Call for papers
Joint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine (SATBI+SWIM 2012)
Call for papers
A defining characteristic of the next decade of biomedical research will be the explosion in the range and quantity of biomedical information, especially as it relates to individualized therapies. The purpose of this joint workshop is to discuss research challenges, results, methods and advances in the application of Semantic Web technologies to translating the wealth of biomedical information into therapies, tools, and care practices that improve health for patients and communities.
The workshop aims to attract researchers from Computer Science, Information Science, Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, and related areas to share research challenges, results, methods and advances in the appliance of Semantic Web technologies to two domains within Clinical and Translational research - bioinformatics and individualized medicine.
SATBI+SWIM 2012 has been divided in two separate tracks:
Track 1: SATBI (Semantic Applied Technologies on Biomedical Informatics)
Cataloguing, categorizing, and richly annotating biomedical and post-genomics data is critical to ensure its rapid, relevant use to increase return-on-investment in high-throughput studies. Semantic Technologies not only allow the conceptual organization and categorization of biomedical data based on rich domain-knowledge, but also enable the creation of more powerful electronic resources through which researchers can utilize these massive data resources to advance biomedical discovery. Such resources include knowledge-based multi-site interoperability systems, enhanced by ontological reasoning over the hidden "facts" in biological data.
Topics of interest in this track include, but are not limited to:
- Design, Development and Management of Biological Ontologies for Genetics, Proteomics, Diseases, etc.
- Linked Data Integration and reasoning in Biology and Medicine.
- Biological science applications to produce and/or consume linked data.
- Biological knowledge discovery with linked data.
- The use of semantic web technology to support natural language processing and information retrieval for the biological sciences.
Track 2: SWIM (Applying Semantic Web Technology for Clinical Decision Support and Cohort Identification in Individualized Medicine)
The overarching goal for clinical and translational science activities is to facilitate the translation of research results into therapies, tools and patient care practices that improve health for patients and communities. Clinical and translational research is an integral component in the biomedical research enterprise but these critical areas of research are hampered by the lack of bidirectional flow of information between basic and translational scientists, and between the bench and the bedside. Semantic Web technologies can provide the necessary infrastructure for accessing and integrating multiple types of data, and remedy the information bottleneck.
We invite novel and previously unpublished work demonstrating the applicability of Semantic Web technologies to clinical and translational research, including:
- Clinical decision support for personalized medicine.
- Data integration from heterogeneous biomedical knowledge bases and sources to support translational research.
- Semantic interoperability between electronic health records.
- Semantics driven biomedical question-answering systems.
- Automated techniques for patient cohort identification.
- Drug-interaction/adverse drug event detection and representation.
- Standards-based modeling of phenotype definitions.
- Applications in pharmacogenomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and comparative effectiveness research.
- Paper Submission deadline:
July 31, 2012August 7, 2012
- Notification of paper acceptance: August 21, 2012
- Camera-ready of accepted papers: September 10, 2012
Papers should be submitted electronically (in PDF form) through "EasyChair" at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=satbiswim2012
For more information, please check Submission section.
- Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez, PhD (Bioinformatics at Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics UPM-INIA, Spain)
- Jyotishman Pathak, PhD (Mayo Clinic)
- Mark Wilkinson, PhD (Bioinformatics at Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics UPM-INIA)
- Nigam H. Shah, MBBS, PhD (Stanford University)
- Robert Stevens, PhD (University of Manchester, UK)
- Richard Boyce, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
- Angel Garcia Crespo, PhD (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
- Helena Deus, PhD, Digital Research Enterprise Institute, Ireland
- Jesualdo Tomas Fernandez Breis, PhD, University of Murcia, Spain
- Michel Dumontier, PhD, Carleton University, Canada
- Mikel Egana Aranguren, PhD, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain
- Joanne Luciano, PhD, Harvard University, USA
- Alan Ruttenberg, University of Buffalo
- Oktie Hassanzadeh, IBM Research
- M. Scott Marshall, University of Amsterdam
- William Hogan, University of Arkansas