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MetaOnt for ontologies

MetaOnt for ontologies

We define a schema in which to describe the cornucopia applied ontologies. We look at the domain of ontologies from the point of view of our philosophical tradition.
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Ontology of Knowledge

Ontology of Knowledge

We build a few ontologies explaining what knowledge and knowledge management are. We also model a concept of knowledge transfer.
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Ontology in HGIS

Ontology in HGIS

Our experience shows that the decisive stage in the development of HGIS systems is a conceptual model and ontology seems to be the right tool to build it.
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Ontology of Livestock

Ontology of Livestock

OntoBeef is a library of ontologies created within ProOptiBeef project to catch a conceptualization of beef production and consumption domain.
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Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-15)

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Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-15)
— Episode 1: The Argentine Winter —
Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 25-31, 2015
in conjunction with IJCAI 2015
http://iaoa.org/jowo

— First Call for Papers —

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Submission deadline: April 27, 2015
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This first edition of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-15) combines
four exciting ontology-centered workshops at IJCAI-15. Together with
ontology work presented at IJCAI itself, we will transform Buenos Aires
for a week into the largest venue for ontology research of the year.

JOWO-15 is supported by the International Association for Ontology and
its Applications – IAOA. It will feature a series of (shared) invited
talks, paper presentations, and discussions spread across four
independent full-day workshops run over a period of three days:

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Workshop on Formal Ontologies for Artificial Intelligence (FOfAI)
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http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/fofai
chairs: Stefano Borgo, Oliver Kutz, and Daniele Porello

FOfAI aims to establish a venue for researchers in AI with a strong
interest in applied ontology. In particular, we aim to foster an
interdisciplinary discussion and cross-fertilization among a number of
communities by proposing a venue to exchange foundational,
methodological, and applicative perspectives. The workshop thus
encourages submission of articles on both theoretical, computational,
and linguistic issues in the use of ontologies in AI as well as the
concrete use of non-trivial ontologies in AI systems and applications.
FOfAI is generously sponsored by the Association for Logic, Language and
Information – FoLLI.

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9th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO 2015)
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http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/kenb/womo2015/
chairs: Kenneth Baclawski, Torsten Hahmann, Pavel Klinov, Adila Krisnadhi

This workshop brings together researchers from all subareas of AI and
from related disciplines and application domains to discuss latest and
current work on theoretical and practical aspects of modularity in
ontologies. Topics include modularity as enabling technology for
knowledge repositories and collaborative knowledge development
environments and as a tool for reducing the complexity of designing and
understanding ontologies, and to facilitating ontology verification,
reasoning, maintenance and integration.

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1st Workshop on Belief Change and Non-Monotonic Reasoning in Ontologies
and Databases
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https://ontochange.wordpress.com
chairs: Eduardo Fermé, Thomas Meyer and Renata Wassermann

This workshop will bring together researchers working in the areas of
logic-based ontologies, belief change, and database systems, along with
researchers working in relevant areas in non-monotonic reasoning,
commonsense reasoning, and paraconsistent reasoning. Hence the workshop
will facilitate discussions on the application of existing work in
belief change, non-monotonic reasoning, commonsense reasoning, and
related areas on the one hand, to logic-based ontologies and databases
on the other.

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Ontologies and logic programming for query answering
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http://ontolp.lsis.org/
chairs: Odile Papini, Marie-Laure Mugnier, Laurent Garcia, Salem Benferhat

The aim of this workshop is to bridge knowledge representation and
reasoning in artificial intelligence and web of knowledge communities in
order to encourage the emergence of new solutions for reasoning with
lightweight ontologies. Particular topics include query answering while
taking ontologies into account and
non­monotonic reasoning for inconsistency handling and exception
handling and expressing default negations in ontologies, with a special
interest in logic programming for implementations.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission:  April 27, 2015
Notification:  May 20, 2015
Camera ready: May 30, 2015
Workshop: July, 2015

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please refer to the individual workshops for detailed lists of topics
appropriate for each workshop.
Submissions can be long papers (up to 8 pages) or short papers (up to 4
pages), formatted using the AAAI style (available from
http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php), submitted in PDF
format no later than the submission deadline.
All submission are handled through Easychair. Use
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jowo15 for submissions to any
of the first three workshops, and select the track that corresponds to
the workshop most appropriate for your work. For the last workshop
“Ontologies and logic programming for query answering”, submissions are
handled separately through
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ontolp2015
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the program
committee of the individual workshops. Accepted papers will be made
available in the form of a joint workshop proceedings. For additional
publication plans check the individual workshops.

