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Forthcoming Events

Past Events

The e-LICO project was strongly present in ECML/PKDD-2011, the premier European conference on data mining and knowledge discovery (Athens,  September 5-9, 2011). Consortium members organized the following events:

Workshop on the ECML/PKDD Discovery Challenge 2011: Videolectures Recommender System (September 5) 
This workshop included presentations of winning entries and other selected submissions to the challenge.

PlanLearn-2011: Planning to Learn and Service-Oriented Knowledge Discovery (September 9)
This workshop merges two series of successful workshops, Planning to Learn and Third-Generation Data Mining: Towards Service-Oriented Knowledge Discovery.

Tutorial on Semantic Data Mining (September 9) Semantic data mining is a data mining approach that exploits domain ontologies as sources of background knowledge. This tutorial presents a general framework for the approach before exploring more specific topics like learning from description logics and semantic meta-mining.

33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC '11), 1th September 2011

Invited Session: Addressing Complexity in Biomedical Research: Data Processing and Mining for Large Biomedical Datasets
Organizers: Dr. Aristotelis A. Chatziioannou - Dr. Ilias Maglogiannis (Institute of Biological Research & Biotechnology, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece and University of Central Greece, Lamia, Greece.)

Workshop on Inductive Reasoning and Machine Learning for the Semantic Web
Held on 30 May in conjunction with ESWC-2011, and co-organized by Agnieszka Lawrynowicz (PUT).

Second e-LICO Annual Review
The second annual review of the e-LICO project took place on 18 March 2011 in the University of Zürich, Switzerland.

e-LICO Multi-omics Prediction Challenge with Background Knowledge on Obstructive Nephropathy
The challenge was launched on 15 September 2010 and closed on 19 December 2010, endowed with prize awards of up to €2,500 (sponsored by Rapid-I and e-LICO). 247 teams registered, of whom 24  submitted solutions; 12 of these achieved improvement over the baseline method. The winning entries were submitted by the following teams:

  1. Gayle Wittenberg, Karin Noy, Dmitriy Fradkin and Lance Palmer; Siemens Corporate Research, USA
  2. Vladimir Nikulin; Department of Mathematics, University of Queensland, Australia
  3. Noor E Hafsa; Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Canada

The challenge organizing committee was composed of Julie Klein (INSERM), Joost Schanstra  (INSERM), Adam Woznica (UNIGE, Contact Person) and Alexandros Kalousis (UNIGE). Details of the challenge can be found on

Data Mining Ontology Jamboree
A Data Mining Ontology Jamboree was held in Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, on 8-9 November 2010, to study and compare ontologies with a common emphasis on data mining algorithms. Larisa Soldatova (Aberystwyth University), the invited ontology engineering expert, gave a talk on Consequences of Description Logics for Ontology Developers. Participants agreed to initiate the creation of a Data Mining Ontology Foundry which would play a similar role in the field of data mining as that played by the OBO Foundry in the life sciences.

RCOMM 2010 held with e-LICO participation
RCOMM 2010 (RapidMiner Community Meeting and Conference) was held on 13-16 September 2010 in Dortmund with the aim of exchanging ideas and results using RapidMiner and related products. The gathering featured tutorials, invited talks, and presentations by users from Europe and the United States. J. U. Kietz, F. Serban, A. Bernstein (UZH) and S. Fischer (Rapid-I) gave a presentation on "Data Mining Workflow Templates for Intelligent Discovery Assistance in RapidMiner". Proceeding of RCOMM 2010 are available here.

Populous tool for collaborative ontology authoring released
Simon Jupp (UNIMAN) has released Populous, an open-source tool for ontology authoring and population that will allow biologists and other domain scientists to contribute to ontology development without the use of an ontology editor.

Third-Generation Data Mining: Towards Service-Oriented Knowledge Discovery (SoKD-2010)
Held on 24 September 2010 in conjunction with the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles of Knowledge Discovery (ECML-PKDD 2010), Barcelona, 20-24 September 2010. The workshop organizing committee was chaired by Melanie Hilario.

Planning to Learn Workshop (PlanLearn-2010)
Held on 20 August 2010 in conjunction with the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2010), Lisbon, 16-20 August 2010.The workshop was co-organized by Pavel Brazdil and e-LICO members Abraham Bernstein and Jörg-Uwe Kietz.

Bio-Ontologies 2010: Semantic Applications in Life Sciences
Held on 10 July 2010 in conjunction with the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB-2010), Boston, 9-13 July 2010. Simon Jupp, Julie Klein, Joost Schanstra and Robert Stevens described their work on the KUP Ontology in a presentation entitled "Developing a Kidney and Urinary Pathway Knowledge Base".

e-Lico Project Meeting and Extension Kick-Off
Held on 9-11 June 2010 at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC-2010), Heraklion, 30 May - 3 June 2010
This conference included a public presentation session entitled "News from the Front: Latest Results from EU projects", which took place on June 2nd. The e-LICO project was one of the 11 EU FP7 projects presented in this session and in the matchmaking session that followed.

