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Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Welcome to CSHALS 2014! – February 26 - 28, 2014


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING CSHALS AWARD WINNERS:

PAPER
AWARD:

POSTER AWARDS:

AWARD PHOTOS - click here


INTRODUCING THE CSHALS 2014 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

FEBRUARY 27 - THURSDAY
Ronald Collette
Chief Information Officer
Foundation Medicine
Cambridge, MA, USA

Presentation Date and Time:
Thursday, February 27 - 9:00 am

Presentation Title:
The Carpenter to the Screw: Well, I Have a Hammer. You Must Be a Nail

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Deborah McGuinness, PhD
Professor, Computer and Cognitive Science
Founding Director, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Web Science Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Troy, NY, USA

Presentation Date and Time:
Thursday, February 27 - 1:00 pm

Presentation Title:
Towards Semantic Health Assistants

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FEBRUARY 28 - FRIDAY
Hilmar Lapp
Assistant Director for Informatics
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Durham, North Carolina, USA

Presentation Date and Time:
Friday, February 28 - 9:00 am

Presentation Title:
Semantics of and for the Diversity of Life: Opportunities and Perils of Trying to Reason on the Frontier

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Prof. Dr. B. (Barend) Mons
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and Netherlands
Bioinformatics Center (NBIC), The Netherlands

Presentation Date and Time:
Friday, February 28 - 1:00 pm

Presentation Title:
Semantics Based Biomedical Knowledge Search, Integration and Discovery
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CSHALS is the premier annual event focused on the practical application of Semantic Web and other semantic technologies to problems in the Life Sciences, including pharmaceutical industry and related areas, such as hospitals/healthcare institutions and academic research labs.

CSHALS has for 7 years been the ISCB reference conference for cutting-edge practitioners of knowledge engineering and forward-thinking strategists in information and knowledge management in the life sciences. Topics covered by CSHALS 2014 span the continuum between semantic standards development, data analytics, knowledge representation, information and knowledge management, knowledge engineering, and machine learning and reasoning.

CSHALS 2014 should be part of your plans for 2014!


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Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences

COMMITTEES

Updated Oct 04, 2013


Conference Chairs:

  • Jonas S. Almeida, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
  • Ted Slater, YarcData, Cambridge, United States

Organizing Committee:

  • Jonas S. Almeida, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
  • Chris Baker, University of New Brunswick, St. John; and IPSNP Computing Inc., Canada
  • Mike Bevil, Merck & Co. West Point, United States
  • Mark Wilkinson, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  • Helena Deus (Lena), Foundation Medicine, Cambridge, United States
  • Ted Slater, YarcData, Cambridge, United States

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Logistical Organizers:

  • Diane E. Kovats, ISCB Executive Officer, La Jolla, United States
  • Steven Leard, ISCB Conferences Director, Edmonton, Canada
  • Stacy Slagor, ISCB Director of Corporate Relations and Development, La Jolla, United States

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Program Committee:

  • Chris Baker, University of New Brunswick, St. John; and IPSNP Computing Inc., Canada
  • Jonas Almeida, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
  • Sivaram Arabandi, Ontopro LLC, United States
  • Colin Batchelor, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
  • Judy Blake, The Jackson Laboratory, United States
  • Olivier Bodenreider, US National Library of Medicine, United States
  • Jerven Bolleman, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
  • Albert Burger, MRC Human Genetics Unit, United Kingdom
  • Greg Butler, Concordia University, Canada
  • Werner Ceusters, SUNY at Buffalo, United States
  • Paolo Ciccarese, Harvard University, United States
  • Adrien Coulet, University of Lorraine, France
  • Helena Deus, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, United States
  • Michel Dumontier, Stanford University, United States
  • Melissa Haendel, Oregon Health and Science University, United States
  • Robert Hoehndorf, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Michael Krauthammer, Yale University Medical School, United States
  • Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Phillip Lord, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • Adrian Paschke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Alexandre Riazanov, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada
  • Fabio Rinaldi, IFI, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mark Schreiber, Novartis NIBR, United States
  • Ted Slater, YarcData, United States
  • Andrea Splendiani, IntelliLeaf/DERI, United Kingdom
  • Robert Stevens, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Karin Verspoor, National ICT Australia and The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Mark Wilkinson, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain


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PROMOTION

Updated Nov 15, 2013


CSHALS 2014 Promotional Flyer (Letter Size, 8.5 inches x 11 inches)

>>Click here to download PDF<<

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CSHALS 2014 Key Dates (Letter Size, 11 inches x 8.5 inches)

>>Click here to download powerpoint slide<<

Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

updated November 19, 2013


CSHALS 2014 Sponsor Signup

Gold - $10,000
  1. Two complimentary conference registrations
  2. Two (2) sponsor/VIP dinner invitations
  3. One (1) Exhibitor Showcase Display space
  4. One (1) 20 minute tech talk (scheduled by the organizers)
  5. Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
  6. Logo recognition during conference opening session
  7. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
  8. Gold Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
  9. Half-page black and white advertisement in conference program

Silver - $7500
  1. One complimentary conference registration
  2. One (1) Exhibitor Showcase Display space
  3. One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  4. One (1) 20 minute tech talk (scheduled by the organizers)
  5. Quarter-page black and white advertisement in program booklet
  6. Company logo on the conference website identified as a Silver Sponsor
  7. Company name in the conference booklet identified as a Silver Sponsor
  8. Logo slide at opening session
  9. Company name included on signage in registration and poster session

Bronze - $5,000
  1. One (1) complimentary conference registration
  2. One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  3. Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
  4. One (1) 20 minute tech talk (scheduled by the organizers)
  5. Logo recognition during conference opening session
  6. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
  7. Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
  8. Quarter-page black and white advertisement in conference program

Copper - $2500 
  1. One (1) complimentary conference registration
  2. One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  3. Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
  4. Logo recognition during conference opening session
  5. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
  6. Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program

Keynote Sponsor - $2000
  1. One (1) complimentary conference registration
  2. One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  3. Company representative to introduce keynote speaker and company listed as keynote sponsor on conference web site and in conference program
  4. Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
  5. Logo recognition during conference opening session
  6. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
  7. Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program

Coffee Break Sponsor- $1750
  1. One (1) complimentary conference registration
  2. One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  3. Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
  4. Logo recognition during conference opening session
  5. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
  6. Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program

Tech Talks - $2250
Tech Talks are 20 minutes in length allowing for a 15 minute presentation and up to 5 minutes to for Q&A. These presentations are designed to allow organizations to create awareness of new technologies, services, etc.

Requests for Tech Talks are reviewed for approval by the Organizing Committee. Space is limited and it may not be possible to accept all requests.

Exhibitor Showcase
-->For Profit Organization: $2500

-->Not for Profit Organization: $1500

Exhibit showcase space, with 6ft table. Please note the showcase is designed for pop-up displays, approximately 8 ft wide or a table-top exhibit.

Student Travel Fellowship  - $1000
Contributions of $1000 and above will be recognized with a hyperlinked company logo on the conference website.

To confirm your CSHALS participation please contact:

Steven Leard
ISCB Conferences Director
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 1+780-414-1663


* Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage will be proportionately sized for each sponsorship level, with Gold Sponsor logos being the largest and appearing at the top of the signage.

CSHALS 2014 Sponsor Signup


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Last Update: November 15, 2013


***CSHALS Submission Site Here***

Chris Baker, University of New Brunswick, St. John; and IPSNP Computing Inc., Canada

The conference is accepting full paper and poster submissions in the topic areas listed below. New for 2014, following peer review, accepted papers will be published online in a volume of the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series http://ceur-ws.org

AWARDS

In recognition of outstanding work in the science of semantic technologies applied in health and life sciences, the CSHALS Organizing Committee is pleased to announce awards for Outstanding Papers and Posters at CSHALS2014. The most important research results presented at the conference, as determined by the Program Committee, will be recognized in the following way:
  • A cash prize of $250 will awarded by the International Society of Computation Biology for the most outstanding student poster.  
  • Software licences for Sentient Knowledge Explorer PRO will be awarded by conference sponsors IO Informatics to authors of the most outstanding paper.

CSHALS is invites the following submissions to the conference:

  • Research papers: up to 12 pages that report on original research, and / or novel methodology that have led to significant outcomes with potential for lasting impact. Papers should demonstrate theoretical soundness of the research and/or strong evaluation.
  • Application papers: up to 6 pages that report on original research with successful application demonstrated by an improvement over existing methods. Papers may include systems level approaches using established methodology in a novel application domain.
  • Presentation Abstracts: Abstracts of upto 500 words reporting on ongoing projects that have met key project milestones but are not ready for fully documented disclosure. Submissions may also describe funded research proposals. 
  • Posters:  Abstracts of 500 words reporting on early research results focusing on the design and application of semantic technologies in life science scenarios. Priority will be given to submissions offering a functional demo that can be shown at the conference.

Papers are to be prepared using Springer's LNCS templates and submitted via EasyChair.

Please note: CSHALS conference registration for accepted presenters must be completed by January 31, 2014 remain eligible to present at CSHALS. Payment of the conference registration fee is the responsibility of the presenter.


To complete your submission go to: www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cshals2014

KEY DATES
September 30, 2013 Call for Paper and Poster Presentations Opens
January 10, 2014 Call for Paper Presentations Closes
January 10, 2014 Call for Poster Closes
January 14, 2014 Paper Presentation Acceptance Notification
January 24, 2014 Poster Presentation Acceptance Notification**
January 31, 2014 Registration Deadline: Accepted Presenters Required

        

 

 

 

 

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**Poster submitters - if you require earlier approval in order to obtain an entry visa please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to coordinate details.

CSHALS 2014 TOPIC AREAS:

  • Linked Data - generation, representation, and management of data using the W3C’s Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Linked Data principles.
  • Data Modeling - Ontologies, Taxonomies - practical application of knowledge engineering principles and techniques to data modeling.
  • Text Analysis, NLP, Question Answering - use of semantic technologies for processing natural language.
  • Cloud, Parallel, and Distributed Computing - use of semantic technologies for representation and management of distributed computational resources and workflows.
  • Healthcare eScience - Translational Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, personal health records (PHR) - patient-centric use of semantic web technologies to handle the integration of clinical and biomolecular data.
  • Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Analytics - semantic applications for data analysis, inference, and decision-making.
  • Human Computer Interfaces - development of interfaces or design criteria that involve humans in the process of knowledge creation.
  • Clinical Applications - Use of semantic web technology or architectures, including the orchestration of webApp ecosystems, as part of medical care delivery.
  • Molecular Applications - Deployments of semantic web technology in biomolecular and biochemical domains.
  • Applications to Emerging Health Disciplines - Use of the semantic web’s integrative and distributed nature to support emergence of novel applications in health care.

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Program Committee:

  • Program Committee:

    • Chris Baker, University of New Brunswick, St. John; and IPSNP Computing Inc., Canada
    • Jonas Almeida, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
    • Sivaram Arabandi, Ontopro LLC, United States
    • Colin Batchelor, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
    • Judy Blake, The Jackson Laboratory, United States
    • Olivier Bodenreider, US National Library of Medicine, United States
    • Jerven Bolleman, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
    • Albert Burger, MRC Human Genetics Unit, United Kingdom
    • Greg Butler, Concordia University, Canada
    • Werner Ceusters, SUNY at Buffalo, United States
    • Paolo Ciccarese, Harvard University, United States
    • Adrien Coulet, University of Lorraine, France
    • Helena Deus, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, United States
    • Michel Dumontier, Stanford University, United States
    • Melissa Haendel, Oregon Health and Science University, United States
    • Robert Hoehndorf, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Michael Krauthammer, Yale University Medical School, United States
    • Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
    • Phillip Lord, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
    • Adrian Paschke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    • Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    • Alexandre Riazanov, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada
    • Fabio Rinaldi, IFI, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    • Mark Schreiber, Novartis NIBR, United States
    • Ted Slater, YarcData, United States
    • Andrea Splendiani, IntelliLeaf/DERI, United Kingdom
    • Robert Stevens, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Karin Verspoor, National ICT Australia and The University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Mark Wilkinson, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

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KEY DATES


KEY DATES
September 30, 2013 Call for Paper and Poster Presentations Opens
January 10, 2014 Call for Paper Presentations Closes
January 10, 2014 Call for Poster Closes
January 14, 2014 Paper Presentation Acceptance Notification
January 24, 2014 Poster Presentation Acceptance Notification
January 31, 2014 Registration Deadline: Accepted Presenters Required



 

 

 




Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences

CONFERENCE HOTEL



REVERE HOTEL – BOSTON COMMON

200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA, United States 02116
www.reverehotel.com
 
Delegates registered for CSHALS 2014 – Conference on Semantics for Healthcare and Life Sciences are able to take advantage until Friday, February 7, 2014 of the special conference rate of $149.00 plus taxes (see below).

Delegates may reserve their preferred accommodations directly using the link available >>click here<<.

Or by telephone with the hotel directly 1-855-673-8373 and asking for Reservations. Please identify yourself as a CSHALS delegate to qualify for the rate.
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REVERE HOTEL – BOSTON COMMON CONFERENCE RATES AND INFORMATION
Group Rate: $149.00 single / $149.00 double occupancy 

The group rate is for a standard guestroom type.

The above rates are subject to Massachusetts Lodging tax currently at 14.45%. Please note that group rates are available for up to 3 days before or after the dates of February 26 – 28, 2014. Upgrade requests are based on availability and upgrade fees are subject to change. For more than two guests, there will be a $30.00 charge for each additional person in the room. There is no charge for children 17 years or under when sharing a room with parents.

The conference guestroom rate includes complimentary in-room wireless internet.
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CANCELLATION POLICY FOR INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS
To avoid an individual guestroom cancellation charge equal to one night's room and tax, please notify the hotel of any cancellations 72 Hours prior to your scheduled arrival date. Please be sure to obtain a cancellation number at the time of cancellation and retain this number for your files. 



CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT
Hotel check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. and our check-out time is 12 noon. Anyone arriving earlier than 3:00 p.m. will be checked in as soon as rooms become available. On your departure date, guests may incur a late check-out fee should they check out after 12 noon. The hotel is pleased to arrange for baggage storage for attendees' luggage.



EARLY DEPARTURE FEES 
An early departure fee of $50 plus tax will be assessed to any guest who departs earlier than the date confirmed at check-in. The fee will be automatically posted to the guest folio on or after departure. Emergency or special circumstance situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

   


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REGISTRATION


  • Credit Card - To provide payment off line please use the credit card from available here and return by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to: 1+780-414-1664
>>EARLY REGISTRATION<<
Applicable Dates:
Oct 31, 2013
to
Feb 07, 2014
(5:00 p.m. Pacific)
ISCB Member Non-member
Conference
Registration
Includes Half-Day Tutorial
( Feb 26)

Conference Registration Includes Half-Day Tutorial
( Feb 26)


Industry: $575   $775  
Academic
/Government
/Non-profit:
$375   $575  
Postdoc
(with letter
from Advisor)*:
$325   $475  
Students
(with ID*):
$200   $300  
>>REGULAR REGISTRATION
Applicable Dates:
Feb 08, 2014
to
Feb 28, 2014
ISCB Member Non-member
Conference
Registration
Includes Half-Day Tutorial
( Feb 26)
Conference
Registration
Includes Half-Day Tutorial
( Feb 26)
Industry: $675   $875  
Academic
/Government
/Non-profit:
$475   $675  
Postdoc
(with letter
from Advisor)*:
$425   $575  
Students
(with ID*):
$300   $400  
 

* Advisor letter or student ID must be presented at the registration desk on-site at the conference.
* All fees are US$
* If paying by check, please make payable to International Society for Computational Biology and mail to:

CSHALS Registration
ISCB c/o Suite 437, 11215 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

On-site registration is available beginning February 26 at 11:00 am  at the REVERE Hotel Boston Common, Carver Foyer


Cancellation Policy:

Request for registration cancellation must be made in writing & sent to the ISCB Registration Office contact noted below.

All refunds will be mailed after the conference. Refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Cancellations received on or before February 1, 2014 will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refund of fees will be given after February 1, 2014

Registration Office:

Steven Leard
CSHALS Registration
c/o Suite 437, 11215 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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