Data Integration in the Life Sciences

4th International Workshop, DILS 2007, Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 27-29, 2007. Proceedings

  • Editors
  • Sarah Cohen-Boulakia
  • Val Tannen
Conference proceedings DILS 2007

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4544)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics book sub series (LNBI, volume 4544)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote Presentations

  3. New Architectures and Experience on Using Systems

    1. Luciano Barbosa, Sumit Tandon, Juliana Freire
      Pages 6-16
    2. Chinh Dang, Andrew Sodt, Chris Lau, Brian Youngstrom, Lydia Ng, Leonard Kuan et al.
      Pages 17-26
    3. Jason T. L. Wang, Dongrong Wen, Bruce A. Shapiro, Katherine G. Herbert, Jing Li, Kaushik Ghosh
      Pages 27-36
    4. Can Türker, Etzard Stolte, Dieter Joho, Ralph Schlapbach
      Pages 37-47
    5. Rami Rifaieh, Roger Unwin, Jeremy Carver, Mark A. Miller
      Pages 48-58
    6. Steve Pettifer, Katy Wolstencroft, Pinar Alper, Teresa Attwood, Alain Coletta, Carole Goble et al.
      Pages 59-70
  4. Managing and Designing Scientific Workflows

    1. Thodoros Topaloglou, Moyez Dharsee, Rob M. Ewing, Yury Bukhman
      Pages 71-88
    2. Lucas Zamboulis, Nigel Martin, Alexandra Poulovassilis
      Pages 89-104
    3. Jan Hidders, Natalia Kwasnikowska, Jacek Sroka, Jerzy Tyszkiewicz, Jan Van den Bussche
      Pages 105-121
    4. Shawn Bowers, Timothy McPhillips, Martin Wu, Bertram Ludäscher
      Pages 122-138
  5. Mapping and Matching Techniques

    1. Björn Egert, Steffen Neumann, Alexander Hinneburg
      Pages 139-155
    2. Alexey Tsymbal, Sonja Zillner, Martin Huber
      Pages 156-171
    3. Toralf Kirsten, Andreas Thor, Erhard Rahm
      Pages 172-187
  6. Modeling of Life Science Data

    1. Paolo Missier, Suzanne Embury, Conny Hedeler, Mark Greenwood, Joanne Pennock, Andy Brass
      Pages 215-230
  7. Annotation in Data Integration

    1. Woei-Jyh Lee, Louiqa Raschid, Padmini Srinivasan, Nigam Shah, Daniel Rubin, Natasha Noy
      Pages 247-263
    2. Lawrence H. Reeve, Hyoil Han
      Pages 264-279
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Understanding the mechanisms involved in life (e. g. , discovering the biological functionofasetofproteins,inferringtheevolutionofasetofspecies)isbecoming increasinglydependent onprogressmade inmathematics,computer science,and molecular engineering. For the past 30 years, new high-throughput technologies have been developed generating large amounts of data, distributed across many data sources on the Web, with a high degree of semantic heterogeneity and di?erentlevelsofquality. However,onesuchdatasetisnot,byitself,su?cientfor scienti?c discovery. Instead, it must be combined with other data and processed by bioinformatics tools for patterns, similarities, and unusual occurrences to be observed. Both data integration and data mining are thus of paramount importance in life science. DILS 2007 was the fourth in a workshop series that aims at fostering d- cussion, exchange, and innovation in research and development in the areas of data integration and data management for the life sciences. Each previous DILS workshop attracted around 100 researchers from all over the world. This year, the number of submitted papers again increased. The Program Committee - lected 19 papers out of 52 full submissions. The DILS 2007 papers cover a wide spectrum of theoretical and practical issues including scienti?c work?ows, - notation in data integration, mapping and matching techniques, and modeling of life science data. Among the papers, we distinguished 13 papers presenting research on new models, methods, or algorithms and 6 papers presenting imp- mentation of systems or experience with systems in practice. In addition to the presented papers, DILS 2007 featured two keynote talks by Kenneth H. Buetow, National Cancer Institute, and Junhyong Kim, University of Pennsylvania.


Annotation In silico architecture bioinformatics biology biomedical data analysis clustering data analysis databases genome indexing instance-based matching interoperability life sciences medical

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73254-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73255-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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