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CFP for new Thematic Series: Data and Research Object Planning and Management

Data-driven research follows a cycle involving data as well as other research/digital objects such as publications, tools (e.g. software and workflows) or knowledge transfer (e.g. training materials, tutorials, guidelines) together with metadata enrichment and FAIRification processes. To succesfully follow this cycle, we need research objects management plans supporting the findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) principles, i.e., rather than static documents, we need machine-actionable plans enriched with metadata as well as meaningful links other relevant research objects and their corresponding management plans (including FAIRification). Additional elements should be taken into account to also support Data Spaces/Ecosystems as well as Open Science. This collection welcomes contributions on data and research objects management plans, FAIRification supporting Open Science, and research supporting open and transparent digital research ecosystems.

Guest Editors: Dr. Leyla Jael G. Garcia-Castro (ZB MED Information Centre for Life Sciences) and Dr. Oya Deniz Beyan (RWTH Aachen University)

Find full details in the current list of all ongoing Call-for-Papers here.

CFP for new Thematic Series: International Conference for Biomedical and Biological Ontologies (ICBO)

The International Conference on Biomedical and Biological Ontologies (ICBO) is a premier annual conference series that brings together researchers, students and professionals involved in the development and application of ontologies and knowledge graphs, and associated artificial intelligence technologies, in all areas of scientific research throughout the life and social sciences, including biology, medicine, diseases, human health, genome biology, human behaviour, environment, biomes, nutrition, food, plants, agriculture and others.

In an exciting partnership with the Journal of Biomedical Semantics (JBMS), we are introducing a direct to journal publication track for contributions to ICBO from 2021 onwards. Papers submitted to the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies track at the Journal of Biomedical Semantics will be published immediately after acceptance and presented in the annual conference following acceptance. 

Guest Editors: Janna Hastings (University College London) and Oliver He (University of Michigan Medical School)

Find full details in the current list of all ongoing Call-for-Papers here.

CFP for Special issue: Intelligence Computing for Challenging Clinical Data

This Special Issue aims to invite original research papers that tackle challenging clinical data and scenarios, including theoretical research, practical models improvement, clinical-oriented data analysis, deployed digital system, and farsighted intelligent architecture. Submitted papers should clarify the substantively different from work that has already been published, or accepted for publication, or submitted in parallel to other conferences or journals.

Submission Deadline: September 20th, 2021

Guest Editors: Honghao Gao (Shanghai University), Wenbing Zhao (Cleveland State University), and Yuyu Yin (Hangzhou Dianzi University)

Find full details in the current list of all ongoing Call-for-Papers here.

Featured Article: Representing vaccine misinformation using ontologies

Scepticism of vaccines driven by misinformation has important public health implications. In this paper, the authors use semantic web and ontological techniques to represent the domain scope of vaccine misinformation. In developing the Vaccine Misinformation Ontology (VAXMO) the authors provide a framework to catalogue and analyse vaccine misinformation, with potential application in the automated detection of vaccine misinformation and to more comprehensively understand features of the anti-vaccination information domain.



Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, University of Cologne, Germany

Aims and scope

Journal of Biomedical Semantics addresses issues of semantic enrichment and semantic processing in the biomedical and clinical domain. The scope of the journal covers two main areas:

Infrastructure for biomedical semantics: focusing on semantic resources and repositories, ontology design, meta-data standards and management, resource description, knowledge representation and semantic frameworks, the Biomedical Semantic Web, and semantic interoperability.

Semantic mining, annotation, and analysis: focusing on approaches and applications of semantic resources; and tools for investigation, reasoning, prediction, artificial intelligence modelling, and discoveries in biomedicine.

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