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[protege-owl] CFP: Semantic Web Applications and Tools Workshop (SWAT4LS 2010)

Adrian Paschke adrian.paschke at gmx.de
Sat Jul 24 03:23:10 PDT 2010


 

 

3rd Int. Semantic Web Applications and Tools

for Life Sciences


Berlin, 10th December 2010


 <http://www.swat4ls.org/2010/> http://www.swat4ls.org/2010/


Overview


SWAT4LS is a workshop that provides a venue to present and discuss benefits
and limits of the adoption of Web based information systems and semantic
technologies in life sciences, biomedical informatics and computational
biology.

 

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Rationale


The web is a key medium for information publishing, and web based
information systems play a key role in biomedical information exchange and
integration. At the same time, the variety and complexity of biomedical
information call for the adoption of semantic-based solutions. The Semantic
Web provides a set of technologies and standards that are key to support
semantic markup, ontology development, distributed information resources and
collaborative social environments. Altogether the adoption of the web-based
semantic-enabled technologies in the Life Sciences has potential impact on
the future of publishing, biological research and medicine. This workshop
will provide a venue to present and discuss benefits and limits of the
adoption of these technologies and tools in biomedical informatics and
computational biology. It will showcase experiences, information resources,
tools development and applications. It will bring together researchers, both
developers and users, from the various fields of Biology, Bioinformatics and
Computer Science, to discuss goals, current limits and some real use cases
for Semantic Web technologies in Life Sciences. 

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Topics


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

*	Standards, Technologies, Tools for the Semantic Web

*	Semantic Web standards and new proposals (RDF, OWL, SKOS, Linked
Data, . )
*	Biomedical Ontologies and related tools
*	Alternative approaches to integrate semantic representations and web
based solutions
*	Formal approaches to large biomedical knowledge bases

*	Systems for a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics

*	RDF stores, Reasoners, query and visualization systems for life
sciences
*	Semantic biomedical Web Services
*	Semantics aware Biological Data Integration Systems

*	Existing and prospective applications of the Semantic Web for
Bioinformatics

*	Semantics aware application tools
*	Semantic Wikis
*	Semantic collaborative research environments
*	Case studies, use cases, and scenarios

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Type of contributions


The following possible contributions are sought: 

*	Research papers
*	Position papers
*	Posters
*	Software demos

We are also accepting proposals for tutorials, hackathons or other related
events to be held on Dec 8th (hackathons) and Dec 9th (tutorials). If
interested, please contact  <mailto:info at swat4ls.org> info at swat4ls.org 

 

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Proceedings


All accepted communications will be published in the proceedings.
Proceedings for the last editions of the workshop have been pubslished via
the CEUR-WS.org Workshop Proceedings service (see  <http://ceur-ws.org/>
http://ceur-ws.org/). Best papers will be invited to a journal special issue
(probably BMC Bioinformatics).

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Special issue


Authors of accepted contributions to the last editions of SWAT4LS have been
invited to submit extended and revised contributions for a special issue in
BMC Bioinformatics (dedicated to the SWAT4LS 2008 edition), and for a
special issue of the BMC Journal of Biomedical Semantics (dedicated to the
SWAT4LS 2009 edition, in preparation). We will continue with this approach
and we will announce more detailed infomation as soon as we have reached an
agreement with publishers. 

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Deadlines


*	Submission openinig: 7 September 2010
*	Papers submission deadline: 12 October 2010
*	Posters and demo submission deadline: 1 November 2010
*	Communication of acceptance: 8 November 2010
*	Camera ready: 21 November 2010

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Instructions


All papers and posters must be in English, formatted according to LNCS
format ( <http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html>
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and submitted in pdf format. 

*	Submissions for papers should report original research, and should
be between 8 and 15 pages.
*	Submissions for position papers should report qualified opinions,
recommendations or conclusions, and should be between 3 and 6 pages.
*	Submissions for posters should be between 2 and 4 pages.
*	Submissions for software demo proposals should also be between 2 and
4 pages.

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Submission


All submissions will be handled via the EasyChair submission system. A link
will be provided when registrations open.
To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by
at least three members of the Scientific Program Committee. 



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Workshop Chairs


*	 <http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/en/groups/ag-csw/Members/Paschke.html>
Adrian Paschke,  <http://www.csw.inf.fu-berlin.de> Corporate Semantic Web,
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
*	 <http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/%7Eab/> Albert Burger,
<http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/> School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University, and  <http://www.hgu.mrc.ac.uk/> Human Genetics
Unit, Medical Research Council, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
*	 <http://www.nettab.org/promano/> Paolo Romano,
<http://bioinformatics.istge.it/> Bioinformatics, National Cancer Research
Institute, Genova, Italy
*	 <http://staff.science.uva.nl/%7Emarshall/> M. Scott Marshall,
<http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/> Adaptive Information Disclosure Group,
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
*	 <http://www.sgtp.net/AndreaSplendiani/> Andrea Splendiani,
<http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/> Biomathematics and Bioinformatics dept.,
Rothamsted Research, UK


Program Committee


See website http://www.swat4ls.org/2010/

 

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