[Computational-biology] Final call for papers: Ontologies, Terminologies and Language Processing at CBMS 2012

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*DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 17TH, 2012*

CBMS 2012 (the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems)
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy (20-22 June 2012)

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Final call for papers: special track on Ontologies, Terminologies and Language Processing
http://www.bit.uwe.ac.uk/cccs/otnlp/
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Biomedical Ontologies provide a crucial framework for handling and coping with an exponential growth in the volume of biological data, generated by high-output technologies and fuelled by advances in biotechnology. However, these Ontologies have developed in a largely uncoordinated way, often reflecting mere relations of 'association' between concepts, and primarily serving the purposes of information extraction from on-line biomedical literature and databases. In recent years, a great deal has been learned about the criteria which must be satisfied if an ontology is to allow true information integration and automatic reasoning across data with information derived from different sources.

The Ontologies, Terminologies and Language Processing track will broadly cover current research on the development of biomedical ontologies, and various issues in biomedical informatics addressed by these ontologies. This track's aim is to survey existing and emerging biomedical ontologies, and aid in the task of reforming them in such a way as to allow true information integration in the biomedical domain.

Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished papers exploring the theories, techniques, and applications of biomedical ontologies, including (but not limited to)
•	Biomedical ontologies for genetics, proteomics, diseases, privacy, imaging, etc. 
•	Conceptual models and terminologies for biological and medical data 
•	Semantics in biological data modelling 
•	Use of semantics to manage interoperation in biomedical databases 
•	Semantic Web technologies and formalisms for biomedical data 
•	Ontology representation and exchange languages for bioinformatics 
•	Biomedical ontologies and OWL 
•	Biological data integration and management using ontologies 
•	Biomedical data engineering using ontologies and terminologies 
•	Application of biomedical ontologies to heterogeneous databases
•	Natural language query in biomedical databases and knowledge management 
•	Query optimization techniques for biomedical databases using ontologies 
•	Support of ontologies for biological information retrieval and web services 
•	Change management in biomedical ontologies and terminologies 
•	Tools for the development and management of biomedical ontologies 
•	Natural language processing for the development of ontologies

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For more information, please see http://www.bit.uwe.ac.uk/cccs/otnlp/ and http://www.cbms2012.org



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