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ICBO 2016 : Joint meeting of the 7th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO) and the BioCreative 2016


Conference Series : International Conference on Biomedical Ontology
When Aug 1, 2016 - Aug 4, 2016
Where Corvallis, OR 97331
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    ontology   semantic web   big data   data analytics

Call For Papers

Joint meeting of the 7th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO) and the BioCreative 2016 aims to foster discussion, exchange, and innovation in research and development in the areas of Biomedical Ontology (including plants, agriculture, environment and biomes).

Researchers and professionals from biology, medicine, computer science, data science and engineering from public and private institutions will gather this August in Corvallis, OR, USA for the co-located ICBO and BioCreative events. With a theme of Food, Nutrition, Health and Environment for the 9 billion., the conference will provide unique opportunity to learn, experience and collaborate on applied aspects of ontologies and demonstration of innovative ontology-driven solutions for all areas of healthcare and life sciences including the plant biology, agriculture, ecology, and the atmospheric and ocean sciences.


Coming soon Call for Papers: Present your work at ICBO 2016
3/09/2016 Pre/Post-meeting Workshop and tutorial proposal submission deadline [APPLY NOW]
3/15/2016 Notification of acceptance of workshops and tutorial proposals
4/25/2016 Scientific paper submission deadline
4/25/2016 Software demo, early career, and workshop paper submission deadline
5/15/2016 Poster abstract submission deadline
6/15/2016 Notification of software demo, early career, and workshop paper acceptance
6/15/2016 Notification of scientific paper acceptance
6/15/2016 Notification of acceptance of posters
7/05/2016 Deadline for all camera-ready copies for the proceedings
8/01/2016 ICBO 2016


TBA Registration opens
6/15/2016 Early registration closes
7/20/2016 Late registration closes
8/01/2016 Onsite registration (during the conference days)

Our Keynote Speakers are:
Prof. Jacqueline McGlade
Chief Scientist
United Nations Environment Programme

Prof. Dennis W Stevenson
Vice President for Laboratory Research
New York Botanical Garden

Conference Theme:

The theme of ICBO 2016 is ‘Food, Nutrition, Health and Environment for the 9 billion’. Papers in traditional core areas of ontology-based research and development are invited, including

* Development of ontologies for knowledge capture through improved annotation of biomedical datasets (including datasets from plant biology)
* Metadata standards
* Role of ontologies in data mining and user applications
* Discovering the semantic role of microbiome in promoting human, plant and environment health
* Role of the public and private sectors in biological data analytics

We will be actively looking to add systematics, plant biology, agriculture, ecology, and the atmospheric and ocean sciences to the traditional biological, biomedical and data science foci of the ICBO conference.

Organizing Committee:
Pankaj Jaiswal, Oregon State University (OSU), US
Helen Parkinson, EBI, UK
Chris Mungall, LBNL, US
Sivaram Arabandi, ONTOPRO, US
Laurel Cooper, Planteome, OSU, US
Austin Meier, Planteome, OSU, US
Nicole Vasilevsky, eagle-I; CTSAconnect, OHSU, US
Pier Luigi Buttigieg, ENVO, Max-Planck-Institut, Germany
Robert Hoehndorf, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Matt Brush, eagle-i; CTSAconnect, OHSU, US
Mark Schildhauer, NCEAS, US
Cecilia Arighi, BioCreative & Univ. of Delaware, US
Marie Angélique Laporte, Bioversity, France
Elizabeth Arnaud, Bioversity, France
Georgios Gkoutos, University of Birmingham, UK
Prashanti Manda, UNC Chapel Hill, USA

Sponsorhip: (
Thank you for your sponsorship consideration for the joint International Biological Ontology Conference (ICBO 2016) and the BioCreative 2016. Sponsorship levels are outlined below for your review and selection.

Please take a moment to evaluate which sponsorship level you’d like to choose. Once decided, please contact the organizers by emailing to 'jaiswalp AT' or by calling on phone: +1-541-737-8471

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