[BiO BB] Final Call: Data Integration in the Life Sciences, DILS04

DILS04 dils04 at izbi.uni-leipzig.de
Tue Nov 18 12:35:21 EST 2003

Int. Workshop on Data Integration in the Life Sciences (DILS 2004)

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2003  
Industrial exhibits welcome 
Proceedings will be published in Springer LNCS 


Workshop date: March 25-26, 2004, Univ. of Leipzig, Germany
New advances in life sciences, e.g. molecular biology, 
biodiversity, drug discovery and medical research, 
increasingly depend on bioinformatics methods to manage 
and analyze vast amounts of highly diverse data.
The volume of data is increasing at an unprecedented pace,
fueled by world-wide research activities producing publicly
available data, and new technologies, e.g. high-throughput
devices such as microarrays. Thus, data mining and analysis
require comprehensive integration of heterogeneous data,
that is typically distributed across many data sources
on the web and often structured only to a limited extent.
Despite new interoperability technologies such as XML and
web services, data integration is a highly difficult and
still largely manual task, especially due to the high
degree of semantic heterogeneity and varying data quality
as well as specific application requirements.

DILS 2004 aims at providing a new forum for
presenting novel research results and assessing
the state of the art in the field of data integration 
for life sciences. It addresses researchers,
professionals, and industrial practitioners to
share their knowledge on this highly important
bioinformatics subject.

In an effort to bring together academics and industrial
practitioners, we solicit both research papers and
application / experience papers. It is planned to
publish accepted papers by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Challenges for data integration in life sciences
* Architectures for data integration in life sciences
* Ontology-based data integration and analysis
* Metadata and annotation management
* Data quality and data cleaning
* Tool integration and experimental workflows
* Evaluation of data integration approaches in life sciences
* Data integration for specific applications
* Prototypes and commercial solutions

Authors are invited to submit original, previously
unpublished papers. All submitted papers will be
peer-refereed for quality, correctness, originality
and relevance. Accepted papers will be published in
the workshop proceedings which will be available
at the workshop.

Submissions must not exceed 15 pages and should be
formatted according to the LNCS guidelines under:
All submissions will be handled electronically.
Please send your submissions in PDF format to
   dils04 at izbi.uni-leipzig.de
Please also visit the workshop website for further
information http://izbi.uni-leipzig.de/dils04

   Paper submissions:     November 30, 2003
   Author notification:   January   8, 2004
   Camera-ready due:      January  28, 2004
   Workshop date:         March 25-26, 2004

Erhard Rahm, Univ. of Leipzig 


Howard Bilofsky, GlaxoSmithKline, USA
Terence Critchlow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Peter Gray, Univ. of Aberdeen, UK
Barbara Heller, Univ. of Leipzig, Germany
Ralf Hofestaedt, Univ. of Bielefeld, Germany 
Jessie Kennedy, Napier Univ. Edinburgh, UK
Ulf Leser, HU Berlin, Germany
Bertram Ludäscher, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA 
Sergey Melnik, Microsoft Research, USA 
Peter Mork, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, USA 
Felix Naumann, HU Berlin, Germany
Frank Olken, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Norman Paton, Univ. of Manchester, UK
Erhard Rahm, Univ. of Leipzig, Germany
Louiqa Raschid, Univ. of Maryland, USA
Kai-Uwe Sattler, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Steffen Schulze-Kremer, FU Berlin, Germany
Robert Stevens, Univ. of Manchester, UK
Sharon Wang, IBM Life Sciences, USA
Limsoon Wong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore 

Sponsors of the event can exhibit their software 
and other products. 

The workshop is organized by the Bioinformatics centre
of the University of Leipzig (www.izbi.de).
Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm

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