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Last CFP: 3rd Special Track on Ontologies for BiomedicalSystems for CBMS 2008

Amandeep S. Sidhu
3rd Special Track on Ontologies for Biomedical Systems for

21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems

Jyväskylä, Finland

June 17-19 2008

Call for Papers

Biomedical Ontologies have developed in an uncoordinated way, often reflecting mere relations of 'association' between what are called 'concepts', and serving primarily the purposes of information extraction from on-line biomedical literature and databases. In recent years, we have learned a great deal about the criteria which must be satisfied if ontology is to allow true information integration and automatic reasoning across data and information derived from different sources. The goal of this track is to survey existing biomedical ontologies and reform them in such a way as to allow true information integration in biomedical domain. Authors are invited to submit original papers exploring the theories, techniques, and applications of biomedical ontologies. Papers are invited (but not limited) to the following themes:

* Biomedical Ontologies for Genetics, Proteomics, Diseases, Privacy etc.
* Conceptual Models for Biological and Medical Data
* Semantics in Biological Data Modeling
* Use of semantics to manage Interoperation in Biomedical Databases
* Semantic Web technologies and formalisms for Biomedical Data
* Ontology representation and exchange languages for bioinformatics
* Biomedical Ontologies and OWL
* Biological Data Integration and Management using Ontologies
* Biomedical Data Engineering using Ontologies
* Application of Biomedical Ontologies for Heterogeneous Database Access
* Query Optimization Techniques for Biomedical Database using Ontologies
* Support of Ontologies for Biological Information Retrieval and Web Services
* Change Management in Biomedical Ontologies
* Tools for Development and Management of Biomedical Ontologies

Important Dates

04 February 2008  Paper Submission Due
28 February 2008     Notification of acceptance
28 March 2008     Final camera-ready paper due
28 March 2008     Pre-registration deadline

Paper Submission Procedures

Submitted papers have to be original, containing new and original results. Use a maximum of 6 pages IEEE two-column format, including figures and references. All submissions will be done electronically via the CBMS 2008 web submission system (

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper at the CBMS 2008 Symposium. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two independent referees. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. High Quality submissions will be published in a special issue of Biomedical Ontologies Journal by Oxford University Press.

Track Organizers

Amandeep S. Sidhu
Curtin University of Technology, Perth

Tharam S. Dillon
Curtin University of Technology, Perth

Jake Chen
Indiana University, USA

Elizabeth Chang
Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Program Committee

Alexey Tsymbal (Siemens, Germany)
David Hansen (e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO, Australia)
David Taniar (Monash University, Australia)
Ernesto Damiani (Computer Science Department, Milan University, Italy)
Fabio Porto (Database Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland)
Farookh K. Hussain (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
Fedja Hadzic (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Huiru Zheng (University of Ulster, UK)
Jake Chen (Indiana University, USA)
James Geller (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Jason Wang (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Li Liao (University of Delaware, USA)
Ling Feng (Tsinghua University, China)
Maja Hadzic (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
Midori Harris (GO Consortium, European Bioinformatics Institute)
Mustafa Jarrar (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Robert Meersman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Silke Eckstein (Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany)
Sourav S Bhowmick (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Sun Kim (School of Informatics, Indiana University, USA)
Wenny Rahayu (La Trobe University, Australia)
Werner Ceusters (New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences, USA)
Yi Pan (Georgia State University, USA)