3rd International Workshop on Semantics for Biodiversity (S4BioDiv 2021)

In conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2021)
Bolzano, Italy, September 15 - 18, 2021

The workshop is planned as a hybrid event, with face to face meetings held in Bolzano and a virtual participation option.

Workshop Description
Biodiversity deals with heterogeneous data and concepts generated from a large number of disciplines in order to build a coherent picture of the extent of life on earth. The presence of such a myriad of data resources makes integrative biodiversity research increasingly important,as well as challenging given the variety of ways in which data and information are produced and made available. The Semantic Web approach enhances data discoverability, sharing, interoperability and integration through a formalized conceptual environment providing common formats, standards and terminological resources. 
This workshop aims to bring together computer scientists and biologists, working on Semantic Web approaches for biodiversity, ecology and related areas such as plant sciences, agronomy, agro-ecology or citizen science related to biodiversity. The goal is to exchange experiences, build a state of the art of realizations and challenges, and reuse and adapt solutions that have been proposed in other domains. The workshop focuses on presenting challenging issues and solutions for the design of high quality biodiversity information systems leveraging Semantic Web techniques.

Important Dates
Abstracts deadline: 		25 June 2021
Paper deadline:			2 July 2021
Notification of acceptance: 	30 July 2021
Camera ready: 			13 August 2021
Workshops date:			16 September 2021 

Workshop Topics 
The workshop comprises, but is not strictly limited to, the following topics:
- Applications of Semantic Web technologies for biodiversity
- Semantic representation of biodiversity data
- Ontology (or semantic resource) development for biodiversity
- Semantic annotation of biodiversity data
- Semantic approaches for the discovery of biodiversity data
- Semantic support for scientific workflows
- Data provenance and reproducibility
- Data lifecycle management
- Knowledge extraction and text mining
- Ontology learning
- Standards for biodiversity Data
- Linked Open biodiversity Data
- Semantic data integration
- FAIR biodiversity data with semantics
- Interoperability of biodiversity and earth observation data
- Enhancement of machine learning approaches with Semantic Web technologies

Application domains: 
- Biodiversity
- Agronomy, agro-ecology, agro-biodiversity
- Plant sciences
- Citizen Science related to biodiversity and related fields

Paper Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions in English. Submitted papers should not exceed 10/12 pages for regular papers, 6 pages for position papers. 
All papers must be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following the CEUR-WS single column formatting guidelines. 
- The direct template download for Latex and MS Word is available here:  http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip
- There is also an Overleaf Template available here: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/template-for-submissions-to-ceur-workshop-proceedings-ceur-ws-dot-org/hpvjjzhjxzjk

Papers must be submitted through the easychair system at https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=s4biodiv2021 

All submitted papers will be subject to blind (but not double-blind) peer-review process. Papers accepted at ICBO workshops will be published in a volume of CEUR workshop proceedings IAOA series. 

Workshop Chairs
Alsayed Algergawy (Institute of Computer Science, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany)
Naouel Karam (Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) & Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI e.V.), Germany)
Friederike Klan (Institute of Data Science, German Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.), Germany)
Franck Michel (University Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Inria, Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Ilaria Rosati (Institute Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET) – Italian National Research Council (CNR) & LifeWatch ERIC, Italy)

Programme Committee 
Clement Jonquet (LIRMM, University of Montpellier, France)
Birgitta Koenig-Ries (FSU Jena, Germany)
Isabelle Mougenot (ESPACE-DEV, University of Montpellier, France)
Mark Schildhauer (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, USA) 
Nicola Fiore (LifeWatch ERIC, Italy)
Anne Toulet (CIRAD Montpellier, France)
Oscar Corcho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Faiez Gargouri (Sfax University, Tunisia)
Catherine Roussey (IRSTEA Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Felicitas Löffler (FSU Jena, Germany) 
Caterina Bergami (ISMAR, National Research Council, Bologna, Italy) 
Claire Nédellec (MaIAGE, INRA Jouy-en-Josas, France)
Konstantin Todorov (LIRMM, University of Montpellier, France)
Alessandro Oggioni (IREA, National Research Council, Milan, Italy)
Olivier Corby (Wimmics, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Inria Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Catherine Faron (Wimmics,Univ. Côte d'Azur, Inria, Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Salima Benbernou (Université Paris 5, France)
Pierre Larmande (DIADE, IRD, France)
Alessandro Oggioni (IREA, National Research Council, Milan, Italy)
Barbara Magagna (Environmental Agency, Austria)
Claus Weiland (Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Germany)
Dilvan Moreira ( Department of Computer Science, University of São Paulo)