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Referent Tracking related Presentations

This page contains exclusively presentations that are not associated with the publication of a paper or with classes, workshops and tutorials. Draft papers can be accessed through the RTU papers page. Class presentations are available here.



  1. 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))
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. The Next Generation of Electronic Health Records. Hauptman-Woodward Institute, Buffalo NY, September 22, 2010. (slides)
  11. Referent Tracking: why Big Brother was just a little baby. Lecture series at the Free University of Brussels as Distinguished Visiting Professor - Honorary Chair 2009-2010 (“VUB Leerstoel”), May 17-21, 2010, Brussels, Belgium(slides)
  12. Sharing Data while Keeping Control. (BIO-IT World Conference & Expo 2010, April 22, Boston MA. slides)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. Do Healthcare IT Standards Hamper the Advance of Science? BIO-IT World Conference & Expo 2009, April 27-29, Boston MA (slides).
  16. 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)
  17. Ontology, Terminology, and Cardiovascular Surgery. CHSS Data Center Work Weekend. November 21, 2008, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont. (slides, evaluation)
  18. 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)
  19. 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.
  20. Referent Tracking for Clinical and Translational Research. June 16, 2008, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. (slides)
  21. 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)
  22. How to Keep Track of Absolutely Everything. Ontology for the Intelligence Community 2007 (OIC-2007), Hilton Columbia Hotel, Columbia MA, 28 November 2007. 10.15 AM. (slides) - Comment on Technology Works - UB Reporter
  23. 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)
  24. Realism-based Ontology for Three-dimensional Functional Models of Human Motion. Workshop of the 3D Anatomical Human Project, October 5th, 2007, London, UK. (slides)
  25. How to build an Ontology?. Workshop on Clinical Trial Ontology, May 16-17, 2007 at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD. (slides)
  26. Realism-based Change Management for Q.A. in Ontologies and Data Repositories. Web presentation to the Ontolog Community, January 11, 2007. (slides, audio-recording)
  27. Tracking Referents. Ontology for the Intelligence Community; an NCOR Workshop, Columbia, MD, November 30 and December 1, 2006. (slides)
  28. Referent Tracking in HL7. AMIA 2006, Panel on The future of HL7, AMIA-2006, Washington DC, November 14, 2006. (slides)
  29. Ontology interoperability, versioning, and evolution. Workshop on Biomedical Imaging Ontologies: Design Principles Enabling Interoperability for Imaging Applications, Tools, and Data. AMIA 2006, Washington DC, November 11, 2006. (slides)
  30. What is a diagnosis ? . Workshop on Ontology of Diseases. Baltimore, MD, USA, November 7, 2006. (slides)
  31. Death is a statistical matter. The Philosophy of Biology. Buffalo, NY, USA, October 28, 2006. (slides)
  32. 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)
  33. 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)
  34. 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)
  35. Ontology and the Future of Evidence-Based Medicine. Training Course in Biomedical Ontologies. Dagstuhl, Germany, May 23, 2006. (slides 1.2Mb)
  36. Referent Tracking: The New Paradigm. Training Course in Biomedical Ontologies. Dagstuhl, Germany, May 23, 2006. (slides 5.6Mb)
  37. Role of Terminologies and Ontologies in the Context of Electronic Health Records. Training Course in Biomedical Ontologies. Dagstuhl, Germany, May 23, 2006. (slides 3.7Mb)
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