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Werner Ceusters       Curriculum Vitae       (June 8, 2016)


Werner Ceusters
Director, Ontology Research Group (ORG)
New York State Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
701 Ellicott Street, suite B2-160
Buffalo NY 14203
USA

Director of Research, UB Institute for Healthcare Informatics
923 Main street, suite 106
Buffalo NY 14203
USA

Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
University at Buffalo
wceusters@gmail.com
 
  1. Education
  2. Honors and Awards
  3. Employment
  4. Grants awarded
          European grants
          Regional grants
          US grants

  5. Teaching
  6. Services to the Profession
          University community services
          Consultancies
          Commissions and advisory boards
          Offices held
          Scientific associations
          Scientific program and organizing committees
          Reviewer of grant applications
          Membership in judging committees
          Patents and patent applications
          Editorial

  7. Publications
          Books
          Papers in refereed journals
          Papers in refereed conference proceedings
          Reports
          Chapters in books

  8. Unpublished presentations
Werner Ceusters studied medicine, neuro-psychiatry, informatics and knowledge engineering in Belgium. Since 1993, he has been involved in numerous national and European research projects in the area of Electronic Health Records, Natural Language Understanding and Ontology. Prior to coming to Buffalo, he was Executive Director of the European Centre for Ontological Research at Saarland University, Germany.  He has a joint appointment as Professor and Division Chief Biomedical Ontology in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Professor of Psychiatry, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo NY, Director of the Ontology Research Group of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Director of Research of the UB Institute for Healthcare Informatics, and PhD Program Director of the UB Department of Biomedical Informatics.
His research is focused on the application of Referent Tracking for data management, on the requirements for ontologies and terminologies to be useful for annotation under this framework, and on the principles information systems must follow to use ontologies and terminologies optimally.

 



Education

  • MD in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics, State University of Ghent, 1977-1984.
  • Royal Officers Academy, Belgian Army Medical Service, 1977-1990.
  • MSc in Informatics and Software Engineering, Technical University of Ghent, 1987-1990.
  • Board Certified in Neurology and Psychiatry (Belgium), 1990.
  • Advanced Certificate in Knowledge Engineering, Babbage Institute for Knowledge and Information Technology, State University of Ghent, 1993.
  • Board Certified in Management of Healthcare Data / Medical Informatics (Belgium), 2004.
  • Certificate of Completion for the 2007 Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program (Product development, Regulatory Affairs and The Business of Bioscience); Center for Biotechnology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2007.
  • Languages: Dutch, English, French
 

Honors and Awards

1990 Egmond Prize for Medical Informatics (1990) (for automated observation scale for psychiatric in-patients).
1998 Flanders Technology International’s ‘Startup Company of the Year’ award.
2003 Frost and Sullivan Healthcare Information Technology and Life Sciences Product-of-the-Year Award (for LinkFactory ontology authoring system).
2008 Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY at Buffalo.
2008 Tenure as Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY at Buffalo. (UB Reporter).
2009 ’VUB Leerstoel 2009-2010’ (Free University of Brussels – Distinguished Visiting Professor - Honorary Chair 2009-2010), Brussels, Belgium.
2010 Incentive Award of MITRE’s Best Paper Awards 2010 for the paper Janssen, Terry, Leo J. Obrst, and Werner Ceusters, 2010, Ontologies, Semantic Technologies, and Intelligence, in Leo J. Obrst, Terry Janssen, and Werner Ceusters, eds., Ontologies and Semantic Technologies for Intelligence, Volume 213, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.
2013 Outstanding Contributions to Research Award, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY at Buffalo.
2014 Best Paper Award offered by the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) to Ceusters W. Pain Assessment Terminology in the NCBO BioPortal: Evaluation and Recommendations. International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, ICBO 2014, Houston, Texas, Oct 6-9, 2014.
 

Employment

1990-1991 Head of Department of Neuropsychiatry, Military Hospital Soest, Germany.
1990-1993 Consultant in Medical Informatics, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Ghent.
1991-1999 Neuropsychiatrist, Queen Astrid Military Hospital of Brussels.
1998-2004 Founder, Chief Technical Officer, Director of R&D and Vice-President for Research of the company Language & Computing nv (Belgium and Philadelphia). (now under Nuance Inc).
2004-2006 Executive Director, European Center for Ontological Research, Saarland University, Germany.
2006- Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dept. of Psychiatry, SUNY at Buffalo NY, USA. (UB Reporter)
2006- Director, Ontology Research Group, New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Buffalo NY, USA.
2012- Director of Research, UB Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Buffalo NY, USA.
2014- Professor of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, SUNY at Buffalo NY, USA.
2014- Chief, Division of Biomedical Ontology, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, SUNY at Buffalo NY, USA.
 

Grants Awarded

1. Research projects funded by the European Union

1991-1993 MIMI (COMETT-2 3042-Cb): Development of advanced courseware, applying optical disk and integrated imaging technologies to the management of medical records. PI. (20%, total funding: $250,000)
1993-1995 MULTI-TALE (MLAP 93/04): Generation of MULTI-lingual specialised lexicons by using augmented TAgger-LEmmatizers. PI. (22%, total funding: $400,000)
1993-1995 MEDIREC (A2103): Concerted Action on the Electronic Medical Record. Co-PI. (20%, total funding: $180,000)
1994-1995 DOME (MLAP 63-211): Document Management in Healthcare Informatics Systems. Co-PI. (10%, total funding: $100,000)
1993-1996 ANTHEM (LRE 62-007): Advanced Natural Language Interface for Multilingual Text Generation in Healthcare. PI. (20%, total funding: $700,000)
1995-1999 GALEN-IN-USE (HC 1018 HC): development of a large scale medical terminologic knowledge base. Co-PI. (2%, total funding: $2,400,000)
1996-1999 ToMeLo (HC 3108 HC): Implementing the Missing Link; Towards a Strategic Alliance between Developers of Medical Terminology and Health Care Record Systems. PI. (30%, total funding: $50,000)
1996-1999 PROREC (HC 1110 HC): Promotion Strategy for European Electronic Healthcare Records. Co-PI (20%, total funding: $650,000)
1998-2000 SELECT (RE-4008): Intelligent Document Filtering. Co-PI. (7%, total funding: $210.000)
2000-2002 C-CARE (IST-1999-10217). Development of a medical voice-server to access web-pages by means of the phone. Co-PI (1%, total funding: $1,600,000)
2001-2003 LIQUID (IST-2000-25324): Language Independent Querying for Information Discovery. Co-PI. (10%, total funding: $1,000,800)
2001-2003 Mobi-dev (IST-2000-26402): Mobile devices for healthcare. Co-PI. (6%, total funding: $2,100,000)
2001-2004 HOMEY (IST 2001-32434): Home Monitoring through Intelligent Dialog System. Co-PI. (7%, total funding: $2,600,000)
2001-2004 OntoWeb (IST-2000-29243): Ontology-based information exchange for knowledge management and electronic commerce. PI for StarLab-L&C subcontract (2%, total funding: $2,150,000).
2002-2004  FF-POIROT (IST-2001-38248) Financial Fraud Prevention-Oriented Information Resources using Ontology Technology. Co-PI. (5%, total funding: $2,000,000)
2002-2004 INFACE (IST-2001-38187) Advanced Visual InterFACEs for timely Retrieval of Patient Related Information. Co-PI. (6%, total funding: $2,600,000)
2004-2006 SEMANTICMINING (NoE 507505). Semantic Interoperability and Data Mining in Biomedicine. Co-PI. (8%, total funding: $5,800,000)
2005-2006 KnowledgeWeb (FP6-507482) Co-PI. (0.1%, total funding: $6,000,000)
2006 ACGT (IST-2005-026996): Advancing Clinico-Genomic Clinical Trials on Cancer, co-PI (1.7%, total funding: $13,800,000)
2006-2007 RIDE (027065): Roadmap for Interoperability of eHealth Systems. co-PI (12.0%, total funding: $1,400,000)
2010- ARGOS-eHealth Transatlantic Observatory for Meeting Global Health Policy Challenges through ICT-enabled Solutions. co-PI for subcontract at UB.
 

2. Regional funded research projects

1996-1999 PATIENT & DOSSIER: feasibility study for online access of patients to their medical record. IWT (Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research. Co-PI. (8%, total funding: $400,000)
1999-2002 ACAMED: Automatic Content Analyser for Medical Documents. IWT (Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research) PI (100%, total funding: $550.000)
2000-2004 PharmaSpeech: Automated analysis of dictated pharmact prescriptions. IWT (Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research). Co-PI (20%, total funding: $250.000)
2002-2004 SCOP IWT (Grant 020020): Semantic Connection of Ontologies to Patient Data. PI (100%, total funding: $450,000)
2008-2010 RAPS Ontology: Development of an ontology for Risks Against Patient Safety. (PI for local subcontract at UB: $191,897)
 

3. US funded research projects

2006-2009 Referent Tracking Unit. Startup grant from the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences ($450,000, PI)
2007-2010 UB Task force for Ontology-based IT Support for Large Scale Field Studies in Psychiatry. John R. Oishei Foundation ($148,328, PI) (press release)
2009 - Medication Management Research Network. Anonymous donor ($880,000, co-PI) (press release)
2009-2011 Realism-based versioning for biomedical ontologies. PI (total funding: $285,300 from the National Library of Medicine, NIH) (project description)
2009 Biometrics Upper Ontology (CUBRC, Inc.)
2009 U-Core SLX Biometrics (CUBRC, Inc.)
2009 Command & Control Core Ontology (CUBRC, Inc)
2010-2012 ISTARE: Intelligent Spatio-Temporal Activity Reasoning Engine. (Army Research Laboratory, W911NF-10-2-0062, co-PI, total funding: $2,208,368)
2011-2014 OPMQoL: an ontology for pain and related disability, mental health and quality of life. PI (total funding: $793,571 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH) (press, video)
2014-2015 Planning Grant to Produce a Road Map to the Creation of the SUNY-Wide Centralized Big Data Repository (CIDR) of SUNY Electronic Health Record Data. Co-PI, $149,912 from SUNY Research Foundation, SUNY Health Network of Excellence Program.
2015-2019 Clinical and Translational Science Award. Co-PI, (total funding: $16,000,000; 10% effort)
 

 

Teaching

1. Undergraduate courses

2006-2009 Discovery seminar on Referent Tracking, SUNY at Buffalo. Course Director.
2008-2015 Discovery seminar on Translational Pharmaco-genomics: Linking Genetic Testing to Drug Treatment, SUNY at Buffalo. Guest faculty.
 

2. Graduate courses

2010 - Medical Informatics for 3rd year Medical Students, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo. Core faculty.
2012-2013 Problems in Ontology. Master course PHI358, Department of Philosophy, SUNY at Buffalo. Core faculty.
2013 Ontological Engineering. Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering IE 500 and Department of Philosophy: PHI 598. SUNY at Buffalo. Guest faculty.
2014 Ontological Engineering. Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering IE 500, Dept of Computer Science CSE510, and Dept of Philosophy PHI 598. SUNY at Buffalo. Guest faculty.
2015 Ontological Engineering. Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering IE 500, Dept of Computer Science CSE510, and Dept of Philosophy PHI 598. SUNY at Buffalo. Guest faculty.
2015 - Survey of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics BMI501. SUNY at Buffalo. Guest faculty.
2016 - Research Methods. Department of Biomedical Informatics BMI504. SUNY at Buffalo. Guest faculty.
 

3. Postgraduate courses

1989 Postgraduate Course in Neurology, University Hospital Gent, Belgium. Faculty.
2002 PhD Course on representation formalisms for ontologies, Copenhagen, Denmark. Guest faculty.
2004 Advanced Graduate Certificate in Medical & Health Informatics, School of Informatics, SUNY at Buffalo. Guest faculty.
2006-2013 Advanced Graduate Certificate in Medical & Health Informatics (MHI501), School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo. Core faculty.
2009-2010 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lecture Series in Ontology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. Honorary Chair.

4. Lectures

  1. The implementation of medical knowledge in expert systems in neurology. Postgraduate Course in Neurology, University Hospital Gent, Belgium, February 1989.
  2. Dropfoot, clinico-pathological aspects. Postgraduate Course in Neurology, University Hospital Gent, Belgium, March 1989.
  3. An introduction to neural networks. Postgraduate Course in Neurology University Hospital Gent, Belgium, June 1989.
  4. Introduction to medical informatics. Course on Medical Informatics for physicians, organised by Ely Lilly. St Truiden, Belgium, May 1990.
  5. How to buy medical software. Course on Medical Informatics for physicians organised by Ely Lilly. St Truiden, Belgium, June 1990.
  6. Informatics for cardiologists. Informatics training course for clinicians. Department of Medical Informatics, University of Leuven, Belgium, April 16, 1991.
  7. Natural Language Processing in Healthcare. Continued Medical Education Workshop for MD’s, Dendermonde, Belgium, October 28, 1999.
  8. Ontology management for NLU: the L&C approach. Ph.D. Course on Representation Formalisms for Ontologies, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 30 - November 1, 2002. (slides)
  9. Realist Ontology for Electronic Patient Record Systems. Guest lecture as part of the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Medical/Health Informatics, School of Informatics, SUNY at Buffalo. Buffalo, Health Sciences Library, UB South Campus, NY, September 15, 2004. (slides)
  10. Ontology for Natural language Processing. Guest teaching at the University Hospital of Gent, Belgium, Master in Hospital Sciences. November 2004. (slides)
  11. Realist Ontology for the Semantic Web: Applications in Biomedical Informatics. Guest teaching at the University of Diepenbeek, Belgium, Master in Informatics. December 2004. (slides)
  12. Introduction to Ontology. Tutorial for Semantic Mining in Biomedicine 2005 (SMBM2005), European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK. April 10, 2005. (slides)
  13. Practical implementations of realism-based ontologies. MIE 2005 - Tutorial on Ontology Design, University of Geneva, Switzerland, August 28, 2005 (slides).
  14. Requirements for natural language understanding in referent-tracking based electronic health records. Computer Science Seminar Series, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, December 6-7, 2005. (slides, extended abstract in CSBio Reader)
  15. Training Course in Biomedical Ontologies with lectures on Role of Terminologies and Ontologies in the Context of Electronic Health Records (slides 3.7Mb), Referent Tracking: The New Paradigm (slides 5.6Mb), and Ontology and the Future of Evidence-Based Medicine (slides 1.2Mb), Dagstuhl, Germany, May 23-26, 2006.
  16. Reforming SNOMED CT through a Coherent Upper Level Ontology of Biomedical Reality. Tutorial on Standards and Ontology. Medical Informatics Europe 2006 (MIE2006), Maastricht, The Netherlands, August 27, 2006. (slides)
  17. Ontology and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis. FALL 2006 PUBLIC LECTURES SHOWCASE SERIES on Ontology, Bioinformatics and the Life Sciences. UB North Campus, Baldy Hall 101, Buffalo NY, USA, October 19, 2006. (slides)
  18. Difficult Problems, Easy Solutions: Referent Tracking in Biomedicine. UB Discovery Seminar Program – Fall 2007 - UE 141 CC.
  19. Introduction to Medical Informatics (Part 1). UB Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Medical/Health Informatics – Fall 2007 – MHI501. (November 7: terminology, December 5: some key challenges)
  20. Ontology-based Research in eHealth. Invited keynote lecture as Thought Leader for the World of Health IT 2007 Conference & Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, October 23, 2007.(slides, evaluation)
  21. Introduction to Medical Informatics (Part 2). UB Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Medical/Health Informatics – Spring 2008 – MHI502.
  22. Solving Crimes Using Referent Tracking. UB Discovery Seminar Program – Spring 2008.
  23. Ontology: Developing a Systematic Approach to Translational Pharmacogenomic Research Data Collection. Lecture part of the course 'Translational Pharmacogenomics: Linking Genetic Testing To Drug Treatment', UB - C239, April 16, 2008. (slides)
  24. Advancing Translational Research in Psychiatry through Realism-based Ontology. Grand Rounds in Psychiatry. University of Vermont, Burlington VT – August 15, 2008.(slides)
  25. Solving Crimes Using Referent Tracking. UB Discovery Seminar Program – Fall 2008.(student evaluations)
  26. Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Medical and Health Informatics – Fall 2008.
  27. Introduction to Realism-based Ontology Development. Tutorial organized by the European Institute for Health Records (Eurorec); University Hospital, Gent, Belgium - Jan 5, 2009. (slides)
  28. Solving Crimes Using Referent Tracking. UB Discovery Seminar Program – Spring 2009.
  29. Advancing Translational Research in Psychiatry through Realism-based Ontology and Referent Tracking. University Grand Rounds, UB, Buffalo - February 13, 2009. (slides)
  30. Ontology: Developing a Systematic Approach to Translational Pharmacogenomic Research Data Collection. Lecture part of the course 'Translational Pharmacogenomics: Linking Genetic Testing To Drug Treatment', UB - C239, April 15, 2009. (slides, student evaluations)
  31. Introduction to Referent Tracking. Tutorial co-located with the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO), Buffalo NY and part of the 2-day class From Basic Formal Ontology to the Information Artifact Ontology - July 22, 2009. (slides)
  32. Solving Crimes Using Referent Tracking. UB Discovery Seminar Program – Fall 2009.
  33. Biomedical Ontologies: the State of the Art.. Tutorial at Medical Informatics Europe 2009 (MIE 2009), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 30 - September 2, 2009. (slides of part 2: Introduction to Referent Tracking)
  34. Introduction to Medical Informatics (Part 1). UB Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Medical/Health Informatics – Fall 2009 – MHI501.
  35. Principles of Referent Tracking and its application in biomedical informatics. Rochester Clinical & Translational Research Curriculum Seminar Series (RCTRC), University of Rochester Medical Center, NY – October 20, 2009. (slides)
  36. Ontology: Developing a Systematic Approach to Translational Pharmacogenomic Research Data Collection. Lecture part of the course 'Translational Pharmacogenomics: Linking Genetic Testing To Drug Treatment', UB - C239, April 7, 2010. (slides)
  37. Ontology for Ontologies: theory and applications. Lecture series at the Free University of Brussels as Distinguished Visiting Professor - Honorary Chair 2009-2010 (“VUB Leerstoel”), May 17-21, 2010, Brussels, Belgium
                The quest for semantic interoperability. (slides)
                Prevented abortions, absent nipples and other unicorns: the need for realism-based ontology development. (slides)
                Ontologies in healthcare and the vision of personalized medicine. (slides)
                Ontologies and Natural Language Understanding. (slides)
                Referent Tracking: why Big Brother was just a little baby. (slides)
  38. Foundations for a Realist Ontology of Mental Disease. Academic Development Symposium, Department of Psychiatry, UB, August 25, 2010. (slides)
  39. Introduction to Medical Informatics (Part 1). UB Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Medical/Health Informatics – Fall 2010 – MHI501.
                Course Introduction, September 2, 2010. (slides)
                Snomed and the UMLS: an introduction to biomedical terminology, November 4, 2010. (slides)
                An Introduction to Formal Ontology in Bio-medicine, November 18, 2010. (slides)
                Key research and system implementation challenges facing the field of health informatics, December 9, 2010. (slides)
  40. Defining Mental Disease. Lecture as part of PHI548 - Biomedical Ontology, Philosophical Aspects of Health and Disease. University at Buffalo, Oct 18, 2010. (slides)
  41. Terminology and Ontology Challenges. Informatics sessions for year-3 Medical Students, University at Buffalo, Dec. 13, 2010. (slides)
  42. Ontology: Developing a Systematic Approach to Translational Pharmacogenomic Research Data Collection. Lecture part of the course Translational Pharmacogenomics: Linking Genetics Research to Drug and Diagnostics Development and New Treatment Approaches, 186569/SS1, February 9, 2011. (slides)
  43. Spatiotemporal Reasoning in Referent Tracking Systems: Why Is It So Hard? Spring 2011 Colloquia of the UB Center for Cognitive Science, University at Buffalo, February 16, 2011. (slides)
  44. Foundations for an Ontology of Mental Disease. Psychiatry Grand Rounds. BPC - Auditorium, Rehabilitation Building, Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 8:00 am - 9:30 am, April 1, 2011 (slides).
  45. Improving Structured Electronic Health Record Data through Ontological Realism. Tutorial as part of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, ICBO 2011, Buffalo NY, July 26-30, 2011. (slides)
  46. Ontological Realism for Biomedical Ontologies and Electronic Health Records. Tutorial as part of the Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2011, Oslo, Norway, August 28-31, 2011. (slides)
  47. Introduction to Medical Informatics (Part 1). UB Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Medical/Health Informatics – Fall 2011 – MHI501.
                An Introduction to Ontology for Bio-medicine, November 2, 2011. (slides)
                Snomed and the UMLS: an introduction to biomedical terminology, November 9, 2011. (slides)
                Key research and system implementation challenges facing the field of health informatics, December 7, 2011. (slides)
  48. Improving Structured Electronic Health Record Data for Secondary Research Lecture for the informatics sessions for year-3 Medical Students, University at Buffalo, December 12, 2011. (slides)
  49. How to Overcome the Lack of Data Interoperability and Data Quality. Lecture as part of Utilization of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data for Clinical Research, short pre-conference course for the 3rd Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), Miami, FL, February 6, 2012. (long version, short version)
  50. Ontologies for the bio-science industry: development and use.. Short course at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Con 2012 conference, San Francisco, CA, February 20, 2012. (slides)
  51. Pain and Mental Health: a Case-Study in Information Driven Research.. Lecture as part of the Core Curriculum in Clinical And Translational Research Seminar Series (info), Buffalo, NY, February 22, 2012. (slides)
  52. Ontology: Developing a Systematic Approach to Translational Pharmacogenomic Research Data Collection. Lecture part of the course Translational Pharmacogenomics: Linking Genetics Research to Drug and Diagnostics Development and New Treatment Approaches, 19975/SS1, April 18, 2012. (slides)
  53. Realism-Based Ontology for Integrating Individually Compiled Biomedical Data Repositories. 3-Hour tutorial as part of the Medical Informatics Europe Conference (MIE 2012), Pisa, Italy, August 26-29, 2012. (Tutorial outline, slides)
  54. Referent Tracking: focus on particulars. Lecture for PHI 531 Problems in Ontology, class 23893, University at Buffalo, Sept 10, 2012. (slides)
  55. Ontology and Data Abstraction. Lecture for the UB Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Medical/Health Informatics Introduction to Medical Informatics (Part 1) – Fall 2012 – MHI501, University at Buffalo, Nov. 14, 2012. (slides)
  56. SNOMED and the UMLS: an Introduction to Biomedical Terminology. Lecture for the UB Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Medical/Health Informatics Introduction to Medical Informatics (Part 1) – Fall 2012 – MHI501, University at Buffalo, Nov. 14, 2012. ()
  57. Proposed definitions for the Information Artifact Ontology. Lecture for PHI 531 Problems in Ontology, class 23893, and for Symposium on the Information Artifact Ontology: Part 2, University at Buffalo, Nov. 19, 2012. (paper discussed)
  58. A Realism-Based Approach to the Evaluation of Ontologies. Lecture for PHI 531 Problems in Ontology, class 23893, University at Buffalo, Dec. 3, 2012. (slides)
  59. Structured Electronic Health Records and Patient Data Analysis: Pitfalls and Possibilities. Informatics sessions for year-3 medical students, University at Buffalo, Jan. 7, 2013. (slides)
  60. Ontological Perspectives on Data. Informatics sessions for year-3 medical students, University at Buffalo, Jan. 11, 2013. (slides)
  61. Biomedical Ontology and Referent Tracking: Introduction to Basic Principles. IADR Satellite Workshop on Orofacial Pain, March 20, 2013, Seattle, WA. (slides)
  62. Ontology: Developing a Systematic Approach to Translational Pharmacogenomic Research Data Collection. Lecture part of the course Translational Pharmacogenomics: Linking Genetics Research to Drug and Diagnostics Development and New Treatment Approaches, 213118641, April 10, 2013. (slides)
  63. Referent Tracking: Use of Ontologies in Tracking Systems. Lecture part of the course Ontological Engineering, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering IE 500 and Department of Philosophy: PHI 598. SUNY at Buffalo, Sept. 23, 2013. (slides, without videos, lecture audio and video)
  64. Making Electronic Healthcare Record Data Useful for Research. Informatics sessions for year-3 medical students, University at Buffalo, Jan. 10, 2014. (slides)
  65. The principles of high quality ontology design. Applied Mathematics Seminar, University at Buffalo, April 15, 2014. (slides)
  66. Ontology: Developing a Systematic Approach to Translational Pharmacogenomic Research Data Collection. Lecture part of the course Translational Pharmacogenomics: Linking Genetics Research to Drug and Diagnostics Development and New Treatment Approaches, #17803, April 23, 2014. (slides)
  67. Referent Tracking: Use of Ontologies in Tracking Systems. Lecture part of the course Ontological Engineering, Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering IE 500, Dept of Computer Science CSE510, and Dept of Philosophy PHI 598. SUNY at Buffalo, Sept. 22, 2014. (slides)
  68. Ontology: Developing a Systematic Approach to Translational Pharmacogenomic Research Data Collection. Lecture part of the course Translational Pharmacogenomics: Linking Genetics Research to Drug and Diagnostics Development and New Treatment Approaches, #17336, April 22, 2015. (slides)
  69. Biomedical ontologies: current examples and a principled method for their enrichment and integration. Lecture part of the course BMI501 (2159_24752): Survey of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University at Buffalo Oct 14, 2015. (slides)
  70. Patient Data Analysis and Ontologies. Informatics sessions for year-3 medical students, University at Buffalo, Jan. 7-8, 2016. (slides) 70.
  71. Ontological Realism in Research: Principles and Application. Lecture for BMI504: Data Analysis, and Research Methods in Biomedical Informatics, University at Buffalo, April 6, 2016. (slides)

5. PhD and Master student mentoring

  1. Köhler J. SEMEDA (Semantic Meta-Database): Ontology Based Semantic Integration of Biological Databases. PhD Thesis, Technischen Fakultät der Universität Bielefeld, 2003.
  2. Jarrar M. Towards Methodological Principles for Ontology Engineering. PhD Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, May 2005.
  3. Ning Yu. Semi-Supervised Learning for Identifying Opinions In Web Content. Thesis submitted to the faculty of the University Graduate School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, April 2011.
  4. Hsu CY. Effect of Obesity and Depression on ANS Reactivity in Asthma: A Neuro-Informatics Approach. University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY, USA, 2012 - …
  5. Olivia Helfer. Towards an ontology for the International Classification of Headache Disorders. LIS 527 Special Project, Department of Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, 2013.
  6. Russo P. Laboratory for Biomedical Informatics "Mario Stefanelli" (BMI), University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, 2013 - 2015.
  7. Winta Aklok. Information Technology Doctoral Program, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013 - …

6. Other mentoring and scholarly assistance (where publicly acknowledged)

  1. VISION Consortium. Next-Generation Knowledge Management; Deliverable D4.2 - Final Version of Strategic Roadmap. June 30, 2003 (report).
  2. Kerremans K, Temmerman Rita, Tummers J. Discussion on the Requirements for a Workbench supporting Termontography. In: Proceedings of the XIth Euralex International Congress 2004, 6-10 July, Lorient, France, p. 559-570. (draft)
  3. Smith B and Fellbaum C. Medical WordNet: A New Methodology for the Construction and Validation of Information Resources for Consumer Health. COLING 2004, Geneva, Switzerland. (paper)
  4. Johansson I. Qualities, Quantities, and the Endurant-Perdurant Distinction in Top-Level Ontologies. Althoff K-D et al (eds.) WM 2005 : Professional Knowledge Management Experiences and Vision. DFKI, Kaiserslautern 2005, 543-550. (paper)
  5. Johansson I. Four Kinds of “Is_A” Relations: genus-subsumption, determinable-subsumption, specification, and specialization. In Ingvar Johansson and Bertin Klein (Eds.) WSPI 2006: Contributions to the Third International Workshop on Philosophy and Informatics, Saarbrücken, May 3-4, 2006 (paper).
  6. Smith B. From concepts to clinical reality: An essay on the benchmarking of biomedical terminologies. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2006;39(3):288-298. (paper)
  7. Simon J, Dos Santos M, Fielding J, Smith B. Formal ontology for natural language processing and the integration of biomedical databases. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2006;75(3-4):224-31. (paper)
  8. Köhler J, Philippi S, Specht M, Rüegg A. Ontology based text indexing and querying for the semantic web. Knowledge-Based Systems 2006;19:744–754. (paper)
  9. The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). Strategic Research Agenda: Creating Biomedical R&D Leadership for Europe to Benefit Patients and Society. (Version 2.0), 15 Sept. 2006.
  10. Munn K and Smith B. Applied Ontology, an Introduction. Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt, Paris, Lancaster, New Brunswick, 2008. (book)
  11. Arp R. Ontology: Not Just for Philosophers Anymore. Practical Philosophy, 2010;10:1:80-102. (paper)
  12. Hastings J and Schulz S. Ontologies for human behavior analysis and their application to clinical data. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2012;103:89-107. (paper)
  13. Russo P. The SMART-Amy Project: a Smart Guide towards the Diagnosis of Systemic Amyloidosis. Accepted for the Doctoral Consortium of the 14th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2013), Murcia, Spain May 29, 2013.
  14. Elkin PL, Beuscart-Zephir MC, Pelayo S, Patel V, Nohr C. The Usability-Error Ontology. Context Sensitive Health Informatics (CSHI 2013), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-18, 2013.
  15. Smith B et al. IAO-Intel: An Ontology of Information Artifacts in the Intelligence Domain. Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security (STIDS 2013), George Mason University Fairfax, 12 - 15 November, 2013.
  16. Sugarman RC. Health Care Research in a Virtual World. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2014 (HFES 2014) International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, Chicago, IL, March 17, 2014. (poster)
  17. He Y, Sarntivijai S, Lin Y, Xiang Z, Guo A, Zhang S, Jagannathan D, Toldo L, Tao C and Smith B. OAE: The Ontology of Adverse Events. Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2014, 5:29. (paper)
  18. Arp R, Smith B, Spear AD. Building ontologies with Basic Formal Ontology. MIT Press, 2015.
 

