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2009 International Conference on Biomedical Ontology

From: Barry Smith <phismith@buffalo.edu>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 17:56:34 -0300
To: ontology@buffalo.edu
Message-Id: <20080813121519.A07D24C4001@mweb2.acsu.buffalo.edu>

Preliminary Call for Papers

With apologies for cross-posting

ICBO: International Conference on Biomedical Ontology
University at Buffalo, NY, July 24-26, 2009

Ontologies are being used in a variety of ways by researchers in 
almost every life science discipline, and their use in annotation of 
both clinical and experimental data is now a common technique in 
integrative translational research. Principles-based ontologies are 
being developed for the description of biological and biomedical 
phenomena of almost every different type. To be maximally effective, 
such ontologies must work well together. But as ontologies become 
more commonly used, the problems involved in achieving coordination 
in ontology development become ever more urgent. To address these 
problems there is a need for an overarching conference involving 
representatives of all major communities involved in the development 
and application of ontologies in biomedicine. The ICBO conference is 
designed to meet this need. It will be held in conjunction with four 
days of tutorials and classes to be scheduled from July 20-23, 2009.

Papers are invited in the following areas:

Ontologies for Chemistry and Molecular Biology
Ontologies in Literature Curation, Text and Data Mining
Ontologies for Clinical and Translational Medicine
Ontologies for Cell Biology
Ontologies for Biomedical Investigations
Ontology Engineering
Ontologies and Standards
Disease Ontologies

Areas of special focus will include:

Ontologies and the treatment of patient data
Biomedical ontology and the Semantic Web
The OBO Foundry and other ontology federations
Reasoning with biomedical ontologies
Evaluation of biomedical ontologies
Minimal Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations 
(MIBBI) and related standards
Defining disease in a new era of molecular medicine
Ontology and natural language processing
The role of ontology in the future of scientific publishing

Papers for presentation at ICBO must be submitted before March 31, 2009.
Guidelines for submission will be published at http://icbo.buffalo.edu/.

Organizing Committee: Barry Smith (Chair), University of Buffalo
Michael Ashburner, Cambridge University
Judith Blake, Jackson Laboratory
Suzanna Lewis (Co-Chair), Lawrence Berkeley Labs
Yves Lussier, University of Chicago
Mark Musen, Stanford University
Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, EBI
Chris Stoeckert, University of Pennsylvania

ICBO is sponsored by the University at Buffalo College of Arts and 
Sciences, the National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR), the 
National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) and Science Commons.

Participation in this meeting by women, minorities, and persons with 
disabilities is strongly encouraged.  
Received on Wednesday, 13 August 2008 12:16:40 UTC

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