics community in South
America, in particular.

Publishing in RECIIS would also foster the idea of Open Access publishing.

We would be happy if people from the W3C HCLS SIG would be represented
in this special issue.

Best regards,

Stefan Schulz
IMBI - Universitätsklinikum -
Stefan-Meier-Strasse 26 - D-79104 Freiburg - Germany

Fred Freitas
Centro de Informática - CIn
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE - Brazil
Phone: +55 81 2126 8430 r. 4345

************************************************************************



CALL FOR PAPERS

THEMATIC SUPPLEMENT ON

** ONTOLOGIES, SEMANTIC WEB AND HEALTH  **

AT THE

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, INFORMATION AND INNOVATION IN
HEALTH (RECIIS)
REVISTA ELETRÔNICA DE COMUNICAÇÃO, INFORMAÇÃO, INOVAÇÃO EM SAÚDE (RECIIS)
www.reciis.cict.fiocruz.br

Molecular biology and clinical medicine have turned out to be the
fields to which terminology builders and ontologists have invested
their efforts due to several reasons. These areas are inherently
complex, presenting numerous entities which differentiate from one
another in subtle ways (e.g. the many cell and tissue types), and
whose relations also pose tough challenges for modeling, due to their
variety, the complex processes involved, etc. Another issue is related
to the dimensions that a biomedical ontology should encompass:
patterns of health and disease conditions, diagnostic and therapeutic
procedures, chemicals, pathological organisms, as well as evolutionary
and develovmental aspects. On the other hand, biomedical ontologies
and their applications promise to accelerate the development of
solutions to helath care providers and the pharmaceutical industry by
providing knowledge management, knowledge reuse,  and inferencing
capabilities.

However, these areas lack standardization.  The heterogeneity of
biomedical ontologies with regard to scope, views and contents, as
well as the integration of a multitude of legacy biology and health
terminology systems  constitute hard challenges to be tackled.

Thus, we are asking for original contributions that addresses the
above issues as well as other relevant ones for a Thematic Supplement
on Ontologies, Semantic Web and Health at the Electronic Journal of
Communication, Information And Innovation In Health (RECIIS).

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Biological, biomedical and healthcare knowledge
  representation approaches
- Semantic formalisms, languages and standards for
  biomedical informatics
- Tools devoted to the development of biomedical ontologies
- Patterns, requirements, best practices and guidelines for modeling
  biomedical ontologies
- Evaluation of Biomedical Ontologies
- Ontologies for Genetics, Diseases, and/or other
  Biomedical areas
- Ontology-based interoperability, information integration and
  context solutions in biology and medicine
- Boundary issues of biomedical terminologies, ontologies,
  and knowledge representations
- The integration of biomedical ontologies with domain-independent
  upper-level ontologies
- Visualization and management of large biomedical
  ontologies and terminology systems (e.g. SNOMED)
- Semantics and its inherent problems and solutions for
   Biomedical Modeling
-  Modularization of biomedical ontologies
-  Semantic annotations of domain-specific texts
   (scientific publications, medical narratives)
-  Actual case studies and applications using ontologies/
   semantic web technologies for biomedical sciences and
   healthcare
-  Modeling and simulation of biomedical structures using ontologies
-  Evolvement management for Biomedical ontologies
-  Query Techniques for Biomedical Ontologies


SUBMISSION PROCESS

This thematic supplement will be constituted by 8 (eight) to 16
(sixteen) original articles selected from the submitted ones. The
editors however can include invited papers from researchers with
prominent contributions to the field.

RECIIS receives original manuscripts in Portuguese or English. They
must be written exclusively for RECIIS, and must not be under
consideration for review by any other journal or conference .
As a bilingual journal, all articles will be published in both
languages. Authors need not worry about translating their articles:
the translation of the manuscripts approved to publication will be
done by RECIIS.

As a policy of RECIIS, contributions should adhere to accessible
language and rigorous academic standards. They should comprehend
science, technology, and innovation as geographically determined
aspects of cultural, historical, political, economic and social
processes, open to transformation and queries. Articles (between 4.500
and 7.000 words) to compound a Thematic Supplement must be submitted
in RTF or Word for Windows format, using the Trebuchet MS typeface set
at 11 points, with 2 cm margins, 1,5 line spacing. They  should be
sent to one of the Supplement's editors (see below). Papers must
conform to the publishing guidelines, which are available at the
following addresses:
www.reciis.cict.fiocruz.br/novos_arquivos/GUIDELINES.pdf and
www.reciis.cict.fiocruz.br/index.php/reciis/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

The following documents must be sent, in separated files along with
the manuscript:

1) a short biography of up to 250 words, in DOC format (only for the first two
authors);
2) an individual color photograph of 5 x 7 cm, 400 dpi resolution, in
JPEG format (only for the first two authors).
3) A Liability Declaration: consent is a required condition for
sending the paper, before evaluation by the sections' editors and by
Peers;

And in case the paper is accepted:

4) A Copyright Assignment Term: Upon receipt of the paper's acceptance, the
original hard copy must be sent to the editor, by mail (EMS) or fax
(+55 81 2126 8430 extension 4202  directed to Fred Freitas), signed by
the author and, in cases of co-authorship, signed by all co-authors.

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at two qualified reviewers /
referees. Any other questions regarding papers submission must also be
directed to the guest editors.

IMPORTANT DATES
31 July  2008  - Paper Submission Due
15 September 2008 - Notification of acceptance
15 November 2008 - Final camera-ready paper due

GUEST EDITORS

Fred Freitas

Informatics Center, Federal University of Pernambuco,
Brazil (CIn/UFPE)
fred at cin.ufpe.br

Stefan Schulz

Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics
University Medical Center Freiburg
stschulz at uni-freiburg.de

FOCUS AND SCOPE OF RECIIS

RECIIS is a pluralistic, non-sectarian electronic journal, oriented
towards better understanding of the present health arena dynamics. It
is open to written contributions both in English and Portuguese.
RECIIS is published by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation's Institute of
Scientific and Technological Communication and Information in Health
[Instituto de Comunicação e Informação Científica e Tecnológica em
Saúde] every six months. The Journal publishes peer reviewed materials
addressing health information, communication and innovation in the
technological, economic, institutional, social and public policy
areas. It is a multidisciplinary forum for academic debate amongst
researchers and graduate students from Brazil and abroad in the health
science, biology, human and social sciences areas, biomedical area,
agronomy and industrial engineering, as well as public managers,
researchers, heads of bilateral and multilateral organizations and
members of non-governmental organizations. It constitutes a major
vehicle of communication for health in Brazil, but it is also read
throughout the world, particularly in the US and Europe.



-- 
 Stefan SCHULZ (apl. Prof. Dr. med.)
 Universitätsklinikum - Institut für Medizinische
 Biometrie und Medizinische Informatik
 Stefan-Meier-Strasse 26 D-79104 Freiburg
 [home: Eschholzstr. 70 D-79115 Freiburg]
 +49 (0)761 2036725, 2049089, FAX 2036711
http://purl.org/steschu
 [stschulz@uni-freiburg.de], Skype: stschulz
Received on Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:50:28 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:00:52 GMT