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CFP: Special Issue of Journal of Biomedical Informatics (JBI): Semantic BioMed Mashup

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:13:24 -0400
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Special Issue of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics on

Semantic BioMed Mashup


Guest Editors: 

Kei-Hoi Cheung, Huajun Chen, Yimin Wang, Susie Stephens, Joanne Luciano, Vipul

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2007


Biomedical researchers need to be able to access all relevant data in order to
make well-informed decisions. To reach this objective, data about genes,
proteins, pathways, chemical compounds, diseases, and clinical trials must be
effectively integrated and available to the scientist. Yet, integration of
disparate biomedical data continues to be a challenge. Difficulties with data
integration occur because many biomedical research disciplines require the
integration of data sets that have been produced by using different
experimental/clinical protocols using heterogeneous data formats, and that
reflect different levels of abstraction. Further challenges include inconsistent
use of terminology and identifiers, rapidly increasing data volumes, and the
growing diversity in data types and formats. 


The goal of this special issue of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics (JBI) is
to provide a forum for advanced research on methods for biomedical data mashup
using Semantic Web technologies, as the quantity and diversity of biomedical
datasets are growing rapidly on the Web. In accordance with the editorial
policies of the Journal, we are soliciting full-length article submissions that
explain and demonstrate the use of novel Semantic Web methodologies to integrate
heterogeneous biomedical data (see a summary of JBI's editorial guidelines at
http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjbin). In addition to original research papers,
we are soliciting one or more methodological review papers in the issue and we
welcome submissions in this category.


Possible topics for this special include:


*  Integration of health care and/or life science data using semantic web

*  Semantics of health care and/or life science data 

*  Semantic web applications for health care and/or life science data

*  Semantic web services 

*  Ontology-based data integration

*  RDF/OWL data querying languages 

*  Experience with novel methods using triple stores

Any questions regarding the special issue may be sent to: kei.cheung@yale.edu.
Inquiries about suitability should include a short paragraph describing the
primary objectives of the manuscript. We would welcome advance notice of your
intention to submit a paper. 

Submissions: Manuscripts should be submitted to the JBI authors' gateway
(http://ees.elsevier.com/jbi/) no later than July 31, 2007. Please be sure that
your manuscript follows the JBI instructions for authors available on that Web
site. You will be offered an opportunity to specify the special issue as the
preferred venue when you submit your manuscript to the gateway. Submissions will
undergo standard peer review, and opportunities for revision will be provided as
appropriate. Papers judged inappropriate for the special issue may be considered
for publication in a regular issue of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 

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