Call for Papers: International Conference on Biomedical Ontology

Final Call for Papers

The International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies 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 classes
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

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 Ontology (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 or write to 

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

Received on Sunday, 16 November 2008 20:15:15 UTC