[Bioclusters] International Workshop on Knowledge Systems in Bioinformatics (KSinBIT 2006)

Bert Coessens bert.coessens at esat.kuleuven.be
Fri Mar 17 09:28:08 EST 2006

Apologies for cross- or double posting.

International Workshop on *Knowledge Systems in Bioinformatics (KSinBIT
Montpellier, France, 29 Oct - 3 Nov 2006

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'06)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

*Call for papers*

The impact of the upcoming Internet on scientific research worldwide was
enormous, not the least in biomedical research. Especially the Human Genome
Project was the inspiration for many biological databases publicly available
via the Internet. As of now, conducting biomedical research without the
Internet is nearly impossible. The information needed for analysis and
interpretation of experimental results is usually scattered over a multitude
of heterogeneous data sources: sequence databases (Genbank,
Swiss-Prot/TrEMBL), protein resources (iProClass (PIR), PDB, InterPro), gene
expression data repositories (GEO, ArrayExpress), literature databases
(PubMed, Web of Science), functional annotation databases (GO, Kegg), etc.
Many researchers depend on the Internet as the most important source of
biomedical information. As the amount of available data increases at a rate
never seen before, researchers are now faced with the problem of finding the
information they need, in a format they can work with.

Several initiatives exist that try to integrate multiple data sources (SRS,
Ensembl, Entrez Gene) or facilitate complex bioinformatics queries (Biozon)
and analyses (BioMOBY, myGrid). However, the integration is not always in
tune with the user's requirements for information. This is where emerging
Internet technologies can help. Semantic web technologies, like ontologies,
will enable fast, context-sensitive retrieval of biological data. Web
services will allow extensive automatization of complex bioinformatics tasks
and drive the standardization process. Grid computing will transform the
Internet in a gigantic instrument for solving the mystery of life. Yet, that
is the future.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
to exchange ideas with respect to knowledge systems in bioinformatics that
make extensive use of medical and biological semantics and ontologies, web
services technologies, and/or distributed databasing and computing to tackle
the issues mentioned above. We invite all researchers working in this
cross-section between information technology and biomedical research to

TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to:

   - Medical and biological ontologies and taxonomies
   - Biomedical data management
   - Data source integration
   - Conceptual integration through visualization
   - Semantic web applications in bioinformatics
   - Bioinformatics web services
   - Ontology driven mediation
   - Automated functional annotation using ontologies
   - Automated knowledge discovery
   - In silico hypthesis testing
   - Middleware for in silico experimentation
   - Workflow management in bioinformatics
   - …

*Submission requirements*

Papers submitted to KSinBIT 2006 must not have been accepted for publication
elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference.

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All
submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format and must
not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format. Authors instructions
can be found at: *http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html*.

The paper submission site is located at:
*http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/ksinbit/2006/papers *

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a
paper from the proceedings.

*Important dates*

   Paper Submission Deadline
 June 30, 2006
  Notification of Acceptance
 August 10, 2006
  Camera Ready Due
 August 20, 2006
  OTM Conferences
 October 29 - November 3, 2006

*Program chairs*

   - *Maja Hadzic*

Centre for Extended Enterprise and Business Intelligence
Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
*hadzicm at cbs.curtin.edu.au*

   - *Bart De Moor*

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
*bart.demoor at esat.kuleuven.be*

   - *Yves Moreau*

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
*yves.moreau at esat.kuleuven.be*

   - *Arek Kasprzyk*

European Bioinformatics Institute
Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
*arek at ebi.ac.uk*

*Program committee members*

To be announced.

*This is a joint workshop organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB,
Belgium) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL, Belgium), and co-organised
with BioScope-IT, the Flemish Bioinformatics Network (Belgium).*

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