Biological and Clinical Ontologies: emphasis should be on semantic mapping between clinical and biological terminologies. The development of integrated ontologies will be essential in biomedical informatics.
Chairs: Mike Cherry & Melissa Haendel.

Phenotype: the classification of disease can be reorganized, at the molecular level, by employing functional genomics in pathological studies. The integration of complex databases of clinical information and genome data will be required to validate functional genomics research.
Chairs: Judy Blake & Peter D'Eustachio.

Publishing and Curation: a diverse set of approaches for capturing biological annotations unified by the common goal of trying to engage scientists and publishers to help curate data. This transition will require annotation tools, standardized methods, oversight by expert curators and a combination of social infrastructure, tool development, training and feedback.
Chairs: Pascale Gaudet & David Landsman.

Data Curation (Dealing with Supplementary Data): discussing data curation in the age of hyperabundance or "big data" curation.
Chairs: Owen White & Francis Ouellette.

Biocreative Text Mining: an international community-wide effort that evaluates text mining and information extraction systems applied to the biological domain.
Chairs: Cecilia Arighi and Lynette Hirschman.

Function Prediction: sequence and structure genomics have generated a wealth of data, and providing large-scale assessment of computational methods dedicated to predicting protein function is critical.
Chairs: Iddo Friedberg & Sean Mooney.