POC Conf. Call 5-7-13

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POC meeting, Webex Conference Call; Date: Tuesday May 7th, 2013 10am PST/1pm EST

In attendance:Laurel Cooper (OSU), Barry Smith (University at Buffalo, NY), Justin Preece (OSU), Justin Elser (OSU), Dennis W Stevenson (NYBG)

Absent: Pankaj Jaiswal (OSU), Marie Alejandra Gandolfo (Cornell)


Items for discussion

  • Question from email: Is a pine tree an environment?

See link to discussion on ENVO Tracker

- Pine trees belong to the Pinus genus. Or are they referring to all conifers? Each tree determines the environment for the associated organisms, but it is not an ecosystem on its own.

Meeting report: Phenotype RCN Plant Group Meeting- Ames, Iowa April 30th-May 3rd

The Plant Phenotype Pilot Project involves Rice, Maize, Arabidopsis, soybean, Medicago and tomato mutant phenotypes annotated with EQ statements using PO, GO, PATO, EO and ChEBI.

The EQ statements are associated with the known genes in each species.

Starting the analysis phase looking at options of comparing between gene families, etc

Plant PhenomeNet browser being developed: George Gkoutous, Anika

Upcoming meetings and Presentations 2013:

PR-PO-GO meeting, May 15-16th 2013

Please see this page for more information: PRO-PO-GO_Meeting

Location: Buffalo, NY

Dates: May 15-16th, 2013.

  • 1. To inform members of the Protein, Plant, Gene Ontology communities of developments in each of these ontologies, and in related ontologies such as the CL (Cell), TO (Plant Trait), ENVO (Environment), PATO (Phenotype) and IDO-Plant (Plant Infectious Disease) ontologies. Specifically:
    • a. To enhance the PO treatment of plant-related proteins
    • b. To address issues concerning reuse of GO terms to describe plant-related proteins, for example as concerns treatment of plant life cycle and development stages
  • 2. To contribute to the cROP (Common Reference Ontologies for Plants) initiative
  • 3. To contribute to the ontological understanding of phenotype and disease in all model organisms.
  • 4. To identify potentially fruitful applications which enhanced ontology coordination might bring.

1st International Workshop on Semantics for Biodiversity (S4BIODIV), Montpellier, 26-30 May 2013


Registration Information ESWC 2013

Early Registration deadline March 17th

Agropolis Montpellier, the University of Montpellier and Bioversity are collaborating to organize a one-day workshop entitled 'Agrobiodiversity semantics' as part of the larger conference.

Held in parallel with the 10th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2013)

Workshop date: May 27, 2013

MONOCOTS V Meeting at NYBG, July 5th - 14th, 2013


5th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons Friday, July 05, 2013 7:00 AM - Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The New York Botanical Garden & Fordham University

ICBO 2013, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec July 7th - 9th 2013

4th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies 2013 (ICBO2013)

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, July 7th - 9th 2013 call for papers

The conference aim is to foster discussion, exchange, and innovation in research and development in the areas Biomedical Ontology. Researchers and professionals from biology, medicine, computer science and engineering are invited to share their knowledge and experience.

The event is part of the Semantic Trilogy 2013 featuring:

  • International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2013)
  • Canadian Semantic Web Symposium (CSWS 2013)
  • Data Integration in the Life Sciences (DILS 2013)

Workshop on Semantic Systems Biology 2013 (SSB2013) will be held as part of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO2013) at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, on July 7th, 2013. The event is part of the Semantic Trilogy 2013 (above)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ontologies & terminologies for modeling computational biology
  • ontologies & terminologies for simulation (and result data) in computational biology/medicine/neuroscience
  • semantic web technologies for description, integration, query and discovery of models, simulations and result data
  • semantic web technologies for biological data and analysis
  • semantic annotations of bio-models
  • applications of ontologies in computational systems biology/medicine/neuroscience
  • semantic platforms for undertaking and visualizing simulation results

We welcome four types of submissions:

  • short papers, up to 4 pages.
  • long papers, up to 7 pages.
  • position papers, up to 1 page.
  • late breaking reports, up to 1 page.

See the ICBO website for further information on the submission types.

All submission are due on Monday, April 15 2013. Notification of acceptance: May 6th, 2013

Botanical Society Meeting July 27-31st New Orleans

BSA 2013

- MAG is planning to present the work she has been doing with the images and slides, will circulate the abstract

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

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