The Bio-Ontologies SIG provides a forum for discussion of 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 has existed as a SIG at ISMB for 18 years, making it one of the longest running.

The 2015 meeting will be a two day SIG (July 10 and 11), with July 11th being the “Phenotype Day” (, focused on the systematic description of phenotypic variation. 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.



 The JBMS supplement from the 2014 meeting will published around Feb-March 2015

Key Dates

April 10th, 2015 Submissions Due
May 8th, 2015 Notifications
May 15th, 2015 Final Version Due