Public symposium of the BioHackathon 2014 will be held at the Tohoku Medical Megabank, Sendai, Japan, on Nov 9 (Sun).

Note for domestic participants: The symposium is free and requires no prior registration, however, those who plan to have a conference lunch together with us, please make a reservation here just by adding your name (accepting until Sep 21st).

Note for speakers: Please try to leave 5min for Q&A within a given slot.
  •   8:30 Meet up at the hotel lobby
  •   9:00 Registration opens
  • 10:00 Introduction from organizers
  • 10:00-10:05 Welcome address
    10:05-10:20 Introduction to the NBDC/DBCLS BioHackathon 2014
       Toshiaki Katayama Database Center for Life Science, Japan
    10:20-10:40 Introduction to the Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (TBD)
       Masao Nagasaki Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Japan
    10:40-11:00 Integrated database and triplestore in prospective cohort study at the Tohoku Medical Megabank Project
       Soichi Ogishima Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Japan
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:20 Invited talks
  • 11:20-11:40 Embracing Semantic Web Technologies at the European Bioinformatics Institute
       Simon Jupp European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
    11:40-12:00 new services to support the Semantic Web community
       Sarala Wimalaratne European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
    12:00-12:20 Introduction to BioJS
       Leyla Jael Garcia Castro European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  • 12:20 Lightning talks #1
  • 12:40 Lunch
  • 13:30 Invited talks
  • 13:30-13:45 Construction of ortholog database using the Semantic Web technology
       Hirokazu Chiba National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan
    13:45-14:00 Semantic integration of orthology resources: beyond the OGO experience
       Jesualdo Thomas Fernandez Breis University of Murcia, Spain
    14:00-14:20 Text mining for ontology learning and matching
       Jung-Jae Kim Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 14:20 Coffee break
  • 14:40 Invited talks
  • 14:40-15:00 Rhea: a reactions database linking biology and chemistry
       Thierry Lombardot Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
    15:00-15:20 PRIDE and ProteomeXchange – Making proteomics data accessible and reusable
       Yasset Perez-Riverol European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
    15:20-15:40 PubChemRDF: Towards a semantic (web) description of PubChem
       Evan Bolton National Center for Biotechnology Information, US
    15:40-16:00 Challenges and Solutions for Data Integrity in Linked Data Systems
       Robert Buels Foundation Medicine, US
  • 16:00 Lightning talks #2
  • 16:30 Group photo / ToMMo tour
  • 17:30 Bus to the hackathon venue
  • 19:00 Reception party

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