International Conference on Biomedical Ontology

Call for Software Demonstration Proposals

ICBO 2011 will hold Software Demonstration Sessions which will provide an opportunity to present working implementations of software that utilizes ontologies or controlled vocabularies for text mining, experiment annotation, or data analysis, or for other purposes relevant to biomedical research and clinical practice. 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 indicate the role of ontologies or controlled vocabularies. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee, which is particularly interested in demonstrations of software that are freely available for others to use. Decisions about acceptance will be based on originality, potential significance, maturity of the software, topicality and clarity.

Authors submitting papers or posters to ICBO 2011 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, if they are submitted in camera ready form before June 10, will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be made available to all participants at the beginning of the meeting.

Please submit your contribution 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 1, 2011: Deadline for submissions

         May 10, 2011: 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.