 

Services to the Profession

1. University community services

2006 - 2007 Member of the Promotions Policy Committee of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo.
2006 - 2010 Ad hoc Member of the UBA IT Committee, responsible for determining overall IT strategy for UBA Inc. as it relates to UBA, UBMD, and the Practice Plan relationships with affiliated hospitals.
2007 - 2008 Member of the UBMD Project Team Electronic Healthcare Record Subcommittee, charged to deliver a recommendation for a single EMR application to the Project Team for UB|MD.
2007-2010 Member of UB’s Research Computing Focus Group.
2008 - 2011 Member of the Project Team ‘Building an Electronic Health Record for Ambulatory Services’ within the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
2008 - 2010 Member of the Research Subcommittee of HEALTHeLINK.
2008- Member of the Research Forum, Department of Psychiatry.
2009- Member of the Bioinformatics and Biomedical Informatics Research Core Group, NY State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences, Buffalo NY.
2009- Chair of the Clinical and Translational Data Warehouse Committee.
2009- Ad hoc member of the Academic Health Center (AHC)) Curriculum Committee to assist in the development of an interprofessional (AHC) course in health informatics.
2009-2010 Member of the search committee for Knowledge Management positions at the Department of Library and Information Studies, Graduate School of Education, SUNY at Buffalo.
2010-2013 Key Function Director Clinical and Translational Ontology, Clinical and Translational Science Awards.
2010-2011 Advisor to the UB Department of Library and Information Studies to obtain re-accreditation by the American Library Association.
2012-2013 Member of the search committee for a Chair for the Department of Biomedical Informatics, University at Buffalo.
2012 - Member of the Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure, Department of Psychiatry, University at Buffalo.
2013 - PhD Program Director for the UB Department of Biomedical Informatics.
2013 - Volunteer appointment, University at Buffalo Associates (UBA) Inc.
2014 - Alternative Member of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council.
2014 - Member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Promotions to Clinical Ranks, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
2015 - Member of the Institutional Review Board, University at Buffalo.
2015 - Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Promotions to Clinical Ranks, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
 

2. Consultancies

2005 Innovative Medicines Initiative (established the ontology requirements for the Knowledge Management Infrastructure)
2005 Roswell Park Cancer Institute (authored implementation plan to enable incorporation of structured clinical documentation into RPCI’s Eclypsis Electronic Health Record System)
2005-2006 STARLab, Free University of Brussels.
2005-2006 NCBO: National Center For Biomedical Ontology.
2008-2010 National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA (assessing eyeGENE from a bioinformatics perspective)
2014-2015 The MITRE Corporation,consultant for the VistA Evolution GUI Research (VEGR) Scientific Merit Panel.
 

3. Commissions and Advisory Boards

1991-1992 Member, Belgian Ministry of Health Working Group on the Registration of Psychiatric Patients.
1991-1998 Member of RAMIT (Research in Advanced Medical Informatics and Telematics), research institute of the Department of Medical Informatics, University Hospital, Ghent.
1992-2004 Member, Management Board of the Belgian Society for Medical Informatics.
1992-1995 Mandated Expert in CEN\TC251\Project Team PT003 Model for the Representation of Semantics.
1992-2006 Expert in CEN\TC251\WG2, Healthcare Terminology, Semantics and Knowledge Bases.
1993-2006 Member, Belgian CEN\TC251 Mirror Group.
1993-1994 Convenor of MIM Special Interest Group on Evaluation of Medical Software.
1994-1995 Project Team Leader of CEN\TC251\PT017: Time Standards for Healthcare-Specific Problems (on successful terminatation authorized by CEN as European Standard EN 12381:2005 in 2005).
1994-1998 Member, Mental Health Standards Working Group of WHO, Division of Mental Health.
1994-1996 Member, MEDI Workgroup of BIRA (Belgisch Instituut voor Regeltechniek en Automatisering).
1994-1997 Co-founder, Member of the Management Board, MediBRIDGE NV (market leader for biomedical data exchange in Belgium).
1995-1997 Active member of the Working Group on Medical Telematics of the Belgian Ministry of Health.
1995-1998 Founder and President of PROREC-Belgium, National Centre for the promotion of electronic health records in Belgium.
1997-1998 Co-founder and Member, Board of Kermanog BV (Knowledge-based applications for healthcare, The Netherlands).
1997-2004 Member of the Board of the Galen Organisation Ltd (UK).
1998-2006 Belgian Representative in ISO TC 215, WG2.
2001-2003 Co-Chair of Working Group 6, Medical Concept Representation, of the International Medical Informatics Association.
2002-2004 Member of the Industry Forum of SWSI (Semantic Web Services Initiative).
2002-2005 Member of the Advisory Board for ONTOBASIS, research project funded by the Flemish Government.
2002- Member of the Advisory Board of IFOMIS (Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science), Leipzig and Saarbrücken, Germany.
2005- Board Member of the Committee on Ontology for Healthcare Informatics of the US National Center for Ontological Research.
2006-2007 Member of the Advisory Board for the European Centre for Ontological Research.
2006-2010 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Union's Marie Curie Research Thematic Network "3D Anatomical Human" (3D anatomical functional models for the human musculoskeletal system).
2007-2010 Founding Member of the "Ontology Outreach Advisory", an international organisation for ontology promotion and certification.
2007-2010 Member of the Steering Committee for the New York State Medication Management Research Network.
 

4. Offices held

1993-1998 Secretary, Belgian Society for Medical Informatics.
1993-1996 Vice-President of the Postgraduates in Knowledge Technology (PKT) Alumnae Association.
1993-1995 International Secretary, AIM (Advanced Informatics in Medicine) Concerted Action on Medical Records.
1996-1999 International Secretary, EUROREC: Promotion Strategy for Electronic Healthcare Records.
1996-1999 Founding President, PROREC-Belgium, Belgian National Center for the Promotion of Electronic Health Records; member of the EUROREC association.
2007-2010 Chair of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Chapter of the Ontology Outreach Advisory.
2010- Member of the Steering Committee of the Buffalo Center for Clinical and Translational Research.
 

5. Scientific Associations

1988-2007 Member, Belgian Society for Medical Informatics.
1992-2006 Member, Belgian Association for Artificial Intelligence.
1994- Member, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), Working Group 6 on Medical Concept Representation
1994- Member, European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), Working Group 8 on Medical Natural Language Processing.
1997-2003 IEEE Full Member.
2006-2011 Member of the American Medical Informatics Association (intermittently).
 

6. Scientific program and organizing committees

  1. Organiser and coordinator of the Medical Section of the Fifth Multidisciplinary Symposium on Computers in Education, Research, and Medicine. University of Leuven, Belgium, October 27, 1990.
  2. Organiser and coordinator of the Medical Section of the Sixth Multidisciplinary Symposium on Computers in Education, Research, and Medicine. Belgium 1991.
  3. Session Chair, Medical Records and Departmental Systems of the Belgo-Dutch Medical Informatics Congress MIC 1991. Leuven, Belgium, Nov 10-11, 1991.
  4. Co-organiser of the AIM-CEN European Workshop on the Medical Record, Brussels, Belgium, March 31-April 2, 1993.
  5. President of the Organising Committee and Member of the Program Commission of the Belgo-Dutch Medical Informatics Congress MIC 1993, Gent, Belgium, November 11-12, 1993.
  6. Scientific Chair of the 2nd Introductory Workshop for the AIM Concerted Action on Medical Records of the European Union, Brussels, October 26, 1993.
  7. Member of the Organising Committee for the WHO/EFMI/AIM Working Conference on Case-Based Telematic Systems, Brussels, June 22-24, 1994.
  8. Member of the Organising Committee for AMICE 1995, Amsterdam.
  9. Session Chair of the BIRA Symposium on Applications of Virtual Reality in Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, November 19, 1994.
  10. Session Chair, MIM Symposium on Health Telematics in Primary Care, Ostend, March 18, 1995.
  11. Scientific Coordinator and Chair of the BIRA Symposium on Natural Language Processing in Medicine, Ghent, April 22, 1995.
  12. Member of the Scientific and Program Committees of the First EMD-DMI Congress on Electronic Healthcare Records, Brussels, April 13-14, 1996.
  13. Reviewer for MIE-96 (Medical Informatics Europe), Copenhagen, August 1996.
  14. Member of the Organising Committee of MIC-1996 (Medical Informatics Congress), Brussels, November 15, 1996.
  15. Faculty Member of TEHRE’96, Towards an Electronic Healthcare Record Europe 1996, London, November 14-17, 1996.
  16. Member of the Program Committee MIC 1997 (Medical Informatics Congress), Velthoven, The Netherlands.
  17. Member of the Steering Committee for the 2nd European Workshop on the Electronic Healthcare Record, Thessaloniki, May 23-24, 1997.
  18. Organiser of the PROREC-BE General Assembly Seminar, Zonnegem, Belgium, June 27, 1997.
  19. Member of the Program Committee of EuroREC’97, 27-29/11/97, Paris, France.
  20. Co-organiser of Electronic Medical Records Seminar, Belgian Ministery of Health, Brussels, June 27, 1998.
  21. Reviewer for the MEDINFO 1998 Congress, Seoul, August 18-22, 1998.
  22. Member of the Program Committee and Chair of the EuroRec’98 sessions of EPRIMP/EuroREC’98, October 7-10, 1998, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  23. Member of the International Program Committee of ESEM 99, Fifth Conference of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine, May 30-June 2 1999, Barcelona, Spain.
  24. Co-organiser and Session Chair, EUROREC 1999, Sevilla, May 6-7 1999.
  25. Member of the Scientific Committee, Ms-HUGe 1999 Conference, Brugge, December 3-4, 1999.
  26. Member of the Program Committee, EFMI Workshop on Natural Language Processing in Biomedical Applications, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 8-9, 2002.
  27. Member of the Program Committee for OntoLex’02 : Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases, Las Palmas, Spain, 27-28 May 2002.
  28. Member of the Industry Program Board of Federated event co-locating DOA'02 (Distributed Objects and Applications), ODBASE'02 (Ontologies, Databases and Applied Semantics) and CoopIS ’02 (Cooperative Information Systems), Irvine, California, October 30 - November 1, 2002.
  29. Reviewer for ACM-SAC’03 (Symposium on Applied Computing) Special Track on Computer Applications in Health Care (COMPAHEC), Melbourne, Florida, USA, March 9-12, 2003.
  30. Reviewer for MIE 2003 (Medical Informatics Europe), St. Malo, France May 4-7, 2003.
  31. Co-organizer of the Workshop on Ontology for the Medical Domain, MIE-2003, St. Malo, France, May 5, 2003.
  32. Session Chair for Knowledge Representation in Biomedical Terminology, MIE-2003, St. Malo, France, May 6, 2003.
  33. Member of the Scientific Committee, Workshop on Reference Ontologies vs. Applications Ontologies during the 26th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the University of Hamburg, September 15-18, 2003.
  34. Board Member of the Workshop: Industry Program Case Study: Best Practices and Industry Vision Reports, co-federated with DOA ’03: Distributed Objects and Applications, ODBASE ’03: Ontologies, Databases and Applied Semantics, and CoopIS ’03: Cooperative Information Systems, Catania, Sicily, November 3, 2003.
  35. Invited keynote-speaker for 2nd CoLogNET (Network of Excellence in Computational Logic) & ElsNET (Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies) Symposium, December 18, 2003, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  36. Member of Reviewing Committee for COMPAHEC (Computer Applications in Health Care) 2004, March 14-17, 2004, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  37. Member of Program Committee of the OntoLex 2004, Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal, May 29, 2004.
  38. Member of the Scientific Committee of Workshop on The Formal Architecture of the Gene Ontology, IFOMIS and Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany, May 29, 2004.
  39. Member of the Program Committee of FOIS-2004 (International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems), November 4-6, 2004 in Turin, Italy.
  40. Co-Organiser of the IMIA WG6 Conference Ontology and Biomedical Informatics, Rome, Italy, April 29-May 2, 2005.
  41. Member of the Industry Forum Committee of the ESWC'05 Industry Forum ‘Business applications of Semantic Web challenge Research’, Iraklion, Crete, May 30, 2005.
  42. Session Chairman for S21: Terminologies, ontologies, standards and knowledge engineering, MIE-2005, Geneva, Switzerland, August 30, 2005.
  43. Member of the Program Committee of the ISWC Workshop ‘Semantic Web Case Studies and Best Practices for eBusiness (SWCASE05), Galway, Ireland, November 7, 2005.
  44. Member of the Program Committee of the Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2005), UTS, Sydney, Australia, December 6, 2005.
  45. Chairman for the session Interoperability of Ontologies, Image Ontology Workshop, Stanford, USA, March 24-25, 2006.
  46. Member of the Scientific Program Committee of the Workshop on Foundations of Clinical Terminologies and Classifications (FCTC 2006), Timişoara, Romania, April 8, 2006.
  47. Member of the Program Committee of the Third International Workshop on Philosophy and Informatics (WSPI 2006), Saarbrücken, Germany, May 3-4, 2006.
  48. Member of the Program Committee of the Semantic Mining Conference on SNOMED-CT, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 1-3, 2006.
  49. Reviewer for the 11th World Congress on Internet in Medicine (MedNET 2006), Toronto, Canada, October 13-20, 2006.
  50. Member of the Organizing Committee of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation in Enterprise (With two tracks on Human Resources and eHealth) OnToContent'06, Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2006 , Montpellier, France.
  51. Member of the Program Committee of the International Workshop on Knowledge Systems in Bioinformatics (KSinBIT'06), Montpellier, France, Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2006.
  52. Member of the Program Committee of Formal Ontology in Information Systems 2006 (FOIS-2006), University of Maryland in Baltimore, USA, November 9-11, 2006.
  53. Reviewer for AMIA 2006 Annual Symposium, Washington DC, USA, November 11-15, 2006.
  54. Session chairman for the AMIA 2006 workshop ‘Toward Genomics Knowledge Representation for Clinical Trials’, Washington DC, USA, November 12, 2006.
  55. Member of the Program Committee of the Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2006), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, December 4-5, 2006.
  56. Member of the Program Committee of the 2007 IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Applications for Digital Ecosystems (BADE 2007), Cairns, Australia, February 20, 2007.
  57. Session Chairman for the Workshop on Clinical Trial Ontology, May 16-17, 2007 at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD.
  58. Member of the Program Committee of the NETTAB 2007 Workshop on A Semantic Web for Bioinformatics: Goals, Tools, Systems, Applications, Pisa, Italy, June 12-15, 2007.
  59. Member of the Scientific Committee of Ontology for the Intelligence Community II (OIC II), Columbia, MD, November 27-28, 2007
  60. Member of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation in Enterprise (With two tracks on Human Resources and eHealth) OnToContent'07, Albufeira, Portugal Oct 28 - Nov 2 2007.
  61. Reviewer for AMIA 2007 Annual Symposium, Chicago IL, USA, November 10-14, 2007.
  62. Member of the Program Committee of Approaches and Architectures for Web Data Integration and Mining in Life Sciences (WebDIM4LS), Nancy, France, December 3, 2007
  63. Member of the Program Committee of the Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2007), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, December 2-6, 2007.
  64. Member of the Program Committee of the 2nd International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine (LBM 2007), Singapore, December 6-7, 2007
  65. Member of the Scientific Committee of InterOntology08, Tokyo, Japan, February 26-27, 2008.
  66. Member of the Program Committee of the International Workshop on Security and Privacy in e-Health (WSPE’08) in conjunction with The Third International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2008), March 4th – 7th, 2008, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.
  67. Member of the Program Committee of the 5th International Workshop on Philosophy and Informatics (WSPI 2008), Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 1-2, 2008.
  68. Member of the Program Committee of the First international workshop on Identity and Reference on the Semantic Web (IRSW2008) hosted by the Fifth European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC-08), Tenerife (Spain), June 1, 2008.
  69. Member of the Program Committee of the 3rd Special Track on Ontologies for Biomedical Systems for the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2008), Jyväskylä, Finland, June 17-19, 2008.
  70. Member of the Program Committee of the Knowledge Representation Ontology Workshop (KROW 2008), Sydney, Australia, September 16 - 19, 2008.
  71. Member of the Program Committee of Formal Ontology in Information Systems 2008 (FOIS-2008), Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, October 31-November 3, 2008.
  72. Reviewer for AMIA 2008 Annual Symposium, Washington DC, USA, November 8-12, 2008.
  73. Co-organizer of the 6th international workshop on Ontology Content in Enterprise (OntoContent 2008) with Special Tracks on Web 3.0, Human Resources, and E-Health. Monterrey, Mexico, November 9 - 14, 2008.
  74. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS) workshop, UK National e-Science Center (NeSC), Edinburgh, UK, November 28, 2008.
  75. Member of the International Program Committee of the Workshop 3D Physiological Human, Zermatt, Switzerland, December 1-4, 2008.
  76. Member of the Scientific Committee of Ontology for the Intelligence Community 2008 (OIC 2008), Fairfax, Virginia, December 3-4, 2008.
  77. Member of the International Scientific Committee of InterOntology09, Tokyo, Japan, February 27 - March 1, 2009.
  78. Member of the Program Committee of the workshop on Identity and Reference in web-based Knowledge Representation (IR-KR2009) co-located with the Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09), Pasadena, CA, July11, 2009.
  79. Member of the Scientific Committee and chairman of Session 3: Disease Ontologies of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO), Buffalo, NY, July 23-26, 2009.
  80. Reviewer for Medical Informatics Europe 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 30 - September 2, 2009.
  81. Member of the Program Committee of the workshop Biomedical Information Extraction, held in conjunction with the International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2009), Borovets, Bulgaria, 14-16 September 2009.
  82. Member of the Technical Program Committee of the Fourth Conference on Ontologies for the Intelligence Community (OIC2009), George Mason University Fairfax, 21 - 23 October 2009.
  83. Member of the Program Committee of the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS-09) workshop, Amsterdam, Science Park, November 20, 2009.
  84. Member of the International Program Committee of the Workshop 3D Physiological Human, Zermatt, Switzerland, November 29 - December 1, 2009.
  85. Member of the Program Committee of the Fifth Australasian Ontology Workshop AOW 2009, held in conjunction with the 22nd Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'09), Melbourne, Australia, December 1, 2009.
  86. Member of the Program Committee of the The sixth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS), Toronto, Ontario Canada, May 11-14, 2010.
  87. Member of the Scientific Committee of Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security (STIDS 2010), George Mason University Fairfax, 27 - 28 October, 2010.
  88. Member of the Program Committee of the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS-2010) workshop, Berlin, Germany, December 10, 2010.
  89. Member of the Program Committee of the Sixth Australasian Ontology Workshop AOW 2010, held in conjunction with the 23rd Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2010), Adelaide, Australia, December 7, 2010.
  90. Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO-2011), Buffalo, NY, July 25-30, 2011.
  91. Reviewer for Medical Informatics Europe 2011, Oslo, Norway, August 28 - 31, 2011.
  92. Reviewer for AMIA 2011 Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, October 22-26, 2011.
  93. Member of the Scientific Program Committee of Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security (STIDS 2011), George Mason University Fairfax, 15 - 18 November 2011.
  94. Member of the Program Committee for the Seventh Australasian Ontology Workshop 2011 (AOW2011), Perth, Western Australia, 5 December 2011.
  95. Co-organizer of the Workshop on Interoperability for Mental Functioning Ontologies, International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO-2012), Graz, Austria, July 22, 2012.
  96. Member of the Program Committee of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO-2012), Graz, Austria, July 22-25, 2012.
  97. Member of the Program Committee of the Seventh International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2012), Graz, Austria, July 25-27, 2012.
  98. Reviewer for Medical Informatics Europe 2012 (MIE 2012), Pisa, Italy, August 26-29, 2012.
  99. Member of the Scientific Program Committee of Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security (STIDS 2012), George Mason University Fairfax, 23 - 26 October 2012.
  100. Member of the Program Committee of the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS-2012) workshop, Paris, France, November 29, 2012.
  101. Member of the Program Committee for the Eight Australasian Ontology Workshop 2012 (AOW 2012), Sydney, Australia, 4 December 2012.
  102. Reviewer for MEDINFO 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 20-23, 2013.
  103. Member of the Scientific Program Committee of Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security (STIDS 2013), George Mason University Fairfax, 12 - 15 November 2013.
  104. Member of the Program Committee of the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS-2013) workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland, December 9, 2013.
  105. Member of the Program Committee of the Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences 2014 (CSHALS2014), Boston MA, 26-28 February 2014. (my review of accepted paper)
  106. Member of the Program Committee of the eight International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2014), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept 22-24, 2014.
  107. Member of the Program Committee of the Information Artifact Ontology Workshop (IAOW), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept 22, 2014.
  108. Member of the Program Committee for the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, ICBO 2014, Houston, Texas, Oct 6-9, 2014.
  109. Member of the Scientific Program Committee of Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security (STIDS 2014), George Mason University Fairfax, 18 - 21 November, 2014.
  110. Reviewer for Medical Informatics Europe 2015 (MIE 2015), Madrid, Spain, May 27-29, 2015.
  111. Member of the Program Committee of the third edition of the International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies (IWOOD 2015) at the 6th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2015), Lisbon, Portugal, July 27-30.
  112. Member of the Program Committee of the 6th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2015), Lisbon, Portugal, July 27-30.
  113. Reviewer for the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics (MEDINFO 2015), Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 19-23, 2015.
  114. Member of the Scientific Program Committee of the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Track of the 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2015), Coimbra, Portugal, Sept 8-11, 2015.
  115. Reviewer for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2015 Annual Symposium, San Francisco, USA, Nov. 14-18, 2015.
  116. Member of the Scientific Program Committee of Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense and Security (STIDS 2015), George Mason University Fairfax, 18 - 20 November, 2015.
  117. Reviewer for the Program Committee of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) Special Topic Conference Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things (EFMI-STC2016), Paris, France, April 17-19, 2016.
  118. Member of the Program Committee of the ninth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016), Annecy, France, July 6-9, 2016.
  119. Member of the Program Committee of the Fourth International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies (IWOOD 2016), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, August 1-4, 2016
  120. Reviewer for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2016 Annual Symposium, Chicago, USA, Nov. 12-16, 2016.
 

