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SWAT4LS 2009 Amsterdam Call for Papers

From: Duncan Hull <duncan.hull@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:15:32 +0100
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To: public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
On 29 Jul 2009, at 01:03, SWAT4LS-09 wrote:

> Apologies for multiple postings
>
> First CFP: SWAT4LS Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life  
> Sciences
>
> ***Location and date
> Amsterdam, Science Park, November 20th 2009
> (http://swat4ls.org/2009/)
>
> ***Rationale
>
> The adoption of semantic-enabled applications and collaborative  
> social environments is ever more common in the Life Sciences. 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 environemnts.  
> Altogether the adoption of the Semantic Web in the Life Sciences  
> has potential impact on the future of publishing, biological  
> research and medecine. 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.
>
> ***Topics
>
> Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
>
>     * Standards, Technologies, Tools for the Semantic Web
>           o Semantic Web standards and new proposals (RDF, OWL,  
> SKOS,... )
>           o Biomedical Ontologies and related tools
>           o Formal approaches to large biomedical knowledge bases
>     * Systems for a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
>           o RDF stores, Reasoners, query and visualization systems  
> for life sciences
>           o Semantic biomedical Web Services
>           o Semantics aware Biological Data Integration Systems
>     * Existing and prospective applications of the Semantic Web for  
> Bioinformatics
>           o Semantics aware application tools
>           o Semantic collaborative research environments
>           o Case studies, use cases, and scenarios
>
> ***Scientific Committee (committed so far:)
>
>     * Christopher J. O. Baker, Department of Computer Science and  
> Applied Statistics, University of Brunswick, Canada
>     * Pedro Barahona, Department of Informatics, New University of  
> Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
>     * Liliana Barrio-Alvers, Transinsight GmbH, Dresden, Germany
>     * Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda,  
> MD, United States of America
>     * Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, School of Computer Science, University  
> of Machester, manchester, United Kingdom
>     * Werner Ceusters, NY CoE in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences,  
> University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States of America
>     * Kei Cheung, Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale, New  
> Haven, United States of America
>     * Tim Clark, Center for Innovative Computing, Harvard  
> University, USA
>     * Olivier Dameron, INSERM U936, University of Rennes 1, France
>     * Michel Dumontier, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
>     * Chen Huajun, Zhejiang University, China
>     * Duncan Hull, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
>     * C. Maria Keet, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University  
> of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
>     * Graham Kemp, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
>     * Jacob Tilman Koehler, Department of Molecular Biotechnology,  
> Institute of Medical Biology, University of Tromsö, Tromsö, Norway
>     * Michael Krauthammer, Department of Pathology, Yale University  
> School of Medicine, USA
>     * Martin Kuiper, Department of Pathology, Systems Biology  
> group, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and  
> Technology, Trondheim, Norway
>     * Patrick Lambrix, Department of Computer and Information  
> Science, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
>     * Phillip Lord, School of Computing Science, University of  
> Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
>     * Chris Mungall, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, USA
>     * Stephan Philippi, Institute for Software Technology,  
> University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany
>     * Marco Roos, Instituut voor Informatica, University of  
> Amsterdam, Netherlands
>     * Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons, Cambridge, MA, USA
>     * Matthias Samwald, DERI, Galway, Ireland, and Semantic Web  
> Company, Wien, Austria
>     * Nigam Shah, Center for Biomedical Informatics Research,  
> Stanford, USA
>     * Michael Schröder, Biotechnology Centre, TU Dresden, Dresden,  
> Germany
>     * Robert Stevens, School of Computer Science, University of  
> Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
>     * Tetsuro Toyoda, Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan
>     * Mark D. Wilkinson, iCAPTURE Center, St. Paul Hospital,  
> Vancouver, Canada
>
> ***Type of contributions
>
> The following possible contributions are sought:
>
>     * Oral communications (regular papers)
>     * Posters
>     * Software demos
>
> All accepted oral communications and posters will be published with  
> CEUR-WS.
>
> ***Deadlines
>
>
>     * Submission openinig: 1 September 2009
>     * Submission of oral communications: 28 September 2009
>     * Submission for posters and demos: 15 October 2009
>     * Communication of acceptance: 23 October 2009
>     * Camera ready: 6 November 2009
>
> ***Instructions
>
> All papers and posters must be in English and must be submitted  
> through the EasyChair review system at http://www.easychair.org/ 
> conferences/?conf=swat4ls-09. Please upload all submissions as PDF  
> files in LNCS format (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.
>
> ***Proceedings
>
> All accepted oral communications and posters will be published with  
> the CEUR-WS.org Workshop Proceedings service (see http://ceur- 
> ws.org/).
> We are in the process of negotiating the possibility to have a  
> special issue of a major bioinformatics journal related to the 2009  
> edition of swat4ls.
> 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.
>
>
> ***Organization
>
>     * M. Scott Marshall, Adaptive Information Disclosure Group,  
> University of Amsterdam, Netherlands/li>
>     * Albert Burger, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences,  
> Heriot-Watt University, and Human Genetics Unit, Medical Research  
> Council, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
>     * Adrian Paschke, Corporate Semantic Web, Freie Universitaet  
> Berlin, Germany
>     * Paolo Romano, Bioinformatics, National Cancer Research  
> Institute, Genova, Italy
>     * Andrea Splendiani, Biomathematics and Bioinformatics dept.,  
> Rothamsted Research, UK
>
> -----------
> For any further information or clarification, please visit the  
> website at http://www.swat4ls.org/2009 or contact the organization  
> by email at info @ swat4ls.org

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