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From: <paschke@mi.fu-berlin.de>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:10:00 +0200
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Dear Colleagues,

Because of a large number of requests, the submission date for the
International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life
Sciences (SWAT4LS) has been extended to October 13th.

We hope that you will consider submitting a paper - see submission
details below.


Note: A selection of papers will be published in a special issue of
BMC Bioinformatics supplement devoted to the workshop.


Best regards,

Adrian Paschke (on behalf of all Chairs)

-----------------------------------------------------
Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke (paschke@inf.fu-berlin.de)
AG-CSW (AG Corporate Semantic Web)
Free University Berlin
Germany





                     International Workshop on
Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS)
                28th November 2008, Edinburgh, UK
                     http://www.swat4ls.org/

                           Call for Papers

          New submission deadline: 13 October 2008!


A selection of papers will be published in a BMC Bioinformatics
supplement devoted to the workshop


Overview
--------
The workshop is organized in sessions and open discussions. Invited
speakers will present state-of-theart,
provocative lectures on the workshop's main topic, while a number of
submissions will be accepted as
oral presentations and posters on all workshop's topics.


Workshop Description
--------------------
Semantic Web technologies, tools and applications are starting to
emerge in Life Sciences. In recent
years, systems have been introduced and an increasing interest among
researchers is arising. 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.


Keynote Speakers
------------------------
+ Semantic web technology in translational cancer research,
Michael Krauthammer, Department of Pathology, Yale University School
of Medicine, USA
+ Using Ontologies to bring Web Services on to the Semantic Web
Mark Wilkinson, Dept. of Medical Genetics, University of British
Columbia, Canada


Workshop Venue and Format
------------------------
The workshop will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 28 November
2008, and is hosted by the e-
Science Institute of the UK's National e-Science Centre (NeSC).
SWAT4LS will be a one-day workshop and will consist of two invited
talks, regular paper and poster
presentations. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion on
the strength and weaknesses of
the Semantic Web for the Life Sciences.


Deadlines
---------
* Submission deadline (both papers and posters): 13 October 2008 (New
deadline!)
* Notification of acceptance: 20 October 2008
* Camera-ready submission: 3 November 2008


Topics of Interest
------------------
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Standards, Technologies, Tools for the Semantic Web
o Semantic Web standards (RDF, OWL, ...)
o RDF/OWL, SKOS, .... and their applicability to bioinformatics
o RDF Schemas and Query systems
o Biomedical Ontologies and related tools
o Formal approaches to large biomedical controlled terminologies
and vocabularies

* Systems for a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
o Bio-ontologies, RDF stores, Semantic Web Services
o RDF repositories and query systems for life sciences
o Semantically aware biomedical Web Services
o Semantic Biological Data Integration Systems

* Existing and perspective applications of the Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
o Semantic browsers, Semantic collaborative research
o Case studies, use cases, and scenarios
o Semantic Web applications in life sciences


Type of contributions and instructions
----------------------
The following possible original contributions are sought:

* Oral communications (regular papers)
* Posters
* Software demos

All contributions must be in English and must be submitted through the
EasyChair review system at:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swat4ls.

Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format (see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html ).

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully
peer-reviewed by at least three members of the
Scientific Committee.

* Submissions for Oral communications should be between 10 and 15 pages.
* Posters submissions should be between 4 and 8 pages.
* Software demo proposals should also be between 4 and 8 pages.

All accepted oral communications and posters will be published with
the CEUR-WS.org Workshop
Proceedings service (see http://ceur-ws.org/).
Furthermore, a selection of papers will be published in a special
issue of the BMC Bioinformatics journal
devoted to the SWAT4LS workshop.

To this end, a special Call will be launched shortly after the
workshop, for extended and revised versions
of contributions submitted to the workshop and accepted either as oral
communication or poster.

For any information, refer to info@swat4ls.org.


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