UK Ontology Network

The UK Ontology Network is an informal and voluntary coordination between people based in the United Kingdom and working in the area of ontology and ontology related technology. Members of the network include people from all areas of science and industry and across all disciplines.

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Our mission is

  • to improve cooperation between the members of UK organizations engaged in ontology activites
  • to encourage collaboration between those presently working in, and those potentially interested in, ontology development, research and application of ontologies within the UK
  • to expose the work of those based in the UK working in ontology and give the community better visibility on a world stage

How to join

If you have any interest in ontologies and are based in the UK or wish to collaborate or communicate with those in the UK ontology community, we would encourage you to join the Google Group mailing list at the following link:

http://groups.google.com/group/ontology-uk/subscribe

Note: this mailing list does not exlcude those based outside the UK, however, the primary purpose of this group is in connecting the across the UK ontology community.

Contact the UKON

If you have a question or comment you'd like to post to the UK Ontology Network we would encourage you to contact the Google Group mailing list as a means of communicating with all members. Please email ontology-uk@googlegroups.com

Contact the local organisers (UKON 2018)

If you have any other issues, such as administrative questions please contact Dr Goksel Misirli and Dr Allison Gardner.

The programme

9:30- 9:40 WELCOME and INTRODUCTION
   
SESSION I
    Chaired by Dr Jennifer Warrender
9:40- 10:30 Talks
    M. Arguello Casteleiro (Manchester), D. Maseda-Fernandez (NHS), J. Des-Diz (Hospital do Salnes), C. Wroe (BMJ), M.J. Fernandez-Prieto (Salford), G. Demetriou (Manchester), J. Keane (Manchester), G. Nenadic (Manchester) and R. Stevens (Manchester)
Organising Results of Deep Learning from PubMed using the Clinical Evidence-Based Ontology (CEBO)
    Ed de Quincey (Keele)
Using Card Sorting to Design Faceted Navigation Structures
    Peter Murray-Rust, Charles Matthews and Thomas Arrow (ContentMine)
WikiFactMine
    Nor Diana Ahmad, Eric Atwell and Brandon Bennett (Leeds)
A Malay Translated Qur’an Ontology using Indexing Approach for Information Retrieval
    Samiul Hasan (GlaxoSmithKline)
Towards Models of Prospective Curation in the Drug Research Industry
10:30- 11:00 Posters and demos
11:00- 11:30 Coffee break
   
SESSION II
    Chaired by Dr Allison Gardner
11:30- 12:00 Ivana Bartoletti
12:00- 12:30 Talks
    Phillip Lord (Newcastle)
Gender: Its about more than just gonads.
    Christian Atallah (Newcastle), James McLaughlin (Newcastle), James Skelton (Newcastle), Goksel Misirli (Keele) and Anil Wipat (Newcastle)
SyBiOnt: The Synthetic Biology Ontology
    Goksel Misirli (Keele), Angel Goni-Moreno (Newcastle), James McLaughlin (Newcastle), Anil Wipat (Newcastle) and Phillip Lord (Newcastle)
SBOL-OWL: The Synthetic Biology Open Language Ontology
12:30- 13:30 Lunch
   
SESSION III
    Chaired by Dr James Malone
13:30- 14:30 Talks
    Marzieh Talebpour, Thomas Jackson and Martin Sykora (Loughborough)
A Community-based Framework for Ontology Evaluation
    Allyson Lister, Peter Mcquilton, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Milo Thurston, Massimiliano Izzo and Susanna-Assunta Sansone (Oxford)
Towards a harmonised subject and domain annotation of FAIRsharing standards, databases and policies
    Nicolas Matentzoglu (EMBL-EBI), James Malone (SciBite), Christopher Mungall (The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and Robert Stevens (Manchester)
Guidelines for the Minimum Information for the Reporting of an Ontology (MIRO)
    Phillip Lord (Newcastle)
Tawny-OWL: A Richer Ontology Development Environment
    Simon Jupp (EBI), James Overton (Knocean), Helen Parkinson (EBI) and Christopher Mungall (The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Automating ontology releases with ROBOT
    Alasdair Gray (Heriot-Watt) and The Bioschemas Community (Bioschemas)
Bioschemas Community: Developing profiles over Schema.org to make life sciences resources more findable
14:30- 15:00 Coffee break
   
SESSION IV
    Chaired by Dr Goksel Misirli
15:00- 15:40 Talks
    Yuri Sato (Brighton), Gem Stapleton (Brighton), Mateja Jamnik (Cambridge) and Zohreh Shams (Cambridge) Distinct effects of ontology visualizations in entailment and consistency checking
    Aisha Blfgeh and Phillip Lord (Newcastle)
Users and Document-centric workflow for ontology development
    Melanie Courtot (EBI) - on behalf of The Global Alliance For Genomics And Health Data Use Workstream
DUO: the Data Use Ontology for compliant secondary use of human genomics data
    Peter Winstanley (The Scottish Government) and Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran(Oxford)
W3C Data Exchange Working Group - an update
15:40- 16:10 Panel - Led by Dr Phillip Lord and Professor Robert Stevens
16:10- 16:20 Closing remarks

Posters

Allyson Lister, Peter Mcquilton, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Milo Thurston, Massimiliano Izzo and Susanna-Assunta Sansone (Oxford)
Towards a harmonised subject and domain annotation of FAIRsharing standards, databases and policies

Marzieh Talebpour, Thomas Jackson and Martin Sykora (Loughborough)
A Community-based Framework for Ontology Evaluation

Nor Diana Ahmad, Eric Atwell and Brandon Bennett (Leeds)
A Malay Translated Qur’an Ontology using Indexing Approach for Information Retrieval

Alasdair Gray (Heriot-Watt) and The Bioschemas Community (Bioschemas)
Bioschemas Community: Developing profiles over Schema.org to make life sciences resources more findable

Xue Li (Edinburgh), Alan Bundy (Edinburgh), Alan Smaill (Edinburgh) and Ewen Maclean (Aesthetic Integration Ltd)
Repairing Datalog-like logical theories by combining abduction, reformation and belief revision

Leyla Jael García Castro (EBI) and The Bioschemas Community (Bioschemas)
Bioschemas, where schema.org meets Life Sciences

Tejal Shah, Nick Booth and Paul Burton (Newcastle)
Exploring the use of Semantic Web technologies for clinical trial recruitment process

Juan Casanova and Alan Bundy (Edinburgh)
Meta-ontology fault detection

Nizal Alshammry and Phillip Lord (Newcastle)
Hypernormalising the Gene Ontology

Mohammad K. Halawani, Phillip Lord and Rob Forsyth (Newcastle)
Retrieval of Full-Text Literature to Bootstrap Biomedical Ontologies

Nicolas Matentzoglu and David Osumi-Sutherland (EMBL-EBI)
Reconciling formal definitions across species-specific phenotype ontologies

Demos

Phillip Lord (Newcastle)
Tawny-OWL: A Richer Ontology Development Environment

Aisha Blfgeh and Phillip Lord (Newcastle)
Users and Document-centric workflow for ontology development

Peter Murray-Rust, Charles Matthews and Thomas Arrow (ContentMine)
WikiFactMine

Nicolas Matentzoglu and David Osumi-Sutherland (EMBL-EBI)
Reconciling formal definitions across species-specific phenotype ontologies

Keele Hall - The Salvin Room
Keele University
Keele
Staffordshire
ST5 5BG

Travel

Please click here for information on travelling to Keele.

  • UKON 2016, Newcastle University, UK
  • UKON 2015, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 
  • UKON 2014, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • UKON 2013, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • UKON 2012, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK