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CfP: 4th International Workshop SWAT4LS (Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences), Dec. 2011, London

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 23:59:04 +0200
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CfP: 4th International Workshop SWAT4LS (Semantic Web Applications and
Tools for Life Sciences)

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SWAT4LS (Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences)
London 7-9 Dec. 2011

Key dates:
Registrations and submissions opening: 	12 September 2011
Papers submission deadline: 			7 October 2011
Early registration dealdine: 			15 October 2011
Posters and Demo submission deadline: 	31 October 2011
Communication of acceptance: 		7 November 2011
Camera ready: 					21 November 2011

Hackathon day
(co-organized with DevCSI and Open Knowledge Foundation):	6-7 December 2011
Tutorials day:								8 December 2011
Workshop day (papers, demos, keynotes, panel, industry section):	9 December 2011

(For a full updated program please visit
http://www.swat4ls.org/workshops/london2011/scientific-programme/ ).

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Overview

Since 2008, SWAT4LS is a workshop that has provided a platform for the
presentation and discussion of the benefits and limits of applying
Web-based information systems and semantic technologies in Biomedical
Informatics and Computational Biology.
Growing steadily each year as Semantic Web applications become more
widespread, SWAT4LS has been in Edinburgh 2008, Amsterdam 2009, and
Berlin 2010, with London planned for 2011. The SWAT4LS Workshop in
London will be preceded by a day of tutorials and a hackathon.

We are confident that the next edition of SWAT4LS will provide the
same open and stimulating environment that continues to bring together
researchers, both developers and users, from domains spanning health
care, life sciences, clinical research and translational medicine, to
discuss goals, current limits and real experiences in the use of
Semantic Web technologies in Life Sciences.

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 supporting 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 a potential
impact on the future of publishing, scientific communication, and
biomedical research. 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
serve as a showcase for experiences, information resources, tools
development and applications.

Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    Standards, Technologies, Tools for the Semantic Web
        Semantic Web standards and new proposals (e.g.: RDF, OWL,
SKOS, SPIN, RuleML)
        Tools for ontology management, editing and versioning
        RDF stores, Reasoners, query and visualization systems
        Formal approaches to large biomedical knowledge bases
        Tools for semantics-enabled Web publication
        Alternative approaches to integrate semantic representations
and Web-based solutions
    Semantic Web for Bioinformatics and Clinical Informatics
       	Biomedical and clinical knowledge bases on the Semantic Web
	EHR and clinical research data interoperability and reuse
Clinical data pipelines for supporting tailored therapy and molecular medicine
Tracking genotype and phenotype assertions with provenance
Semantic biomedical Web Services
       	Semantics-aware Biological Data Integration Systems
       	Semantic-enabled biomedical information systems and solutions
       	Linked Data for biomedical research, drug development and discovery
    Existing and prospective applications of the Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
        Semantic Wikis
        Semantic collaborative research environments
        Semantic crowd-sourcing and collective intelligence
        Alternative approaches to biomedical metadata generation and management
        Case studies, use cases, and scenarios

Type of contributions

    Research papers
    Position papers
    Posters
    Software demos

Proceedings

All accepted communications will be published in the proceedings
(under definition, proceedings of SWAT4LS have appeared in the past in
CEUR proceedings with some oral communications in Nature proceedings).
For updates on the proceedings please refer to the swat4ls.org website
(communication estimated mid-September 2011) or contact
info@swat4ls.org.

Special issue

Authors of accepted contributions to the upcoming edition of SWAT4LS
will be invited to submit an extended and revised version of their
contributions for a special issue of an international peer-reviewed
scientific journal. Special issues of SWAT4LS have appeared in the
past in BMC Bioinformatics and in the BMC Journal of Biomedical
Semantics. The current special issue is still in definition. For
updates please refer to the swat4ls.org website (communication
estimated mid September 2011) or contact info@swat4ls.org.

Deadlines

    Submission opening: 12 September 2011
    Papers submission deadline: 7 October 2011
    Posters and demo submission deadline: 31 October 2011
    Communication of acceptance: 7 November 2011
    Camera ready: 21 November 2011

Instructions

All papers and posters must be in English, formatted according to LNCS
format (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.

Submission

All submissions are handled via the EasyChair submission system
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swat4ls2011).
To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully
peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Scientific Committee.

Program Committee
    Erick Antezana, Bayer CropScience, Ghent, Belgium
    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
    Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD,
United States of America
    Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, Centre for Population and Health Sciences,
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of
Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Marie-Dominique Devignes, LORIA, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
    Olivier Dameron, INSERM U936, University of Rennes 1, France
    Michel Dumontier, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Toshiaki Katayama, Human Genome Center (HGC), University of Tokyo, Japan
    C. Maria Keet, School of Computer Science, University of
KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Graham Kemp, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Jacob Koehler, Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, United States of America
    Patty Kostkova, City eHealth Research Centre, City University, London, UK
    Michael Krauthammer, Department of Pathology, Yale University
School of Medicine, United States of America
    Patrick Lambrix, Department of Computer and Information Science,
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
    Phillip Lord, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
    Alistair Miles, Centre for Genomics and Global Health, The
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, Uk
    Stephan Philippi, Institute for Software Technology, University of
Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany
    Marco Roos, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Alan Ruttenberg, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo,
Buffalo, NY, United States of America
    Matthias Samwald, Medical University of Vienna and University of
Technology, Vienna, Austria
    Nigam Shah, Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, Stanford,
United States of America
    Michael Schroeder, Biotechnology Centre, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Robert Stevens, School of Computer Science, University of
Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Luca Toldo, Merck Serono, Darmstadt, Germany
    Tetsuro Toyoda, Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan
    Mark D. Wilkinson, iCAPTURE Center, St. Paul Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

SWAT4LS Chair and organizers*
    Adrian Paschke, Corporate Semantic Web, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
    Albert Burger, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University, and Human Genetics Unit, Medical Research
Council, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Paolo Romano, Bioinformatics, National Cancer Research Institute,
Genova, Italy
    M. Scott Marshall, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
    Andrea Splendiani, Biomathematics and Bioinformatics dept.,
Rothamsted Research, UK
* The Hackathon is co-organized with DevCSI and the Open Knowledge
Foundation (More information on the swat4ls.org website)

The SWAT4LS program is still growing!
More info will be posted on the workshop website
(http://swat4ls.org/workshops/london2011/) and blog
(swat4ls.blogspot.com).
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