NCBO Phenotype Workshop
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology will host a two-day workshop focused on the ontology of (biomedical) images and imaging. The workshop will take place on March 24-25, 2006 in Room M-112 of the Lane Medical Library in Stanford.
The goal of the workshop is to promote interoperability of biomedical image and imaging ontologies through the application of principles of sound ontology construction and through the coordination of current ontology development efforts in the imaging domain. One subsidiary goal is to ensure compatibility of image ontologies with ontologies of those biomedical entities which images represent. The workshop will include hands-on experiments directed towards building a biomedical image ontology on the basis of sample ontologies submitted by participants in advance.
The following topics will be addressed:
- coordination and integration of ontologies in the imaging domain
- ontologies for classification of images, image features, interpretations,
- the role of a reference ontology such as the FMA
- the use of common relations (along the lines advanced in the OBO Relation Ontology), including relations among images, features, interpretations, and the underlying reality
- use of ontologies in reasoning
- building an ontology of imaging tools and data, including issues related to the classification of imaging algorithms and to the potential uses of a tools ontology in supporting interoperability of bioinformatics software (in conjunction with the Software and Data Integration Working Group of the NIH Roadmap National Centers for Biomedical Computing).
The workshop is designed to be of value to all those involved in biocomputing in the imaging domain, including representatives of those NCBCs who use or develop imaging technologies.
This workshop was funded by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant 1 U 54 HG004028. Information on the National Centers for Biomedical Computing can be found at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/bioinformatics. Additional support has been provided by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Language & Computing (L&C) and Agfa.
Workgroups and Mailing List
At the conclusion of the workshop, many participants expressed interest in continuing the discussions and undertaking the work related to imaging ontology. A mailing list for these discussions was set up (https://www.neuroinformatics.org/mailman/listinfo/image-ontology)
In addition, a Wiki to host materials related to a working group in imaging ontology was created (http://www.neuroinformatics.org:8080/xwiki/bin/view/ImageOntology/Main). Please visit this Wiki to obtain current information on the projects and activities related to these efforts.
(See Webcast for videos of all sessions.)
Session I: How to Build an Ontology Barry Smith (Moderator)
-- What this Meeting is For
-- Basic Principles of Ontology Design
-- The OBO Foundry Project
-- The OBO Relation Ontology
11:00am Towards an Ontology for the Imaging Domain
-- BIRNLex and RadLex Case Studies
12:15pm Kaustubh Supekar: An Overview of the Groups Represented at this Meeting
Session II: Imaging Terms and Relations Daniel Rubin (Moderator)
1:30pm Participant self-introductions
2:00pm Ontologies and Terminologies in Radiology and Biological Imaging
-- Curt Langlotz: RadLex
-- Maryann Martone: BIRNLex
-- Anand Kumar: DICOM
4:00pm Relations and Reasoning in Image Ontologies
-- Dirk Marwede: Relations in Image Ontologies and Anatomy Ontologies
-- Mariana Casella dos Santos: Bootstrapping an Image Ontology
-- Helen Chen: Building Real-World Applications and Reasoning in Radiology
Session III: Image Ontologies Suzanna Lewis (Moderatrix)
-- Matthew Fielding: From RadLex to RadiO
-- C. Forbes Dewey: Experibase
11:00am Reasoning with Image Ontologies
-- W. Lorensen: Engineering Beyond Pixels
-- William Bug: BIRN's Image Ontology Requirements
-- Louis Goldberg: On Reasoning with Images
Session IV: Imaging Tools and Data Ivo Dinov and Barry Smith (Moderators)
1:30pm Towards an Ontology of Imaging Tools and Data
-- David Kennedy: The Internet Analysis Tools Registry
-- Barry Smith: What Should an Ontology of Tools and Data Look Like?
-- Ontology vs. Yellow Pages: Concluding Debate between Ivo Dinov, Peter Lyster, Suzanna Lewis and Bill Lorensen
-- Strategy Session: How to Build an Image Ontology
Maryann Martone (BIRN)
Nigam Shah (Stanford)