ICBO FOIS 2012 is over. We thank all participants and contributors. Pictures of the conference can be seen here.
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ICBO 2012: 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Ontology

FOIS 2012: 7th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems

The use of biomedical ontologies in annotation of both clinical and experimental data is now a common technique in integrative translational research. To be maximally effective, such ontologies must work well together. As they become more more widely used, the coordination problems become ever more urgent. ICBO 2012 addresses these problems. It will bring together representatives of all major communities involved in ontology use and development in biomedical research, health care, and related areas.

The philosophical discipline of Ontology has become practically relevant with the evolution of complex information systems which rely on robust and coherent representations. Such representations and associated reasoning techniques constitute the modern discipline of formal ontology, which is now applied to artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, bioinformatics, GIS, knowledge engineering, information retrieval, and the Semantic Web. FOIS is intended to explore both theoretical issues and concrete applications.

ICBO 2012 Chairs:

Ronald Cornet, Robert Stevens, Melanie Courtot, Ludger Jansen, Trish Whetzel, Janna Hastings

FOIS 2012 Chairs:

Michael Grüninger, Maureen Donnelly, Giancarlo Guizzardi

Local Organizers

Stefan Schulz
Catalina Martínez
Markus Kreuzthaler

Institute for Medical
Informatics, Statistics
and Documentation

Medical University of Graz

Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz, Austria

stefan.schulz [at] medunigraz.at


Jul 31: ICBO + FOIS photos online

Jul 16: ICBO + FOIS brochure published

Jun 25: Preliminary ICBO and FOIS programs online

Mar 21: Online Registration open

Mar 20: Accepted FOIS Papers announced

Mar 5: Accepted ICBO Papers announced

Feb 10: Early Career Symposium announced

Feb 1: ICBO and FOIS workshops and tutorials announced

FOIS deadline extended to Feb 12, 2012 (strict)

Jan 25: ICBO workshops and tutorials online .

Maintainer: Stefan Schulz