Conceptual Modeling for Life Sciences (CMLS 2020) Workshop Call for Papers
3 - 6 November 2020
General Chairs
Anna Bernasconi, Arif Canakoglu, Ana León Palacio, José Fabián Reyes Román
The recent advances in unravelling the secrets of human conditions and diseases have encouraged new paradigms for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. As the information increases at an unprecedented rate, it directly impacts the design and future development of information and data management pipelines; thus, new ways of processing data, information, and knowledge in health care environments are strongly needed.
The proposed workshop aims at being, both, a starting meeting point for Information Systems, Conceptual Modeling, and Data Management researchers working on health care and life science problems, and an opportunity to share, discuss and find new approaches to improve promising fields, with a special focus on Genomic Data Management - how to use the information from the genome to better understand biological and clinical features - and Precision Medicine - giving each patient an individualized treatment by understanding the peculiar aspects of the disease.
From the precise ontological characterization of the components involved in complex biological systems, to the modeling of the operational processes and decision support methods used in the diagnosis and prevention of disease, the joined research communities of Information Systems, Conceptual Modeling, and Data Management have an important role to play; they must help in providing feasible solutions for a high-quality and efficient health care.

**Topics of interest**
The workshop focuses on Conceptual Modeling as a means for facing the challenges that emerge when designing and developing systems for life sciences, focused on genomics and precision medicine. The workshop is not restricted to particular research methods and we will consider both conceptual and empirical research, as well as novel applications.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Conceptual modeling for genomics
Modeling of complex biological systems
Modeling of health ecosystems
Information systems for health care and/or genomics
Development of information systems for the medicine of precision
Design, modification, and evaluation of health information systems
Electronic/digital health information systems
Ontologies and workflows for life sciences
Life science-related domain-specific modeling languages
Data management and integration for genomics and biology
Interoperability of health information systems and databases
Knowledge-representation for genetics
Business process modeling for genetic/clinical diagnosis
Submission guidelines are available on the workshop website.

**Workshop publication**
CMLS 2020 proceedings will be part of the ER 2020 Workshop volume published by Springer in the LNCS series. The authors must submit manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style for Lecture Notes in Computer Science. For style files and details, see the page The page limit for workshop papers is 10 pages. Papers must be submitted as PDF files using EasyChair at

**Post-conference publication**
We reached a preliminary agreement with BMC Bioinformatics journal (2-year IF 2.511, SJR 1.374) for a post-conference supplement related to Conceptual Modeling in Life Sciences. All the papers accepted to our workshop will be invited to submit a revised and extended version to the journal supplement.
**Important dates**
• Paper submission: midnight CET, July 27th, 2020
• Notification: August 17th, 2020
• Camera-ready version: September 7th, 2020
• Camera-ready proceedings: September 11th, 2020