[BiO BB] 1st CFP: IJBRA Special Issue on Ontologies for Bioinformatics

Amandeep S. Sidhu asidhu at biomap.org
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International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications  (IJBRA)
Special Issue on "Ontologies for Bioinformatics"

To be Published as Volume 3, Issue 1 in 2007


Special Issue on Ontologies for Bioinformatics


Call for Papers

Biomedical Ontologies have developed in an uncoordinated way, often
reflecting mere relations of 'association' between what are called
'concepts', and serving primarily the purposes of information extraction
from on-line biomedical literature and databases. In recent years, we have
learned a great deal about the criteria which must be satisfied if
ontology is to allow true information integration and automatic reasoning
across data and information derived from different sources. The goal of
this issue is to survey existing biomedical ontologies and reform them in
such a way as to allow true information integration in biomedical domain.

Authors are invited to submit original papers to both the sessions
exploring the theories, techniques, and applications of biomedical
ontologies. Papers are invited (but not limited) to the following themes:

* Conceptual Models for Biological and Medical Data.
* Semantic Biological Data Modeling.
* Use of semantics to manage Interoperation in Biomedical Databases.
* Semantic Web technologies and formalisms for Biomedical Data.
* OWL and Biomedical Ontologies.
* Biomedical Data Engineering using Ontologies.
* Biological Data Integration using Ontologies.
* Application of Biomedical Ontologies for Heterogeneous Database Access.
* Application of Biomedical Ontologies for Issues in Privacy and Security.
* Query Optimization Techniques for Biomedical Database using Ontologies.
* Support of Ontologies for Biological Information Retrieval and Web
* Change Management in Biomedical Ontologies.
* Tools for Development and Management of Biomedical Ontologies.

Important Dates

September 30, 2006 	Call for Submissions
November 20, 2006 	Notification of acceptance
December 15, 2006 	Final camera-ready paper due
January 15, 2006 	Issue Deadline

Paper Submission

Submission and Review Guidelines

* No hardcopy submissions are being accepted.
* Electronic submissions of original technical research papers will be
preferred in PDF format.
* Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
* Include one cover sheet, stating the issue title (Special Issue on
Ontologies for Bioinformatics), paper title, authors, keywords,
corresponding author's information.
* Author names should appear only on the cover sheet, not on the paper.
* All papers are refereed through a double blind process.

Submission Procedures

All submissions will be done electronically via the online submission
system for this issue:


If you have any problems with submission please email: ijbra at biomap.org


Please note that the format of submission will be in IJBRA template
format. Both MS-Word and Latex format templates are available. Submissions
are highly encouraged in this format. A guide for authors, sample copies
and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the
Submission Guidelines web-page.


* Tharam S. Dillon (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
* Elizabeth Chang (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
* Amandeep S. Sidhu (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
* Jake Chen (Indiana University, USA)

Special Issue Review Board

* Tharam S. Dillon (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
* Elizabeth Chang (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
* Amandeep S. Sidhu (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
* Philip E. Bourne (University of California San Diego)
* Martin Senger (European Bioinformatics Institute)
* Midori Harris (European Bioinformatics Institute)
* Robert Meersman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
* Mustafa Jarrar (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
* Ernesto Damiani (Computer Science Department, Milan University, Italy)
* Ling Feng (University of Twente, Netherlands)
* Jake Chen (Indiana University, USA)
* Suzanna Lewis (Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project)
* Mihaela Ulieru (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
* Hans-Dieter Ehrich (Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany)
* Fabio Porto (Database Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland)
* Rajugan Rajagopalapillai (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
* Manish Bhide (IBM India Research Lab, India)
* Paul Kennedy (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
* Wenny Rahayu (La Trobe University, Australia)
* Farookh K. Hussain (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
* Pornpit Wongthongtham (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
* Maja Hadzic (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)

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