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Nobel Laureate Keynote
Robert Huber, Max-Planck Institut f. Biochemistry, Germany.

A-STAR NUS NTU

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BIOMEDICAL ONTOLOGIES

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Tharam Dillon Professor Tharam Dillon Research Professor, Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute, Curtin Universityof Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Dr Tharam Dillon is internationally recognised for his research on Semantic Web, Web services, knowledge discovery, data mining, neural networks, intelligent systems, object-oriented systems, communications, fault tolerant systems, and distributed protocol engineering. He is Chair of the IFIP International Task Force WG2.12/124 on Semantic Web and Web Semantics, the chair of the IFIP Technical Committee on Artifical Intelligence and the IEEE/IES Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics. He has published 12 books, 700 research papers as book chapters, in journals, and in international conferences. His research has received over 3500 citations with a Hirsch index of 28 (source: Google Scholar).

Dr Amandeep S. Sidhu is a principal investigator for Protein Ontology (PO) Project since 2003. Protein Ontology is accepted as part of Standardized Biomedical Ontologies at the National Center for Biomedical Ontologies, USA along with Gene Ontology and other biomedical ontologies. His research work in the fields of Biomedical Ontologies, Biological Data Management and Modelling, Structural Bioinformatics, and Proteomics, resulted in over 50 scientific publications since 2004. His work in the area of Biomedical Ontologies has been cited in over 150 publications. He is also the Founding Chair of IEEE Biomedical Ontologies Forum and member of IEEE Computer-based Medical Systems Conference Steering Committee.


Tutorial Abstract

Biomedical Ontologies have developed in an uncoordinated way, often reflecting mere relations of association between what are called concepts, and serving primarily the purposes of information extraction from on-line biomedical literature and databases. In recent years, we have learned a great deal about the criteria which must be satisfied if ontology is to allow true information integration and automatic reasoning across data and information derived from different sources. In this tutorial we will broadly cover current research on development biomedical ontologies, and various issues in biomedical informatics addressed by these ontologies. Researchers will be invited to discuss and explore the theories, design, and applications of biomedical ontologies.

The tutorial will cover the following topics:

  • Design of Biomedical Ontologies
  • Use of Ontologies to manage Interoperation in Biomedical Databases
  • Ontology representation and exchange languages
  • Biomedical Ontologies and Web Ontology Language (OWL)
  • Tools for Development and Management of Biomedical Ontologies
  • Support of Ontologies for Biological Information Retrieval and Web Services
  • Change Management in Biomedical Ontologies