Approaches and Architectures for Web Data Integration and Mining in Life Sciences (WebDIM4LS)

December 3, 2007 Nancy, France
International workshop in conjunction with WISE2007
8th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering

Louis Majorelle - Art Nouveau - Ecole de Nancy

Accepted Papers - Invited Conference - Abstracts

Important Dates

Submission Details

Workshop Chairs

Program Committee

CFP (PDF format)

Today, nobody can contest that the amount and complexity of scientific data are increasing exponentially. In life sciences, the unique conjunction of complexity, size and importance of available data deserves special attention in both Web Information Systems (WIS) and data integration and mining areas. In the last few years, WIS have become the favourite mean for offering open access to biological data. Hundreds of data sources (DBs with either user or program interface), numerous web sites and peer-reviewed litterature are currently covering multiple facets of biology (genomic sequences, protein structures, pathways, transcriptomics data, etc.).
However, the scientists have enormous difficulties in keeping up with this data deluge. The effective and efficient management and use of available data (including omics data), and in particular the transformation of these data into information and knowledge, is a key requirement for success in scientific discovery process. In fact, the bottlenecks for life sciences have shifted from data production to data access/integration, pre-processing, analysis/mining, and interpretation.

This workshop is intended to bring together researchers and practitioners from the mentioned areas and to act as a platform for discussing experiences and visions about web technologies, methodologies and applications for data integration and mining in life sciences.

Topics covered by the workshop include at least:

  • Standards for web data and metadata management
  • Life Science identifiers
  • Web mining in life sciences
  • Complex biological data modeling for data integration and mining
  • Web data quality and provenance
  • Semantic web and ontology-driven biological data integration and mining
  • Architectures, applications and case studies
  • System prototypes and commercial solutions

Submitted papers will be evaluated by at least two reviewers on the basis of significance, originality, technical quality and should clearly establish the research contribution. Papers addressing one or more of the listed topics but in another application domain than life sciences are welcome if the authors convincingly argue the interest of the described work for life sciences. Position and survey papers are also welcome.

Workshop co-chairs

Marie-Dominique Devignes CNRS/LORIA, Nancy, France and Malika Smaïl-Tabbone Nancy University /LORIA, France

Program Committee

  • Bettina Berendt, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medecine, Bethesda, USA
  • Omar Boucelma , Aix Marseille University , LSIS, Marseille, France
  • Nacer Boudjlida, Nancy University, LORIA, France
  • Bert Coessens, ESAT, Department of Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Werner Ceusters, Buffalo University, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences,  Buffalo, USA
  • Marie-Dominique Devignes, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy, France
  • Christine Froidevaux, Paris Sud 11 University, LRI, France
  • Martin Kuiper, VIB department opf plant systems biology, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Phil Lord, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Newcastle UK
  • Fouzia Moussouni, INSERM-U522, Rennes, France  
  • Amedeo Napoli, CNRS, LORIA, Nancy, France
  • Peter Rice, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK
  • Paolo Romano, IST, National Cancer Research Institute, Genova, Italy  
  • Mohamed Rouane Hacene, INRIA, LORIA, Nancy, France
  • Malika Smaïl-Tabbone, Nancy University, LORIA, France


The ISIBio project (French ministerium ACI IMPBio) whishes to contribute to the workshop by funding an invited speaker and travel expenses for selected PhD students having an accepted paper.

Important Dates

Abstract submission : as soon as possible
Due date for full paper submission : July 15,2007
Notification to authors : August 22, 2007
Workshop date : December 3, 2007

Submission Details

Original papers covering one or more topics are solicited (not execeeding 12 pages in LNCS format). To facilitate the reviewing process, authors are requested to express their intent to submit a paper in the form of an abstract (about 200 words).

The proceedings of WISE 2007 workshops will be published in a Springer LNCS volume. Papers should be prepared according to the Springer Lecturer Notes in Computer Science format (formatting instructions can be found here ), and have a maximum of Twelve (12) pages.

Submissions should include an abstract, key words, the e-mail address and other contact details of the author(s), phone.

All submissions should be made in PDF or MS Word format as email attachment to the workshop chairs under the subject "WISE2007 Workshop Submission".