** 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
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.