Upcoming Meetings

The next IDO meeting will be held in the Fall of 2011 or Spring of 2012. As meeting planing progresses, information will be posted here.

Previous Meetings

Infectious Disease Ontology Meeting, 2010 - IDO 2010

A two-day meeting for invited participants was held in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 8 - 9, 2010. The meeting was organized as part of a series of Dissemination Workshops supported by the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO).

For more information, visit the meeting website.

Infectious Disease Ontology Workshop, 2008 - IDO 2008

IDO 2008 was held September 16 - 17, 2008 at the University at Buffalo with generous support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The goals of this workshop were to:

  1. Critically evaluate the ontology development test cases initiated at IDO 2007 (see below) to both improve the ontologies themselves and the methodology used for their development,
  2. Identify key application test cases, such as ontology-based natural language processing, to be developed over the coming year,
  3. Significantly expand representation in the Infectious Disease Ontology Consortium for sub-domains within the infectious disease domain still lacking ontology development effort,
  4. Involve representatives from key information sources and institutions that could be important contributors and users of the IDO set of ontologies,
  5. Provide training for new Consortium members.

The anticipated outcomes of IDO 2008 are a fully tested development methodology that can be adopted on a broad scale by experts in a wide variety of infectious disease sub-domains and increased participation in the Consortium of individuals with the necessary training and expertise.

Infectious Disease Ontology Workshop and Meeting, 2007 - IDO 2007

IDO 2007 was a two-day training workshop followed by a one-day meeting held September 19 - 21, 2007 at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory with generous support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The goal for IDO 2007 was to lay the foundation for a distributed, community-based approach to developing the ontology coverage needed for the infectious disease domain. The workshop was highly successful and had four primary outcomes that directly support attainment of this goal:

  1. Training of a core set of infectious disease researchers in ontology-development methods, facilitating their participation in ontology development;
  2. Development of a core Infectious Disease Ontology (IDO) which will serve as a consensus-based, controlled vocabulary resource for annotation of data representing all entities relevant to infectious diseases generally;
  3. Establishment of a method for creating a set of ontologies that can be developed in a distributed fashion yet together cover the entire infectious disease domain (the set consists of the above-described core IDO ontology plus sub-domain-specific extensions of the core, such as IDO-tuberculosis, IDO-malaria);
  4. Formation of an Infectious Disease Ontology Consortium whose members have agreed to contribute towards continued development of the core IDO and to develop seven different sub-domain-specific ontologies.

To view the meeting agenda, visit the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting website.

The meeting report can be downloaded here.

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