ICBO 2022 Call For Submissions

The 13th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, ICBO 2022

This meeting will be a hybrid meeting that includes both in-person and virtual participation.

Conference Dates

  • September 25-28, 2022 (Sunday-Wednesday)
  • Workshops: September 25-26, 2022
  • Main conference: September 27-28, 2022


Ann Arbor, Michigan and Virtual

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

  • Proposals (1-2 pages) due March 22, 2022, notification April 15, 2022.
  • Workshops: Half or Full day workshops
  • Specifically looking for a half-day NLP workshop
  • Specifically looking for a half-day machine learning workshop
  • Specifically looking for a half-day Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) workshop
  • Other topics are welcome
  • Tutorials: Half or Full day tutorials
  • Software Demos: 15-30 minute demos, due June 15th
  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icbo2022
  • Note: Workshops, Tutorials, and Demos can be held in a hybrid or virtual format.

Call for ICBO Conference Papers and Abstracts

  • Full length papers (6-10 pages) due May 30th, notification June 21.
  • Short papers up to 5 pages, due May 30th, notification June 21.
  • Poster Abstracts: 1 page extended abstract format, with limited references, due June 17th, notification July 1.
  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icbo2022

Journal of Biomedical Semantics ICBO Thematic Series Option

Submission date: May 13st
In partnership with the Journal of Biomedical Semantics, papers submitted to the ICBO thematic series at the Journal of Biomedical Semantics will be published immediately after acceptance and presented in the main ICBO conference following acceptance. For this track, we suggest submission by May 13st, at the latest, for full consideration for ICBO 2022. Articles should be submitted directly to the Journal of Biomedical. See the Journal of Biomedical Semantics ICBO Thematic Series page for submission details.

Submission Format

Workshop, abstract, and paper submissions should be formatted according to the CEUR-Template-2col.docx template (download file).
Submissions to the Journal of Biomedical Semantics should follow their guidelines.

ICBO 2022 theme: Lessons from Ontologies in Diverse Domains

The focus of our 2022 conference is "Lessons from Ontologies in Diverse Domains". This includes ontologies in domains such as:

  • Big data integration, interoperability, and analysis for intelligent systems
  • Decision support systems
  • Machine Learning, graph database, knowledge graphs
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Visualization
  • Digital twins
  • Genetics, phenotypes, and diseases
  • COVID-19
  • Social determinants of health (SDOH)
  • Electronic health records
  • Industrial applications
  • Plant and agricultural applications
  • Climate change

Contact information

Oliver He: yongqunh@med.umich.edu