How is data integration employed in the life sciences, and what are the most recent developments in the field?
These and many other questions were addressed at the Twelfth International Conference on Data Integration in the Life Sciences (DILS2017), held in Luxembourg from November 14-15, 2017. The aim of the conference series is to create a platform to promote discussion, exchange, and innovation in the fields of data integration, data analytics, and knowledge management in the life sciences. Presenting papers at the conference were researchers from the fields of biology, medicine, computer science, and engineering. Among the papers presented were ‘Evaluating and Improving Annotation Tools for Medical Forms’ and ‘Semantic Interoperability of Clinical Data’. The event was organised by the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), and it was held at the Hôtel Parc Belle-Vue, which overlooks the scenic Petrusse valley that runs across Luxembourg City.