The Bio-Ontologies SIG provides a forum for discussion of the latest and most innovative research in the application of ontologies and more generally the organisation, presentation and dissemination of knowledge in biomedicine and the life sciences. Bio-Ontologies has existed as a SIG at ISMB for 14 years, making it one of the longest running. In addition to our usual focus on reports on newly developed Bio-Ontologies, and the use of ontologies in data sharing standards; this year we will focus on using ontologies for pre-competitive, translational research as well as data-driven approaches to evaluate ontologies.

The SIG will be held Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 2012, co-located with ISMB 2012 in Long Beach, CA, USA.

Start time: 8:30 a.m.
Room Location: 201B – Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC) 

Key dates:
  • Submissions Due: April 13th, 2012 (Fri)
  • Notifications: May 11th, 2012 (Fri)
  • Final Version Due: May 28th, 2012 (Mon)
  • Workshop: July 13th-14th, 2012 (Fri, Sat)