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CFP: SWAT4HCLS 2018 - Paper (extended) Deadline Oct. 1st

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:48:57 +0200
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11th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for
Health Care and Life Sciences, 3-6th December 2018, Antwerp, Belgium

http://www.swat4hcls.org/ <http://www.swat4ls.org/>

For over a decade SWAT4HCLS international conference has provided an open
and vibrant scientific environment bringing together researchers,
developers, and users, from many fields to discuss new target, current
limitations and real experiences in the use of semantic and web
technologies in health care and the life sciences. The 2018 event will
follow a similar format as in previous years and welcomes exciting new
topics into the program in a series of thematic sessions.

Dates (deadlines extended)!

Full paper submission: October 1st (extended from September 1st)

Posters and demo submissions: October 15th

Industry abstracts submissions: October 15th

Notification of acceptance (papers): October 22nd

Notification of acceptance (posters): 1 week after submission


Monday, December 3rd: Tutorials

Tuesday, December 4th: Main Conference, Evening: Conference dinner

Wednesday, December 5th: Main Conference

Thursday, December 6th: Hackathon

Confirmed Keynotes

Confirmed keynotes

Philip E. Bourne, University of Virginia, United States of America: How
Does Data Science Impact the Semantic Web?

Dean Allemang, Working Ontologist, LLC, United States of America: Semantic
Web and the New Industrial Revolution

Medha Devare, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI): Spinning
a Semantic Web for Agriculture.

Confirmed tutorials

Biomedical data standards:

Tim Williams (UCB): Semantic Web in the Pharmaceutical Industry: A
Landscape of Challenges and Opportunities

Michel Van Speybroeck (Janssen): The OMOP common data model for
observational studies

Harold Solbrig (The John Hopkins University School of Medicine): HL7 FHIR
and the Semantic Web


Marie-Angélique Laporte (Bioversity-France) and Medha Devare (CGIAR,
IFPRI) Agricultural
semantics: challenges, opportunities and the AgroFIMS fieldbook

Semantic Web technologies:

Ali Hasnain, Ratnesh Sahay and Dietrich-Rebholz-Schuhman (Insight Centre
for Data Analytics): LOD4CG & BioFed: Publishing and Accessing Large-Scale
Cancer and Biomedical Linked Data Resources

Leyla Garcia (EBI) and Alasdair Gray (Heriott Watt University): Bioschemas,
a lightweight semantic layer for Life Sciences

Mark Musen (Stanford): The CEDAR Workbench: Enhanced Authoring of
Standards-Based Metadata for use on the Semantic Web

Andra Waagmeester (Micelio): Installing Wikibase, the semantic web platform
of Wikidata


Boris Cule and Sandy Moens (Adrem Data Lab, University of Antwerp): Knowledge
Discovery and Machine Learning in KNIME

(An introduction to Pattern Mining, Clustering and Classification)


Tutorials, conference and hackathon will be held in Antwerp, Belgium. The
venue will be at Elzenveld, a historic building that previously has served
as hospital and monastery.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to Semantic Web
technologies designed for, and applied, in Healthcare and the Life Sciences.

– Knowledge representation in life sciences, medicine and healthcare and

– Semantic approaches to data repurposing in healthcare and patient
generated data

– Biomedical ontologies, rules and medical standards for information
exchange and interoperability.

– Clinical Intelligence from Electronic Health Records (EHRs), patient data
and clinical trial data

– Use of semantics to enable translational medicine, personalized medicine
and precision agriculture.

– Application and impact of data standards applied in clinical practice,
public health and agribusiness

– Semantic scientific publishing in the life sciences, medicine and
healthcare, public health

– Open Data Integration and Interoperability.

– NLP and text mining using semantic technologies.

– Methods and standards to improve discoverability and reusability of data

– Deep learning and semantic technologies.

– Semantic Querying, Data validation languages, Knowledge Graphs,
Rule-based systems.

– Semantic workflow technologies and semantic web services applied in life

– Infrastructures supporting provenance, traceability, trust and

– Empirical studies and evaluation of Semantic Web tools and applications
in the life science domains.

– Ethical issues, privacy and data governance in healthcare, agri, and
medical data in Semantic Web.

– Future directions for Semantic Web technologies in the life sciences and
interdisciplinary fields. including water science, agro science, and
veterinary science, drug repositioning.

– Studies focussing on the adoption of Semantic Technologies by knowledge
workers in life sciences.

– Harnessing linked data for Research Assessment/Monitoring and Evaluation

– Novel approaches to utilizing existing biomedical data without sharing
it, e.g. bring the analysis to the data

In addition, we invite submissions for inclusion in thematic sessions on
Open Data, Agri-Semantis, Public Health Surveillance and Secondary Use of
Healthcare Data.

Types of submission

The following types of submissions for SWAT4HCLS 2018 are invited:

Long papers:

Research papers – Original research on a topic of interest to the SWAT4HCLS

In-use papers – New applications and tool descriptions addressing a topic
of interest to the SWAT4HCLS audience.

Short papers:

Position papers, application notes, discovery notes,. using Semantic Web
applications and tools.

Software demos – Present software and tools in action.

Industry talks (abstract only required):

Industry Application: report on industrial applications or research.
(Semantic Publishers, Pharma, Healthcare, Agribusiness)

Data Challenge Showcase: Are you planning a Data Challenge and want to
reach out to expert participants. Submit an abstract with details of your
target goals, timeline and prizes.

Open Innovation: Are you an life science company that with more data than
you can analyse and want experts to help find new insights. Submit an
abstract with details of your target goals, license agreements, timeline,
publication policy

Business Models: Business models that leverage semantically rich data (e.g.
publishing companies, for-profit data providers)

Posters and Demos

Authors of accepted paper contributions to SWAT4HCLS 2018 will be invited
to submit to a journal special issue (under definition)

Instructions for authors

All submissions will be handled via the EasyChair submission system at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swat4ls2018 .

All papers and posters must be in English and submitted in pdf using the
LNCS format http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html .

Submissions for long papers must be a maximum of ten pages.

Submissions for short papers must be a maximum of five pages.

Submissions for posters abstract must be a maximum of two pages.

Submissions of industry abstracts must be a maximum of two pages.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Scientific
Program Committee.
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