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Call for Participation: SWAT4LS, Edinburgh, UK, 28 November 2008

From: Paolo Romano <paolo.romano@istge.it>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:13:51 +0100
Message-Id: <200811181728.mAIHSAOF028494@ibm43p.biotech.ist.unige.it>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Dear all,

this is the final Call for Participation for the 1st workshop on
Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS).

The programme has been enriched, as you can see at http://www.swat4ls.org/ .
We welcome you all in Edinburgh quite soon.

Ciao. Paolo

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

Call for Participation

Please note that space is limited and participants will be allocated
on a first-come, first-served basis.
A limited number of places are reserved for students, for whom the
workshop fees are waived.

Interested participants should register following the instructions at:
http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/922.

Registration Deadline: 21 November 2008

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Overview

This workshop will provide a showcase and a space for discussion of
benefits and limits of the adoption of Semantic Web technologies
and tools in biomedical informatics and computational biology.

It will provide:
    * two keynotes
    * a tutorial
    * oral communications on applications, tools and use cases
    * a poster/demo session (some posters will be selected for flash
      oral presentations)
    * a panel discussion on perspectives of the Semantic Web
      in Life Sciences

Keynotes

Semantic Web Technology in Translational Cancer Research
Michael Krauthammer, Department of Pathology, Yale University
School of Medicine, USA

Michael Krauthammer received his M.D. degree at the University of
Zurich, Switzerland.
After board certification (general practitioner), he obtained a
Ph.D. in biomedical informatics at Columbia University in New York
and joined the Yale Pathology Informatics program in July, 2004.
His main research interests are the design of large scale text and
image mining systems and research in translational informatics.

He is the co-director of the bioinformatics core of the Yale SPORE
in skin cancer, a large translational research program, and member
of the Yale Cancer Center (YCC) informatics steering committee.
He is the Yale PI for adopting caBIG's caTISSUE specimen tracking
system across the Yale Medical Campus, enabling Yale researcher
to manage their tissue banks and share data via the caGRID
infrastructure.
He is involved, on a national level, in enabling the collaboration
among existing skin SPORE programs using caBIG technology.
The project, termed "melaGRID", that is carried out by using
semantic web technologies, will allow for the sharing of clinical,
tissue and omics data, and will be instrumental for performing
cross-institutional biomarker studies in melanoma.

Web 2.0 + Web 3.0 = Web 5.0? Using Ontologies to bring Web
Services on to the Semantic Web
Mark Wilkinson, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Mark is an Assistant Professor of Medical Genetics at the
University of British Columbia, in Vancouver.
He is also PI in Bioinformatics at the Heart & Lung Research
Institute at St. Paul's Hospital. His primary research interests
relate to the construction and use of Semantic systems in the
biomedical domain, and in particular the role of mass-collaboration
in the development and maintenance of Semantic Web technologies
and frameworks. He is founder and leader of the BioMoby project
and founder and leader of the SHARE project.

He will be discussing the BioMoby project and how it opened his
eyes to what the Semantic Web could look like, and what mistakes
were made along the way. He will then go on to discuss plans for
the next generation of Moby Semantic Web Services, where he
attempts to make Web Service access completely transparent,
such that the "Deep Web" can be queried just like any other Semantic
Web resource.

Tutorial

The W3C Interest Group on Semantic Web Technologies for Health
Care and Life Sciences
M. S. Marshall, W3 HCLS IG co-chair

The W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest
Group (HCLS IG) was recently rechartered for the next three years
to continue its mission to develop, advocate for, and support the use
of Semantic Web technologies for biological science, translational
medicine and health care. Membership in the group has grown to
89 participants, with a wide range of representation from industry
and academia. The HCLS tutorial will discuss the challenges and
opportunities at hand. An overview of the activities of each of the
current task forces in HCLS will be provided, along with a description
of how specific Semantic Web technologies are being applied.
Some new developments and the recent Face2Face meeting will
also be discussed, as well as how interested parties can participate.