7. Reviewer of grant applications

1992 Reviewer for Health Telematics Projects, Commission of the European Communities.
1996 Evaluator of INCO-COPERNICUS proposals related to Health Telematics, CEC-DG XIII, European Commission.
1996-2006 Domain expert for IWT (Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research)
2006 Evaluator for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada's Discovery Grant program
2007 Evaluator for the National Research Agency’s (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France) Technology for Health Program.
2007 Evaluator for the Austrian Science Fund’s Funding Program for Natural and Technical Sciences.
2010 Stage 1 reviewer for ZRG1 BST-K (52) R - RFA RM09-002: National Centers for Biomedical Computing.
2011 Ad hoc member of the Biodata Management and Analysis Study Section (BDMA) of the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
2012 External reviewer for the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation's 2012-13 grant competition.
2016 Wellcome Trust UK.
 

8. Membership in judging committees

  • Youth Prize for Informatics, Biomedical Software (Belgian Ministry of Education), 1990, 1991 and 1992.
  • Egmond Prize of the Belgian Society for Medical Informatics, 1994 and 1996.
  • STEVIN Program Commission. 2004-2005.
 

9. Patents and Patent Applications

  • Ceusters W. et al. Conceptual World-Representation Natural Language Understanding System and Method, filed by Buchanan Ingersoll P.C. (Philadelphia) through Docket No 47310.1 Nov 2002. Accepted as US patent 7,493,253, February 17, 2009.
  • Ceusters W, Smith B, Manzoor S. R-6182 Referent Tracking. Provisional patent application filed by Hodgon Russ LLP under Docket No 011520.00632; Priority Application Serial No. 60/963,736 filed August 7, 2007.
  • Ceusters W, Smith B, Manzoor S. Referent Tracking of Portions of Reality. Patent pending, application filed by Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., Docket No. 1097.015A, August 6, 2008 (USPA 20090055437)
  • Ceusters W. et al. Conceptual World-Representation Natural Language Understanding System and Method. United States Patent 7,917,354, March 29, 2011.
  • Ceusters W. et al. Conceptual World-Representation Natural Language Understanding System and Method. United States Patent 8,442,814, May 14, 2013.
  • Ceusters W. et al. Conceptual World-Representation Natural Language Understanding System and Method. United States Patent 8,812,292, August 19, 2014.
  • Ceusters W. et al. Conceptual World-Representation Natural Language Understanding System and Method. United States Patent 9,292,494, March 22, 2016.
 

10. Editorial

1989-1991 Member of Editorial Board of the Dutch AMDP-System for Psychiatry Documentation.
1990-1998 Editor for Medical Informatics, Artsenkrant-Le journal du Medecin (Brussels).
1993-1996 Editor-in-Chief, MIM-News: Journal of the Belgian Society for Medical Informatics.
1995-1997 Medical Informatics Editor, De Huisarts - Le Généraliste.
2000 Referee for IMIA Yearbook on Medical Informatics.
2006-2008 Member of the Editorial Board of Biological Knowledge.
2009-2010 Co-editor of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics' Special Issue on Ontologies for Clinical and Translational Research. (Resigned for lack of quality in too many accepted papers)
2014-2017 Advisory Editor for The Monist, Vol. 100, Issue 4, October 2017: Pain.
 
 
 

Publications

1. Books

  1. van der Lei J, Beckers WPA, Ceusters W, van Overbeeke JJ (eds.), Proceedings van het XVIe Medisch Informatica Congres Gezondheidszorg en Informatica, Veldhoven, 21-22 november 1997, VMBI/TMI-bureau, Meppel, 1997.
  2. Ceusters W, Spyns P, De Moor G, Martin W (eds.) Syntactic-Semantic Tagging of Medical Texts: the Multi-TALE Project. Studies in Health Technologies and Informatics, IOS Press Amsterdam, 1998 (preview).
  3. Jarrar, M., Ostyn, C., Ceusters, W., Persidis, A. (eds.) Workshop on Ontology Content and Evaluation in Enterprise (OnToContent 2006). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4278 (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2006.
  4. Jarrar M, Schmidt A, Ostyn C, Ceusters W (eds.). Workshop on Ontology Content and Evaluation in Enterprise; On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007 (OnToContent 2007), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4805, 2007;:509-575.
  5. Obrst L, Janssen T, Ceusters W. Ontologies and Semantic Technologies for the Intelligence Community. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. IOS Press Amsterdam, 2010.
 

