Early Career Symposium


The ICBO and FOIS 2012 conferences will host a joint Early Career Symposium. This event is designed to provide an opportunity for current PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to give a short presentation of their research with ample time for feedback and mentorship. It will also allow participants to network with other early career scientists in ontology and biomedicine. While attendance is open to anyone registered for one of the main conferences, presenters should be active doctoral students or postdoctoral researchers.

Submission Guidelines

The submission deadline has passed. Final submission is via EasyChair , according to this template .


Presentations at the ECS will be given by doctoral or early postdoctoral researchers which have to register for the ICBO and/or FOIS. Accepted submissions will be presented as short talks (timing will depend on the final number of accepted submissions), with additional time for questions and discussion. Accepted submissions will be published in a symposium booklet (PDF).


For all queries about the Early Career Symposium, please contact Ludger Jansen (ludger [dot] jansen [at] uni-rostock.de).

Important dates

* June 30, 2012: Deadline for submission of camera-ready copy
* July 25, 2012: Early Researcher Colloquium (approximately 1:30pm-6:30pm)

Accepted papers

  • Melanie Courtot. Knowledge representation in Health Research: the modeling of Adverse Events Following Immunization
  • Daniel Kless. Ontological reengineering of thesauri
  • Pablo López-García. Ontology customization for biomedical informatics
  • Bissan Audeh. Semantic query expansion for fuzzy proximity information retrieval model
  • Marion Haemmerli. The Issue of Perspectivality in Formal Theories of Spatial Representation
  • Samuel Croset. OWL Representation of Drug Activities on Biological Systems
  • Alessander Botti Benevides. An ontologically well-founded framework for modelling Business Organizations, Processes and Services
  • Patrice Seyed. A Method for Evaluating Ontologies
  • Xiaowei Wang, John Mylopoulos and Nicola Guarino. An Ontology of Software Evolution
  • Aleksandra Sojic and Oliver Kutz. Representing biomedical knowledge: A view from the philosophy of science
  • Matthew Lange. Nutriknow: a comprehensive foods-for-health knowledge repository
  • Nikhil Dinesh. Representing Core Themes in a Biology E-Textbook

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

Jul 3: FOIS posters 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