[Taxacom] Deadline extended; registration info: Database Challenges in Biodiversity Informatics (DCIBI '09)

Andrew Jones Andrew.C.Jones at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Fri Mar 6 04:49:08 CST 2009

Further to the reminder posted earlier this week, I am writing to
inform you that the submission deadline for DCIBI has now been
extended to 25th March 2009. Also, I have sought clarification about
registration for the workshop: an author of each accepted paper will
need to register for the DEXA Conference/Workshops; no one-day
workshop-only alternative is offered to authors by DEXA. Information
about DEXA registration is to be found here:


Please do not hesitate to e-mail me --

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

-- if you have any enquiries about this workshop. The details are
as follows:


1st International Workshop on
Database Challenges in Biodiversity Informatics (DCIBI '09)
2nd September 2009

In conjunction with
20th International Conference on
Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA '09)

University of Linz, Austria
31st August - 4th September 2009


With the increasing international concern about biodiversity loss
and other biodiversity-related issues, there are significant
Biodiversity Informatics challenges associated with assisting
biodiversity researchers in their work. Particular problems include
heterogeneity; the interdisciplinary nature of Biodiversity
Informatics; conflicts of expert opinion (e.g. in classification);
tracking data provenance; and management of "sensitive data". In
this workshop we shall concentrate on current database- and
data-related challenges. This international workshop follows on from
a national workshop held in Cardiff, UK, in 2008 entitled
"Biodiversity Informatics: challenges in modelling and managing
biodiversity knowledge".

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

Interoperation of biodiversity systems
Biodiversity data quality
Supporting the taxonomic process
Modelling biodiversity concepts
Unique identifiers for data
Data provenance
Biodiversity ontologies
Managing sensitive data
Modelling multiple, conflicting expert opinions & supporting
information retrieval using such models

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

Original papers of up to 5 pages are invited in IEEE format:

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format by 25th March
2009 via the DEXA'09 ConfDriver:

Each paper submission received will be subject to peer review by
three members of the programme committee. Accepted papers must be
presented at the workshop and will be published in an IEEE
proceedings volume of the DEXA 2009 workshops.

Andrew C. Jones (Chair) and Richard J. White (Co-Chair),
Cardiff University, UK.

Any queries may be directed to the Chair via e-mail:
Andrew.C.Jones at cs.cardiff.ac.uk

DCIBI Web Site:

Programme Committee
Andrew C Jones (chair)          Cardiff University, UK
Richard J White (co-chair)      Cardiff University, UK
Frank Bisby                     University of Reading, UK
Roderic Page                    University of Glasgow, UK
Alex Gray                       Cardiff University, UK
Donald Hobern                   Atlas of Living Australia, Australia
Jessie Kennedy                  Napier University, UK
Michael Malicky                 Upper Austrian State Museum
                                 Biology Centre, Austria
David Remsen                    Global Biodiversity Information
                                 Facility, Denmark
Nozomi Ytow                     University of Tsukuba, Japan

Important Dates
Submission of Full Papers:      25th March 2009
Notification of Acceptance:     24th April 2009
Camera-ready Copies:            15th May 2009

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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