2. Papers in refereed journals

  1. Ceusters W, De Bleecker J, De Reuck J. Hemiballism, a clinico pathological conference. Acta neurol. belg., 1987;87:229-233,. (abstract)
  2. De Bleeker J, De Reuck J, Vingerhoets G, Ceusters W, Thiery E. The syndrome of the anterior choroideal artery. Clin. Neurol. Neurosurg. 1987;89:299.
  3. Ceusters W, Van Ooteghem P, Vakaet A, Claeys G, Verschraegen J, De Reuck J. La méningite du charcutier. Clin. Neurol. Neurosurg. 1987;89:300.
  4. Lenders MB, de Wit P, Castelein P, Schuddinck L, Vanhooren G, Dehaene I, van Zandijcke M, Marchau M, De Bleecker J, de Reuck J, Vingerhoets G, Thiery E, van Calenbergh F, Dom R, Goffin J, Plets C, van den Bergh R, de Koninck J, Ceusters W, van Ooteghem Ph, Vakaet A, Claeys G, Verschraegen J, van Orshoven M, van Orshoven F, Gouban P, Carton H, Taelman H, Druyts-Voets E, De Smyter J, Picssesn F, Meyer B, van den Bergh V, Hoogenraad TU, Triau E, Malfroid M, Baro F, Mercelis R, de Jonghe P, Gheuens J, Martin JJ. Scientific Meeting of the Flemish Society of Neurology-Psychiatry held in Aalst, May 9th 1987. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 1987:89(4):298–302. (paper)
  5. Van Ooteghem P, Ceusters W, Vakaet A, Claeys G, Verschraegen J, De Reuck J. Streptococcus suis meningitis. Tijdsch. Geneesk., 1988;44(2):119-122.
  6. De Bleeker J, De Reuck J, Vingerhoets G, Ceusters W, Thiery E. Het arteria choroidea anterior syndroom. Tijdsch. Geneesk., 1988;44(4): 259-262.
  7. Ceusters W. AI/EMG, een kennis systeem voor computerbegeleid elektro- myografisch onderzoek. [AI/EMG: a knowledge based system for computer-assisted electromyography]. Ann Med Milit Belg 1989; 3(3) : 93-100.
  8. Ceusters W. The neurologist’s contributions to modern informatics. Ann Med Milit Belg 1990; 4 (3): 127-129.
  9. De Reuck, W. Ceusters, A. Dallenga, J.P. Kalala, D. Decoo, E. Tack, J. De Bleecker, P. Boon. A prospective and double blind study on Neurotropin in patients with ischaemic stroke. Neurology 1989; suppl. 37: 248-9.
  10. Decoo, W. Ceusters, J. De Reuck, J. Van Aken, P. Boon, P. Vanderdonckt, I. Lemahieu, K. Strijckmans. Frontal type dementia. From NeuroPET to NeuroPATH. Acta Neurol Belg, 1987;90:285-286.
  11. European Carotid Surgery Trialist’s Collaborative Group. MRC European Carotid Surgery Trial: interim results for symptomatic patients with severe (70-99%), or with mild (0-29%) carotid stenosis. The Lancet 1991; 337:1235-1243 (abstract).
  12. Ceusters W, De Moor G., Bonneu R., Schilders L. Training of health care personnel towards the implementation and use of electronic healthcare records using integrated imaging technology. Medical Informatics 1992; 17(4): 215-223. (abstract, full paper)
  13. Buekens F, Ceusters W, De Moor G. The explanatory role of events in causal and temporal reasoning in medicine. Meth Inform Med 1993; 32: 274-8. (abstract)
  14. Ceusters W, Deville G, Mommaerts JL. Medical Concepts, Natural Language Processing, and formal representations of coding systems: an introduction (Dutch). Ann Med Milit Belg; 1993;7(4):191-196. (paper in Dutch)
  15. De Reuck J, Decoo D, Vanderdonckt P, Dallenga A, Ceusters W, Kalala JP, De Meulemeester K, Abdullah J, Santens P, Huybrechts J, et al. A double-blind study of neurotropin in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Acta Neurol Scand. 1994;89(5):329-35. (abstract)
  16. Mertens R, Ceusters W. Quality Assurance, Infection Surveillance and Hospital Information Systems: avoiding the Bermuda Triangle. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1994;15:203-209.
  17. Mertens R, Ceusters W, Ronveaux O. Epidémiologie, qualité des soins et système d’information hospitalier: la troisième dimension. L’Hôpital Belge, 1994;2:52-59.
  18. Ceusters W, Michel C, Penson D, Mauclet E. Semi-automated encoding of diagnoses and medical procedures combining ICD-9-CM with computational-linguistic tools. Ann Med Milit Belg; 1994;8(2):53-58. (paper)
  19. Spyns P and Ceusters W. Document Management in Healthcare: the Electronic Healthcare Record DOMEsticated, MIM-News, 1995;3:17-24.
  20. Maréchal C., Ceusters W. La télématique médicale. Revue de la Médecine Générale, 1996;134:37-39.
  21. Ceusters W, Buekens F, De Moor G, Bernauer J, De Keyser L, Surjan G. TSMI: a CEN/TC251 Standard for time specific problems in healthcare informatics and telematics. International Journal of Medical Informatics 1997;46:87-101. (abstract, draft)
  22. Ceusters W. Common sense as a key requirement for promoting the electronic healthcare record: two years of experience in the Belgian National PROREC Centre. Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998;56:155-62. (abstract, draft)
  23. Ceusters W, Steurs F, Zanstra P, Van der Haring E, Rogers J. From a time standard for medical informatics to a controlled language for health. International Journal of Medical Informatics 1998;48: 85-101. (abstract, full paper draft)
  24. Zanstra P, Rector A, Ceusters W, de Vries Robbé P. Coding systems and Classifications in Healthcare: the link to the record. International Journal of Medical Informatics 1998;48:103-109. (draft)
  25. Ceusters W. Good characteristics for electronic healthcare records and systems. Journal of the Belgian Medical Informatics Association (MIM-News) 1998;4:12-8. (paper)
  26. Ceusters W, Spyns P, De Moor G. From Syntactic-semantic Tagging to Knowledge Discovery in Medical Texts. International Journal of Medical Informatics 1998;52:149-157. (abstract, draft)
  27. Rector AL, Zanstra P, Solomon D, Rogers J, Baud R, Ceusters W, Claassen W, Kirby J, Rodrigues JM, Rossi-Mori A, van der Haring J, Wagner J. Reconciling Users’ Needs and Formal Requirements: Issues in Developing a Reusable Ontology for Medicine. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 1998; 4: 229-242. (abstract)
  28. Ceusters W, Buekens F, De Moor G, Waagmeester A. The distinction between linguistic and conceptual semantics in medical terminology and its implications for NLP-based knowledge acquisition. Meth Inform Med 1998; 37:327-33. (abstract, draft)
  29. Ceusters W, Rogers J, Consorti F, Rossi-Mori A. Syntactic-semantic tagging as a mediator between linguistic representations and formal models: an exercise in linking SNOMED to GALEN. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 1999; 15: 5-23. (abstract, draft)
  30. Ceusters W, Bouquet L. Language Engineering and Information Mapping in Pharmaceutical Medicine. Journal of the Belgian Medical Informatics Association, 2000;7(1):26-34. (html, pdf)
  31. Smith B, Ceusters W. Towards Industrial-Strength Philosophy; How Analytical Ontology Can Help Medical Informatics. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 2003;28(2):106-111. (Preprint version)
  32. Smith B, Ceusters W, Verso una filosofia al servizio dell’industria: l’utilita dell’ontologia analitica per l’informatica medica. Sistemi Intelligenti 2003;15(3):407-417.
  33. Smith B, Siebert D, Ceusters W. Was die philosophische Ontologie zur biomedizinischen Informatik beitragen kann. Information Wissenschaft und Praxis, 2004;55(3):143-146.
  34. Smith B, Ceusters W, Klagges B, Koehler J, Kumar A, Lomax J, Mungall C, Neuhaus F, Rector A, Rosse C. Relations in biomedical ontologies, Genome Biology 2005, 6:R46.
  35. Van Buggenhout C, Ceusters W. A novel view on information content of concepts in a large ontology and a view on the structure and the quality of the ontology. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2005;74(2-4):125-32. (abstract, preprint)
  36. Verschelde JL, Casella Dos Santos M, Deray T, Smith B and Ceusters W. Ontology-assisted database integration to support natural language processing and biomedical data-mining. Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics, 2005;:39-48. (paper)
  37. Ceusters W, Smith B, Goldberg L. A Terminological and Ontological Analysis of the NCI Thesaurus. Methods of Information in Medicine 2005; 44: 498-507 (abstract, full paper, draft).
  38. Smith B, Kumar A, Ceusters W, Rosse C. On carcinomas and other pathological entities. Comparative and Functional Genomics, Volume 6, Issue 7-8 (October - December 2005), p 379-387. (draft)
  39. Ceusters W, Smith B. Strategies for Referent Tracking in Electronic Health Records. J Biomed Inform. 2006 Jun;39(3):362-78. (ePub 2005 Sep 9, draft, slides presented during the IMIA WG6 workshop Ontology and Biomedical Informatics, Rome, Italy, April 29 - May 1, 2005)
  40. Ceusters W, Smith B. Referent Tracking for Treatment Optimisation in Schizophrenic Patients. Journal of Web Semantics 4(3) 2006:229-36; Special issue on semantic web for the life sciences. (Long draft, published paper)
  41. Ceusters W, Smith B. Referent Tracking for Digital Rights Management. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies 2007;2(1):45-53 (draft, published version).
  42. Ceusters W, Elkin P, Smith B. Negative Findings in Electronic Health Records and Biomedical Ontologies: A Realist Approach. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2007;76:326-333 (draft, abstract, full paper).
  43. Manzoor S, Ceusters W, Rudnicki R. Implementation of a Referent Tracking System. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics 2007;2(4):41-58. (summary, final draft, full paper).
  44. Smith B, Ashburner M, Rosse C, Bard J, Bug W, Ceusters W, Goldberg LJ, Eilbeck K, Ireland A, Mungall CJ, the OBI Consortium, Leontis N, Rocca-Serra P, Ruttenberg A, Sansone SA, Shah N, Whetzel PL, Lewis S. The OBO Foundry: Coordinated Evolution of Ontologies to Support Biomedical Data Integration. Nature Biotechnology 2007;25:1251-1255. (full paper)
  45. Ceusters W. Applying Evolutionary Terminology Auditing to the Gene Ontology. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2009;42:518–529. (Official version, accepted draft, reviewers comments and responses)
  46. Morse GD, Ceusters W, Bessette R, Furlani T, Singh R, Hayward A, Notaro J, Catanzaro L, Fiebelkorn K, Billittier A, Porreca D, Holm BA. Developing a Bioinformatics and Medication Management Research Network. California Pharmacist 2009;56(3):58-61. (paper)
  47. Smith B, Ceusters W. Ontological Realism as a Methodology for Coordinated Evolution of Scientific Ontologies. Applied Ontology, 2010;5(3-4):139-188. (Published version, final draft)
  48. Ceusters W, Smith B. Foundations for a realist ontology of mental disease. Journal of Biomedical Semantics, 2010, 1:10 (9 December 2010). (open access paper, responses to reviewers)
  49. Ceusters W, Capolupo M, De Moor G, Devlies J, Smith B. An Evolutionary Approach to Realism-Based Adverse Event Representations. Methods of Information in Medicine, 2011;50(1):62-73. (Epub, uncorrected draft accepted for publication, response to reviewers).
  50. Brochhausen M, Burgun-Parenthoine A, Ceusters W, Hasman A, Leong TY, Musen M, Oliveira J, Peleg M, Rector A, Schulz S. Discussion of “Biomedical Ontologies: Toward Scientific Debate”, Methods of Information in Medicine, 2011;50(3):217-36. (paper commented on, long version of my comments, published comments)
  51. Nixdorf D, Drangsholt M, Ettlin D, Gaul C, de Leeuw R, Svensson P, Zakrzewska J, DeLaat A, Ceusters W. Classifying orofacial pains: a new proposal of taxonomy based on ontology. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2012;39(3):161-169. (PMC3383028, paper, final draft)
  52. Schiffman E, Ohrbach R, Truelove E, Look J, Anderson G, Goulet J-P, List T, Svensson P, Gonzalez Y, Lobbezoo F, Michelotti A, Brooks S.L, Ceusters W, Drangsholt M, Ettlin D, Gaul C, Goldberg L, Haythornthwaite J, Hollender L, Jensen R, John M.T, deLaat A, deLeeuw R, Maixner W, van der Meulen M, Murray G.M, Nixdorf D.R, Palla S, Petersson A, Pionchon P, Smith B, Visscher C.M, Zakrzewska J, Dworkin SF. Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) for Clinical and Research Applications: Recommendations of the International RDC/TMD Consortium Network and Orofacial Pain Special Interest Group. Journal of Orofacial Pain and Headache 2014;28(1):6-27. (PMID:24482784)
  53. Ceusters W, Michelotti A, Raphael KG, Durham J, Ohrbach R. Perspectives on Next Steps in Classification of Orofacial Pain – Part 1: Role of Ontology. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2015;42(12):926-41 (paper, prefinal draft).
  54. Durham J, Raphael KG, Benoliel R, Ceusters W, Michelotti A, Ohrbach R. Perspectives on Next Steps in Classification of Orofacial Pain – Part 2: Role of psychosocial factors. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2015;42(12):942-55 (paper).
  55. Ceusters W, Cibele Nasri-Heir C, Alnaas D, Cairns BE, Michelotti A, Ohrbach R. Perspectives on Next Steps in Classification of Orofacial Pain - Part 3: Biomarkers of Chronic Orofacial Pain - From Research to Clinic. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2015;42(12):56-66 (paper).
  56. Spear AD, Ceusters W, Smith B. Functions in Basic Formal Ontology. Applied Ontology (special issue on biological and artifactual functions), 2/2016 (paper, final draft, response to first review, response to final review).
 

