CfP: International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies Direct-to-Journal Track

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Robert Hoehndorf

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Dec 14, 2020, 11:35:23 PM12/14/20
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Dear BioHackathon Community,

For those of you working on or with ontologies, you may find this
interesting (apologies to everybody else).


ICBO Direct-to-Journal Submissions (from 2021 onwards):

The International Conference on Biomedical and Biological Ontologies
(ICBO) is a premier annual conference series that brings together
researchers, students and professionals involved in the development and
application of ontologies and knowledge graphs, and associated
artificial intelligence technologies, in all areas of scientific
research throughout the life and social sciences including biology,
medicine, diseases, human health, genome biology, human behaviour,
environment, biomes, nutrition, food, plants, agriculture and others.
ICBO 2021 will take place in Fall 2021 in Bolzano, Italy.

In an exciting partnership with the Journal of Biomedical Semantics
(JBMS), we are introducing a direct to journal publication track for
contributions to ICBO from 2021 onwards. Papers submitted to the
International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies track at the Journal
of Biomedical Semantics will be published immediately after acceptance
and presented in the annual conference following acceptance.

The new ICBO Thematic Series at the JBMS is soliciting submissions of
novel (not previously published nor concurrently submitted) research
papers in the areas of ontology design, development, evaluation and use,
ontology interoperability, knowledge graphs, ontology-driven intelligent
systems, ontologies for explainable AI, and the application of
ontologies to biological and biomedical problems, across the full range
of life sciences. In addition, we would like to invite contributions
showcasing methods for ontology-based research, including statistical
methods, tool support for ontologies and semantic technologies including
for the annotation of data, visualisation, analysis, and related
applications, and contributions addressing the challenges associated
with working with multiple ontologies at the same time, including
ontology alignment and matching. Submissions are welcome from a broad
range of approaches to ontology building and use.

Papers should be submitted directly to the Journal of Biomedical
Semantics, following the prescribed author guidelines, and selecting the
ICBO Thematic Series at the time of submission. All accepted manuscripts
will be presented orally at ICBO and at least one author of the
manuscript must register at ICBO to present the work.

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