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Warsztaty ontologiczne 2014

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference

Dates: August 19- 21, 2014

Location: San Jose, California

2014 SemTechBiz Program

Big business is utilizing Semantic Technologies to generate revenue, save money and solve real problems in an age where Big Data presents big challenges.

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz) brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities jointly impacting both corporate business leaders and technologists.

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference(#SemTechBiz) turns 10 this year! Co-located with NoSQL Now! Conference, SemTechBiz provides an outstanding opportunity for attendees from around the world to gather, share experiences and do business.

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1st European Conference on Argumentation – ECA Lisbon 2015

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

1st European Conference on Argumentation – ECA Lisbon 2015

Argumentation and Reasoned Action

9-12 June 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

www.ecargument.org

NEW: Abstract submission now open here. Deadline: 1 October 2014.

NEW: ECA Van Eemeren Prize for Outstanding Student Paper announced.

The European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) is a new pan-European initiative aiming to consolidate and advance various streaks of research into argumentation and reasoning: from philosophical, linguistic, discourse analytic, cognitive, to computational approaches. The chief goal of the initiative is to organise every other year (2015-2017-2019-etc.) a major conference on argumentation at a different location in Europe. The first of these conferences will be hosted in Lisbon by the ArgLab, Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa. While based in Europe, ECA involves and further encourages participation from argumentation scholars all over the world.

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS for ECA Lisbon 2015:

JOHN R. SEARLE                            

Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, USA

 

ISABELA FAIRCLOUGH & NORMAN FAIRCLOUGH    

Discourse Analysis, University of Central Lancashire & University of Lancaster, UK

 

SIMON PARSONS

Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK

SPECIAL THEME

Argumentation and Reasoned Action

The primary idea behind this first edition of the conference is that argumentation and reasoning are the main vehicles for our decisions and actions. They accompany, indeed constitute, a variety of significant social practices: from individual practical reasoning, small group decisions, deliberations of official bodies in various institutional contexts, to large-scale political and social deliberations. Argumentation is understood here as a mode of action – and not just any action, but a reasoned action, comprised of consideration of reasons (whether they are good or bad). Traditionally, argumentation has been assigned many distinct functions: epistemic, moral, conversational, etc. The aim of the conference is to explore how these functions are interrelated with the practical need for deciding on a course of action. Simply put, our chief concern is with the role argumentation and reasoning play when the question of “what to do?” is addressed.

All kinds of approaches to argumentation and reasoning are welcome: the (informal) logical, (pragma-)dialectical, rhetorical, but also contributions that examine argumentation from the perspective of practical reasoning in moral philosophy and philosophy of action; deliberation in political theory; public policy analysis; legal decisions in philosophy of law; cognitive study of reasoning and decisions; models of decision-making in computer science; organisational, small-group, and interpersonal communication; or discourse analytic methods examining the linguistic tokens of argumentative practices.

The conference will be focused on, but not limited to, the following topics:

-          Practical reasoning and argumentation

-          Fallacious arguments and bad decisions

-          Argumentation and decision-making in institutional (education, health, business) and interpersonal contexts

-          Argumentation and deliberation in the public sphere

-          Public policy debates and public controversies

-          Argumentation in digital media

-          Visual arguments as modes of action

-          Models of argumentative dialogues

-          Argumentation in multi-agent systems

-          Legal arguments and legal decisions

-          Cognitive mechanisms behind argumentative practices

Submissions from students and young scholars are encouraged. To this end, ECA has established the Frans van Eemeren Prize for Outstanding Student Paper.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION 

The Programme Committee and Organising Committee invite the following types of original submissions:

Individual long papers (with commentator)

Submit extended abstracts (min. 1000, max. 1500 words), ready for double-blind reviewing. Each accepted paper will have to be submitted before the conference, and will have a commentator assigned. Authors will be allocated longer slots (± 45min). Published long papers will be within 5000-7000 words range (incl. references and footnotes).