Workshop on Inductive Reasoning and Machine Learning for the Semantic Web
Held on 31 May in conjunction with ESWC-2010. Melanie Hilario gave give an invited talk on "Optimizing the Knowledge Discovery Process through Semantic Meta-Mining" at this workshop, which was co-organized by Agnieszka Lawrynowicz (PUT).

e-LICO Extension Negotiation Meeting
In the framework of FP7-ICT Call 5, a proposal was submitted to extend the e-LICO consortium to 3 institutions from the Enlarged Europe. This proposal has been retained for funding by the EC, and a negotiation meeting took place on 24 March 2010 in Luxembourg. The three new partners are the Josef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the Rudjer Boskovic Institute (Zagreb, Croatia) and the Poznan University of Technology (Poznan, Poland).

First e-LICO Annual Review
The first annual review of the e-LICO project was held on 23 March 2010 in Luxembourg.

Taverna Training Course
Katy Wolstencroft of the University of Manchester organized a hands-on training course on the Taverna workflow editor and enactor for interested e-LICO participants. The course took place on 3-4 March 2010 in INSERM, Toulouse.

Training Course on the Medicel Integrator Platform
Medicel organized a 2-day training course on the Medicel Integrator Platform for biological research on 3-4 March 2010 in the company premises in Helsinki. The course was attended not only by e-LICO biological partners but also by data miners involved in biological data mining.

e-LICO Project Meeting
This technical and management meeting took place on 3-4 November at the University of Manchester, School of Computer Science, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.

KUP Ontology Day
Held at the University of Manchester on 2 November 2009, this event gathered e-LICO partners involved in the development of the KUP ontology as well as clinicians, biologists and bioinformaticians from the EuroKUP Cost Action.

Third EuroKUP Working Group Meeting
Sheffield, UK, 30-31 October 2009
An e-LICO delegation headed by INSERM participated in this EuroKUP event to ensure involvement of KUP specialists in collaborative EuroKUP/e-LICO activities, in particular the development of a specialized ontology and database.

Workshop on Collaborative Construction, Management and Linking of Structured Knowledge (CK 2009)
Westfields Conference Center near Washington, DC, USA, October 25, 2009
Robert Stevens (University of Manchester) gave a keynote talk on "Collaborative ontology building: so much more than authoring an ontology" at this workshop, collocated with the 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-2009)

European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles of Knowledge Discovery (ECML/PKDD 2009)
This is the premier conference on machine learning and knowledge discovery in Europe. The 2009 edition took place on 7-12 September in Bled, Slovenia.  The University of Geneva team presented two papers on multiple kernel learning and feature weighting -- issues directly related to mining multi-omic, high-dimensional data from multiple sources.

Third Generation Data Mining: Towards Service-oriented Knowledge Discovery (SoKD09)
Two e-LICO papers were accepted for this workshop held in conjunction with ECML/PKDD on 7 September 2009. The University of Zurich and Rapid-I presented e-LICO Protégé-Based Planning and the Data Mining Workflow Ontology, while the University of Geneva team discussed the Data Mining Ontology for Algorithm Selection and Meta-Learning.

Knowledge Representation for Health Care (HR4HC) Workshop
Verona, 19 Jul 2009
Robert Stevens gave an invited talk on Semantic e-Science at this workshop held in conjunction with AIME.

Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
Stockholm, 27 June - 2 July 2009
The University of Manchester demonstrated Taverna and BioCatalogue at this event, which coincided with the release of Taverna 2.1 beta.

Protégé International Conference
Amsterdam, 26 June 2009
Robert Stevens and Simon Jupp gave a tutorial on OWL2.

Ontology Course and Working Session on the KUP Ontology
University of Manchester, 19-21 May 2009
Julie Klein (INSERM) visited UNIMAN on May 19-21, 2009 to attend the Introduction to OWL course and discuss KUPO development issues with Robert Stevens and Simon Jupp. [Read more]

EuroKUP/e-LICO Joint Working Session
Nafplio, Greece, 29-30 March 2009
Representatives of the e-LICO consortium participated actively in the EuroKUP Cost Action's Working Session held on 29-30 March 2009 in Nafplio, Greece. [Read more]

e-LICO Kick-Off Meeting
University of Geneva, Switzerland, 12-13 February 2009
The kick-off meeting of the EU FP7 collaborative project e-LICO took place on 12-13 February 2009 in the premises of the AI Laboratory, University of Geneva. [Read more]