NBDC and DBCLS have been organizing annual BioHackathons since 2008, mainly focusing on standardization and interoperability of bioinformatics data and web services for improving integration, preservation and utilization of databases in life sciences.

In addition to the efforts in the past BioHackathons including development of tools, ontologies, RDF data and accumulation of best practices, we will focus on the standardization and utilization of human genome information using the Semantic Web technologies.

Topics may cover the following domains, but are not limited to:
  • Standardization of RDF data and development of tools/ontologies
  • Human genome/variation and medical information
  • Animal, plant and microbial genomes
  • Ortholog/phylogenomic databases
  • Proteomics, metabolomics, glycomics etc.
  • Text-mining and ontology mapping
  • Documentation and visualization of RDF model
  • URI transformation and mapping for interlinking resources
  • Quality assessment of SPARQL endpoints
  • Applications based on Linked Open Data
  • Natural language processing and QA system
  • Utilization of TogoStanza, TogoTable etc.
During the hackathon, group activities will be recorded in a Wiki site. Please create sub-categorized pages and log your activities as much as possible.
Hackathon schedule:
  •  7:00-  9:00 Breakfast
  •  9:00-12:00 Hack, hack, hack
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-17:00 Hack, hack, hack
  • 17:00-18:00 Wrap-up of the day
  • 18:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00-24:00 Hack and/or discussion
   9:00-12:00  13:00-18:00  20:00-24:00
 Nov  9 (Sun)  Symposium  Symposium  Banquet
 Nov 10 (Mon)  Open space discussion  Hack  Hack / discussion
 Nov 11 (Tue)  Hack  Hack  Hack / discussion
 Nov 12 (Wed)  Excursion (9:30〜)  Excursion(〜15:00), Hack  Hack / discussion
 Nov 13 (Thu)  Hack  Hack  Hack / discussion
 Nov 14 (Fri)  Hack  Wrap-up  Free time