Individual regular papers (without commentator)

Submit regular abstracts (min. 300, max. 500 words), ready for double-blind reviewing. For authors of accepted regular papers there is no need to submit them in advance, and there will be no commentator. Authors will be allocated shorter slots (± 25min). Published regular papers will be within 3500-5000 words range (incl. references and footnotes).

Thematic panels/symposia

Thematic panels/symposia are expected to be directly related to the main theme of the conference. Panels should comprise of 3-5 speakers and last 90-150min; they may include a panel respondent (panel organiser her/himself or someone invited by the panel organiser). Panel proposals are submitted by the panel organiser; they should be prepared for double-blind reviewing and include: title; description of the panel, incl. its connection to the theme of the conference (300-500 words); the titles and abstracts of all contributions to the panel (300-500 words each); and whether it will involve a respondent. Published panel/symposium papers will be within 3500-5000 words range (incl. references and footnotes). (Note, all abstracts in the panel should also be individually submitted by their authors as “Regular papers” with the option – available in the online system under the abstract box – “My paper is part of a thematic panel/symposium”.)

Abstract submission is now open athttps://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecalisbon2015.

For more details on the submission procedure, see http://ecargument.org/?page_id=41.

The deadline for all submissions is 1 October 2014.

All individual paper and panel proposals will be reviewed in a double-blind procedure for their overall quality and relevance to the conference by the members of the Scientific Panel of ECA Lisbon 2015 (see below).

Based on the reviews, the Programme Committee and Organising Committee will notify you of the acceptance or rejection by 1 December 2014.

PUBLICATION

Authors of all accepted papers (including those in thematic panels) and keynote addresses will be invited to publish them in conference proceedings. Details of the proceedings will be available soon at www.ecargument.org.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract submission deadline:                                                    1 October 2014

Notification of acceptance/rejection:                                           1 December 2014

Early-bird registration:                                                                 28 February 2015

Final registration:                                                                         15 April 2015

Submission of long papers to commentators:                              15 April 2015

Conference in Lisbon:                                                                   9-12 June 2015

 

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Sally Jackson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)         (Chair)

Dima Mohammed (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)                 (Secretary)

Lilian Bermejo-Luque (University of Granada, Spain)

Steve Oswald (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

Argumentation Lab, Institute of Philosophy, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Marcin Lewiński                                                                                              (Chair)

Giovanni Damele

Fabrizio Macagno

Dima Mohammed

João Sàágua

ECA STEERING COMMITTEE:

Fabio Paglieri                       (ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy)                            (Chair)

Jan Albert van Laar              (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) (D. Chair)

Lilian Bermejo Luque            (University of Granada, Spain)

Katarzyna Budzynska           (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

Marcin Koszowy                    (University of Bialystok, Poland)

Marcin Lewiński                     (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Dima Mohammed                  (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Steve Oswald                         (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Chris Reed                             (University of Dundee, Scotland, UK)

Juho Ritola                             (University of Turku, Finland)

Sara Rubinelli                         (University of Lucerne, Switzerland)

Frank Zenker                          (University of Lund, Sweden)

 

SCIENTIFIC PANEL:

Mark Aakhus                          (Rutgers University, USA)

Michał Araszkiewicz                (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Gregor Betz                            (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Anthony Blair                          (University of Windsor, Canada)

Alessandra von Burg               (Wake Forest University, USA)

Christian Dahlmann                 (University of Lund, Sweden)

Emmanuelle Danblon              (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Kamila Debowska-Kozlowska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)

Marianne Doury                      (CNRS, Paris, France)

Frans H. van Eemeren            (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Joana Garmendia                   (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

David Godden                         (Old Dominion University, USA)

Jean Goodwin                         (Iowa State University, USA)

Thomas Gordon                      (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)

