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Science Commons @ BioIT World 2008, April 28-30

March 27th, 2008 by dwentworth

Here at Science Commons, we’re working to improve human health — to cure diseases and save lives. And if human health is the goal, and innovation the engine, then we have to start using all the information available, and using the best technologies on that.

In that spirit, Science Commons Principal Scientist Alan Ruttenberg is participating in this year’s BioIT World Conference & Expo in Boston, where he’s conducting a pre-conference workshop entitled Harnessing the Semantic Web for Your Organization. Ruttenberg is the chair of the W3C’s Web Ontology Language (OWL) Working Group, and a coordinating editor of the Open Biomedical Ontologies (OBO) Foundry. The workshop, which takes place from 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on April 28th, will show how Semantic Web technologies are being used to solve the difficult data integration challenges that are prerequisite to making effective progress in areas such as translational medicine, understanding mechanism of action and efficient management of regulatory documentation.

If you’re going to BioIT World and you’d like to learn more about the Semantic Web approach to accelerating research and discovery, join us. We hope to see you there.

2 Responses

  1. Deepak, on March 28th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Unfortunately I ended up at another workshop, but happy to see Science Commons doing this. I think the BioIT community has a lot to learn, not just about the Sem Web, but Science Commons specifically.

  2. dwentworth, on March 31st, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks, Deepak — we appreciate that!