W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org > June 2007

Re: ISMB/ECCB2007 Demo Acceptance

From: William Bug <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 01:24:05 -0500
Message-Id: <C9C89B91-0C8F-4A1B-9B66-250DCC7F59AF@DrexelMed.edu>
To: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
I will not be able to attend, unfortunately.

However, the Mouse BIRN Atlas Toolkit (MBAT) contributing programmers  
have succeeded in using some of the demo (the Allan Brain Atlas (ABA)  
RDF repository and GoogleMaps/JS-HTML template Alan created) to  
integrate ABA data in a semantically relevant manner into the MBAT  
atlasing environment.  I was able to quickly Skype Alan in last week  
as they demo'd this for the Mouse BIRN group.  I think it would be a  
wonderful example of how SemWeb made it possible for BIRN to achieve  
a "lite" integration of a complex, related image repository (ABA)  
with the primary cost being to learn how to use Jena for SPARQL  
queries and to enhance Alan's original GoogleMaps/JS-HTML template by  
running it in Java HTML Browser where they could also include  
thumbnails of the entire coronal or sagittal series - as well as  
links to the NeuroCommons "related literature" repository.  These  
were all experienced Java coders (really two lead programmers) who  
started with NO knowledge of RDF or SemWeb Tech in late April while  
working on many other tasks in parallel.  Given the glacial pace some  
of these joint neuroinformatics projects move at, I think what they  
were able to achieve with a hours invested per week over several  
weeks is truly quite remarkable.

If others feel it's relevant, this could be added to the ISMB demo as  
an example  of how quickly others have been able to make effective  
use of this SemWeb demo application.

This will certainly be shown at the Society for Neuroscience Mouse  
BIRN MBAT presentations in November, as will use of the exact same  
interface against other multi-resolution image pyramids (the Zoomify  
format used by ABA) collected in other Mouse BIRN related projects  
such as the Cell-Centered Database (CCDB) and the Mouse Brain Library  
(MBL) projects.

Please let me know whether you think it would be appropriate to  
include this in the ISMB demo, and I'll have the MBAT folks get in  


On Jun 16, 2007, at 10:47 AM, Eric Neumann wrote:

> Eric,
> It is planned to be the same demo with a few additions to the  
> query, including some additional visualizations.
> Folks on the HCLSIG mailing list, please add your name to the  
> following page if you are planning to attend ISMB2007: http:// 
> esw.w3.org/topic/HCLS/ISMB2007
> We will use this to coordinate plans...
> Eric
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org on behalf of Eric Jain
> Sent: Sat 6/16/2007 11:21 AM
> To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Fwd: ISMB/ECCB2007 Demo Acceptance
> Eric Neumann wrote:
> > We have been given a slot to show the HCLS demo there (see  
> below), so
> > for those of you planning to be at ISMB next month, please be  
> sure to
> > attend/participate.
> Great, I'll be there -- provided it doesn't overlap with my own  
> demo :-)
> Is it the same demo that was presented in Banff, or is it being  
> updated?
> btw would be interesting to know who is attending ISMB/ECCB/BOSC etc!

Bill Bug
Senior Research Analyst/Ontological Engineer

Laboratory for Bioimaging  & Anatomical Informatics
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA    19129
215 991 8430 (ph)
610 457 0443 (mobile)
215 843 9367 (fax)

Please Note: I now have a new email - William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu

Received on Monday, 18 June 2007 06:24:16 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:20:27 UTC