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S4BioDiv 2020 : 3rd International Workshop on Semantics for Biodiversity


When Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
Where Bolzano, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Jun 26, 2020
Submission Deadline Jul 3, 2020
Notification Due Jul 31, 2020
Final Version Due Aug 17, 2020

Call For Papers

Workshop Description
Biodiversity deals with heterogeneous data and concepts generated from a large number of disciplines in order to build a coherent picture of the extent of life on earth. The presence of such a myriad of data resources makes integrative biodiversity research increasingly important,as well as challenging given the variety of ways in which data and information are produced and made available. The Semantic Web approach enhances data discoverability, sharing, interoperability and integration through a formalized conceptual environment providing common formats, standards and terminological resources.
This workshop aims to bring together computer scientists and biologists, working on Semantic Web approaches for biodiversity, ecology and related areas such as plant sciences, agronomy, agro-ecology or citizen science related to biodiversity. The goal is to exchange experiences, build a state of the art of realizations and challenges, and reuse and adapt solutions that have been proposed in other domains. The workshop focuses on presenting challenging issues and solutions for the design of high quality biodiversity information systems leveraging Semantic Web techniques.

Important Dates
Abstracts deadline: 26 June 2020
Paper deadline: 3 July 2020
Notification of acceptance: 31 July 2020
Camera ready: 17 August 2020
Workshops date: 16 - 19 September 2020

Workshop Topics
The workshop comprises, but is not strictly limited to, the following topics:
Applications of Semantic Web technologies for biodiversity
Semantic representation of biodiversity data
Ontology (or semantic resource) development for biodiversity
Semantic annotation of biodiversity data
Semantic approaches for the discovery of biodiversity data
Semantic support for scientific workflows
Data provenance and reproducibility
Data lifecycle management
Knowledge extraction and text mining
Ontology learning
Standards for biodiversity Data
Linked Open biodiversity Data
Semantic data integration
FAIR biodiversity data with semantics
Interoperability of biodiversity and earth observation data
Enhancement of machine learning approaches with Semantic Web technologies

Application domains:
Biodiversity and ecology
Agronomy, agro-ecology, agro-biodiversity
Plant sciences
Citizen Science related to biodiversity and related fields

Paper Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions in English. Submitted papers should not exceed 10/12 pages for regular papers, 6 pages for position papers.
All papers must be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format and must follow the IOS Press formatting guidelines. All submitted papers will be subject to blind (but not double-blind) peer-review process.

Papers must be submitted through the easychair system at

Papers accepted at ICBO workshops will be published in a volume of CEUR workshop proceedings IAOA series.

Workshop Chairs
Alsayed Algergawy (Institute of Computer Science, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany)
Naouel Karam (Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Berlin, Germany)
Friederike Klan (Institute of Data Science, German Aerospace Center, Jena, Germany)
Franck Michel (University Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Inria, Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Ilaria Rosati (Institute Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET) - Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy)

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