Session 1 Chair: Johan Nyström-Persson
Dr. Johan Nyström-Persson
Data integration is becoming a key concern in almost every area of bioinformatics, as increasing amounts of data are produced in a variety of formats, and most data only becomes scientifically useful and valuable when placed in a context. Various challenges must be addressed, such as ease of use, scientific correctness of the integration, performance, and discoverability. These challenges become particularly significant when data integration is automatic or semiautomatic. This session will focus on data integration methods and techniques, established as well as novel ones, and the challenges and opportunities in this area today.