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Bio-Ontologies SIG at ISMB 2008 - Call for PAPERS and POSTERS

From: Susanna-A Sansone <sansone@ebi.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 18:26:48 +0000
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****** CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTER ABSTRACTS ********

Submissions are now invited
Bio-Ontologies 2008: Knowledge in Biology (Toronto, July 20th, 2008),
a SIG at Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB).


*** Key Dates ***

- Submission due: **Friday 2nd May**
- Notifications:  **Friday 23rd May**
- Final version due: **Friday 30th May**
- Workshop: **Sunday 20th July**


*** Introduction ***

Bio-Ontologies has existed as a SIG at ISMB 
(http://www.iscb.org/ismb2008) for
more than a decade, making it one of the longest running.
For this time, Bio-Ontologies has provided a forum for discussion on the 
latest
and most cutting edge research on ontologies.

In this decade, the use of ontologies has become mature, moving from 
niche to
mainstream usage within bioinformatics.
Following on from last year's  reflective look, this year we are broadening
the scope of SIG; we are  interested in any formal or informal approach
to organising, presenting and disseminating knowledge in biology.

So, for example:

- Semantic and/or Scientific Wikis
- Multimedia Blogs
- Folksonomies
- Tag Clouds
- Collaborative Curation Platforms
- Collaborative Ontology Authoring and Peer-review Mechanisms

are topics which will be of relevance to the SIG, in addition to the more
traditional areas for bio-ontologies.

- 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
- Implications of Bio-Ontologies or the Semantic Web for drug discovery
- Current Research In Ontology Languages and its implication for 
Bio-Ontologies

Please note, that this year ISCB have made an innovative schedule, holding
some of the SIGs **DURING** ISMB.
Bio-Ontologies is on the Sunday, July 20th parallel to the main conference.


*** Submissions ***

Submissions are now open and can be submitted through easychair
(http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bioontologies2008).


*** Instructions to Authors ***

We are inviting two types of submissions.

- Short papers, up to 4 pages.
- Poster abstracts, up to 1/2 page.

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.

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


*** Organisers ***

Phillip Lord, Newcastle University
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, EBI
Nigam Shah, Stanford
Matt Cockerill, BioMedCentral


*** Programme Committee ***

The programme committee, organised alphabetically is:

Mike Bada,           University of Colorado
Judith Blake,        Jackson Laboratory
Frank Gibson,        Newcastle University
Cliff Joslyn,        Pacific National Laboratory
Wacek Kusnierczyk,   Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Robin MacEntire,     GSK
Helen Parkinson,     EBI
Daniel Rubin,        Stanford University
Alan Ruttenberg,     Science Commons
Robert Stevens,      University of Manchester

and the conference organisers.


*** Templates ***

Submission templates are available from the website
(http://bio-ontologies.org.uk).

-- 
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, PhD
www.ebi.ac.uk/net-project
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