Friday, October 10, 2014

ICBO 2014 in Review

We wrapped up ICBO 2014 late yesterday afternoon with an "unconference" session, whereby attendees guided the topics and discussion of the final hour of the program prior to the closing session.

A couple notes:
1. Fred Trotter requests a "10 commandments" of ontology development.
2. Jim Overton says our tools for ontology development and curation are in terrible shape.  He received a round of applause, and it wasn't the applause that came at the end of his two minute spark talk.  It was instead widespread recognition of the problem.

Congratulations to Dr. Werner Ceusters, who won the best paper award for his paper and presentation on Pain Assessment Terminology in the NCBO BioPortal: Evaluation and Recommendations.  The award is sponsored by the National Center for Biomedical Ontology, and Dr. Ceusters will receive a $500 prize for the award.

Thank you once again to our sponsors.  In addition to NCBO, we thank NASA, Apelon, and DiBS (Data is Beautiful Solutions).

Thank you once again to our supporters.  We could not have had such a well-oiled, efficient, smoothly-running conference without Health 2.0 Houston.   We also received support from Houston Technology Center, and the School of Biomedical Informatics at UT Houston Health Science Center.

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