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CFP SWAT4LS + BMC Bioinformatics Special Issue

From: Adrian Paschke <Adrian.Paschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 04:58:23 +0200
Message-ID: <20080925025823.282370@gmx.net>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, rewerse-all@rewerse.net, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, sealife@lists.biotec.tu-dresden.de

Dear Colleagues,

The submission deadline for the International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS) (http://www.swat4ls.org) is approaching.

I would like to highly encourage you to submit a paper to it. Beside the workshop proceedings a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics is forthcoming for this workshop and we will invite the best papers to it.

You might combine the SWAT4LS workshop on Nov. 2nd with other conference travels, e.g. to the ISWC 2008 conference in Karlsruhe, which is from October 26th to October 30th.
 
We like to ask you to forward the CFP to your colleagues. 

Submission deadline: September, 30th

Thanks,

Adrian Paschke



 
          International Workshop on 
Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences
                (SWAT4LS)
 
        28th November 2008, Edinburgh, UK
             http://www.swat4ls.org/
 
Overview
--------
The workshop is organized in sessions and open discussions. Invited speakers will present state-of-the-art, 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, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
 
Workshop Venue and Format
------------------------
The workshop will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 28 November 2008, and is hosted by 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
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    * Submission deadline (both papers and posters): 30 September 2008
    * Notification of acceptance: 20 October 2008
    * Camera-ready submission: 3 November 2008
 


Topics of Interest
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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 ot 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
----------------------
The following possible original contributions are sought:
    * Oral communications (regular papers)
    * Posters
    * Software demos 
 
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.
 
Workshop Chairs
----------------
+ Albert Burger, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, and Human
   Genetics Unit, Medical Research Council, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
+ Adrian Paschke, Biotechnology Centre, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany and Free University Berlin, Germany
+ Paolo Romano, Bioinformatics, National Cancer Research Institute, Genova, Italy
+ Andrea Splendiani, Medical Informatics Department, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
 
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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
- UniversitÚ de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
- National e-Science Center, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
- SeaLife Project, European Commission Information Society and Media
- Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Technologies in Bioinformatics (LITBIO), Italy
=====================================================================
 
For any information, refer to info@swat4ls.org .

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