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 Call for Papers   >>  OBML 2012  <<   Sep 27-28, Dresden, Germany    (02)

   DEADLINE APPROACHING !                 DEADLINE APPROACHING !                (03)

             Submission deadline:   Aug 01, 2012    (04)

[1]  https://wiki.imise.uni-leipzig.de/Gruppen/OBML/Workshops/2012    (05)

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  Fourth Workshop of 
         Ontologies in Biomedicine and Life Sciences (OBML 2012)    (07)

Goals of OBML
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The workshop series on "Ontologies in Biomedicine and Life Sciences"
(OBML workshop) was initiated by the working group for OBML of the
German Society for Computer Science in 2009. The OBML workshop aims to
bring together scientists who are working on all areas of ontologies
applied to biomedicine and the life sciences to exchange ideas,
discuss new results, start collaborations and to initiate new
projects. The OBML workshop is held annually and deals with all
aspects of biomedical ontologies as well as additional "hot" topics.    (09)

This year's "hot" topic is the representation of physiology.
Physiology is the science of the functions and functionings of
biological systems, and significant resources have been invested in
biology and medicine to describe and simulate physiological processes.
In particular, researchers in systems biology and systems medicine
have generated a large number of computational models to predict the
outcome of physiological processes on a sub-cellular, cellular, tissue
and organ-level scale, and projects such as the Virtual Physiological
Human aim to extend this work further and create a computational model
of human physiology. While ontologies are now widely applied to
integrate biomedical data in many domains, the complexity of the
physiology domain has limited the success of ontologies so far. We aim
to address this problem in the OBML workshop by organizing a special
session on the ontology of physiology. This session will bring together
researchers in ontology, biomedicine, systems biology and knowledge
representation to present their solutions and requirements for the
domain of physiology.    (010)

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We invite submissions in all areas of biomedical ontology, including
the following topics:
- applications of ontologies and terminologies in biology, medicine,
  and clinical research
- methods and tools for the construction and management of ontologies
- ontologies for knowledge representation, methods of
  reasoning, integration and interoperability of ontologies
- applications of the Semantic Web and knowledge representation
  formalisms in biomedicine and the life sciences
- new biomedical ontologies and updates to existing ontologies    (012)

For our special session on "ontology of physiology", we are
particularly interested in 
- ontology and systems biology
- ontology of processes
- ontology of functions, functionings, dispositions and tendencies
- links between physiology, phenotypes and disease
- use of ontologies for the description of parameters, inputs,
  simulations and simulation results of computational models    (013)

Submission of Papers
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Submissions to the workshop should comprise 2-4 pages and must be
written in English. The preferred file format for submissions is PDF,
other admitted formats are Microsoft Word (DOC and DOCX) and
Postscript (PS). Please use the corresponding template for
submissions, either the LaTeX template or the Microsoft Word
template.    (015)

Submissions must be submitted via Easychair at    (016)

[2] http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=obml2012    (017)

Accepted papers will be printed in a proceedings volume (with ISSN)
that will be distributed during the workshop. A selection of these
papers will be published in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics [3].    (018)

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Submission deadline:      August 01, 2012
Author notification:      August 31, 2012
Submission of
camera-ready manuscripts: September 16, 2012
OBML Workshop:            September 27-28, 2012    (020)

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The OBML Workshop 2012 will take place in Dresden, Germany,
at the Biotechnology Center of the Technical University.    (022)

Invited Speakers
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Francisco Couto   (Universidade de Lisboa)
Michael Schroeder (Technical University Dresden)
George Gkoutos    (University of Cambridge)    (024)

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Robert Hoehndorf (chair)
Martin Boeker    (program chair)
Heinrich Herre   (program chair)
Frank Loebe      (co-organizer)    (026)

Local Organization
Michael Schroeder
(Biotechnology Center, Technical University Dresden)    (027)

Program committee
Martin Boeker,        University Medical Center Freiburg
Patryk Burek,         University of Leipzig
Fred Freitas,         Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
George Gkoutos,       University of Cambridge
Giancarlo Guizzardi,  Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Heinrich Herre,       University of Leipzig
Robert Hoehndorf,     University of Cambridge
Ludger Jansen,        University of Rostock
Janet Kelso, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Toralf Kirsten,       University of Leipzig
Frank Loebe,          University of Leipzig
Axel Ngonga-Ngomo,    University of Leipzig
Anika Oellrich,       European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge
Roberto Poli,         University of Trento
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge
Peter Robinson,       Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Paul Schofield,       University of Cambridge
Michael Schroeder,    Technical University Dresden
Stefan Schulz,        Medical University Graz
Luca Toldo,           Merck KGaA
George Tsatsaronis,   Technical University Dresden    (028)

[1] Workshop website
    https://wiki.imise.uni-leipzig.de/Gruppen/OBML/Workshops/2012    (029)

[2] Submission system
    http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=obml2012    (030)

[3] Journal of Biomedical Semantics
    http://www.jbiomedsem.com/    (031)

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