Bio-Ontologies '99

Jackie Spector jspector at netgenics.com
Thu Jul 8 17:13:46 EST 1999


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Dear Bio-Ontologist:

I would like to invite you to the Second Annual Bio-Ontologist Meeting
(Bio-Ontologies 99), on August 5th in Heidelberg, Germany. This is
immediately before ISMB-99  August 6-10 in Heidelberg. Last year's
kick-off meeting was a great success, and was a clear indication of the
general interest and support people had for Ontologies in the life
sciences. The goal of this consortium is the identification and
promotion of a practical set of technologies that will aid in the
knowledge management and exchange of concepts and representations in the
life sciences. This meeting will focus on current issues and activities
that are described in more details below:

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<h1 align="center"><font face="Book Antiqua">Bio-Ontologies '99</font><font face="Arial"><br>

</font><small><font face="Book Antiqua">Heidelberg, Germany<br>

5 August 1999</font></small></h1>



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<p align="center"><font face="Book Antiqua"><strong>Announcing the Second Annual

Bio-Ontologies Meeting <br>

sponsor by <a href="http://www.NetGenics.com">NetGenics, Inc</a>. and <a

href="http://www.sb.com">SmithKline Beechman</a></strong></font></p>



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<p align="left"><font face="Book Antiqua" size="2" color="#804000"><strong>Fellow

Bio-Ontologist:<br>

<br>

I would like to invite you to the Second Annual Bio-Ontologist Meeting (Bio-Ontologies

99), on August 5th in Heidelberg, Germany. This is immediately before ISMB-99&nbsp; August

6-10 in Heidelberg. Last year's kick-off meeting was a great success, and was a clear

indication of the general interest and support people had for Ontologies in the life

sciences. The goal of this consortium is the identification and promotion of a practical

set of technologies that will aid in the knowledge management and exchange of concepts and

representations in the life sciences. This meeting will focus on current issues and

activities that are described in more details below:</strong></font></p>

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    <td width="126"><p align="center"><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000"><em><strong><small>Purpose

    and Scope</small></strong></em></font></td>

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<p></font><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000" size="2">Many in the group have been

active since our last meeting and an agenda is being planned that will include the work

currently being done in the following areas:</font> 



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  <li><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000" size="2">Results from analyses and experiments

    on how to effectively exchange Ontologies, including a recommendation for a Common

    Ontologies Exchange Language</font></li>

  <li><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000" size="2">Presentation of ontologies produced

    by members from various genomics efforts (e.g. Flybase, Saccharomyces GD, Mouse GB, ACeDB,

    Arabidopsis DB</font></li>

  <li><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000" size="2">Specific uses of ontologies in

    research and drug discovery with special focus on Pre-Competitive Ontologies for the

    industry</font></li>

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<p align="left"></font><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000" size="2">We would like to

invite others to present their work and views on both uses and&nbsp; modeling of

biological ontologies</font><font face="Book Antiqua"><font color="#000000" size="2">. </font><strong><font

color="#000000"><small>Please submit abstracts for short talks or posters by July 1, 1999,

to</small></font><font size="2"> </font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" size="2"><a

href="mailto:ENeumann at NetGenics.com">Eric Neumann, PhD.</a></font><font

face="Book Antiqua"> </strong><small>of NetGenics, Inc</small><strong> or <small><a

href="mailto:Robin_A_McEntire at sbphrd.com">Robin A. McEntire</a></small> </strong><font

color="#000000"><small>of SmithKline Beechman.</small><br>

</font><br>

<small><strong>Some intended results of the meeting are</strong>:</small></font></p>



<ul>

  <li><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000" size="2">Action items to focus on what

    ontological and knowledge-management tools are available</font></li>

  <li><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000" size="2">Work group addressing development of

    ontologies in particular areas of the Life Sciences, e.g. molecular biology, genetics,

    metabolic and signaling pathways, etc.</font></li>

  <li><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000" size="2">Further support from other

    bio-research groups, as well as backing from industry</font></li>

  <li><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000" size="2">Dissemination of information and

    results produced by this consortium</font></li>

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    <td width="126"><p align="center"><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000"><em><strong><small>Facilities</small></strong></em></font></td>

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<font face="Book Antiqua" size="2">The workshop will be held at the <a

href="http://www.marriotthotels.com/hdbmc"><strong>Marriott in Heidelberg</strong></a>

which is one of the participating ISMB hotels and facilities. <font color="#000000">Attendees

are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation (we assume most

will simply extend their bookings for ISMB). For more info on hotels with special ISMB

conference rates, see</font></font><font color="#0000FF" face="Book Antiqua" size="2"> <strong><a

href="http://ismb99.gmd.de/hotel.html" target="_blank">http://ismb99.gmd.de/hotel.html</a></strong>.</font></p>

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    <td width="126"><p align="center"><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#000000"><em><strong><small>Registration

    &amp; Fees</small></strong></em></font></td>

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<p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2"><br>

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</font><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">We have elected to charge a

small fee to cover the incidental costs of organizing the workshop.&nbsp; Registration

fees will be $30 for students/postdocs, $45 for other academics and $60 for industry or

commercial attendees. Registration includes coffee, tea, lunch and all workshop materials.

<strong>Deadline for advanced registration is July 15</strong>.</font></p>



<p align="center"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">&nbsp; All fees

should be made payable in US dollars to NetGenics Bio-Ontolgies '99 and mailed to:<br>

<strong>NetGenics, Inc. <br>

1717 East Ninth Street<br>

Suite 1600<br>

Cleveland, OH 44114<br>

Attn: Bio-Ontologies '99</strong></font></p>



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      size="2" face="Book Antiqua"><strong>Important Dates to Remember</strong></font></td>

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      <td width="72%" align="left"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">Registration

      begins:&nbsp; </font></td>

      <td width="28%" align="left"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">May 1,

      1999</font></td>

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      <td width="72%" align="left"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">Abstract

      submissions due:</font></td>

      <td width="28%" align="left"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">July 1,

      1999</font></td>

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      <td width="72%" align="left"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">Bio-Ontologies

      final schedule:</font></td>

      <td width="28%" align="left"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">July 1,

      1999</font></td>

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      <td width="72%" align="left"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">Registration

      and payment due:</font></td>

      <td width="28%" align="left"><font color="#000000" size="2" face="Book Antiqua">July 15,

      1999</font></td>

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href="BioOntologies_Register_form.html"><strong>Go to Registration Form</strong></a><br><a href="index.html">Home</a></font></p>



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