*DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 17TH, 2012*
CBMS 2012 (the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems)
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy (20-22 June 2012)
Final call for papers: special track on Ontologies, Terminologies and Language Processing
Biomedical Ontologies provide a crucial framework for handling and coping with an exponential growth in the volume of biological data, generated by high-output technologies and fuelled by advances in biotechnology. However, these Ontologies have developed in a largely uncoordinated way, often reflecting mere relations of 'association' between concepts, and primarily serving the purposes of information extraction from on-line biomedical literature and databases. In recent years, a great deal has been learned about the criteria which must be satisfied if an ontology is to allow true information integration and automatic reasoning across data with information derived from different sources.
The Ontologies, Terminologies and Language Processing track will broadly cover current research on the development of biomedical ontologies, and various issues in biomedical informatics addressed by these ontologies. This track's aim is to survey existing and emerging biomedical ontologies, and aid in the task of reforming them in such a way as to allow true information integration in the biomedical domain.
Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished papers exploring the theories, techniques, and applications of biomedical ontologies, including (but not limited to)
Biomedical ontologies for genetics, proteomics, diseases, privacy, imaging, etc.
Conceptual models and terminologies for biological and medical data
Semantics in biological data modelling
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 and terminologies
Application of biomedical ontologies to heterogeneous databases
Natural language query in biomedical databases and knowledge management
Query optimization techniques for biomedical databases using ontologies
Support of ontologies for biological information retrieval and web services
Change management in biomedical ontologies and terminologies
Tools for the development and management of biomedical ontologies
Natural language processing for the development of ontologies
For more information, please see http://www.bit.uwe.ac.uk/cccs/otnlp/ and http://www.cbms2012.org