Biomedical ontologies are a core part of the Semantic Web framework – an emerging technology that is proving essential to solving many of the complex challenges in health care and life sciences. Over the last few years, the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology has been transformed into the premier annual event in biomedical ontology, attracting a worldwide audience. The 2014 edition of ICBO will be a unique public-private partnership event bringing together academics and industry as well as startup companies to provide education and collaboration opportunities for biomedical ontologists and entrepreneurs. The theme for this year’s event is Ontologies driving Innovation.
4 REASONS TO ATTEND ICBO
Learn about ontologies – the secret sauce to Big data success in healthcare!
Hear the latest trends from experts around the world
Meet old friends and make new connections
Get involved with the ontological community
Papers, posters, workshops, tutorials, and software demonstrations are invited on a broad range of topics covering ontology development and use in the healthcare and life sciences areas. These include, but are not limited to, ontology engineering and reuse, ontologies promoting data integration, fluidity and reuse, data visualization, pathway analysis, and especially knowledge discovery.
Areas of special focus:
Foundational issues in Biomedical Ontologies
Ontology development tools, reuse, and interoperability
Data Science and Big Data
Linked Open Data and Semantic Web services
Ontologies for clinical decision support
Pharma-biotech and genomics
Consumer health data
Ontologies for life sciences, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology
Reasoning with biomedical ontologies
Natural language processing, text mining, and information extraction
Bridging between ontologies and controlled vocabularies such as ICD-9/10