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2nd Call for Papers: Software, Open Standards, and Computational Approaches for Collaboration in Life Sciences

From: Marco Brandizi <brandizi@ebi.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:02:18 +0000
Message-ID: <52B0C9EA.1000101@ebi.ac.uk>
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Dear all,

everyone is kindly invited to submit their contribution on the topics below.

Kind Regards,


Special issue on Software, Open Standards, and Computational Approaches 
for Collaboration in Life Sciences
Call for Papers


Internet and the World Wide Web have made possible unimaginable levels 
of information sharing and collaboration in science, as well as in other 
human activities. In life science, software-based collaboration occurs 
at different scale levels, from small collocated scientific groups to 
large international communities. It also happens in various ways, from 
tight-interaction in ontology design to crowd-sourced data annotation 
and analysis. The idea of the web of data has been particularly 
successful in the biomedical field, given its potential to ease 
integration and exploration of large, complex, and heterogeneous data 
sets. Advanced knowledge representation and data exchange standards have 
been widely used for such purpose. These same approaches are applied in 
developing collaboration models and software to support such models.

In this special issue we want to explore the intersection between the 
above themes and gather an outlook of current efforts and solutions to 
promote collaboration in life sciences through software tools, open data 
standards, advanced representation of the semantics of data, and 
collaboration models. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

     Ontology-driven collaboration software for life science
     Collaboratories in the biomedical field
     Crowdsourcing experiences and projects, semantics-based models, and 
applications for crowdsourcing in life science
     Collaborative biomedical data generation, exchange, and integration
     Distributed biomedical data annotation and analysis
     Ontologies and models to support collaboration in life science
     Practices and tools in bio-ontology development and applications
     Collaborative annotation and review of biomedical literature, 
     Collaboration in biomedical education and training, advanced 
semantic models for life science education applications
     Software tools to fund raise biomedical research projects

Manuscript Due    Friday, 14 February 2014
First Round of Reviews    Friday, 9 May 2014
Publication Date    Friday, 4 July 2014

Lead Guest Editor
     Marco Brandizi, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
Guest Editors
     Paolo Ciccarese, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MS, USA
     Paolo Romano, IRCCS University Hospital San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
     Marco Roos, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 
The Netherlands
     Katy Wolstencroft, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science 
(LIACS), Leiden, Netherlands


Marco Brandizi, PhD brandizi@ebi.ac.uk, http://www.marcobrandizi.info

Functional Genomics Group - Sr Software Engineer

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

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