10th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology

July 29 - August 2 2019

Buffalo, NY


Call for Papers and Workshops

Themes for ICBO 2019

  1. Ontological Realism & Alternative Approaches in the context of biological and biomedical data
  2. Genetics, Phenotypes, Disease, and Ontology across biology and medicine
  3. Ontology in Service of Healthcare Data Infrastructure and Analysis
    • Use of ontologies for data infrastructure needs, including reporting services, cohort discovery, and data warehousing
    • Using OBO ontologies in coordination with non-OBO ontologies (e.g., SNOMED)
    • Lessons from ontological analysis of large EHR systems, VA data, etc.
    • Integration of medical and non-medical data (e.g., integrating disease diagnosis with geographic information)
    • Methods to improve data translation/annotation processes, including NLP and machine learning

Submissions on other topics are welcome as well.

Call for Papers and Abstracts

  1. Full length papers up to 6-10 pages, due April 1, notification May 1
  2. Early career papers 4-10 pages, due April 1, notification May 1
  3. Poster Abstracts: 1 page extended abstract format, with limited references, due May 15, notification June 1

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Due January 30, 2019, notification February 15.

  1. Workshops: Half or Full day workshops
    • Specifically looking for a half-day NLP workshop
    • Specifically looking for a half-day machine learning workshop
    • Other topics are welcome
  2. Tutorials: Half or Full day tutorials
  3. Software Demos: 15-30 minute demos, due May 15

Submission Details

All submissions will be via Easy Chair


Registration and Lodging

Information on registration and lodging will be posted soon (January 2019).