The Bio-Ontologies SIG provides a a vibrant forum for discussion of the latest and most innovative research in the application of ontologies and more generally the organization, presentation and dissemination of knowledge in biomedicine and the life sciences. Bio-Ontologies has existed as a SIG at ISMB for 18 years, making it one of the longest running.

The 2016 meeting will be a two day SIG (July 8 and 9), with July 9th being the “Phenotype Day”, focused on the systematic description of phenotypes. Phenotype Day will bring together researchers across many disciplines to discuss phenotype-related issues and resources, and to share their experience with defining, representing, processing and using phenotype data.

Key Dates

April 8th, 2016 Submissions Due
May 6th, 2016   Notifications
May 13th, 2016 Final Version Due
July 8-9, 2016   Meeting


 The JBMS supplement from the 2015 meeting will published around Feb-March 2016