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CfP Joint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine

From: Mark <markw@illuminae.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:11:54 +0200
To: "public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
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Apologies to Egon ;-)

SATBI+SWIM 2012 - Joint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to  
Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine - Call for Papers


Call for papers:

A defining characteristic of the next decade of biomedical research will  
be the explosion in the range and quantity of biomedical information,  
especially as it relates to individualized therapies. The purpose of this  
joint workshop is to discuss research challenges, results, methods and  
advances in the application of Semantic Web technologies to translating  
the wealth of biomedical information into therapies, tools, and care  
practices that improve health for patients and communities.

The workshop aims to attract researchers from Computer Science,  
Information Science, Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, and related areas to  
share research challenges, results, methods and advances in the appliance  
of Semantic Web technologies to two domains within Clinical and  
Translational research - bioinformatics and individualized medicine.

SATBI+SWIM 2012 has been divided in two separate tracks:

Track 1: SATBI (Semantic Applied Technologies on Biomedical Informatics)

Cataloguing, categorizing, and richly annotating biomedical and  
post-genomics data is critical to ensure its rapid, relevant use to  
increase return-on-investment in high-throughput studies.  Semantic  
Technologies not only allow the conceptual organization and categorization  
of biomedical data based on rich domain-knowledge, but also enable the  
creation of more powerful electronic resources through which researchers  
can utilize these massive data resources to advance biomedical discovery.   
Such resources include knowledge-based multi-site interoperability  
systems, enhanced by ontological reasoning over the hidden "facts" in  
biological data.

Topics of interest in this track include, but are not limited to:

Design, Development and Management of Biological Ontologies for Genetics,  
Proteomics, Diseases, etc.

Linked Data Integration and reasoning in Biology and Medicine

Biological science applications to produce and/or consume linked data

Biological knowledge discovery with linked data

The use of semantic web technology to support natural language processing  
and information retrieval for the biological sciences

Track 2: SWIM (Applying Semantic Web Technology for Clinical Decision  
Support and Cohort Identification in Individualized Medicine)

The overarching goal for clinical and translational science activities is  
to facilitate the translation of research results into therapies, tools  
and patient care practices that improve health for patients and  
communities. Clinical and translational research is an integral component  
in the biomedical research enterprise but these critical areas of research  
are hampered by the lack of bidirectional flow of information between  
basic and translational scientists, and between the bench and the bedside.  
Semantic Web technologies can provide the necessary infrastructure for  
accessing and integrating multiple types of data, and remedy the  
information bottleneck.

We invite novel and previously unpublished work demonstrating the  
applicability of Semantic Web technologies to clinical and translational  
research, including:

Clinical decision support for personalized medicine

Data integration from heterogeneous biomedical knowledge bases and sources  
to support translational research

Semantic interoperability between electronic health records

Semantics driven biomedical question-answering systems

Automated techniques for patient cohort identification

Drug-interaction/adverse drug event detection and representation

Standards-based modeling of phenotype definitions

Applications in pharmacogenomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and comparative  
effectiveness research

Important Dates:

Paper Submission deadline: July 31, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance: August 21, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers: September 10, 2012

Author Instructions:

Please check SATBI+SWIM webpage to see author instructions.

Organizing Committee:

Alejandro Rodríguez González, PhD (Bioinformatics at Centre for Plant  
Biotechnology and Genomics UPM-INIA, Spain)
Jyotishman Pathak, PhD (Mayo Clinic)
Mark Wilkinson, PhD (Bioinformatics at Centre for Plant Biotechnology and  
Genomics UPM-INIA)
Nigam H. Shah, MBBS, PhD (Stanford University)
Robert Stevens, PhD (University of Manchester, UK)
Richard Boyce, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
Angel García Crespo, PhD (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)

Program Committee:

Helena Deus, PhD, Digital Research Enterprise Institute, Ireland
Jesualdo Tomas Fernandez Breis, PhD, University of Murcia, Spain
Michel Dumontier, PhD, Carleton University, Canada
Mikel Egaña Aranguren, PhD, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain
Joanne Luciano, PhD, Harvard University, USA
Alan Ruttenberg, University of Buffalo
Oktie Hassanzadeh, IBM Research
M. Scott Marshall, University of Amsterdam
William Hogan, University of Arkansas
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