The 8th International Biocuration Conference (IBC) will be held in April 23-26, 2015, at Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China.

Omics studies, such as those of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics and metabolomics, have accumulated a large volume of biomedical data. However, the promise to translate these big data into biomedical knowledge can be realized only if they are standardized to be interoperable, complete to ensure data integrity, and consistent in data content. Biocuration provides tools and procedures critical in realizing the promise. This conference is ogranized by International Biocuration Conference (IBC) runig by International Society of Biocuration. IBC is the global discussion platform for biocurators, bioinformaticians, data scientists, as well as any biomedical researchers and practitioners who care about data quality and interoperability, and interested in the exploration of a great application potential by data-driven knowledge discovery.  (ISB,

more infrmation can be found at: ( COSMOS will present "Standardization and global knowledge exchange in metabolomics by Reza Salek EMBL-EBI"