BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//hacksw/handcal//NONSGML v1.0//EN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:The landscape of the ontology tools today is largely fragmented between the tools for ontology editing and publishing and peer review: users develop an ontology in an environment such as Protege ( and publish it an ontology repository, such as BioPortal ( to share it with the community and to collect feedback from users. Our group is bringing these two worlds together, by developing an integrated platform for the entire ontology lifecycle, enabling users to switch seamlessly from the process of browsing feedback from users on their ontology, to making changes based on the feedback, to integrating elements from other published ontologies, to publishing the new ontology version. nWe will demonstrate WebProtege, a Web-based collaborative ontology-editing environment and BioPortal, a community-based ontology repository, and will discuss how to use both tools in the ontology life cycle. We will show how users can search BioPortal ontologies from Protege and include concepts from those ontologies into their own ontology. We will then show how developers can open the ontology-editing to a wider community of their users, enabling them to provide suggestions and request changes in the published version of the ontology. These requests and suggestions are then accessed in the Protege editing environment, enabling the editors to act on the users’ suggestions if they choose to. The two tools together, integrated in this way, provide a new open social process for developing ontologies. DTSTART:20100625T083000 SUMMARY:The Ontology Life Cycle: Integrated Tools for Editing, Publishing, Peer Review, and Evolution of Ontologies DTEND:20100625T092959 LOCATION:Yosemite B END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR