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Submission process

This year DaMaLOS welcomes two main type of contributions: (i) journal submissions (if your research is mature enough for a peer-reviewed journal submission) and (ii) regular workshop submissions for ongoing and preliminary work

Journal permanent collection at JBioMedSem

The Journal of Biomedical Semantics hosts a DaMaLOS permanent collection. This year we welcome direct submissions to the journal collection for those researchers with a topic mature enough for peer-reviewed publication. If you opt for this option, please visit the submission guideline provided by the journal. Make sure you select the DaMaLOS collection when submitting. We aim at offering up to 20% of discount on the journal submission fee for the first 5 journal submissions, more information on processing fees at the journal pages.

JBioMedSem offers a preprint server for submission to the journal while the peer-reviewed process is ongoing.

For those submitting to the journal track, please be aware that you are also expected to join the workshop, i.e., participate and present the corresponding submission at the workshop.

Workshop track

Authors can also go for a workshop submission as in previous years, an ideal option for ongoing research, preliminary work and position papers. Submissions will be evaluated by at least two members of the Program Committee. Accepted papers will go to the proceedings of the workshop and will be publicly available under CC-by 4.0 license at PUBLISSO FRL indexed by LIVIVO and DBLP. Accepted workshop papers will be later invited to submit an extended and improved version to the Journal of Biomedical Semantics (JBMS).

Types of submissions

  • Full research papers (up to 10 pages): Presenting novel scientific research
  • Research objects (up to 10 pages): Describing datasets, software, workflows, training materials and their metadata
  • Short research papers (up to 6 pages): Presenting research results at early stages
  • Position papers (up to 6 pages): Introducing positions, ideas, opinions and discussions around a topic
  • Demos (up to 6 pages): Presenting tools (software, workflows and so) from a practical perspective

Guidelines

All submissions must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference/workshop. All submissions must be in English. Proceedings of the workshop will be publicly available under CC-by 4.0 license; by submitting you agree to the use of this license for accepted papers. We welcome full research (introducing novel research contributions, max 10 pages), short research (presenting early results or work in progress, max 6 pages), position (introducing an idea and discussion around it, max 6 pages) and research objects (description of datasets, software, workflows, max 10 pages) papers formatted according to LNCS templates

Submission system

All workshop submissions should be done via EasyChair DaMaLOS-2022 workshop

Topics

DaMaLOS targets the following (and similar) topics:

  • Research management
    • Importance of Research Data Management (RDM) for LOD
    • Importance of other Research Objects Management (ROM) and their alignment with RDM and LOD
    • Special features/metadata required in RDM/ROM plans for LOD
    • RDM/ROM plans elements/data that can be automated, particularly using/consuming LOD
    • Links between RDM and ROM plans and how those could be automated
    • Extensions to current RDM plans to better support Linked Open Science, e.g., emergence of ROM
  • FAIRness and FAIRification
    • Integration/alignment between FAIR and RDM/ROM plans and tools
    • FAIRification processes, either by design or post-research-object creation
    • FAIR tooling
  • Open Science and Scientometrics
    • Benefits of Linked Open Science, i.e., Open Science + Linked Open Data principles, over Open Science
    • How RDM/ROM plans and LOD can be used to improve collection and storage of (usually volatile) data produced at, e.g., conferences
    • Integration of software, data, and any other research outcome into science-related metrics
  • Virtual Research Environments
    • Managing FAIR digital objects in federated, open data spaces/infrastructures/ecosystems
    • Gluing together metadata + publications + data + software, (e.g., via management plans, FAIRification efforts or open aggregating spaces/ecosystems)