Floriana Grasso                      (University of Liverpool, UK)

Sara Greco Morasso              (University of Lugano, Switzerland)

Ulrike Hahn                             (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

Dale Hample                           (University of Maryland, USA)

Hans V. Hansen                      (University of Windsor, Canada)

Christopher Hart                     (University of Lancaster, UK)

Thierry Herman                      (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Catherine Hundleby                (University of Windsor, Canada)

Constanza Ihnen                     (University of Chile, Chile)

Henrike Jansen                       (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)

Ralph Johnson                        (University of Windsor, Canada)

Gabrijela Kisicek                     (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Jens Kjeldsen                         (University of Bergen, Norway)

Christian Kock                        (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Manfred Kraus                        (University of Tübingen, Germany)

Markus Lammenranta            (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Hugo Mercier                          (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Paula Olmos                           (UNED, Madrid, Spain)

Catherine Palczewski             (University of Northern Iowa, USA)

Rudi Palmieri                          (University of Lugano, Switzerland)

Steve Patterson                      (Marygrove College, Detroit, USA)

Niki Pfeifer                              (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany)

Damien Smith Pfister             (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

Henry Prakken                       (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Iyad Rahwan                           (British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Henrique Ribeiro                     (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Andrea Rocci                          (University of Lugano, Switzerland)

Cristián Santibáñez Yáñez      (Diego Portales University, Chile)

Harvey Siegel                         (University of Miami, USA)

Francisca Snoeck Henkemans (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Christopher Tindale                 (University of Windsor, Canada)

Sara L. Uckelman                   (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Bart Verheij                             (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Laura Vincze                           (Roma Tre University, Italy)

Jean Wagemans                     (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Lena Wahlberg                        (University of Lund, Sweden)

Harry Weger                           (University of Central Florida, USA)

David Cratis Williams               (Florida Atlantic University, USA)

Maciej Witek                           (University of Szczecin, Poland)

Yun (Robert) Xie                     (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China)

 

13th Mexican International Conference on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

MICAI-2014: 13th Mexican International Conference on 
       ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

       One-week draft abstracts deadline reminder

       EXCELLENT KEYNOTES: Vapnik, Sowa, Liu, Castillo

       Excellent touristic program

     Wworkshops:
       – 7th Intelligent Learning Environments
       – 1st Recognizing Textual Entailment and Question Answering
       – 7th Hybrid Intelligent Systems

     Tutorials:
       – John Sowa: Conceptual graphs and knowledge representation
       – Bing Liu: Opinion mining and sentiment analysis
       – Oscar Castillo: Fuzzy logic
       and more

       November 16 to 22, 2014 – Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
       Publication: Springer LNAI (EI, ISI), IEEE CPS, journals
       Submission: July 31 draft abstract / Aug 6 full text 
       (late submissions can be considered)

       www.micai.org/2014


Topics: all areas of Artificial Intelligence, research or applications.
Workshops. Tutorials. Doctoral Consortium. Best papers awards.

KEYNOTES:

- Vladimir Vapnik (NEC Lab): inventor of SVM
- John Sowa (VivoMind Research; IBM): inventor of conceptual graphs
- Bing Liu (U. of Illinois): opinion mining
- Oscar Castillo (Tijuana IT): fuzzy logic

Proceedings: Springer LNAI (IE, ISI); IEEE CPS,
special issues of journals (including ISI JCR).

Venue: Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Cultural program and tours: 
Sumidero canyon; El Chiflón waterfalls; Tenam Puente ancient pyramids; 
San Cristobal de las Casas colonial city (anticipated).

Dates (late submissions are possible):
July 31: draft abstract — just a general idea of what your paper 
        will be about (takes 1 minute; you can change the text later);
Aug 6:   full text for blind review.

See complete CFP at www.micai.org/2014.

