International Conference on Biomedical Ontology 17

Welcome to the homepage for the 8th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO). 

The ICBO conference series brings together representatives of all major communities involved in the development and application of ontologies in biomedicine and related areas. Together, they address issues pertaining to coordinated development of ontological resources, as well as their optimal use in applications. This year's conference will be hosted in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Newcastle quayside at night


Key Dates:

29th March 2017: Tutorial/Workshop Proposal Deadline
19th April 2017: Tutorial/Workshop Acceptance
9th June 2017: Paper and Poster Deadline (extended from 2nd June)
28th June 2017: Paper Acceptances (extended from 23rd June)
12th July 2017: Paper 'Camera-Ready' Deadline
19th July 2017: Poster Abstract 'Camera-Ready' Deadline
28th July 2017: Flash Talk Slide(s) Deadline (Extended from 26th July)
13-15th September 2017: Conference

 Keynote Speakers:

Professor Alan Rector - University of Manchester
Dr James Malone - CEO at FactBio

For more information about the keynote speakers, see our news item.


Instructions for authors of papers, posters, and workshops:

Please see the following news item for instructions.


Schedule and Events:

Final program available here

13th Sepetember 2017: OntoHappening at the Bridge Hotel from 18:00

14th September 2017: A Keralan Banquet at Ury Indian Restaurant starts at 20:00  



The proceedings are published and available here

Instructions for authors of posters, papers, and workshops!

Information on format, timings, and what to expect.

Last modified: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:49:00 BST

Keynote Speakers Announced!

The keynote speakers for ICBO17 will be Dr James Malone, CEO at FactBio, and Professor Alan Rector, from the University of Manchester.

Last modified: Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:41:17 BST

Call for papers

Papers are invited from all major communities involved in the development and application of ontologies in the field of healthcare and life sciences ontologies.

Last modified: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 21:57:22 BST

ICBO Poster

‌The ICBO poster is now available!



Want to help advertise ICBO 2017? You can download the poster here.

Call for workshops and tutorials

Workshops and tutorials are invited on a broad range of topics covering ontology development and use in the healthcare and life sciences areas.

Last modified: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:49:19 GMT