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Call For Papers: Semantic Web for Chinese Medicine

From: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:05:23 -0400
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Call for Papers (A Thematic Series in CHINESE MEDICINE)
Semantic Web for Chinese Medicine: Harmonizing Data and Information of 
Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

Guest editors: Kei-Hoi Cheung (1) and Huajun Chen (2)

(1) Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University School of Medicine, 
New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
(2) College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Scope of the thematic series
As the use of Chinese Medicine (CM) is growing, the question of how to 
relate CM and western medicine becomes increasingly important. Semantic 
relationships are to be discovered, established, explored, and reasoned 
with the help of computers, as large amounts and diversities of data and 
information about CM and western medicine have been collected digitally. 
While digital data are available, harmonizing such data is a challenging 
informatics problem due to differences in data formats, data models, and 
ontologies. The cultural and language differences present an additional 
challenge.  This thematic series focuses on the use of Semantic Web 
technologies to help harmonize CM data and biomedical data. These 
technologies include RDF, RDFS, OWL, SPARQL, triplestores, linked data, 
ontologies, semantic web services, semantic rule engines, reasoners, and 
so on.

Example topics
The following are a few examples of potential topics for your 
contribution to this thematic series:

1.    Semantic mashup/integration of existing resources/services to 
create new resources/services allowing CM data and other types of data 
including molecular, clinical, and pharmaceutical data to be combined 
for integrative or translational research.
2.    Creation of data warehouses or data federation systems.
3.    Construction and use of ontologies in the CM domain with links to 
other biomedical domains.
4.    Biomedical network integration and analysis.
5.    Approaches to facilitating cross-cultural and/or multilingual 
collaboration (e.g., cross-cultural knowledge integration and 
information retrieval).
6.    Semantic merge between databases and literature (e.g., ontology 
mining from text literature).

You are invited to submit your latest research on either topic for 
publication in a special issue next year; review and commentary articles 
are also welcome.  All submitted manuscripts will be immediately entered 
into a peer review process. The submission deadline is 31 January, 2010 
while some peer-reviewed and accepted papers can be published online 

About the journal
Chinese Medicine (http://www.cmjournal.org/), the official journal of 
the International Society for Chinese Medicine, aims to provide a forum 
for the dissemination of high quality research. All articles in the 
journal are open access and fully peer-reviewed.
Submit your research to Chinese Medicine and take advantage of an 
efficient online submission process, a high quality peer-review service, 
and high visibility for your article. There are no color charges and no 
limits on the number of figures or text.
The published version of your article will be immediately placed in 
PubMed Central and other freely accessible full-text repositories. This 
complies with the open access policies of many funders including those 
of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NIH, and Wellcome Trust.
Online submission
Please submit your manuscript via our online submission system 
(http://www.cmjournal.org/manuscript/). For more information about the 
journal, contact the Editorial Office (cmjournal@gmail.com) or visit our 
instructions for authors (http://www.cmjournal.org/info/instructions/).
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