The International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers (ICETC2014)

The International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers (ICETC2014)
Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
September 22-24, 2014
 http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/icetc2014/

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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland  From September 22-24, 2014 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

– AV-Communication and Multimedia
– Assessment Software Tools
– Authoring Tools and Content Development
– Collaborative Learning
– Context Dependent Learning
– Course Design and E-Learning Curriculae
– Digital Libraries for E-Learning
– Distance and E-Learning in a Global Context
– E-Learning Platforms, Portals
– E-Testing and new Test Theories
– Educating the Educators
– Groupware Tools
– Immersive Learning
– Intelligent Tutoring Systems
– International Partnerships in Teaching
– Learning Organization
– Medical Applications
– Mobile Learning (M-learning)
– Pedagogy Enhancement with E-Learning
– Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
– Supervising and Managing Student Projects
– Teacher Evaluation
– Technology Support for Pervasive Learning
– Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms
– Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments
– Assessment and Accreditation of Courses and Institutions
– Blended Learning
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Cooperation with Industry in Teaching
– Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
– Distance Education
– E-Learning Hardware and Software
– E-Learning Success Cases
– E-learning in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and information engineering
– Errors in E-Learning
– Higher Education vs. Vocational Training
– Impact and Achievements of International Initiatives
– Interdisciplinary Programs for Distance Education
– Joint Degrees
– Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training and Development
– Metrics and Performance Measurement
– Ontologies and Meta-Data Standards
– Security Aspects
– Standards and Interoperability
– Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
– Technology Enhanced Learning
– Theoretical Bases of E-Learning Environments
– Web-based Learning, Wikis and Blogs

Researchers are encouraged to submit their work electronically. All papers will be fully refereed by a minimum of two specialized referees. Before final acceptance, all referees comments must be considered.

Important Dates
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Submission Date            : Open from now until August 20, 2014
Notification of Acceptance : 2-3 weeks from the submission date
Camera Ready Submission    : Sept. 12, 2014
Registration               : Sept. 12, 2014
Conference Dates           : Sept. 22-24, 2014

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Czy ontologia formalna jest niejałowa?

W dniu dzisiejszym odbyło się seminarium ontologiczne z udziałem Andrzeja Biłata, który wygłosił wystąpienie pt. Czy ontologia formalna jest niejałowa?

Plan wystąpienia:

  1. Czym jest i po co jest ontologia filozoficzna?
  2. Ontologia formalna w stylu Wolffa
  3. Co znaczy „być dobrą teorią ontologiczną”?
  4. TO0 jako minimalna teoria ontologiczna
  5. Czy TO0 jest dobrą teorią ontologiczną?
zdjęcie 4
zdjęcie 1

Applied Ontology, Volume 9, Number 1 / 2014

3 Articles

Applied Ontology, Volume 8, Number 4 / 2013

3 Articles

5th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2014)

 

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ICBO 2014 Call for Participation
5th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2014) 
Houston, Texas   |   October 6 – 9, 2014
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The biomedical area has seen an explosive growth in data in the last decade from electronic health records, procedures, imaging, lab tests, genomics, and sensors. More recently the emergence of consumer health devices and the improved understanding of the microbiome has contributed greatly to this growth. While Big Data approaches have been useful to tackle the volume and velocity aspects, variability aka the ‘small data’ issue is especially challenging in the healthcare and life sciences areas. Ontologies provide the means to tackle this variability challenge with the ability to represent the meaning of the data formally in a computable manner. In addition, a large part of healthcare data is unstructured data. Natural Language Processing (NLP) and data mining techniques are being used for information extraction into a more structured form, a process wherein ontologies provide the knowledge models and the lexicon to extract the information meaningfully.
 
A large number of biomedical ontologies are now available, and ontology frameworks and ecosystems have also emerged to facilitate interoperability among the models. The 5th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO) aims to bring together application of ontologies as well as foundational issues in biomedical ontologies. The theme of ICBO 2014 is Ontologiesdriving Innovation – the main emphasis will be on the applied aspects of ontologies and demonstration of innovative ontology-driven solutions for all areas of healthcare and life sciences.
 
