The deadline for abstract submission has passed.

Call for Presentations



ISCB Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS) is a forum for the presentation and discussion of semantics-based approaches and challenges currently faced in the Healthcare and Life Science Industry. The conference features keynote lectures, invited talks, selected oral presentations and posters.

Conference organizers are accepting abstract submissions for poster and oral presentations in the following topic areas:
Key Dates
September 25, 2009Call for Oral and Poster Presentations Opens
November 6, 2009Call for Oral Presentations Closes
November 20, 2009Oral Presentation Acceptance Notification
January 8, 2010 Call for Poster Closes
January 15, 2010Poster Presentation Acceptance Notification
January 20, 2010Registration Deadline: Accepted Presenters Required

Participants interested in presenting at CSHALS are required to submit a 500-word abstract organized according to the sections described below. This abstract will be printed in the conference program and available on-line.

The submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • The objectives and motivation, as an introduction of the application of semantics relevant to CSHALS. (Note specifically, with which of themes, stated in the call for participation, your work aligns)
  • Method - name or describe the semantic tools and technologies used and any relevant analyses.
  • Results - present the main accomplishment of the work - what capability has been added? What was the impact? Lessons learned? Advantate/Disadvantage of using a semantic approach achieved.
  • Conclusions - present major theoretical contributions and practical implications of the study. This statement should be followed by specific recommendations.

Supporting PDF Document

In addition to the abstract, while not required, submitters are encouraged to upload a one-page PDF file in order to aid in the selection process. The supplemental PDF should only be uploaded to provide more information and context than is possible in the text abstract, such as figure(s), a description of character data, and/or a statement of the intended user community. PDFs that simply expand on the text of the abstract will be disregarded. This PDF will not be published and is intended for evaluation purposes only.

Please note: CSHALS conference registration must be completed by January 20, 2010 in order to be eligible to present at CSHALS.