Accepted papers

* Robert Bossy, Alain Kotoujansky, Sophie Aubin and Claire
Nedellec.
Close Integration of ML and NLP Tools in BioAlvis for Semantic
Search in Bacteriology

* Nadia Anwar, Ela Hunt, Walter Kolch and Andrew Pitt.
Semantic Data Integration for Francisella tularensis novicida
Proteomic and Genomic Data

* George Zheng and Athman Bouguettaya.
PathExplorer: Service Mining for Biological Pathways on the Web

* Heiko Dietze and Michael Schroeder.
GoWeb: A semantic search engine for the life science web

* Erick Antezana, Ward Blonde, Mikel Egana, Alistair
Rutherford, Robert Stevens, Bernard De Baets, 
Vladimir Mironov and Martin Kuiper.
Structuring the life science resourceome for Semantic Systems
Biology: lessons from the BioGateway project

* Simon Jupp, Robert Stevens, Sean Bechhofer, Yeliz Yesilada and
Patty Kostkova.
Knowledge Representation for Web Navigation

* Antonio Jimeno, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Rafael Berlanga and
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann
Use of shared lexical resources for efficient ontological
engineering

* Maria del Mar Roldan-Garcia, Ismael Navas-Delgado, Amine Kerzazi,
Othmane Chniber, Joaquin Molina and Jose F Aldana Montes.
KASBi: Knowledge-Based Analysis in Systems Biology


Accepted highlight posters

* Erick Antezana, Ward Blond‚ˆš¬©, Mikel Ega‚ˆš¬Īa, Alistair
Rutherford, Robert Stevens, Bernard De Baets, Vladimir Mironov
and Martin Kuiper.
BioGateway: integrated RDF for life science queries

* Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Tiziana Margaria and Bernhard Steffen.
Supporting Process Development in Bio-jETI by Model Checking and
Synthesis

* Marco Roos, M. Scott Marshall, Andrew Gibson and Pieter Adriaans.
Structuring mined knowledge for the support of hypothesis
generation in molecular biology

* Dongeun Sun and Seongbin Park.
Knowledge management using Wikipedia

* Wee Tiong Ang, Rajaraman Kanagasabai and Christopher Baker.
Knowledge Translation: Computing the query potential of bio- ontologies

For a full list of contributions accepted please 
visit: http://www.swat4ls.org/progr.php .

Workshop Chairs

Albert Burger, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University, and MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh,
United Kingdom

Adrian Paschke, Corporate Semantic Web, Free University Berlin,
Germany

Paolo Romano, Bioinformatics, National Cancer Research Institute,
Genova, Italy

Andrea Splendiani, Medical Informatics Department, University of
Rennes 1, Rennes, France

Programme Committee

+ Giulio Armano, University of Cagliari, Italy
+ Christopher Baker, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore
+ Pedro Barahona, New University of Lisboa, Portugal
+ Liliana Barrio-Alvers, Transinsight GmbH, Germany
+ Virendra C. Bhavsar, University of New Brunswick, Canada
+ Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, USA
+ Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, University of Machester, United Kingdom
+ Werner Ceusters, University at Buffalo, USA
+ Kei Cheung, Yale Center for Medical Informatics, USA
+ Marie-Dominique Devignes, LORIA, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
+ Michel Dumontier, Carleton University, Canada
+ C. Maria Keet, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
+ Graham Kemp, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
+ Jacob Tilman Koehler, University of Troms‚ˆš‚ˆ, Norway
+ Ludwig Krippahl, New University of Lisboa, Portugal
+ Patrick Lambrix, Link‚ˆš‚ˆ‚ping University, Sweden
+ Phillip Lord, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
+ M. Scott Marshall, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+ Lyndon Nixon, STI International, Austria
+ Stephan Philippi, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
+ Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons, USA
+ Matthias Samwald, DERI, Galway, Ireland, and Semantic Web Company,
Austria
+ Nigam Shah, Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, USA
+ Michael Schr‚ˆš‚ˆ‚der, TU Dresden, Germany
+ Robert Stevens, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
+ Luca Toldo, Merck Serono, Germany
+ Tetsuro Toyoda, RIKEN, Japan
+ Jano van Hemert, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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In Co-operation with:

- National Cancer Research Institute, Genova, Italy
- Biotechnology Centre, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
- School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt
  University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Universite de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
- e-Science Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
- SeaLife Project, European Commission Information Society and Media
- Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Technologies in Bioinformatics
  (LITBIO), Italy

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The workshop is hosted by and located at the

         e-Science Institute,
         15 South College Street
         Edinburgh, EH8 9AA, UK

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The workshop is sponsored by:

- OMII-UK (www.omii.ac.uk)
- Labage SA (www.labage.be)
- Leaf Bioscience (www.leafbioscience.com)
- Textsensor Ltd. (www.textensor.com)


Paolo Romano (paolo.romano@istge.it)
Bioinformatics
National Cancer Research Institute (IST)
Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, I-16132, Genova, Italy
Tel: +39-010-5737-288  Fax: +39-010-5737-295
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