Workshop on Leveraging Biological and Biomedical Ontology to Facilitate Translational Biomedical Informatics

in conjunction with International Conference on Biological Ontology 2018 (ICBO 2018)

to be held at Corvallis, Oregon, USA

on August 7-10, 2018


In recent years, a large number of ontologies have been introduced for biomedical research and clinical practice. As a result, there exist increasing demands on knowledge discovery and sharing of large scale biomedical data. The first notable effort shown by the biomedical and scientific community toward connecting scattered biomedical data is to materialize them through the open data movement (i.e., the Linked Data, bio2RDF, OBO). In the field of translational biomedical informatics, biomedical ontologies are always viewed as important knowledge pieces to facilitate the development of innovative analytic methods and tools to transform large amount of biomedical and genomic data into meaningful clinical and biomedical knowledge. It will largely accelerate information exchange to achieve the goal of transforming research outputs to clinical practice (bench-to-bedside), in order to conduct biomedical knowledge discovery and improve health services and patient care outcomes.


The topics of interest include but not limited to:

    I. Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Individualized Medicine


    II. Knowledge and Data Integration in Individualized Medicine


    III. Deep Learning in Individualized Medicine


    IV. Other Work Related to Individualized Medicine Informatics

Organizing Committee

    Feichen Shen, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic

    Yugyung Lee, Ph.D., Professor, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City

    Zhe He, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Communication & Information, Florida State University

    Hongfang Liu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic

Program Committee

    Sunghwan Sohn, Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic, USA)

    Guoqian Jiang, M.D., Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic, USA)

    Yugyung Lee, Ph.D. (University of Missouri – Kansas City, USA)

    Dingcheng Li, Ph.D. (Baidu USA, USA)

    Sijia Liu (Mayo Clinic, USA)

    Liwei Wang, Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic, USA)

Important Dates

June 20, 2018, 11:59 pm EDT: Due date for full workshop papers submission

July 10, 2018: Notification of acceptance

July 20, 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers


  • We call for original research contributions to the workshop
  • Authors may submit full research papers (6-8 pages or more) or short papers (2-3 pages) or a statement of interest (one page) for podium presentation. The paper format will be the same as the format used in ICBO.
  • Please submit paper through easychair: is



Accepted Papers



Please email Workshop chair, Feichen Shen(