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OBML 2012: 1st Call for Papers (4th Workshop on Ontologies in Biomedicine and Life Sciences, Sep 27-28, Dresden, Germany)

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 Call for Papers   >>  OBML 2012  <<   Sep 27-28, Dresden, Germany
                      
             Submission deadline:   Aug 01, 2012

[1]  https://wiki.imise.uni-leipzig.de/Gruppen/OBML/Workshops/2012

   
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  Fourth Workshop of 
         Ontologies in Biomedicine and Life Sciences (OBML 2012)


Goals of OBML
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The workshop series on "Ontologies in Biomedicine and Life Sciences"
(OBML workshop) was initiated by the working group for OBML of the
German Society for Computer Science in 2009. The OBML workshop aims to
bring together scientists who are working on all areas of ontologies
applied to biomedicine and the life sciences to exchange ideas,
discuss new results, start collaborations and to initiate new
projects. The OBML workshop is held annually and deals with all
aspects of biomedical ontologies as well as additional "hot" topics.

This year's "hot" topic is the representation of
physiology. Physiology is the science of the functions and
functionings of biological systems, and significant resources have
been invested in biology and medicine to describe and simulate
physiological processes. In particular, researchers in systems biology
and systems medicine have generated a large number of computational
models to predict the outcome of physiological processes on a
sub-cellular, cellular, tissue and organ-level scale, and projects
such as the Virtual Physiological Human aim to extend this work
further and create a computational model of human physiology. While
ontologies are now widely applied to integrate biomedical data in many
domains, the complexity of the physiology domain has limited the
success of ontologies so far. We aim to address this problem in the
OBML workshop by organizing a special session on the ontology of
physiology. This session will bring together researchers in ontology,
biomedicine, systems biology and knowledge representation to present
their solutions and requirements for the domain of physiology.


Topics
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We invite submissions in all areas of biomedical ontology, including
the following topics:
- applications of ontologies and terminologies in biology, medicine,
  and clinical research
- methods and tools for the construction and management of ontologies
- ontologies for knowledge representation, methods of
  reasoning, integration and interoperability of ontologies
- applications of the Semantic Web and knowledge representation
  formalisms in biomedicine and the life sciences
- new biomedical ontologies and updates to existing ontologies

For our special session on "ontology of physiology", we are
particularly interested in 
- ontology and systems biology
- ontology of processes
- ontology of functions, functionings, dispositions and tendencies
- links between physiology, phenotypes and disease
- use of ontologies for the description of parameters, inputs,
  simulations and simulation results of computational models


Submission instructions
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Submissions to the workshop should comprise 2-4 pages and must be
written in English. The preferred file format for submissions is PDF,
other admitted formats are Microsoft Word (DOC and DOCX) and
Postscript (PS). Please use the corresponding template for
submissions, either the LaTeX template or the Microsoft Word
template.

Submissions must be submitted via Easychair at

[2] http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=obml2012


Dates
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Submission deadline:      August 01, 2012
Author notification:      August 31, 2012
Submission of
camera-ready manuscripts: September 16, 2012
OBML Workshop:            September 27-28, 2012


Location
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The OBML Workshop 2012 will take place in Dresden, Germany,
presumably at the Biotechnology Center of the Technical University.


Invited Speakers
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Francisco Couto   (Universidade de Lisboa)
Michael Schroeder (Technical University Dresden)
George Gkoutos    (University of Cambridge)


Organization
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Robert Hoehndorf (chair)
Martin Boeker    (program chair)
Heinrich Herre   (program chair)
Frank Loebe      (co-organizer)


Local Organization
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Michael Schroeder
(Biotechnology Center, Technical University Dresden)


Program committee
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 TBA
(see [1] for updates)


Links
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[1] Workshop website
    https://wiki.imise.uni-leipzig.de/Gruppen/OBML/Workshops/2012

[2] Submission system
    http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=obml2012
    
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