[PlanetKR] ODLS 2019: CfP, by June 15 (Ontologies and Data in Life Sciences; part of JOWO 2019, Sep 23-25, Graz, Austria)
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Call for Papers >> ODLS 2019 <<
!NEW! Pre-Registration by: May 31, 2019 !NEW!
!NEW! Submission deadline: June 15, 2019 !NEW!
Workshop on Ontologies and Data in Life Sciences (ODLS 2019)
held as part of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2019)
September 23-25, 2019 Graz, Austria
Scope and Goals of the Workshop
Medicine, biology and life sciences produce hardly manageable and
often incomprehensible amounts of data, information, and knowledge.
Their computer-based retrieval, processing, integration, as well as
their conceptual foundation, application, and reuse present ever new
challenges to existing methods of knowledge representation, data
bases, and data analysis and retrieval. In the life sciences, enormous
data sets are being produced in connection with biological and medical
experiments, e.g. by high-throughput methods, aiming to unravel
biological interconnections for a better understanding in order to
offer patients the best possible therapies. Data management and data
processing in the life sciences and in health care demand
sophisticated methods and solutions for the integration and usage of
distributed, heterogeneous data.
This workshop covers the overall spectrum of biomedical information
management, from experimental data acquisition and preprocessing
across analysis, structuring and interpretation of data, up to
developing structured representations of knowledge, in particular in
the form of ontologies, with their various applications. The aims of
this workshop are to exchange ideas, to discuss new results and
applications as well as to inspire cooperation. The workshop has an
interdisciplinary character. It fosters the collaboration between
ontologists, computer scientists, bio-informaticians, medical
information scientists, philosophers, and applied logicians, as well
as the cooperation with physicians, bio-chemists, and biometricians.
Scientists, professionals as well as students in academia and industry
are welcome to share their knowledge and experience at ODLS.
As in 2017, ODLS is part of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO) .
This yields a stimulating environment of several thematically close
workshops and tutorials, including shared keynote talks and possibly
further joint sessions, thereby raising interdisciplinary exchange to
a new level.
The following topics are all of equal relevance to the workshop, while
the list is not exhaustive. Submissions regarding other related or
similar topics are likewise welcome.
* Ontologies and ontological analysis in biology, medicine and
clinical research, e.g.
* Ontologies for biological or medical phenotypes
* Ontologies for biochemistry, neuro-biology, ecology
* Process ontologies in systems biology and medicine
* Ontologies for the specification of clinical trial data
* Foundational ontologies (with indicated applications in life
sciences), e.g. of time and space, properties, roles, functions,
* Medical terminologies and their applications
* Linking ontologies to terminologies, models and data standards
* Methods and tools for the development, management and application
of ontologies, e.g.
* Ontology crossreferencing, mapping, integration and evolution
* Quality assurance, best practices and evaluation of ontologies
* Provenance, audit and evidence ontologies in life sciences
* Ontology learning and refinement, e.g. by text mining
* Ontology portals and libraries
* Integrative data semantics
* Semantic or ontology-based data annotation, enrichment, analysis
* Data management methods and systems in biology, medicine and
health care, e.g. for
* Heterogeneity and integration of data, including of Linked Data
and Big Data
* Management, retrieval and sharing of big data and/or complex
* Curation, analysis and visualization of data in life sciences
* Omics-data for diagnosis and therapy
* Biomedical metadata and metadata management
* Generic transformation of clinical data into Semantic Web standards
* Data protection of clinical data
* Text mining and transformation of unstructured into structured data
* Use of biomedical ontologies in text mining
* Applications of biomedical ontologies in the Semantic Web, for
Linked Open Data or Big Data
* Life sciences applications enabled by the Semantic Web or
Linked Open Data
[all dates in 2019]
Submission of contributions
1. register title and abstract paragraph(s) May 31 (Fri)
2. submission of the actual contribution(s) June 15 (Sat) !STRICT!
Author notification July 19 (Fri)
Submission of camera-ready version August 13 (Tue)
Registration for ODLS/JOWO (TBA by JOWO)
ODLS Workshop during September 23-25 (Mon-Wed)
The submission deadline includes no further room for extensions and
adheres to (updated) constraints imposed by JOWO.
Registering planned contributions is a new requirement for all JOWO
workshops as of May 08, 2019. It suffices to specify a title and
abstract paragraph(s), both of which can be tentative, but should be
indicative of the coming submission. Planned contributions of both
submission categories should be registered by May 31, 2019, please.
The primary type of submissions called for the workshop are
(i) papers of 5-12 pages. Any such length is equally welcome,
including all references and a required abstract of at most 300 words.
In addition, (ii) extended abstracts of 2-4 pages are another type of
acceptable submissions in order to ease participation and presentation
at the workshop, but extended abstracts may not be included in the
Papers are expected to present previously unpublished work, whereas
extended abstracts may also cover recent work that has been accepted
or presented elsewhere.
Authors submit their contributions via EasyChair to JOWO 2019 ,
selecting the relevant track for ODLS.
Contributions must be delivered in English, non-anonymously and as a
single PDF file. The formatting for all workshops of JOWO 2019 shall
comply with the IOS Press formatting guidelines for book authors.
Templates  are available for LaTeX as well as for Microsoft Word.
Accepted papers will be made freely available in a joint JOWO volume
of CEUR Workshop Proceedings, published in the IAOA Series .
After the workshop authors of selected contributions will be invited
to submit extended versions to the Journal of Biomedical Semantics
(JBMS) . These manuscripts must also be written in English and
will be re-reviewed.
ODLS 2019 is associated with the workgroup Ontologies in Medicine and
Life Sciences (OBML)  within the German Informatics Society (GI),
and it relates to the International Association for Ontology and its
Applications (IAOA)  by being part of JOWO 2019 .
* Martin Boeker, University of Freiburg, Germany
* Ludger Jansen, University of Rostock, Germany
* Frank Loebe, University of Leipzig, Germany <-- main contact
* Stefan Schulz, Medical University of Graz, Austria
TBA (see  for updates)
Location and Local Organization
The workshop is part of JOWO 2019 , which is hosted by the
Medical University of Graz, Austria .
* Pablo Lopez-Garcia
* Catalina Martinez Costa <-- main local contact
* Jose Antonio Minarro Gimenez
* Stefan Schulz
 ODLS 2019 Workshop
 JOWO 2019 website
 JOWO 2019 conference in EasyChair
 IOS Press templates for book authors
 CEUR Workshop Proceedings: IAOA Series
 Journal of Biomedical Semantics
 OBML workgroup
 Local organization: Medical University of Graz
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