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CFP: International Workshop on Knowledge Support for Deep Phenotyping @ BIBM 2013

From: Tudor Groza <tudor.groza@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 21:59:03 +1000
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Call for Papers: International Workshop on Knowledge Support for Deep
co-located with IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and
December 18 - 21, 2013
Shanghai, China
 - Confirmed invited speakers:
   --- Dr. Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
   --- Prof. Peter Robinson (Charite Medical University Berlin, Germany)
 - Extended versions of all accepted full papers will be included in a
Special Issue of
   the Journal of Biomedical Semantics.

Important Dates
- Paper Submission: Oct 10, 2013 (NEW)
- Notifications: Nov 4, 2013
- Camera-Ready Versions: Nov 18, 2013

The systematic description of variation has gained increasing importance
since the discovery
of the causal relationship between a genotype placed in a certain
environment and a phenotype.
The triumvirate connection of a phenotype, genotype and its environment,
plays an important
role to enhance our knowledge in areas such as the origins of human genetic
disorders, the
evolution of species, species diversity and adaptability to environmental
change. Effective
use of phenotype data requires researchers to achieve a common mindset and
build a shared
conceptual view on the definition, representation and interoperability of

With the need for interoperability between large-scale experimental and
clinical data sets
we  assert that knowledge support for Deep Phenotyping is currently of a
particular relevance,
yet it has not been tackled as a well-defined field in itself. Various
research activities
that attempt to understand the underlying domain knowledge exist, but they
are rather
restrictively applied and not very well synchronized. In this workshop we
propose to trigger
a comprehensive and coherent approach to studying (and ultimately
facilitating) the process
of knowledge acquisition and support for Deep Phenotyping by bringing
together researchers
and practitioners that include but are not limited to the following fields:
* Computational biology
* Genomics, clinical genetics, pharmacogenomics, healthcare
* Text/Data mining and knowledge discovery
* Knowledge representation and ontology engineering

Research topics
* Phenotype/environment representation as well as the connection between
phenotype and environment
 -- Standards and models for representing phenotypes in the environment,
including behavioural
 -- Pre-composition(Pre-coordination) and
post-composition(post-coordination) of phenotypes
* Phenotype/environment extraction / acquisition as well as relation
extraction between genotype-
 -- Natural Language Processing and text mining methods for phenotype
 -- Data Mining methods for phenotype discovery
* Phenotype alignment and interoperability (can include environmental
 -- Alignment to phenotype standards
 -- Cross-species phenotype alignment and interoperability
* Phenotype-driven decision support
* Inference and reasoning based on phenotypes (can include environment,
* Tools and methods for phenotype-disorder, phenotype-genotype,
 phenotype-drug, and phenotype-
  genotype-environment discovery

Submission Information
We encourage researchers to submit full research papers (up to 8 pages), as
well as Poster
papers (up to 2 pages) reporting work in progress. All accepted papers will
be included in the proceedings
published by IEEE CPS and will be scheduled for presentation during the

Papers should be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings
Manuscript Formatting Guidelines:

Submissions are accepted as PDF, PS, and DOC/RTF files, however, authors
are strongly encouraged to
generate a PDF version of the submission if this has been prepared in Word.

Submission system:
* https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2013/bibm13/cbc_index.php

Extended versions of all accepted full papers will be included in a Special
Issue of the Journal of Biomedical Semantics.

Workshop Organizers
* Nigel Collier, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK and National
Institute of Informatics, Japan
* Anika Oellrich, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
* Tudor Groza, The University of Queensland, Australia

Program Committee
* Kevin Cohen, University of Colorado, US
* Hong-Jie Dai, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
* Georgios V. Gkoutos, Aberystwyth University, UK
* Melissa Haendel, Oregon Health & Science University, US
* Eva Huala, Carnegie Institution for Science, US
* Jin-Dong Kim, Database Center for Life Science, Japan
* Jung-Jae Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* Hiroaki Kitano, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate
University, Japan
* Sebastian Koehler, Charite Medical University Berlin, Germany
* Hilmar Lapp, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), US
* Suzanna Lewis, Berkeley Lab, US
* Yves Lussier, The University of Chicago, US
* Jong Park , KAIST, Korea
* Peter N. Robinson, Charite Medical University Berlin, Germany
* Paul N. Schofield, University of Cambridge, UK
* Nigam Shah, Stanford University, US
* Damian Smedley, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
* Von-Wun Soo , National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
* Toshihisa Takagi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
* Andreas Zankl, University of Sydney, Australia
* Xuezhong Zhou , Beijing Jiaotang University, China
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