Data Integration in the Life Sciences

Third International Workshop, DILS 2006, Hinxton, UK, July 20-22, 2006. Proceedings

  • Ulf Leser
  • Felix Naumann
  • Barbara Eckman
Conference proceedings DILS 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4075)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics book sub series (LNBI, volume 4075)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynotes

  3. Data Integration

    1. Lucas Zamboulis, Hao Fan, Khalid Belhajjame, Jennifer Siepen, Andrew Jones, Nigel Martin et al.
      Pages 3-18
    2. Erick Antezana, Elena Tsiporkova, Vladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper
      Pages 19-34
    3. Petteri Sevon, Lauri Eronen, Petteri Hintsanen, Kimmo Kulovesi, Hannu Toivonen
      Pages 35-49
  4. Text Mining

    1. Barbara Gawronska, Björn Erlendsson, Björn Olsson
      Pages 50-65
    2. Tobias Kuhn, Loïc Royer, Norbert E. Fuchs, Michael Schröder
      Pages 66-81
    3. Adrien Coulet, Malika Smaïl-Tabbone, Pascale Benlian, Amedeo Napoli, Marie-Dominique Devignes
      Pages 82-93
  5. Systems I

    1. Ulrike Wittig, Martin Golebiewski, Renate Kania, Olga Krebs, Saqib Mir, Andreas Weidemann et al.
      Pages 94-103
    2. Malika Mahoui, Zina Ben Miled, Sriram Srinivasan, Mindi Dippold, Bing Yang, Li Nianhua
      Pages 104-113
    3. Sven Mielordt, Ivo Grosse, Jürgen Kleffe
      Pages 114-123
    4. Toralf Kirsten, Erhard Rahm
      Pages 124-135
  6. Potpourri

    1. Vaida Jakonienė, David Rundqvist, Patrick Lambrix
      Pages 136-151
    2. Amarnath Gupta, Simone Santini
      Pages 152-167
    3. Greeshma Neglur, Robert L. Grossman, Natalia Maltsev, Clement Yu
      Pages 168-184
  7. Systems II

    1. Kirsten Roomp, Niko Beerenwinkel, Tobias Sing, Eugen Schülter, Joachim Büch, Saleta Sierra-Aragon et al.
      Pages 185-194
    2. Andreas Prlić, Ewan Birney, Tony Cox, Thomas A. Down, Rob Finn, Stefan Gräf et al.
      Pages 195-203
    3. Maria Samsonova, Andrei Pisarev, Konstantin Kozlov, Ekaterina Poustelnikova, Arthur Tkachenko
      Pages 204-215
  8. Short Papers

    1. Ismael Navas-Delgado, Antonio J. Pérez, Jose F. Aldana-Montes, Oswaldo Trelles
      Pages 224-231
    2. Sascha Losko, Karsten Wenger, Wenzel Kalus, Andrea Ramge, Jens Wiehler, Klaus Heumann
      Pages 232-239
    3. Khalid Belhajjame, Suzanne M. Embury, Norman W. Paton
      Pages 240-247
  9. Workflow

    1. Timothy McPhillips, Shawn Bowers, Bertram Ludäscher
      Pages 248-263
    2. Shirley Cohen, Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Susan Davidson
      Pages 264-279
    3. Dieter Van de Craen, Frank Neven, Kerstin Koch
      Pages 280-296
  10. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Data management and data integration are fundamental problems in the life sciences. Advances in molecular biology and molecular medicine are almost u- versallyunderpinned by enormouse?orts in data management,data integration, automatic data quality assurance, and computational data analysis. Many hot topics in the life sciences, such as systems biology, personalized medicine, and pharmacogenomics, critically depend on integrating data sets and applications producedby di?erent experimentalmethods, in di?erent researchgroups,andat di?erent levels of granularity. Despite more than a decade of intensive research in these areas, there remain many unsolved problems. In some respects, these problems are becoming more severe, both due to continuous increases in data volumes and the growing diversity in types of data that need to be managed. And the next big challenge is already upon us: the need to integrate the di?- ent “omics” data sets with the vast amounts of clinical data, collected daily in thousands of hospitals and physicians’ o?ces all over the world. DILS 2006 is the third in an annual workshop series that aims at fostering discussion, exchange, and innovation in research and development in the areas of data integration and data management for the life science. DILS 2004 in Leipzig and DILS 2005 in San Diego each attracted around 100 researchersfrom all over the world. This year the number of submitted papers again increased. The Program Committee selected 23 papers out of 50 strong full submissions.


Annotation DOM Web services XML bioinformatics biomedical data analysis clustering data analysis data mining data transformation ontologies databases genome indexing interoperability life sciences

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulf Leser
    • 1
  • Felix Naumann
    • 2
  • Barbara Eckman
    • 3
  1. 1.Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 
  2. 2.Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.IBM Application and Integration MiddlewareWest ChesterUSA

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