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Call for Papers: International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, Buffalo, NY, July 2009

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 15:23:54 -0500
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With apologies for cross-posting

The International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies<http://icbo.buffalo.edu/>
  is the first major conference covering all aspects of biomedical ontology.

Papers and posters are invited on the following topics:

 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
 Defining disease in a new era of molecular medicine
 Ontology and natural language processing
 The role of ontology in the future of scientific publishing

Important dates

 March 1: Deadline for submission of papers
 March 24: Notification of acceptance of papers
 April 10: Deadline for submission of posters
 April 20: Notification of acceptance of posters
 June 10: Deadline for submission of camera-ready copy
 July 20-23: Co-located tutorials and

 July 24-26: ICBO Conference


A number of fellowships will be available to support participation by
students and by early-career researchers (less than 5 years from award of
PhD). To apply for one of these fellowships please submit your CV and
research statement before March 1 to ontology@buffalo.edu .

All accepted papers will be published in a volume of Proceedings to be
distributed at the meeting. In addition, a number of papers will be
subjected to further refereeing, for publication in the following journals:

Applied Ontology (IOS Press, for papers on foundational aspects of ontology)
Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation (Oxford
University Press, for papers on databases and curation)
Journal of Biomedical Informatics (for papers on biomedical ontology).

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

For further information see http://icbo.buffalo.edu or write to

Participation in this meeting by women, minorities, and persons with
disabilities is strongly encouraged.
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