2015 Meeting - Dublin

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” (http://phenoday2015.bio-lark.org/), 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.

Programme

Updates

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

Call for Participation

** Submissions Due: April 10th, 2015 (Fri) **


The 2015 meeting will be a two day SIG, with July 11th being the “Phenotype Day” (http://phenoday2015.bio-lark.org/) which will be a session 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. We strongly encourage relevant submissions directly to the special Phenotype Day event.


The Bio-Ontologies SIG provides a forum for discussion of the latest research in the application of ontologies and in the organisation, presentation and dissemination of knowledge in the life sciences. In its 18th year, Bio-Ontologies is one of the longest running SIG at ISMB. 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):

Applications of ontologies in bioinformatics

  • Hypothesis Testing Platforms

  • Use of Ontologies in Data Mining

  • "Flash updates" on Newly Developed or Existing Bio-Ontologies

  • Bio-Curation Platforms

  • Automated Annotation Pipelines

  • Efforts using ontologies for Bio-NLP or Information Retrieval

  • Semantic Web Enabled Applications

  • Role of Bio-Ontologies in Health 2.0

Advances in development of biomedical ontologies

  • Collaborative Ontology Authoring and Peer-Review Mechanisms

  • Automated Ontology Learning

  • Mapping between Ontologies

  • Research in Ontology Evaluation

  • Crowd sourcing Ontology review and evaluation


We invite three types of submissions.


- Short papers, up to 4 pages.

- Poster abstracts, up to 1 page.

- Flash updates, up to 1 page


Following review, successful papers will be presented at the Bio-Ontologies SIG. Poster abstracts will be provided poster space and time will be allocated for a flash update on the poster. Flash updates are for short talks (5 min) giving the salient new developments on existing public ontologies. Unsuccessful papers will automatically be considered for poster and flash update presentation.

Program

Looking for Phenoday Schedule -- click here

Registration

Register for the Bio-Ontologies SIG at the ISMB 2016 website at: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2016-registration


To attend Bio-Ontologies and PhenoDay both, register for two days. Also note that SIG-only registration does not include ISMB registration.

Organizers

  • Nigam Shah - Stanford University, United States

  • Michel Dumontier - Stanford University, United States

  • Larisa Soldatova - Brunel University, United Kingdom

  • Philippe Rocca-Serra - University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Phenotype day:

  • Nigel Collier - University of Cambridge and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK

  • Tudor Groza - University of Queensland, Australia

  • Anika Oellrich - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

  • Karin Verspoor - University of Melbourne, Australia