3. Papers in refereed conference proceedings

  1. Ceusters W, Tack E, De Bruecker G. AI\EMG, an integrated Decision Support System for daily neurophysiological practice. In De Moor G (ed.) Readings in Medical Informatics. Proceedings of MIC’89. Antwerp, September 15, 1989;:305-12.
  2. Ceusters W, Van de Wiele L, Van Moffaert M. Therapeutical value of an automated observation scale for psychiatric inpatients, in MIC-Proceedings 1990, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, Nov 9-10, 1990;:212-23.
  3. Ceusters W, De Cuypere G, Jannes C, Hoes M, Pluymakers J. Rational and efficient use of computers in psychiatry: the AMDP as a European standard for psychiatric record systems ? in: Proc MIC 1991, Willems JL (ed.), 1991;:117-126.
  4. De Bruecker, W. Ceusters, E. Fosselle. Neural Networks as a Research Tool in Biophysiology: Analysis of P300-data. Proc. of the 13th Int. Congress on Cybernetics, Namur, 1992;: 964-968.
  5. Ceusters W, Buekens F. Towards a High Level Framework Model for the Description of Temporal Models in Healthcare Information Systems. In: Hoopen ten AJ, Hofdijk WJ, Beckers WPA (eds), Proc MIC 1992, Publicon Publishing Rotterdam, 1992;:41-50. (paper)
  6. Ceusters W, De Moor G, Thienpont G, Lapeer L, Bonneu R, Schilders L. Electronic Healthcare Records and Multimedia: modes of implementation. In: Hoopen ten AJ, Hofdijk WJ, Beckers WPA (eds.), Proceedings of MIC 1992, Publicon Publishing Rotterdam, 1992;: 359-362.
  7. Ceusters W, Bonneu R., De Moor G., Lapeer R., Thienpont G. The challenge of the nineties: bringing Multimedia Healthcare Records to life. In: Reichert et al. (eds) Proceedings of MIE 1993, Freund Publishing House, 1993;:594-599.
  8. Ceusters W, De Bruecker G. Managing inter-rater variability in psychiatry: are standards a solution ? Journal of the Belgian Medical Informatics Association, 1993;1:7-13.
  9. Ceusters W, Deville G, Buekens Ph. The Chimera of Purpose- and Language Independent Concept Systems in Health Care. In Barahona P, Veloso M, Bryant J (eds.) Proceedings of the XIIth International Congress of EFMI, 1994;:208-212. (paper)
  10. Deville G, Ceusters W. A multi-dimensional view on natural language modelling in medicine: identifying key-features for successful applications. In: Proceedings supplement of IMIA WG6, Vevey 1994, 1-12.
  11. Ceusters W, Deville G, Devlies J, Gérardy C, Mousel P, Streiter O, Penson D. The ANTHEM Project: when machine translation meets automatic encoding. Proceedings of the Language Engineering Convention, Paris, France, 1994;:25-32. (abstract)
  12. Mommaerts JL, Ceusters W, Deville G. Zijn taggers voor algemene taal bruikbaar voor medische subtalen ? Een case studie met Dilemma. In: Beckers WPA, ten Hoopen AJ (eds) Proceedings of MIC 1994, Velthoven, The Netherlands, 1994;:283-290.
  13. Ceusters W, Deville G, Streiter O, Herbigniaux E, Devlies J. A Computational Linguistic Approach to Semantic Modelling in Medicine. In: Beckers WPA, ten Hoopen AJ (eds) Proceedings of MIC 1994, Velthoven, The Netherlands, 1994;: 311-319.
  14. Ceusters W. The ANTHEM Project: achievements of the first year. Journal of the Belgian Medical Informatics Association, 1995;1:28-36.
  15. Ceusters W. Medische telematica in België: een overzicht. Journal of the Belgian Medical Informatics Association, 1995;2:12-19.
  16. Ceusters W, Devlies J. The ANTHEM representation formalism for the Alphabetic Index of ICD-10. In: Greenes RA, Peterson HE, Protti DJ (eds) Proceedings of the Eight World Congress on Medical Informatics, Vancouver, 1995;:113-116. (abstract)
  17. Spyns P, Ceusters W. Document Management in Healthcare: Presentation of the DOME Project. Proceedings of AMICE (Amsterdam Medical Informatics Congress Europe) Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nov 27-29, 1995;:359-368. (paper)
  18. Ceusters W, J. Reig, B. Frandji, B. Dodd, L. Schilders, P. Hurlen. Managed convergence towards high quality Electronic Healthcare Records in Europe: The PROREC initiative. TEPR 1996, San Diego, Proceedings on CD-ROM. (paper)
  19. Ceusters W. Promotion strategy for European Healthcare Records: implementation of the PROREC initiative in Belgium. Journal of the Belgian Medical Informatics Association, 1996;1:15-20.
  20. Ceusters W, Deville G, De Moor G. Automated extraction of neurosurgical procedure expressions from full text reports: the Multi-TALE experience. In: Brender J. et al. (eds.) Medical Informatics Europe, IOS Press, 1996;:154-158.
  21. Ceusters W, Deville G. A mixed syntactic-semantic grammar for the analysis of neurosurgical procedure reports: the Multi-TALE experience. In Sevens C, De Moor G (eds), MIC 1996 Proceedings, 1996;: 59-68.
  22. Ceusters W, Lovis C, Rector A, Baud R. Natural language processing tools for the computerised patient record: present and future. In P. Waegemann (ed.) Toward an Electronic Health Record Europe, Proceedings, 1996;:294-300. (paper)
  23. Ceusters W. Promouvoir le dossier patient électronique par une approche multi-disciplinaire: l’initiative PROREC. Actes des conférences SIXI Partenariat Informatique et Dosier Patient, Brussels, 1997, 65-71.
  24. Ceusters W. Telegeneeskunde bij de Belgische Strijdkrachten: verslag van een succesvol symposium. Journal of the Belgian Medical Informatics Association, 1997;2:5-8.
  25. Ceusters W, Spyns P. From Natural Language to Formal Language: when MultiTALE meets GALEN. In: Pappas C, Maglaveras N, Scherrer JR (eds.) Medical Informatics Europe, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 1997;:396-400. (abstract, draft)
  26. Ceusters W, Waagmeester A, De Moor G. Syntactic-semantic tagging conventions for a medical treebank: the CASSANDRA approach. In van der Lei J, Beckers WPA, Ceusters W, van Overbeeke JJ (eds.): Proceedings MIC 1997, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, 1997;:183-193. (paper)
  27. Ceusters W. Language Engineering as an enabling technology for clinical terminology harmonisation. In: CEC-DGXIII (ed.), Important Issues in Today’s Telematics Research, TAP 1998 Conference, Barcelona, 1998;:168-173. (paper)
  28. Rector A, Baud R, Ceusters W, Claassen W, Rodrigues J-M, Rogers J, Rossi Mori A, van der Haring E, Solomon W, Zanstra P. A comprehensive approach to developing and integrating multilingual classifications: GALEN’s Classification Workbench. In: Chute C (ed.) Proceedings of AMIA 1998, Hanley & Belfus Inc, 1998;:1115. (paper)
  29. Ceusters W. language engineering for text mining and information mapping in pharmaceutical medicine. Proc Belgian Information Mapping Conference, Elewijt, 1999;:87-97.
  30. Ceusters W. Language Engineering Tools for Healthcare Telematics. In: Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Electronic Healthcare Records, Eurorec’99, 6-7 May 1999, Sevilla (Spain), 135-139, 1999. (paper)
  31. Ceusters W, Laga M. Introducing Language Engineering Tools to Support Information Processing in Healthcare Telematics. In: Proceedings of Toward an Electronic Health Record Europe 1999, London, 1999;:251-255. (draft)
  32. Ceusters W, Jan Lorré, Annelies Harnie, Bert Van Den Bossche. Developing natural language understanding applications for healthcare: a case study on interpreting drug therapy information from discharge summaries. Proceedings of IMIA-WG6, Medical Concept and Language Representation, Phoenix, 1999;:124-130. (final draft)
  33. Ceusters W. Language, Medical Terminologies and Structured Electronic Patient Records: how to escape the Bermuda Triangle. In De Moor G, De Clercq E (eds.) Proc 18th MIC Conf, 2000;:7-14. (slides, paper)
  34. Moerkerke C, Ceusters W. The myth of preferred terms in medical sublanguage and its impact on natural language understanding applications: an empirical study. In De Moor G, De Clercq E (eds.) Proc 18th MIC Conf, 2000;:55-62. (full paper)
  35. Ceusters W, Martens P, Dhaen C, and Terzic B. LinkFactory: an Advanced Formal Ontology Management System. In Proceedings of Interactive Tools for Knowledge Capture, KCAP-2001, October 20, Victoria, (electronic publication 4pp)
  36. Jackson B, Ceusters W. A novel approach to semantic indexing combining ontology-based semantic weights and in-document concept co-occurrences. In Baud R, Ruch P. (eds) EFMI Workshop on Natural Language Processing in Biomedical Applications, Cyprus, 2002;:75-80. (paper)
  37. Flett A, Casella dos Santos M, Ceusters W. Some Ontology Engineering Processes and their Supporting Technologies, in: Gomez-Perez A, Benjamins VR (eds.) Ontologies and the Semantic Web, EKAW 2002, Springer, 2002;:154-165.
  38. Buggenhout Van C, Ceusters W. A Novel View on Information Content of Concepts in Extremely Large Ontologies. In Baud R, Fieschi M, Le Beux P, Ruch P (eds.), The New Navigators: from professionals to patients, Proceedings of MIE 2003, IOS Press, 2003;:391-396. (abstract)
  39. Ceusters W, Desimpel I, Smith B, Schulz S. Using Cross-Lingual Information to Cope with Underspecification in Formal Ontologies. In Baud R, Fieschi M, Le Beux P, Ruch P (eds.), The New Navigators: from professionals to patients, Proceedings of MIE2003, IOS Press, 2003;:409-414. (abstract)
  40. Ceusters W, Smith B, Flanagan J. Ontology and Medical Terminology: why Descriptions Logics are not enough. Proceedings of the conference Towards an Electronic Patient Record (TEPR 2003), San Antonio, 10-14 May 2003 (electronic publication 5pp) (draft).
  41. Ceusters W, Smith B, Kumar A, Dhaen C. Mistakes in medical ontologies: where do they come from and how can they be detected? in Pisanelli DM (ed) Ontologies in Medicine. Proceedings of the Workshop on Medical Ontologies, Rome October 2003, IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2004;102: 145-63. (abstract, draft)
  42. Ceusters W, Smith B, Van Mol M. Using ontology in query answering systems: scenarios, requirements and challenges. In Bernardi R, Moortgat M (eds) Proceedings of the 2nd CoLogNET-ElsNET Symposium, Amsterdam, 2003;:5-15. (slides, paper)
  43. Ceusters W, B Smith, JM Fielding, “LinkSuite™: Formally Robust Ontology-Based Data and Information Integration”, in Erhard Rahm (Ed.): Data Integration in the Life Sciences, First International Workshop, DILS 2004, Leipzig, Germany, (LNCS 2994) Springer 2004;:124-139. (draft, slides)
  44. Bertoncini M., Falavigna D., Stefanelli M., Beveridge M., Ceusters W. Intelligent Natural Spoken Dialog Systems for Home Monitoring of Chronicle Patients. Proceedings of IJM EuroMISE 2004, Prague, 2004;:103-9.
  45. Fielding JM, Simon J, Ceusters W, Smith B. Ontological theory for ontology engineering. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2004), Whistler, BC, 2004;:114-120.
  46. Ceusters W, Smith B, Kumar A, Dhaen C. Ontology-based error detection in SNOMED-CT. Proceedings of MEDINFO 2004;:482-6. (talk announcement, abstract, draft)
  47. Casella dos Santos M., Dhaen C., Fielding M., Ceusters W. philosophical scrutiny for run-time support of application ontology development. Varzi A, Vieu L (eds.), Proc FOIS 2004. International Conference on Formal Ontology and Information Systems, Turin, 2004;:342-352. (paper)
  48. Smith B., Ceusters W, Temmerman R. Wüsteria. In: Engelbrecht R. et al. (eds.) Medical Informatics Europe, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2005;:647-652 (final draft).
  49. Ceusters W. and Smith B. Tracking Referents in Electronic Health Records. In: Engelbrecht R. et al. (eds.) Medical Informatics Europe, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2005;:71-76. (draft, published paper, slides)
  50. Goldberg LJ, Ceusters W, Eisner J, Smith B. The Significance of SNODENT. In: Engelbrecht R. et al. (eds.) Medical Informatics Europe, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2005;:737-742 (draft, slides).
  51. Smith B, Ceusters W. An Ontology-Based Methodology for the Migration of Biomedical Terminologies to Electronic Health Records. AMIA 2005, October 22-26, Washington DC;:669-673. (draft).
  52. Kumar A, Burgun A, Ceusters W, Cimino JJ, Davis J, Elkin P, Kalet I, Rector A, Rice J, Rogers J, Schulz S, Spackman K, Zaccagini D, Zweigenbaum P, Smith B. Six Questions on the Construction of Ontologies in Biomedicine. Workshop of the AMIA Working Group on Formal Biomedical Knowledge Representation, AMIA 2005, October 22-26, Washington DC. (paper)
  53. Ceusters W, Elkin P, Smith B. Referent Tracking: The Problem of Negative Findings, Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;124:741-6. (Presented at MIE2006) (draft paper, slides)
  54. Smith B, Ceusters W. HL7 RIM: An Incoherent Standard, Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;124:133-138. (Presented at MIE2006) (draft)
  55. Smith B, Kusnierczyk W, Schober D, Ceusters W. Towards a Reference Terminology for Ontology Research and Development in the Biomedical Domain. Proceedings of KR-MED 2006, Biomedical Ontology in Action, November 8, 2006, Baltimore MD, USA (draft)
  56. Ceusters W. Towards A Realism-Based Metric for Quality Assurance in Ontology Matching. In: Bennett B, Fellbaum C. (eds.) Formal Ontology in Information Systems, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2006;:321-332. Proceedings of FOIS-2006, Baltimore, Maryland, November 9-11, 2006. (draft paper, slides)
  57. Ceusters W, Smith B. A Realism-Based Approach to the Evolution of Biomedical Ontologies. Proceedings of AMIA 2006, Washington DC, 2006;:121-125. (draft paper, slides)
  58. Ceusters W, Smith B. Referent Tracking and its Applications. In: Proceedings of the WWW2007 Workshop i3: Identity, Identifiers, Identification. Banff, Canada, May 8, 2007, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073, online http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-249/submission_105.pdf. (slides).
  59. Baud R, Ceusters W, Ruch P, Rassinoux AM, Lovis C, Geissbühler A. Reconciliation of Ontology and Terminology to cope with Linguistics. Kuhn KA, Warren JR and Leong TY (eds.). Proceedings of MEDINFO 2007, Brisbane, Australia, August 2007. Ios Press, 2007;:796-801 (draft, published paper).
  60. Smith B, Ceusters W. Ontology as the Core Discipline of Biomedical Informatics: Legacies of the Past and Recommendations for the Future Direction of Research. In: Gordana Dodig Crnkovic and Susan Stuart (eds.) Computing, Philosophy, And Cognitive Science - The Nexus and the Liminal, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007;:104-122. (full paper).
  61. Rudnicki R, Ceusters W, Manzoor S, Smith B. What Particulars are Referred to in EHR Data? A Case Study in Integrating Referent Tracking into an Electronic Health Record Application. In Teich JM, Suermondt J, Hripcsak C. (eds.), American Medical Informatics Association 2007 Annual Symposium Proceedings, Biomedical and Health Informatics: From Foundations to Applications to Policy, Chicago IL, 2007;:630-634. (abstract, draft)
  62. Manzoor S, Ceusters W, Rudnicki R. A Middleware Approach to Integrate Referent Tracking in EHR Systems. In Teich JM, Suermondt J, Hripcsak C. (eds.), American Medical Informatics Association 2007 Annual Symposium Proceedings, Biomedical and Health Informatics: From Foundations to Applications to Policy, Chicago IL, 2007;:503-507.(abstract, draft)
  63. Ceusters W, Spackman KA, Smith B. Would SNOMED CT benefit from Realism-Based Ontology Evolution? In Teich JM, Suermondt J, Hripcsak C. (eds.), American Medical Informatics Association 2007 Annual Symposium Proceedings, Biomedical and Health Informatics: From Foundations to Applications to Policy, Chicago IL, 2007;:105-109. (abstract, draft)
  64. Ceusters W. Dealing with Mistakes in a Referent Tracking System. In: Hornsby KS (eds.) Proceedings of Ontology for the Intelligence Community 2007 (OIC-2007), Columbia MA, 28-29 November 2007;:5-8. (draft, publication)
  65. Ceusters W. Harmonization of Patient Assessment Instruments in the USA: a Compelling Case for Realism-Based Ontology. In: Okada M and Smith B (eds.) Proceedings of the First Interdisciplinary Ontology Meeting (InterOntology 2008), Tokyo, Japan, 26-27 February 2008;:3-11. (draft, slides)
  66. Ceusters W, Capolupo M, De Moor G, Devlies J. Introducing Realist Ontology for the Representation of Adverse Events. In: Eschenbach C, Gruninger M. (eds.) Formal Ontology in Information Systems, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2008;:237-250.(first submission, reviews, final draft)
  67. Manzoor S, Ceusters W, Rudnicki R, Arp R. The Referent Tracking System as a Peer to Peer Application. In: Khoshgoftaar T (ed.) Proceedings of The Ninth IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA 2008), Orlando, Florida, USA, November 16-18, 2008. Acta Press, Anaheim, Calgary, Zurich, 2008;:112-117. (paper, reviews)
  68. Ceusters W, Manzoor S. Applying Referent Tracking to the Use and Evolution of Websites. In: Okada M and Smith B (eds.) Interdisciplinary Ontology; Proceedings of the Second Interdisciplinary Ontology Meeting (InterOntology 2009), Tokyo, Japan, February 28 - March 1, 2009;:63-76. (final draft, uncorrected proof, slides)
  69. Ceusters W, Smith B. What do Identifiers in HL7 Identify? An Essay in the Ontology of Identity. In: Okada M and Smith B (eds.) Interdisciplinary Ontology; Proceedings of the Second Interdisciplinary Ontology Meeting (InterOntology 2009), Tokyo, Japan, February 28 - March 1, 2009;:77-86. (final draft, uncorrected proof)
  70. Scheuermann R, Ceusters W, Smith B. Toward an Ontological Treatment of Disease and Diagnosis. 2009 AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics, San Francisco, California, March 15-17, 2009;: 116-120. Omnipress ISBN:0-9647743-7-2 (paper).
  71. Ceusters W. Providing a Realist Perspective on the eyeGENE Database System. In: Smith B. (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO), Buffalo, NY, July 23-26, 2009;67-70. (accepted draft, slides).
  72. Ceusters W, Capolupo M, Smith B, De Moor G. An Evolutionary Approach to the Representation of Adverse Events. In: Medical Informatics Europe 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 31, 2009. Studies in health technology and informatics 2009;150:537-541. (NIH Open Access, paper, final draft, slides)
  73. Manzoor S, Ceusters W, Smith B. Referent Tracking for Command and Control Messaging Systems. Ontology for the Intelligence Community 2009 (OIC-2009), Fairfax Virginia, October 21-22, 2009. (paper, slides)
  74. Ceusters W, Smith B. Malaria Diagnosis and the Plasmodium Life Cycle: the BFO Perspective. In: Mizoguchi R and Smith B (eds.) Interdisciplinary Ontology; Proceedings of the Third Interdisciplinary Ontology Meeting (InterOntology 2010, Tokyo, Japan, February 27-28,2010). Tokyo, Keio University Press, 2010, 25-34. (paper)
  75. Ceusters W, Smith B. A Unified Framework for Biomedical Terminologies and Ontologies. Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (Medinfo 2010), Cape Town, South Africa, 12-15 September 2010. Studies in Health Technology and Informatcis 2010;160:1050-1054. (PMID: 20841844) (Final draft, Reviewers' comments and responses, slides)
  76. Ceusters W, Corso J, Fu Y, Petropoulos M, Krovi V. Introducing Ontological Realism for Semi-Supervised Detection and Annotation of Operationally Significant Activity in Surveillance Videos. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Semantic Technologies for Intelligence, Defense, and Security (STIDS 2010), Fairfax, VA, October 27-28, 2010. (accepted paper with responses to reviewers, slides)
  77. Ceusters W. Applying Evolutionary Terminology Auditing to SNOMED CT. In American Medical Informatics Association 2010 Annual Symposium (AMIA 2010) Proceedings, Washington DC, November 13-17, 2010:96-100. (paper, slides, response to reviewers)
  78. Smith B, Ceusters W, Goldberg LJ, Ohrbach R. Towards an Ontology of Pain. In: Mitsu Okada (ed.), Proceedings of the Conference on Logic and Ontology, Tokyo: Keio University Press, February 2011:23-32. (paper)
  79. He Y, Xiang Z, Sarntivijai S, Toldo S, Ceusters W. AEO: a realism-based biomedical ontology for the representation of adverse events. Workshop on 'Representing adverse events', International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, Buffalo NY, July 26, 2011:309-315. (paper, response to reviewers)
  80. Hastings J, Ceusters W, Smith B, Mulligan K. Dispositions and processes in the Emotion Ontology. International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, Buffalo NY, July 28-30, 2011:71-78. (paper)
  81. Hogan WR, Garimalla S, Tariq SA, Ceusters W. Representing Local Identifiers in a Referent-Tracking System (extended abstract), International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, Buffalo NY, July 28-30, 2011:252-254. ( extended abstract, unpublished long version, response to reviewers)
  82. Ceusters W. SNOMED CT's RF2: is the Future Bright? Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2011, Oslo, Norway, August 28-31, 2011. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2011;169:829-833. (PMC3379709, paper, response to reviewers, slides)
  83. Hastings J, Ceusters W, Smith B, Mulligan K. The Emotion Ontology: enabling interdisciplinary research in the affective sciences. In: Beigl M, Christiansen H, Roth-Berghofer TR, Kofod-Petersen A, Coventry KR, Schmidtke HR (Eds.) Modeling and Using Context; Proceedings of CONTEXT 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 26-30, 2011, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6967;119-123. (slides)
  84. Ceusters W. SNOMED CT Revisions and Coded Data Repositories: When to Upgrade? In American Medical Informatics Association 2011 Annual Symposium Proceedings, Washington DC, October 22-26, 2011:197-206 (final draft, response to reviewers, slides).
  85. Hastings J, le Novère N, Ceusters W, Mulligan K, Smith B. Wanting what we don't want to want; representing addiction in interoperable bio-ontologies. International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO2012), Graz, Austria, July 22-25, 2012. (paper, response to reviewers)
  86. Hastings J, Ceusters W, Jensen M, Mulligan K, Smith B. Representing mental functioning: Ontologies for mental health and disease. Workshop Towards an Ontology of Mental Functioning, International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, Graz, Austria, July 22, 2012. (paper)
  87. Hastings J, Ceusters W, Mulligan K, Smith B. Annotating affective neuroscience data with the Emotion Ontology. Workshop Towards an Ontology of Mental Functioning, International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, Graz, Austria, July 22, 2012. (paper)
  88. Ceusters W. An Information Artifact Ontology Perspective on Data Collections and Associated Representational Artifacts. Medical Informatics Europe Conference (MIE 2012), Pisa, Italy, August 26-29, 2012,Stud Health Technol Inform 2012;180:68-72. (Pubmed, final draft, response to 'reviewers', slides)
  89. Doing-Harris K, Meystre SM, Samore M, Ceusters W. Domain and Application Ontologies for Medically Unexplained Syndromes. In American Medical Informatics Association 2012 Annual Symposium Proceedings, Chicago IL, November 3-7, 2012;1606.
  90. Doing-Harris K, Meystre SM, Samore M, Ceusters W. Applying Ontological Realism to Medically Unexplained Syndromes. 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO 2013), Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:97-101 (paper).
  91. Seppãlã S, Smith B, Ceusters W. Applying the realism-based ontology versioning method for tracking changes in the Basic Formal Ontology. Formal Ontology in Information Systems. Proceedings of the Eight International Conference (FOIS 2014), Amsterdam: IOS Press, 227-240. (paper, slides)
  92. Ceusters W, Hsu CY, Smith B. Clinical Data Wrangling using Ontological Realism and Referent Tracking. International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, ICBO 2014, Houston, Texas, Oct 6-9, 2014; CEUR Workshop Proceedings 2014;1237:27-32. (paper, response to reviewers, slides)
  93. Ceusters W. Pain Assessment Terminology in the NCBO BioPortal: Evaluation and Recommendations. International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, ICBO 2014, Houston, Texas, Oct 6-9, 2014; CEUR Workshop Proceedings 2014;1237:1-6. (paper, response to reviewers, slides, supplementary data - raw, supplementary data - analysis)
  94. Ceusters W. An alternative terminology for pain assessment. In Workshop on Definitions in Ontology, International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, ICBO 2014, Houston, Texas, Oct 7, 2014; CEUR Workshop Proceedings 2014;1309:49-54. (paper, slides)
  95. Ceusters W, Smith B. Biomarkers in the Ontology for General Medical Science. Medical Informatics Europe 2015 (MIE 2015), Madrid, Spain, May 27-29, 2015. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015;210:155-159. (final draft, response to reviewers, slides)
  96. Ceusters W, Hogan W. An ontological analysis of diagnostic assertions in electronic healthcare records. International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, ICBO 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, July 27-30, 2015;7-11. (paper, response to reviewers, slides)
  97. Bona J, Ceusters W. Replacing EHR structured data with explicit representations. International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, ICBO 2015, Early career track, Lisbon, Portugal, July 27-30, 2015;85-86. (extended abstract early career)
  98. Smith B, Ceusters W. Aboutness: Towards Foundations for the Information Artifact Ontology. International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, ICBO 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, July 27-30, 2015;47-51. (video, paper, slides)
  99. Ceusters W, Bona J. Ontological Foundations for Tracking Data Quality through the Internet of Things. Special Topic Conference Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things (EFMI-STC2016), Paris, France, April 17-19, 2016; Stud Health Technol Inform. 2016;221:74-8. (slides, paper, response to reviewers)
  100. Ceusters W, Bona J. Representing SNOMED CT Concept Evolutions using Process Profiles. International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE 2016), Annecy, France, July 6, 2016 (accepted, slides)
  101. Bittner T, Bona J, Ceusters W. Ontologies of Dynamical Systems and Verifiable Ontology-based Computation: Towards a Haskell-based Implementation of Referent Tracking. 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016), Annecy, France, July 6th-9th, 2016. (accepted, slides)
 

