Call for Workshops and Tutorials - International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2012)

Call for Workshops and Tutorials - International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2012)
co-located with the 7th International Conference on Formal Ontologies in Information Systems (FOIS 2012)

21, 22 and 25 July 2012; Graz, Austria.

Conference Web site:

*** Relevant dates *** 

31 December 2011: Workshop and tutorial proposal submission deadline 
25 January 2012: Notification of acceptance of workshops and tutorials
15 March 2012: Workshop papers submission deadline
15 April 2012: Notification of workshop paper acceptance
30 June 2012: Deadline for all camera-ready copies for the proceedings

Note that the dates above are firm and specific to workshops and tutorials. For more information about other ICBO2012 events and due dates please refer to the conference website at

*** Topics ***

Ontologies are increasingly used in the semantic description of biological and medical data from creation to publication and consumption by semantically enabled applications. To be effective, such ontologies must be of high quality and work well together. Therefore, issues like techniques for ontology use, good ontology design, ontology maintenance, and ontology coordination need to be addressed. The International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO) series is designed to meet this need. ICBO 2012, the third event in the highly successful series, will bring together representatives of all major communities involved in ontology use and development in biomedical research, health care, and related areas.

*** Call for Workshops and Tutorials ***

ICBO 2012 will offer a series of workshops and tutorials.
TUTORIALS are educational events. They may be either for a full day or for a half day. They should focus on one specific topic presented by one or two experts and involve interaction with the audience. Tutorials can include hands-on training, in which case the proposal should specify the exact requirements (laptops, software to install, etc.).
WORKSHOPS are half-day or full-day scientific events. They are intended to provide a forum for the discussion of a specific topic through individual paper presentations. The workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the workshop and reviewing and selecting the contributions. Workshops can be events focusing on a specific topic; they can also include interest group meetings, or meetings designed to disseminate the results of a research project on a specific topic.

Submission is via EasyChair (, according to the templates provided at

*** Contact ***

You are invited to discuss your proposal with the organizers. To do so or get more information please send a note to the workshops and tutorials chair, Melanie Courtot, at mcourtot [at]

Mélanie Courtot
675 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1L3, Canada

Received on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 19:50:13 UTC