The DILS 2013 is now available http://www.unbsj.ca/sase/csas/data/ws/dils2013/
DILS 2012 proceedings are available at http://www.springeronline.com/978-3-642-31039-3
College Park, MD 20742-1521
See 'Local Information' for details.
Due to generous support from the National Science Foundation CISE III Directorate we can offer FREE registration to 12 undergraduate students. We also offer a reduced rate for local student participants or others who can only attend one day of the conference.
Please contact Janet Cavanagh jcavanagh [AT] rhsmith [DOT] umd.edu for more details.
DILS 2012 invites submissions for posters and demos to be presented in the poster/demo session at the conference.
Please submit poster/demo abstracts to dils2012conference at gmail.com as plain text files (up to 400 words, exclusive of title, authors and affiliations), clearly specifying the category (Poster or Demo).
The poster/demo abstracts are not part of the main DILS 2012 proceedings, but will be published on the DILS web site and distributed at the conference. The organizers will provide a basic setup (easels, tables), but no computers or projectors.
The best posters will be selected for a flash presentation during the main conference.
- Submission: May 31, 2012
- Notification: Juin 7, 2012
Applications of data integration in the life sciences have started to provide significant results. For example, the eMERGE Network has recently demonstrated that combining phenotype information extracted from electronic medical records with genotype information in order to study the relationship between genome-wide genetic variation and common human traits is a viable and cost-effective alternative to the traditional genome-wide association studies (GWAS).
Of course, such studies leverage the foundational work of the past decade on biomedical data integration (architectures, data models, ontologies, privacy, etc), which had paved the way for life sciences infrastructures, such as ELIXIR, the open source Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) platform, and federated query tools, such as the Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE).
The increasing availability of "big data", coming from high-throughput analytical techniques, large clinical data repositories, the biomedical literature and online resources, offers exciting opportunities to researchers, but also poses new integration challenges.
DILS 2012 is the 8th in a series on international conferences that aim at fostering discussion, exchange, and innovation in research and development in the areas of data integration and data management for the life sciences. Researchers and professionals from biology, medicine, computer science and engineering are invited to share their knowledge and experience.
- Architectures and data management techniques for the life sciences
- Query processing and optimization for biological data
- Biological data sharing and update propagation
- Query formulation assistance for scientists
- Modeling of life sciences data
- Biomedical data integration issues in eScience
- Laboratory information management systems in biology (including workflow systems)
- Quality assurance in integrated data repositories
- Biomedical metadata management (including provenance)
- Mining integrated life sciences data and text resources
- Standards for biomedical data integration and annotation
- Scientific results arising from innovative data integration solutions
- Exposing biomedical data for integration purposes (APIs, Linked Open Data, SPARQL endpoints)
- Creation and use of clinical data repositories
- Data integration in clinical and translational research
- Integration of genotypic and phenotypic data
- Challenges and opportunities with "big data" in the life sciences
- Ethical, legal and social issues with biomedical data integration
Journal on Data Semantics.
- Research papers due: March 1, 2012
- Author notification: March 28, 2012
- Camera-ready copy due: April 12, 2012
- Poster/demo due: May 31, 2012
- Conference: June 28-29, 2012
- Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, NIH, USA
- Louiqa Raschid, University of Maryland, USA
- Jim Ostell, NCBI, National Library of Medicine, NIH
- Ken Barker, IBM Watson group
- Jim Cimino, Clinical Center, NIH
- DILS 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden
- DILS 2009, Manchester, UK
- DILS 2008, Evry, France
- DILS 2007, Philadelphia, USA
- DILS 2006, Hinxton Cambridge, UK
- DILS 2005, San Diego, USA
- DILS 2004, Leipzig, Germany