Workshop on Ontology of Diseases

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General Information

The National Center for Biomedical Ontology will host a two-day workshop focused on the ontology of diseases. The workshop will take place on November 6-7, 2006 in Baltimore, beginning at 9am on Monday and concluding at 6pm on Tuesday.

The goals of the workshop are to promote sound, principles-based ontology construction and to raise the level of cooperation between people who work in this and related fields.

The workshop will consist of four sections:

(I) Disease Ontologies: Where we are (Moderator: Rex Chisholm)

(II) Problems of Disease Ontologies: The philosophical perspective (Moderator: Barry Smith)

(III) Problems of Disease Ontologies: The medical perspective (Moderator: Werner Ceusters)

(IV) The next steps: Moderated Discussion (Moderatrix: Suzanna Lewis)

Requests for participation are welcome. Please send a brief statement of your expertise, and of the reasons for your interest in the topic of disease ontology, to Fabian Neuhaus.

Links and Literature

The workshop is associated with FOIS 2006 and KRMed 2006.

The OBO disease ontology.

The eVOC ontologies.

Amarnath Gupta et alia: Towards a formalization of disease-specific ontologies for neuroinformatics.