Important dates
Date  Events
4/01/2014  Workshop and tutorial proposal submission deadline
4/15/2014  Notification of acceptance of workshops and tutorial proposals
5/01/2014  Scientific paper submission deadline
7/01/2014  Notification of scientific paper acceptance
7/15/2014 Software demo, early career, and workshop paper submission deadline
8/15/2014  Notification of software demo, early career, and workshop paper acceptance
8/15/2014 Poster submission deadline
9/01/2014  Notification of acceptance of posters
9/15/2014 Deadline for all camera-ready copies for the proceedings
10/6/2014  ICBO
Topics
Papers, posters, workshops, tutorials, and software demonstrations are invited on a broad range of topics covering ontology development and use in the healthcare and life sciences areas. These include, but are not limited to, ontology engineering and reuse, ontologies promoting data integration, fluidity and reuse, data visualization, pathway analysis, and especially knowledge discovery. 
 
Areas of special focus
  • Foundational issues in Biomedical Ontologies
  • Ontology development tools, reuse, and interoperability
  • Data Science and Big Data
  • Linked Open Data and Semantic Web services
  • Ontologies for clinical decision support
  • Pharma-biotech and genomics
  • Personalized medicine
  • Translational science
  • Consumer health data
  • Ontologies for life sciences, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology
  • Reasoning with biomedical ontologies
  • Natural language processing, text mining, and information extraction
  • Bridging between ontologies and controlled vocabularies such as ICD-9/10
 
Submissions
  • Scientific paper –  up to 6 pages
  • Early career track paper – 4 pages (students/post-docs/junior faculty should be the first authors)
  • Poster abstract – 2 pages
  • Software demos – 2 pages (include screenshots and links to demos)
  • Workshop and tutorial proposals – 2 pages (1 page for proposal, 1 page for organizers)
Submission Format
Submission Types
Scientific paper:  A scientific paper describes a major advance in the field of biological and biomedical ontologies.  It can report a new ontology, a major revision or extension to an existing ontology, a new application of an existing ontology, a substantial critique of an existing ontology with a proposed alternative approach, the result of applying an ontology–for example–to data interoperability and/or data analysis.  Minor additions and/or refinements to an existing ontology are not appropriate.  
 
Note that per the topic list above, a scientific paper may also describe thorough analysis of foundational issues in biological and biomedical ontologies without the requirement for a use case or specific application domain. Advancements and innovations in the field benefit from theoretical analysis and discussion.
 
Early career track paper:  An early career track paper describes mentored work in the field of ontology carried out by a student (undergraduate and graduate) or post-doctoral fellow, or junior faculty (within 5 years of appointment), who must be the first author on the paper.  Additional authors, including senior researchers, are permitted.  This category of paper gives early career ontologists the opportunity to benefit from constructive criticism, feedback, and advice from a broad audience of senior scientists and practitioners in the field.  
 
Poster abstract:  A poster abstract describes formative work, early or preliminary results, late-breaking developments, minor refinements to existing ontologies, proposed or planned applications of ontologies to particular use cases, and the opportunity to showcase mature work in a visual format.
 
Software demonstration:  Demonstrations showcase innovative uses of ontologies and engage the audience providing a deeper understanding of how the software works, how different parts of the system interact, and the ways in which ontologies form a core aspect of the solution. 
 
 
Publication
All accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings and published at CEUR Workshop Proceedings. A selection of high quality paper submissions will be invited for revision and publication in Journal Special Issues in a timely manner.
 
Organizing Committee Members
Scientific Chair:    Sivaram Arabandi, ONTOPRO & Health 2.0
Scientific Chair:    Bill Hogan, Univ. of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Local Organizer:   Brian Lang, Seniors in Touch & Health 2.0
Program Chair:     Mathias Brochhausen, Univ. of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Workshop and Tutorial Chair:   Melissa Haendel, Oregon Health & Science University
Proceedings and Special Issue Chair:    Cui Tao, SBMI, UT Health Sciences in Houston
Early Career Chair:   Alexander Diehl, University at Buffalo
Poster and Demonstrations Chair:   James P. McCusker, 5AM Solutions
Sponsorship and Publicity:    Health 2.0 Houston
 
Contact
For more information or to offer sponsorship, please send us a note at:
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Alexander D. Diehl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
701 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, New York 14203

work phone:  +1 716-881-8975
email:  addiehl@buffalo.edu


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