[Taxacom] Deadline approaching: workshop on challenges in modelling and managing biodiversity knowledge

Andrew Jones Andrew.C.Jones at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Tue Mar 25 15:36:16 CDT 2008

This is a reminder that the deadline is approaching for submissions to
the Biodiversity Informatics workshop to be held in Cardiff (UK) on 10th
July 2008. The deadline for submissions is Friday 28th March. If you are
planning to submit to this workshop then I would be grateful if you
could e-mail me to inform me of this as soon as possible
(Andrew.C.Jones at cs.cardiff.ac.uk), in order to help with the review
planning process.

The details are as follows:

Biodiversity Informatics:
challenges in modelling and managing biodiversity knowledge

10th July, 2008
Cardiff University (Wales, UK)

In association with the 25th British National Conference on Databases
(BNCOD) we are planning to hold a Biodiversity Informatics workshop
immediately after the main BNCOD conference, which runs from 7th to
9th July 2008.

Papers on all aspects of modelling and managing biodiversity
knowledge are invited. Possible topics include:

- Interoperation of biodiversity systems
- Biodiversity data quality
- Supporting the taxonomic process
- Visualisation and manipulation of biodiversity data
- Modelling biodiversity concepts

This list is not intended to be exhaustive or to exclude
papers that do not fall into one or more of the above

Organising committee
Dr Andrew C Jones (Cardiff University)
Dr Richard J White (Cardiff University)

Programme committee
The programme committee currently includes the following members:
Dr Andrew C Jones (Cardiff University) (chair)
Dr Richard J White (Cardiff University) (co-chair)
Dr Gordon Curry (Glasgow University)
Prof W Alex Gray (Cardiff University)
Mr Donald Hobern (Atlas of Living Australia)
Prof Jessie Kennedy (Napier University)
Prof Rod Page (Glasgow University)
Dr Alan Paton (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
Mr David Remsen (Global Biodiversity Information Facility)
Mr Neil Thomson (Natural History Museum, London)

Original papers of up to 8 pages in Springer LNCS format are invited.
Submissions should be e-mailed as PDF documents to:

Andrew.C.Jones at cs.cardiff.ac.uk

Style files and instructions for producing your paper in Springer
LNCS format may be obtained by visiting the following URL:


and following the link labelled "Information for LNCS Authors and
Volume Editors".

There is the opportunity for up to two of the best papers to be
published in the BNCOD conference proceedings (Springer-Verlag
Lecture Notes in Computer Science); it is planned to make the
remainder available to attendees on CD-ROM.

At least one author of each accepted paper will be expected to
attend the workshop and to give a presentation (provisionally
20 minutes + 10 minutes questions).

If you would like to give a demonstration at this workshop
(not necessarily linked to a submitted paper), please e-mail
Andrew Jones to discuss this further.

Important Dates
Submission deadline:                  28th March 2008
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 11th April 2008
Final "camera-ready" copy deadline:   25th April 2008
Workshop:                             10th July  2008

Workshop URL:

BNCOD conference URL:

Dr Andrew C Jones

School of Computer Science, Cardiff University,
Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade,
Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK

E-mail: Andrew.C.Jones at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44-(0)29-20875537  FAX: +44-(0)29-20874598

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