Software Demonstrations

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The International Conference on Biomedical Ontology 2009 will hold Software demonstration sessions. The Software demonstration sessions are an opportunity to present working implementations of software that utilizes ontologies or controlled vocabularies such as for text mining, experiment annotation, or data analysis. These sessions are intended to provide participants with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about their work.


Authors must submit a two-page paper with a short abstract for evaluation. The abstract must clearly demonstrate the use of ontologies or controlled vocabularies. The program committee is particularly interested in demonstrations of software that are freely available for others to use. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee. Decisions about acceptance will be based on originality, potential significance, maturity of the software, topicality and clarity.

Software demonstrations are intended to convey a scientific result and are not intended as advertisements for software packages. Authors submitting a full paper to ICBO 2009 may also submit the same work for consideration in the Software demonstration session. For software demonstration submissions, authors are strongly encouraged to include in their submission a link to where the demo (live or recorded video) can be found.

At least one of the Software demonstration authors must be a registered participant at the conference, and attend the Software demonstration session to present the work. The abstracts for all accepted demos will be given to all conference attendees and published on the conference web site. They will not be included in the formal proceedings.

Please submit your contribution in PDF format to EasyChair at the following address: Software demonstration papers must be submitted in PDF format, and no other format will be accepted. Papers that exceed the page limit could be rejected without review.

Important Dates – Software Demonstrations

  • May 31, 2009: Deadline for submissions
  • June 1, 2009: Notification of acceptance

Time for all deadlines above will be 23:59 pm Hawaiian time (GMT-10).

Further Information

For further information or any questions regarding the event or submissions, please contact the Software Demonstration Organizing Chair Trish Whetzel.

Organizing Chair

  • Trish Whetzel, Stanford University

Program Committee

  • Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons
  • Helen Parkinson, EBI