10th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology

July 30 - August 2 2019

Buffalo, NY

ICBO 2019 has ended. Conference proceedings are available on CEUR: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2931

Conference Location

955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14203

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Early Bird registration (by June 21): Students $300, Faculty/Professional $575

After June 21: Students $350, Faculty/Professional $690

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Registration includes continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch on all conference days, and the conference dinner on August 1

Registration for Workshops and Tutorials (in case you have not already registered)


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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

Full length papers up to 6-10 pages, deadline extended to April 15, notification May 15

Early career papers 4-10 pages, deadline extended to April 15, notification May 15

Poster Abstracts: 1 page extended abstract format, with limited references, due May 30, notification June 10

Call for Software Demos

Due May 30, notification June 10.

Submission Details

All submissions will be via Easy Chair

Organizing Committee

Alexander Diehl, University at Buffalo

William Duncan, University at Buffalo

Peter Elkin, University at Buffalo

Werner Ceusters, University at Buffalo

Marge Elkin

ICBO Series Founder and Advisor to Organizing Committee

Barry Smith, University at Buffalo

ICBO 2020