CMLS 2021 : 2nd International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling for Life Sciences
Call For Papers
******CMLS 2021: The 2nd International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling for Life Sciences ******
In conjunction with the 40th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2021)
at St. John's, NL, Canada - October 18-21, 2021 (hybrid conference, online participation is also encouraged)
Submission deadline: July 16th, 2021
The recent advances in unravelling the secrets of human conditions and diseases have encouraged new paradigms for their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. As the information is increasing at an unprecedent rate, it directly impacts the design and future development of information and data management pipelines; thus, new ways of processing data, information, and knowledge in health care environments are strongly needed.
The second edition of the workshop aims to continue being a meeting point for Information Systems (IS), Conceptual Modeling (CM), and Data Management(DM) researchers working on health care and life science problems, and an opportunity to share, discuss and find new approaches to improve promising fields, with a special focus on Genomic Data Management - how to use the information from the genome to better understand biological and clinical features - and Precision Medicine - giving to each patient an individualized treatment by understanding the peculiar aspects of the disease.
From the precise ontological characterization of the components involved in complex biological systems to the modeling of the operational processes and decision support methods used in the diagnosis and prevention of diseases, the joined research communities of IS, CM, and DM have an important role to play; they must help in providing feasible solutions for a high-quality and efficient health care.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has attracted increasing attention to the genetic mechanisms of humans and viruses. CMLS may become an additional forum for discussing the responsibility of the conceptual modeling community in supporting the life sciences related to this new reality.
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The second edition of the workshop focuses on Conceptual Modeling as a means for facing the challenges that emerge when designing and developing systems for life sciences, focused on genomics and precision medicine. The workshop is not restricted to specific research methods; we will consider both conceptual and empirical research, as well as novel applications.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Conceptual modeling for genomics
- Modeling of complex biological systems
- Modeling of health ecosystems
- Information systems for health care and/or genomics
- Development of information systems for the medicine of precision
- Design, modification, and evaluation of health information systems
- Electronic/digital health information systems
- Ontologies and workflows for life sciences
- Life science-related domain specific modeling languages
- Data management and integration for genomics and biology
- Interoperability of health information systems and databases
- Knowledge-representation for genetics
- Business process modeling for genetic/clinical diagnosis
CMLS 2021 proceedings will be part of the ER 2021 Workshop volume published by Springer in the LNCS series. The authors must submit manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style for Lecture Notes in Computer Science. For style files and details, see the page http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. The page limit for workshop papers is 10 pages. Papers must be submitted as PDF files using EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmls2021.
We are working towards a preliminary agreement with BMC Bioinformatics journal (2-year IF 3.242, SJR 1.626) for a post-conference supplement related to Conceptual Modeling in Life Sciences. If the agreement is reached, all the papers accepted to our workshop will be invited to submit a revised and extended version to the journal supplement.
Paper submission: July 16th, 2021 (extended)
Notification: August 6th, 2021
Camera-ready version: August 20th, 2021
Conference dates: October 18-21st, 2021
Anna Bernasconi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Arif Canakoglu, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ana León Palacio, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
José Fabián Reyes Román, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain