Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS)

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Barend Mons

Updated February 03, 2012
Barend Mons, PhD
Scientific Director
Netherlands Bioinformatics Center
Biosemantics Group Leader, Leiden University Medical Centre

Presentation Title:
E-Science Dictates E-Publication - Nanopublications as a Substrate for In-silico Knowledge Discovery

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

Abstract: In a world of rapidly increasing complexity, interoperability of data is key and 'data publishing' will become the norm. New key technologies have altered our ability to generate massive data sets. And more data have been recognized as crucial data sources for research. Methods have been developed to mine massive data sets from different type of resources. These enormous strides in mining and measurement technologies have resulted in an exponentially growing flood of data: the 'data explosion’' in the life sciences. The increasing complexity also asks for collaborative environments to master the data sets and turn them into insights. Life sciences projects and programmes are increasingly multidisciplinary and international. This brings many complexities in terms of collaboration and data, information and knowledge management far beyond 'one's own laboratory'. The transition to 'e-science' also dictates innovative ways to publish, share and cite valuable datasets. Barend will cover the recent development around nanopublication in the Life Sciences.