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ICBO 2016 Workshop #W04


Representing social and legal entities in the biomedical domain

Workshop type

Discussion group (Talks + Discussion)


Mathias Brochhausen, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
William R. Hogan, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Co-organizer(s) Mauricio B. Almeida
Fernanda Farinelli
Amanda Hicks
Selja Seppälä
Laura Slaughter
Barry Smith
Workshop description

Social and legal entities such as roles, documents, claims, and obligations play a key role in healthcare and biomedical research.  Information systems routinely manipulate data about these entities (and in some cases, these entities themselves).  Making healthcare and research systems interoperable will therefore require standard ontologies of social entities.

The workshop will continue the development of our understanding of social ontology and ontological artifacts that capture it, which was begun at a workshop in Gainesville, Florida earlier this year. 


Monday August 1, 2016

PART-I: 10:30am-12:30pm, Room 114A

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Ontology of the Organigram (Barry Smith)
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Relations between Institutional roles and deontic roles in biomedical organizations (Neil Otte and Mathias Brochhausen)
  • 11:30- 12:00 An ontological study of healthcare corporations and their social entities (Mauricio Almeida)
  • 12:00-12:30 Open discussion

PART-II: 1:30pm-3:30pm, Room 114A

  • 1:30 - 2:00 Who's paying and who's graying?  The organizations and roles associated with insurance policies, funding agencies, and national census data. (Amanda Hicks and William Hogan)
  • 2:00 - 2:30 Social and legal entities in the obstetric and neonatal domain (Fernanda Farinelli and Mauricio Almeida)
  • 2:30 - 3:15 Open discussion
  • 3:15 - 3:30 Next steps
Funding source (if any) N/A