4. Reports

  1. Ceusters W. An object oriented analysis of conceptual knowledge in medicine. CEN\TC251\PT003 internal report 1992. 4pp
  2. Ceusters W, Deville G, Herbigniaux E, Mousel P, Streiter O, Thienpont G. The ANTHEM Prototype. IAI Working Papers 31, Saarbrücken, Sept 1994. 30pp
  3. PROREC-Belgium vzw - Annual Report 1998. 125pp
  4. Ceusters W, Beveridge MA, Milward D, Falavigna D. HOMEY: Specification for Semantic Dictionary Integration, Deliverable D9, HOMEY Project, IST-2001-32434, July 31, 2002. 34pp
  5. Rudnicki R, Ceusters W. Emerging medical information standards as applicable to clinical research data. A study performed in the context of the project 'Exploring eyeGENE, an International Genotype / Phenotype Database, from a Bioinformatics Perspective', July 16, 2008. 104pp
  6. Ceusters W, Capolupo M, Devlies J. D4.2 – RAPS Domain Ontology (M12 Version). Background materials and methodology used to develop the Domain Ontology for Risks against Patient Safety, January 11, 2009, 55p.
  7. Ceusters W, Capolupo M, Devlies J. D4.3 – RAPS Application ontology (Version 1). Background materials and methodology used to develop Application Ontologies for Risks against Patient Safety, January 11, 2009, 53p.
  8. Ceusters W, Smith B. Semantic Interoperability in Healthcare - State of the Art in the US - a Position Paper, March 2010. (report)
  9. Ceusters W. Realism-based versioning for biomedical ontologies; final report on grant 1R21LM009824-01A1 from the National Library of Medicine, June 21, 2011, 93p.
  10. Ceusters W. An Ontology for Pain and related disability, Mental health and Quality of Life (OPMQoL). Final Report for grant R01DE021917 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH), September 27, 2014, 141p. (report)
 

5. Chapters in books

  1. Rossi-Mori A, Bernauer J, Pakarinen V, Rector AL, De Vries-Robbé P, Ceusters W, Hurlen P, Ogonowski A, Olesen H. Models for Representation of Terminologies and Coding Systems in Medicine. In: De Moor G, McDonald C, Noothoven van Goor J. (eds) Progress in Standardization in Health Care Informatics. IOS Press, Amsterdam, 1993;:92-104. (abstract)
  2. Ceusters W, Harding N, Hurlen P, Lavelle S, Lloyd D, Menharat F, Mummery C, Pakarinen V, Ogonowski A, Tervo R. Roles of AIM-projects, CEN, and Concerted Action. In: Commission of the European Communities DG XIII, AIM-CEN Workshop on the Medical Record, Volume I, 1993;:147-157.
  3. Ceusters W, De Moor G, Thienpont G, Lapeer R, Bonneu R, Schilders L, De Rouck F. MIMI: Computer-Based Training on the Use of Integrated Imaging in the Hospital. In De Moor G (ed.), Communication and Integration in Healthcare Informatics, 1993;:303-313.
  4. Redondo JR, Ceusters W, González JM, Iakovidis I. European Electronic Healthcare Records: towards the future. In: Laires MF, Ladeira MJ, Christensen JP (eds.) Health in the New Communications Age, IOS Press, 1995;:671-675.
  5. Ceusters W, Cimino J, Rector A. Medical Language and Terminologies. In: Sosa-Iudicissa M, Oliveri N, Gamboa CA, Roberts J (eds.) Internet, Telematics and Health, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 1997;:197-203. (paper)
  6. Ceusters W. Harmonisation and formalisation of nursing terminology: a three-dimensional approach. In RA Mortensen (ed.) ICNP and Telematic Applications for Nurses in Europe, IOS PRESS Amsterdam, 1999;:164-173. (draft)
  7. Ceusters W. Medical natural language understanding as a supporting technology for data mining in healthcare. In: KJ Cios (ed.) Medical Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Physica-verlag Heidelberg, New York, 2001;:41-67. (draft)
  8. Ceusters W. Formal terminology management for language-based knowledge systems: resistance is futile. In Temmerman R. (ed) Trends in Special Language and Language Technology, 2001;:135-53. (paper)
  9. Obrst L, Ceusters W, Mani I, Ray S, Smith B. The Evaluation of Ontologies: toward Improved Semantic Interoperability. In: Baker, Christopher J.O.; Cheung, Kei-Hoi (Eds.) Semantic Web: Revolutionizing Knowledge Discovery in the Life Sciences. Springer, Heidelberg, 2007;:139-58. (draft)
  10. Ceusters W, Smith B. Referent Tracking for Corporate Memories. In: Rittgen P. (ed.) Handbook of Ontologies for Business Interaction. Hershey, New York and London: Information Science Reference, 2007, 34-46. (internal document used as basis)
  11. Janssen T, Obrst L, Ceusters W. Ontologies, Semantic Technologies and Intelligence. In: Obrst L, Janssen T, Ceusters W (eds.) Ontologies and Semantic Technologies for the Intelligence Community. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. IOS Press Amsterdam, 2010;:1-12.
  12. Ceusters W, Manzoor S. How to track absolutely everything? In: Obrst L, Janssen T, Ceusters W (eds.) Ontologies and Semantic Technologies for the Intelligence Community. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. IOS Press Amsterdam, 2010;:13-36. (final draft)
  13. Obrst L, Ceusters W, Janssen T. Ontologies, Semantic Technologies and Intelligence: Looking Toward the Future. In: Obrst L, Janssen T, Ceusters W (eds.) Ontologies and Semantic Technologies for the Intelligence Community. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. IOS Press Amsterdam, 2010;:213-224.
  14. Ceusters W, Smith B. Switching Partners: Dancing with the Ontological Engineers. In: Bartscherer Th and Coover R (eds.) Switching Codes: thinking through digital technology in the humanities and the arts, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2011;:103-124. (draft)
  15. Kalra D, Musen M, Smith B, Ceusters W, De Moor G. ARGOS Policy Brief on Semantic Interoperability. In De Moor G. (ed.) Transatlantic Cooperation Surrounding Health Related Information and Communication Technology. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2011;170:1-15. (paper, final draft)
  16. Smith B, Vizenor L, Ceusters W. Human Action in the Healthcare Domain: A Critical Analysis of HL7’s Reference Information Model. In Svennerlind C, Almäng J, Ingthorsson R (eds.) Johanssonian Investigations: Essays in Honour of Ingvar Johansson on His Seventieth Birthday. Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt 2013: 554-573. (paper)
  17. Ceusters W, Bona J. Pain in SNOMED CT: is there an anesthetic? In Zaibert, Leo (ed.) The Theory and Practice of Ontology. Palgrave MacMillan, 2016 (forthcoming).
 

Presentations at scientific conferences (where not listed above)

