Biodiversity Informatics: challenges in modelling and managing biodiversity knowledge

Cardiff University, UK, 10th July 2008

On-line Workshop proceedings now available (click here!)

This workshop was held in association with the 25th British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD 2008), which ran from 7th to 9th July 2008.


09:00 - 09:40Registration
09:40 - 09:50Introduction & "housekeeping"
09:50 - 10:30Short paper session 1
Nicola Nicolson,
"Exploring International Plant Names Index (IPNI) Data using Visualisation"

Vincent S. Smith, Simon D. Rycroft & David Roberts,
"Scratchpads: getting biodiversity online, redefining publication"
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break & demonstrations
11:00 - 12:30Full paper session 1
Andrew W. Hill & Robert P. Guralnick,
"Distributed Systems and Automated Biodiversity Informatics: Genomic Analysis and Geographic Visualization of Disease Evolution" (*)

Ewen R. Orme, Andrew C. Jones & Richard J. White,
"LSID Deployment in the Catalogue of Life"

Russell P. McIver, Andrew C. Jones & Richard J. White,
"Workflow Systems for Biodiversity Researchers: Existing Problems and Potential Solutions"
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:00Full paper session 2
Martin Graham, Paul Craig & Jessie Kennedy,
"Visualisation to Aid Biodiversity Studies through Accurate Taxonomic Reconciliation" (*)

Christopher H.C. Lyal & Anna L. Weitzman,
"Releasing the content of taxonomic papers: solutions to access and data mining"
15:00 - 15:30Coffee break & demonstrations
15:30 - 16:10Short paper session 2
Pablo Salvanha, Pedro Luiz Pizzigati Correa, Antonio Mauro Saraiva & Etienne Americo Cartolano Junior,
"An architecture to approach distributed biodiversity pollinators relational information into centralized portals based on biodiversity protocols"

Charles Hussey & Yde de Jong,
"A Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure (PESI)"
16:10 - 17:00Discussion: "Meeting the challenges in modelling and managing biodiversity knowledge"


The papers will be made available to attendees on CD-ROM; they will also be made available on the Workshop Web site a few days after the Workshop has been held. The papers marked "(*)" in the conference programme have also been accepted (as the two best papers) for publication in the BNCOD conference proceedings (Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science).


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