Call for Papers

November 14-15, Hotel Parc Belle-Vue, Luxembourg, LU


The DILS conference aims to promote research and innovation in data and knowledge integration, sharing and exchange in the domain of life sciences. The notion of life sciences is expansive including the domains of biology and bioinformatics, biomedical data, medical data, environment data, and clinical and health information.

Researchers, informaticians, students and entrepreneurs from biology, medicine, computer science and engineering, and clinical informatics are invited to share their knowledge and experience.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Life Science Data Modelling
    • "Big Data" infrastructure
    • Data integration systems
    • Data models and standards
    • Ontology and its evolution
    • Architectures and data management techniques
  • Analysing, Indexing, and Querying Life Sciences Datasets
    • Linked Open Data
    • Machine Learning
    • Query formulation, processing and optimization
  • Annotating, Matching, and Sharing Life Sciences Datasets
    • Data annotation and maintenance
    • Ontology and Schema Matching
  • Privacy and Provenance of Life Sciences Datasets
    • Ethical, legal and social issues
    • Data owner sensitive data sharing
    • Privacy-preserving data integration and management
    • Sharing, updating and propagating data


Industry papers, demos and application/experiences are also welcome to DILS'17. They will be selected according to industry-compliant assessment criteria.

In all cases please refer to the submission procedure:


Authors are invited to submit original contributions of technical rigor and practical relevance to DILS 2017. Three types of papers will be selected:

  • Full research papers (up to 15 pages)
  • Short research papers (8 pages)
  • Industry/application/experience papers (8 pages)
  • Demo papers (4 pages)

Papers are to be prepared using LNCS templates and submitted using the EasyChair site:

The proceedings of DILS will be published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI/LNBI (Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics).

Authors of the best accepted papers that address some interesting data quality challenges will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.



June 20th ( June 1st ), 2017: Research paper submission deadline 

June 30th ( June 1st ), 2017: Industry, demonstration, and application/experience papers

August 25th , 2017: Notification of acceptance

September 10th , 2017: Camera-ready copy due

November 14-15, 2017: Conference days


  • Marcos DA SILVEIRA,
  • Cédric PRUSKI,
  • Reinhard SCHNEIDER



DILS Partners

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