IO INFORMATICS HONORING EXCELLENCE AT UPCOMING CSHALS 2014 CONFERENCE IN BOSTON – FEB. 26 TO 28
BERKELEY, CA, BOSTON, MA - February 26, 2014
IO Informatics and the CSHALS 2014 (Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences) committee are pleased to announce the awarding of the prize for the “Best Paper” at the upcoming 7thAnnual CSHALS, taking place February 26-28 in Boston (http://www.iscb.org/cshals2014)
Ted Slater, co-Founder and co-Chair of CSHALS, said "We are very happy to have IO providing this year’s prize for “Best Paper”. CSHALS has grown since its inception 6 years ago as Semantic-based methods, tools and semantic knowledge-engineering have evolved and have delivered concrete value for both healthcare and pharma. CSHALS tutorials, papers and talks are showing a parallel increase in quality as we see more and more production solutions to difficult integration and analysis problems.”
“IO was one of the founding conference sponsors in 2008 and has continued to be involved in this advanced technology conference. IO has not only provided support for the conference including prizes for outstanding achievement. They have contributed, in their own right, to the understanding and evolution of semantic standards and applications for healthcare and life sciences communities,” Slater went on to say.
"IO is happy to once again be part of this premiere international conference and to honour scientific excellence within the semantic web community through this year’s prize for “Best Paper”, stated Bill Hayden, Global Business Development for IO. “This year’s prize recipient will receive a license to our award-winning Knowledge Explorer PRO semantic application.”
IO Informatics’ Sentient Knowledge Explorer PRO is the leading semantic integration power tool. It excels at the application of “top-down” ontology resources to “bottom-up” data import, ontology building and transformation (ETL), to provide the most efficient path to well-formed linked data, suited to long-term interoperability while delivering integrated data applications quickly. It also gives the researcher a platform to visualize and easily query and explore the underlying knowledge contained within their data. (www.io-informatics.com)
In addition to providing the prize, Robert Stanley, IO’s CEO, will be presenting a scientific talk on IO’s and AstraZeneca’s collaboration in the area of applying semantics to clinical trials integration and analysis: Safety Information Evaluation and Visual Exploration (“SIEVE”) during the Semantics in Pharma Session.
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Global Business Development, IO Informatics, Inc.