[Taxacom] 1st Call for papers: Tools and techniques for effective creation and exploitation of biodiversity knowledge

Andrew Jones Andrew.C.Jones at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Mon Feb 22 14:38:42 CST 2010

Special Session -- First Call For Papers

Tools and techniques for effective creation and exploitation of 
biodiversity knowledge

10th September 2010
Cardiff University (Wales, UK)

To be held in association with the KES 2010 conference.

Special session home page:

KES 2010 home page:

Biodiversity is an issue of major current concern, for example because 
of the problem of continued biodiversity loss. Tools and techniques are 
increasingly emerging to support taxonomists as they describe, classify 
and re-classify organisms; to help biodiversity researchers to carry out 
their tasks (e.g. recording, monitoring and modelling species 
distributions; predicting the effect of climate change on species 
distribution, etc.), and to make biodiversity knowledge available to 
others not necessarily directly involved in biodiversity research such 
as bioinformaticians who need to have a reliable label to assign to 
sequence data that they have collected.

Submissions are invited from researchers developing techniques, tools 
and systems to assist in the effectiveness with which tasks such as 
these can be carried out. Specific relevant technical issues include:

- achieving interoperation in an interdisciplinary setting
- the roles of ontologies and metadata
- managing and reasoning with alternative scientific names,
   vernacular names and concepts
- enabling users to work within their preferred conceptual
   framework (for example, a preferred taxonomy)
- maintenance and propagation of provenance metadata
- workflows to assist specific scientific processes

The above 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 10 pages in Springer LNCS/LNAI format are 
invited, produced in accordance with the instructions given on and 
referred to from the KES "paper submission" page:


Papers should be submitted via the PROSE system under the "invited 
sessions" category. The URL for the relevant submission page is:


Each paper submission received will be subject to peer review by three 
members of the programme committee.

Accepted papers will be published in the KES 2010 conference 
proceedings, in the Springer-Verlag LNCS/LNAI series.

At least one author of each accepted paper will be expected to attend 
the workshop.

Important Dates
Submission deadline:                           19th March 2010
Notification of acceptance/rejection:           9th April 2010
Final "camera-ready" copy deadline:            27th April 2010
Registration deadlines:                              See below
Workshop:                                  10th September 2010

Programme Committee
At present the Programme Committee includes:

Dr Andrew C Jones (Cardiff University, UK) (chair)
Dr Richard J White (Cardiff University, UK) (co-chair)
Prof Frank Bisby (The University of Reading, UK)
Prof Jessie Kennedy (Napier University, UK)
Prof Rod Page (Glasgow University, UK)
Dr Alan Paton (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)

Further members of the Programme Committee are currently being appointed.

For any enquiries, please contact the Programme Committee chair at:
Andrew.C.Jones at cs.cardiff.ac.uk

Where possible, delegates should register for the entire KES conference. 
Special concessionary rates have been negotiated for anyone wishing to 
attend this session only:

Authors:     200 Euros
Non-authors: 175 Euros

Details of how to register at these special rates, and the associated 
registration deadline, will be made available shortly on the home page 
for this session:



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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