[Socbin] DILS, Data Integration in the Life Sciences 2010, Call for Papers

Graham Kemp kemp at chalmers.se
Thu Feb 25 16:14:17 CET 2010

                     Seventh International Conference on

                    Data Integration in the Life Sciences

                                 (DILS 2010)

                              25-27 August, 2010
                              Gothenburg, Sweden


The development and increasingly widespread deployment of high throughput
experimental methods in the life sciences is giving rise to numerous large,
complex and valuable data resources. This foundation of experimental data
underpins the systematic study of organisms and diseases, which increasingly
depend on the development of models of biological systems. The development
of these models often requires integration of diverse experimental data
resources; once constructed, the models themselves become data and present
new integration challenges for tasks such as interpretation, validation and

Topics of Interest

The DILS conference provides a forum for the discussion of emerging
challenges for data integration in the life sciences, and the techniques
that seek to address them. Topics of interest include, but are not limited

   - Architectures and data management techniques for the life sciences
   - Query processing and optimization for biological data
   - Biological Data sharing and update propagation
   - Query formulation assistance for scientists
   - Modeling of life sciences data
   - Biological Metadata management
   - Annotation in scientific data integration
   - Provenance modeling and management for the life sciences
   - Scientific Workflows and analysis pipelines
   - Laboratory information management systems in biology
   - Biological data quality and data cleaning
   - Life sciences ontologies
   - Semantic web for the life sciences
   - Mining integrated life sciences data
   - Text mining in the life science literature
   - Machine learning in data integration in the life sciences
   - Grid Computing and Grid technologies for the life sciences
   - System prototypes for biology
   - Commercial solutions in the life sciences
   - Integration challenges presented by new kinds of biological data
   - Scientific results arising from innovative data integration solutions

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original contributions of practical
relevance and technical rigor, experience reports and demonstrations of
relevance to data integration in the life sciences. DILS 2010 invites two
types of papers:

   - Research papers (up to 16 pages).
   - System/Demonstration papers (up to 8 pages).
     Papers describing commercial solutions are welcome as long as sufficient
     detail of the problem and its technical solution are provided.

Please find detailed instructions for preparing the camera-ready copy of
your paper in Springer's LNCS Author and Volume Editor Instructions.
The proceedings of DILS will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes
in Bioinformatics.

Please submit your paper using the DILS 2010 EasyChair site:

Important dates

   - Abstract submission deadline: 11 April 2010
   - Full paper deadline: 18 April 2010
   - Author Notification: 17 May 2010
   - Camera Ready Copy Due: 7 June 2010

Programme Committee

   - Chris Baker, University of New Brunswick, Canada
   - Albert Burger, Heriot-Watt University, UK
   - Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Université Paris-Sud, France
   - Terence Critchlow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
   - Christine Froidevaux, Université Paris-Sud, France
   - Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
   - Peter Karp, SRI International, USA
   - Graham Kemp, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
   - Jessie Kennedy, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
   - Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
   - Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
   - Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
   - Frédérique Lisacek, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
   - Bertram Ludäscher, University of California, Davis, USA
   - Marco Masseroli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
   - Paolo Missier, University of Manchester, UK
   - See-Kiong Ng, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
   - José Luis Oliveira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
   - Alexandra Poulovassilis, Birkbeck College, UK
   - Erhard Rahm, Universität Leipzig, Germany
   - Louiqa Raschid, University of Maryland, USA
   - Chris Rawlings, Rothamsted Research, UK
   - Falk Schreiber, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
   - Michael Schroeder, TU Dresden, Germany
   - Christopher Southan, ChrisDS Consulting, Sweden
   - Chris Stoeckert, University of Pennsylvania, USA
   - Lena Strömbäck, Linköping University, Sweden
   - Mark Wilkinson, University of British Columbia, Canada
   - Anil Wipat, University of Newcastle, UK
   - Hans Åhlfeldt, Linköping University, Sweden

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