  1. La méningite du charcutier. Vereniging van Vlaamse Zenuwartsen. O.L.V. Kliniek, Aalst, Belgium, May 9, 1987.
  2. Anxiety and stress in business. Guest lecture at the Instituut Elégance, Aalst, Belgium, April 24, 1988.
  3. The AMDP as part of an electronic healthcare record: possibilities and applications. AMDP Introduction symposium. Deltaziekenhuis Rotterdam, The Netherlands, February 23, 1990.
  4. Informatics in medicine: a state of the art. Fifth Multidisciplinar Symposium on Computers in Education, Research and Medicine, University of Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium, October 27, 1990.
  5. Informatics for the general practitioner. Round table discussion at Medica ‘91, Universiteitshallen Leuven, Belgium, February 7, 1991.
  6. Storage media of the future. Evening workshop medical informatics. Medisch Centrum Huisartsen, Leuven, Belgium, March 20, 1991.
  7. The management of electronic healthcare records in Psychiatry: the AMDP-system. Pychiatrische kliniek van het Universitair Ziekenhuis van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 18, 1991.
  8. Automatic data-capture with the AMDP-system. Avondcolloquium organized by Dept. of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium, April 22, 1991.
  9. Inter-observer-variability in Psychiatry: the good, the bad or the ugly ? St-Dymphna viering, Military Hospital Queen Astrid, Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 1991.
  10. Workshop Efficient data-management through computers in prospective clinical studies in Psychiatry. Terugkomdag Corsendonckcursus Akademisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 7, 1991.
  11. Workshop The automated AMDP-system as an electronic psychiatric record. Vakgroep klinische Psychiatrie, Akademisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, The Netherlands, January 9, 1992.
  12. An overview of temporal models in medical temporal reasoning. CEN\TC251\WG2- meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1, 1992.
  13. Development of advanced courseware, applying optical disk and integrated imaging technologies to the management of medical records. MediaNet ‘92, Euro-forum, Munich, Germany, July 10, 1992.
  14. Medical Information Management through Imaging: Systems Architecture. Kolloquium Medizinische Biometrie, Informatik und Epidemiologie, Heidelberg University, Germany, July 13, 1992.
  15. Managing inter-observer variability: are standards a solution ? AIM/WHO Workshop on Telematics in Mental Health Care, Brussels, Belgium, October 9, 1992.
  16. Medical record Modelling, the start of reliable systems. Camirema / Phare Workshop. Sofia, Bulgaria, June 10-13, 1993.
  17. The Computer-Based Patient Record: from idea to implementation. Seminar on process re-engineering. Wang, The Netherlands, September 7, 1993.
  18. The future of the AIM Concerted Action on the Medical Record: a platform for realising Managed Convergence ? Preparatory meeting for the Concerted Action on the Medical Record, Brussels, Belgium, October 26, 1993.
  19. Is a Common European Medical Record useful ? The vision of the European electronic medical record users and developers. Preparatory meeting for the Concerted Action on the Medical Record, Brussels, Belgium, October 26, 1993.
  20. The AIM Concerted Action on Medical Records, an overview. Invited Speech at the AIMCOM Joint Meeting between Project Lines 1 & 2: Medical Data Recording and Multimedia. Brussels, Palace Hotel, Belgium, April 26, 1994.
  21. Health Care Telematics in Belgium: an overview. Annual Congress of the Belgian Association for Medical Informatics, Ostend, Thermae Palace, Belgium, March 18, 1995.
  22. Working principles of CEN\TC251\WG2. Mental Health Standards Working Group for Health Care Informatics, PAHO, Washington DC, May 1-2, 1995.
  23. Scientific and Political Issues with respect to the Electronic Medical Record. Medidoc national user group conference, Zemst, Belgium, November 18, 1995.
  24. The PROREC Project. AMICE ‘95 4th Framework Session, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 28, 1995.
  25. The PROREC national and international institutes for Electronic Healthcare Records. AMICE ‘95 Workshop “User group Clinicians”, The Netherlands, December 28, 1995.
  26. MEDWAY and the Electronic Healthcare Record of the Future. MEDWAY product information days, IBM, Brussels, December 13-14, 1995.
  27. The Use of Mono- and Multilingual Lexicons in Healthcare. CLIF (Computational Linguistics in Flanders) Seminar: Has Language Technology a future in Flanders ?, Antwerp, Belgium, December 30, 1995.
  28. Medical Telematics. Royal Medical Association of Bruges, Brugge, Belgium, March 28, 1996.
  29. PROREC-Belgium VZW, a non for profit organization for managed convergence towards high quality electronic records in Belgium. EMD-DMI ’96 Conference, Brussels, April 14, 1996.
  30. Time standards for Healthcare specific problems. CEN/TC251-joint conference, Madrid, Spain, May 9-12, 1996.
  31. Telematics for Health. Huisartsenkring Tessenderlo, Belgium, May 23, 1996.
  32. PROREC: telematics in the healthcare sector and the quality of electronic healthcare records; from standardisation to accreditation. Health Kempen Evenementendag, Kasterlee, Belgium, June 1, 1996.
  33. The formalisation of ICD-10 in the ANTHEM Project. ANTHEM Final Workshop, Medical Informatics Europe ‘96, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 21, 1996.
  34. Towards Common Resources for Medical Language Processing. EFMI WG8 workshop, Medical Informatics Europe ‘96, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 22, 1996.
  35. Promoting the use of electronic healthcare records. Workshop on Federating Electronic Healthcare Records; Medical Informatics Europe ‘96, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 22, 1996.
  36. The Electronic Healthcare Record in Europe and Belgium: current situation. Dodeka working group of general practitioners, Ronse, Belgium, April 24, 1997.
  37. The significance of the GALEN initiative from the PROREC point of view. ToMeLo Workshop 1, Porto Carras, Greece, May 24, 1997.
  38. From a Time Standard for Medical Telematics to a Controlled Language for Health. International Medical Informatics Association WG 16 Conference on Standardisation in Medical Informatics: Towards International Consensus and Cooperation, Bermuda, September, 11-13, 1997.
  39. Panel discussion: “And what about privacy ?” Symposium on electronic patient records, Kijk- & Contactdagen, Elisabeth Ziekenhuis Sijsele-Damme, Belgium, April 23, 1998.
  40. Formal Medical Terminology and Language Engineering for an Effective Use of Information Technology in Pharmaceutical Medicine. 10th International Conference on Pharmaceutical Medicine, Boston, MA, May 3-6, 1998. (slides)
  41. Terminology, Semantics and Knowledge Bases. CEN-TC251 Workshop, Expomed, Brussels, Belgium, October 16, 1998.
  42. Formalisation en terminologie clinique: la CISP et les systèmes de troisième generation [Formalisation of clinical terminology: the ICPC and third generation systems], ICPC-Workshop, St-Etienne, France, November 1998. (abstract)
  43. Machine Translation in Healthcare: a case for linguistic ontologies. STC-event on Machine Translation; Electrabel Auditorium, Mechelen, Belgium, December 9, 1998.
  44. From Idea to Successful SME: 8 years Experience in European R&D. Fifth Framework Information Days, EUROMAP Workshop, Leuven, Belgium, January 12, 1999.
  45. The Main Principles of Medical Language Technology and its Expected Developments. Open Wisecare Workshop, Leuven, Belgium, June 11, 1999. (slides)
  46. A contrastive analysis of the semantic and syntactic structures of surgical procedure expressions and empirical validation of the Cassandra tagging technique. (Wermuth C, Ceusters W, Decruyenaere J. ) Symposium on Contrastive Linguistics and Translation Studies: Empirical Appoaches, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, February 6, 1999.
  47. Medical Natural Language Understanding Applications. Praktijk 2005 seminar, Leuven, Belgium, November 21, 1999.
  48. Natural Language Processing. MS-Huge Conference, Bruges, Belgium, December, 4-5, 1999.
  49. Talking to computers: natural language understanding for user-friendly interfaces. Proceedings of the Third Convincing Cases in Healthcare Informatics Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, December 10-12, 1999.
  50. Medical Natural Language Understanding Now and Tomorrow. Workshop Medical Language Technology, Medical Informatics Congress (MIC) 2000, Brugge, Belgium, November 10, 2000. (slides)
  51. Success stories in Human Language Technology: the case of L&C. National Euromap Seminar (The Netherlands & Flanders), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 22, 2001.
  52. Terminology supported semantic indexing. MEDINFO 2001, IMIA WG6 Workshop, London, UK, September 4, 2001.
  53. Een formeel ontologiesysteem als intermediair tussen natuurlijke taal en (verrichtingen-) classificaties. CBV symposium “Van referentiebestand naar terminologiesysteem voor de zorg”, Leiden, The Netherlands, September 6, 2001
  54. Formal Ontology Management Systems. Industry Seminar, Zonnegem, Belgium, September 28, 2001.
  55. Terminology and Ontology Management Systems. Semantic Web and Applications 2002, Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Gent, Belgium, March 6, 2002. (slides)
  56. Language, terminology and ontology in a medical context: theory and reality in industrial applications, NL-TERM symposium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 24, 2002. (slides)
  57. Medical natural language understanding as a therapy for arachnidism and arachnofobia. Keynote presentation at the 5th Bio-Ontologies Workshop, ISMB2002, Edmonton, Canada, August 8, 2002. (Abstract)
  58. Understanding the message: patient eligibility for clinical trials. Keynote presentation, (co-authored by Barry Smith), MIE2002, Budapest, Hungary, August 25-29, 2002.
  59. LinkBase: an ontology for medical natural language understanding. Workshop on Ontology and WordNet, University of Leipzig, Germany, November 27, 2002. (slides)
  60. Ontology for Multilingual Terminography (co-authored by Barry Smith), Seminar on Multilingual Terminography: Towards Intelligent Dictionaries ? Brussels, Belgium, February 28, 2003. (abstract and slides)
  61. A realist ontology for natural language understanding (co-authored by Barry Smith), Colloquium Taal en Spraak, University of Nijmegen, Erasmusgebouw, April 2, 2003. (abstract)
  62. Ontologies for the medical domain: specifying current deficiencies. MIE 2003 Workshop on Ontology for the Medical Domain, Rennes, France, May 5, 2003.
  63. Applying a realist ontology for medical natural language understanding. MIE 2003 Workshop on Ontology for the Medical Domain, Rennes, France, May 5, 2003.
  64. Indexing Medical Documents using related ontologies: towards a strategy for automatic quality assurance. Medical Ontology Workshop, University of Geneva, June 27, 2003. (slides)
  65. Quality control of medical terminologies. Prorec-Belgium general assembly meeting, October 15, 2003. (slides)
  66. Text mining for ontology authoring: state of the art at L&C. Second Ontobasis workshop, Antwerpen, Belgium, February 6, 2004.
  67. String extraction or information extraction ? Realist ontology makes the difference. Seminar on Generic Technology for Information Extraction from Texts, Leuven, Belgium, March 19, 2004.
  68. Formal Ontology and Electronic Healthcare Records: what exists, what happened, what has been recorded. MEDINFO 2004 workshop on Foundational Issues in Medical Ontology, San Francisco, September 9, 2004. (slides)
  69. Application of Ontology in Cancer Bioinformatics. Buffalo, Farber Hall, UB South Campus, NY, September 16, 2004. (slides)
  70. Overview of European Developments in Ontology. UB Buffalo, North Campus, Park 280, NY, September 18, 2004. (slides)
  71. Using realist ontology to link patient records with terminologies. EUROREC-2004 satellite workshop on Ontology and semantic interoperability of systems sharing bio-medical information, Brussels, Belgium, November 25, 2004. (slides)
  72. Realist Ontology for Electronic Health Records. Eurorec-2004, Brussels, Belgium, November 26, 2004. (slides)
  73. Terminology and Ontology in Semantic Interoperability of Electronic Health Records. Joint EU-WHO workshop on Semantic Interoperability Prerequisites for Efficient eHealth Systems. Brussels, Belgium, February 14-15, 2005. (slides)
  74. Ontology for Emergency Medicine. DICOEMS Workshop, Medetel, Luxemburg, April 8, 2005. (slides)
  75. Ontology Outreach Advisory: Healthcare & Life Sciences Chapter. KnowledgeWeb Project Conference, Knossos, Crete, June 3, 2005. (slides)
  76. Ontology for Neurodegenerative Disorders. Buffalo-Columbia workshop on ontologies and cancer bioinformatics, Buffalo, NY, October 14, 2005 (slides).
  77. Computational Linguistics for Referent Tracking in Electronic Healthcare Records: a research agenda. Fall 2005 Colloquia, Center for Cognitive Science, Park Hall 280, UB, Buffalo, NY, October 19, 2005. (abstract, slides)
  78. Ontology: the need for international coordination. Inaugural meeting of the National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR), Buffalo, NY, October 27, 2005. (slides) - UB Reporter -
  79. Ontology for indexing electronic healthcare records. GdR Stic-Santé, Journée d’Ontologie, Paris, France, December 8, 2005. (slides)
  80. The EU RIDE Project: A Roadmap to Semantic Interoperability in E-Health Systems. Tutorial on Standards and Ontology. Medical Informatics Europe 2006 (MIE2006), Maastricht, The Netherlands, August 27, 2006. (slides)
  81. The role of terminology/ontology for semantic interoperability. EFMI Workshop “Semantic Challenge for Interoperable EHR Architectures” provided by EFMI WG “EHR” in co-operation with EFMI WG “Security, Safety and Ethics” and EFMI WG “Natural Language Understanding”, Maastricht, The Netherlands, August 29, 2006. (slides)
  82. Death is a statistical matter. The Philosophy of Biology. Buffalo, NY, USA, October 28, 2006. (slides)
  83. What is a diagnosis ? . Workshop on Ontology of Diseases. Baltimore, MD, USA, November 7, 2006. (slides)
    (For an application of this work by Saul Lozano: see Dengue Ontology)
  84. Ontology interoperability, versioning, & evolution. Workshop on Biomedical Imaging Ontologies: Design Principles Enabling Interoperability for Imaging Applications, Tools, and Data. AMIA 2006, Washington DC, November 11, 2006. (slides)
  85. Referent Tracking in HL7. AMIA 2006, Panel on The future of HL7 (announcement, aftermaths), AMIA-2006, Washington DC, November 14, 2006. (slides)
  86. Tracking Referents. Ontology for the Intelligence Community; an NCOR Workshop, Columbia, MD, November 30 and December 1, 2006. (slides)
  87. Realism-based Change Management for Quality Assurance in Ontologies and Data Repositories. Web presentation to the Ontolog Community, January 11, 2007. (slides)
  88. A Realist View on Ontology. Ontology Summit, NIST, Gaithersburg, USA, April 23-24, 2007. (slides, audio-recording)
  89. How to build an Ontology?. Workshop on Clinical Trial Ontology, May 16-17, 2007 at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD. (slides)
  90. Realism-based Ontology for Building Three-dimensional Functional Models of Human Motion. Workshop of the 3D Anatomical Human Project, October 5th, 2007, London, UK. (slides)
  91. Referent Tracking: research topics and applications. Center for Cognitive Science Colloquium, October 17th, 2007, 2-4 PM, UB North Campus, Park Hall 280, Buffalo, NY. (slides)
  92. How to Keep Track of Absolutely Everything. Ontology for the Intelligence Community 2007 (OIC-2007), Hilton Columbia Hotel, Columbia MD, 28 November 2007. 10.15 AM. (slides) - Comment on Technology Works -
  93. Ontology: Background and Application to Medication Management. Bioinformatics and Technology Applications in Medication Management. June 13th, 2008, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences, Buffalo, NY. (slides: long version, shortened version used)
  94. Referent Tracking for Clinical and Translational Research. June 16, 2008, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. (slides)
  95. Implementation of a Bioinformatics and Medication Management Research Network to Increase Medication Safety. Framework for Change: a Plan to Redefine Long-Term Care in Western New-York, September 19, 2008, Buffalo, NY. Poster presentation co-authored by Morse GD, Ceusters W, Bessette R, Furlani T, Singh R, Iskedjian M, Hayward A, Notaro J, Catanzaro L, Felton C, Fiebelkorn K, Billitier A, Porreca D, Dombroski E.
  96. The Role of Ontology in the Pharmaceutical Industry of the Future. Bridging Pharma and IT. October 28-30, 2008, Renaissance Providence Hotel, Providence, RI. (slides, evaluation)
  97. Ontology, Terminology, and Cardiovascular Surgery. CHSS Data Center Work Weekend. November 21, 2008, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont. (slides)
  98. Use of Ontologies in a World in Flux. Command and Control Ontology Informal Technical Exchange, January 15-16, 2009, National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR), Buffalo, NY, USA. (slides)
  99. Ontological Perspectives on the Classification of Pains and Related Entities. International Consensus Workshop: Convergence on an Orofacial Pain Taxonomy. Miami, FL - March 31, 2009. (slides)
  100. Do Healthcare IT Standards Hamper the Advance of Science? BIO-IT World Conference & Expo 2009, April 27-29, Boston MA (slides).
  101. Buffalo Blue Cloud Health Information Center: the Vision. May 18, 2009, University of Rochester, Rochester NY (slides).
  102. Please State the Nature of the Medical Emergency: How Computers Understand Conversation. UB This Summer Lecture Series, June 17, 2009, Buffalo, NY. (presentation package, discussion).
  103. Post-hoc interpretation of mutually incoherent information models: the role and benefits of realism-based ontology. EuroRec 2009 Annual Conference, September 1, 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (slides)
  104. Scheuermann RH, Ceusters W, Smith B. Representing Influenza in the Ontology for General Medical Science. Signs, Symptoms and Findings: Towards an Ontology for Clinical Phenotypes (SSFW09), September 3-4, 2009, Milan, Italy.
  105. Ceusters W, Smith B. Semantic Interoperability in Healthcare: State of the Art in the US. ARGOS Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, March 15, 2010. (slides, position paper)
  106. Sharing Data while Keeping Control. (BIO-IT World Conference & Expo 2010, April 22, Boston MA. (slides)
  107. Biomedical Natural Language Understanding: Adopting Ontological Realism as the Next Step. Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, July 16, 2010, Bethesda, MD. (slides)
  108. The Next Generation of Electronic Health Records. Hauptman-Woodward Institute, Buffalo NY, September 22, 2010. (slides)
  109. Keeping Track of Data and What the Data are About: An Exploration in Realism-Based Ontology for Translational Research. BIO-IT World Europe Conference & Expo 2010, October 5-7, Hannover, Germany. (slides)
  110. Ontological Realism and the Open Biomedical Ontologies Foundry. Molecular Med Tri-CON 2011, February 25, 2011, San Francisco, CA. (slides)
  111. Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria through Referent Tracking. Pre-conference workshop on Utilization of EHRs/EMRs to Further Drug and Disease Related Research, associated with Bio-IT World 2011, April 12, 2011, Boston, MA. (slides)
  112. Ontological Realism in ISTARE. DARPA site visit, University at Buffalo, May 16, 2011, Buffalo, NY. (slides)
  113. Foundations for an Ontology for pain-related disablement, mental health and quality of life (OPMQoL). Meeting on Pain and Neurological Disease Ontologies, SUNY at Buffalo, Jan 20, 2012. (slides)
  114. How to deal with representational artifacts and meanings in Basic Formal Ontology. Department of Philosophy Spring 2012 Colloquia, University at Buffalo, February, 2, 2012, Buffalo, NY. (slides)
  115. Towards the Information Artifact Ontology 2.0. Signature Ontology Workshop, CUBRC Inc., May 1, 2012, Buffalo NY. (slides)
  116. Assessment instruments and biomedical reality: examples in the pain domain. Ontology Dissemination Workshop, University at Buffalo, June, 13, 2012, Buffalo, NY. (slides)
  117. Ontology: innovative approach to orofacial pain classification. IADR Satellite Symposium on Orofacial Pain Assessment: Classification, Biobehavior, QST, and Biomarkers, March 19, 2013, Seattle, WA. (abstract, slides)
  118. A common framework for representing data and what they are about. Ontology seminar, April 1, 2013, Dept. of Philosophy, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. (abstract, slides, recording)
  119. Referent Tracking for first- and second order biomedical research. IHI – IBM workshop, IBM Watson Research Center, June 10, 2013, Yorktown Heights, NY.
  120. Defeating Standard Terminology Approaches through Novel Formalisms for Ontology Research and Development. Biomedical Informatics Lecture Series, University at Buffalo, March 5, 2014, Buffalo, NY. (abstract, slides)
  121. Referent Tracking: How to Use Ontologies to Deal with Instance Data? Third Clinical and Translational Science Ontology Workshop - Ontology and Imaging Informatics, June 25, 2014, Buffalo NY. (slides)
  122. Ontology, TMD and beyond; Principles for Taxonomy Development. ACTTION-APS Pain Taxonomy Meeting, Westin Annapolis, Annapolis, MD, July-18-19, 2014. (slides)
  123. Keynote lecture: What can Ontological Realism and Referent Tracking contribute to computer vision?Keynote presentation at the 1st International Workshop on Computer vision + ONTology Applied Cross-disciplinary Technologies (CONTACT 2014), Zurich, Switzerland, Sept 7th, 2014. (slides)
  124. Data Dictionaries for Pain and Chronic Conditions Ontology. Investigators Meeting on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions, NIH Main Campus Bldg. 31, Bethesda, MD, September 16-17th, 2014. (slides)
  125. Diagnoses in Electronic Healthcare Records: What do they mean?. School of Informatics and Computing Colloquia Series, Indiana University. IT – Informatics & Communications Technology Complex (ICTC) Room 252, 535 W. Michigan St. Indianapolis, IN 46202. Nov 14, 2014: 10 AM. (slides, video (in new window))
  126. The SUNY-wide Clinical Information Data Repository project - Where are we? SUNY-wide CIDR Summit, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Buffalo, NY, May 13, 2015. (slides)
  127. Ontological investigations into medical diagnoses. Grand Rounds of the UB Department of Biomedical Informatics. Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 12:00 pm –1:00 pm, 5019A CTRC. (abstract, slides, audio)
 
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