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[go-friends] Call for Participation: Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS 2012)

Adrian Paschke Adrian.Paschke at
Sat Nov 17 08:21:04 PST 2012


Call for Participation

5th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences (SWAT4LS 2012)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the 5th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences (SWAT4LS 2012), 28 - 30 November 2012, Paris, France.

Growing steadily each year, as Semantic Web applications have become more widespread, the size and program of SWAT4LS has grown to include associated events. The registration for SWAT4LS 2012 will end 24 Nov 2012 -

Highlights of the program:

- 4 Keynotes 
 x Mark A. Musen, M.D., Ph.D: Semantic Technology Goes Mainstream: The NCBO Experience
x C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D., FRCP, FAHA, FSCAI, FACC: The World is Flat, but the Earth is Round
x Christine Golbreich, Ph.D: Formal ontologies for the Semantic Web ?
x Ann Marie Martin, Principal Scientific Manager, Knowledge Management, European Innovative Medicine Initiative : Joining private and public forces to boost innovation in healthcare: the innovative medicines initiative and knowledge management

- 6 Tutorials

x Interconnecting Linked Open Data and R with the SPARQL package for Linked Science
x Biologial Pathways and the Semantic Web
x Using SPARQL to Query BioPortal Ontologies and Metadata
x Drug-discovery knowledge integration and analysis using OWL and reasoners
x Thorough introduction to SPARQL for anyone in the Life Sciences
x Use of the BioQueries collaborative portal

- a Hackathon Day: SWAT4LS Hackathon
- a Scientific Poster Exibition
- a Industry Track: Linked Life Data: Increasing Research Scope without Integration Headaches
- Scientific Paper Presentations 

You will be offered an exciting venue to exchange new ideas and learn more about Semantic Web applications and tools.

The full SWAT4LS program is available at:

The registration page is open at:

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Paris!

Best regards,

Adrian Paschke, Albert Burger, Paolo Romano, M. Scott Marshall, Andrea Splendiani

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