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DILS2004 CFP: Data Integration in the Life Sciences

Do Hong Hai hong at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Thu Sep 18 19:23:34 EST 2003


1st CALL FOR PAPERS International Workshop on
Data Integration in the Life Sciences (DILS 2004)

University of Leipzig, Germany
March 25-26, 2004
http://izbi.uni-leipzig.de/dils04

Deadline Nov. 30, 2004
Proceedings will be published in Springer LNCS
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AIM AND SCOPE
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
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

PAPER SUBMISSION
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:
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
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

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

WORKSHOP CHAIR
Erhard Rahm, Univ. of Leipzig

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
(to be completed)
Peter Gray, Univ. of Aberdeen
Barbara Heller, Univ. of Leipzig
Ralf Hofestaedt, Univ. of Bielefeld 
Jessie Kennedy, Napier Univ. Edinburgh
Ulf Leser, HU Berlin 
Sergey Melnik, Microsoft Research 
Peter Mork, Univ. of Washington, Seattle 
Felix Naumann, HU Berlin
Norman Paton, Univ. of Manchester
Erhard Rahm, Univ. of Leipzig
Louiqa Raschid, Univ. of Maryland
Kai-Uwe Sattler, TU Ilmenau
Steffen Schulze-Kremer, FU Berlin
Robert Stevens, Univ. of Manchester
Limsoon Wong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore   

ORGANIZATION
The workshop is organized by the Bioinformatics centre
of the University of Leipzig (www.izbi.de).



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