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[CFP] 2017 Bio-Ontologies COSI at ISMB

From: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:04:45 +0100
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Call for Papers for the Bio-Ontologies Community of Special Interest (COSI)

co-located with Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB)

July 24-25, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic

** Submission Deadline: April 13th, 2017  **

Bio-Ontologies (http://www.bio-ontologies.org.uk) is an ISMB Community of
Special Interest (COSI) <https://www.iscb.org/iscb-cosis> that covers the
latest and most innovative research in the application of ontologies and
more generally the organisation, presentation and dissemination of
knowledge in biomedicine and the life sciences.

Bio-Ontologies is celebrating its 20th year at ISMB in 2017, which will be
held in Prague, Czech Republic July 21-25, 2017. It continues to provide a
vibrant environment for reporting novel methods and sharing experiences on
the construction and application of ontologies in health care and the life
sciences. The informal nature of the SIG offers a constructive environment
to nurture discussion of innovative and scientifically sound work that
range from preliminary to completed, from both young and experienced
investigators alike. Bio-Ontologies participants also benefit from a
strongly interdisciplinary setting, where ISMB attendees intermingle with
members from American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
<https://www.amia.org/> and the W3C’s Healthcare and Life Sciences interest
group (HCLSIG) <https://www.w3.org/blog/hcls/>, thereby increasing impact
through broader dissemination and enabling new and exceptional

Key Dates


   ISMB Proceedings Abstract Submission: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

   Bio-Ontologies Call for Submissions: Thursday, April 13, 2017

   Acceptance Notification: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

   Poster Deadline: May 15, 2017

   Early Bird Registration: June 15, 2017

   Program Information: June 17, 2017

   Meeting: July 24-25, 2017

Call for Submissions

We invite the submission of short papers, flash updates and posters for
presentation at the Bio-Ontologies SIG. Papers are invited in areas, such
as the applications of bio-ontologies, newly developed bio-ontologies, and
the use of ontologies in data sharing standards. Example topics include
(but not limited to):


   Collaborative Ontology Authoring

   Ontologies in Data and Metadata Standards

   Machine-driven ontology development

   Semantic Web Enabled Applications

   Bio-Ontologies in the Learning Health System

   Intelligent systems for accurate phenotyping

   Machine and Deep learning with Ontologies

   Platforms for Biocuration

   Automated Annotation Pipelines

   Knowledge representation and knowledge discovery for biomedical data

   Use of semantic technologies in text mining

   Ontology growth, mapping and repair

   Efforts to generate and assess FAIR data

   Social, moral and technical issues in publishing and consuming
   biomedical and life sciences data.

   Research in Ontology Engineering and Ontology Evaluation

   Flash updates on Newly Developed or Existing Bio-Ontologies

Deadlines and Presentation Length

We welcome short research papers (4 pages), flash updates (1 page) and
poster abstracts (1 page) as a PDF using the Bio-ontologies template for
papers (https://goo.gl/KD7Bmi) or updates/posters (https://goo.gl/1OkQSH).
Submissions can be made on the easychair site (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bioontologies2017). Please note
that accepted submissions require that one author present the work. The
research presentations are normally allocated between 20-25 minutes while
flash updates are presented in 5-10 minutes. The presenter must register
and pay to attend the conference and the presenter should identify
themselves as the corresponding author during the submission process.

Review Criteria


   Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to conference attendees.

   Significance of the problem, such that reviewers understand the
   potential for impact.

   Novelty of the approach, including suitable treatment of related work.

   Soundness and potential for reproducibility of the proposed method.

   Quality of writing, including readability and clearly stated

Organizing Committee

Michel Dumontier, Maastricht University

Philippe Rocca-Serra, University of Oxford

Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne

Contact: bioontologies@gmail.com

Michel Dumontier
Distinguished Professor of Data Science
Maastricht University
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