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Call for Papers and Tutorials for 6th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences (SWAT4LS 2013)

From: Adrian Paschke <paschke@inf.fu-berlin.de>
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:06:15 -0400
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Call for Papers and Tutorials

6th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the
Life Sciences (SWAT4LS 2013) Edinburgh, UK  9-12 Dec. 2013
http://www.swat4ls.org/workshops/edinburgh2013


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 the domains of health care
and life sciences.
SWAT4LS has been in Edinburgh (2008), Amsterdam (2009), Berlin (2010),
London (2011), and Paris (2012).

Growing steadily each year as Semantic Web applications have become more
widespread, the program of SWAT4LS has grown to include associated events.
The next edition of SWAT4LS will be held in Edinburgh, UK, December 9-12,
2013, and including two days of tutorials and hackathons.

We are confident that the next edition of SWAT4LS will provide the same open
and stimulating environment that previously brought together researchers,
developers, and users, from various fields including biomedical informatics,
systems biology, computational biology, drug discovery, bioinformatics and
biocomputing, to discuss goals, current limits and real experiences in the
use of Semantic Web technologies in Life Sciences.

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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 support 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 potential impact on the future of publishing,
biological research and medicine. 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.
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Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Standards, Technologies, Tools for the Semantic Web
- Big Metadata Semantic Web standards and new proposals (e.g.: RDF, OWL,
SKOS, SPIN, RuleML, Microformats)
- Tools for ontology editing, annotation, versioning and provenance
management
- APIs and Tools for access to (distributed) knowledge bases
(e.g.multi-agents, rest apis, semantic web services, OMG API4KB)
- Semantic Scientific Workflows and eScience processes
- RDF stores, NoSQL, reasoners, query and visualization systems
- Knowledge representation for biomedical knowledge bases
- Query federation systems for distributed knowledge and data discovery
-  Tools for semantics-enabled web publication

Systems for a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics Biomedical knowledge bases on
the Semantic Web Semantic biomedical Web Services Semantics-enabled
biomedical information systems and solutions Linked Data for biomedical
research

Existing and prospective applications of the Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
Semantic Wikis Semantic collaborative research environments Semantic
crowdsourcing and collective intelligence Alternative approaches to
biomedical metadata generation and management Methods for data sharing and
open data Approaches to data privacy and security Case studies, use cases,
and scenarios.

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Type of contributions

The following possible contributions are sought:
- Tutorials
- Research papers
- Position papers
- Posters
- Software demos
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Proceedings

Proceedings of SWAT4LS 2013 will be published in CEUR Workshop proceedings
(http://ceur-ws.org/).
(see DBLP for the SWAT4LS proceedings of the last years:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/swat4ls/index.html)


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Special issue

Authors of accepted contributions to the upcoming edition of SWAT4LS will be
invited to submit to a special issue of the BMC Journal of Biomedical
Semantics.

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Deadlines

Submission opening: 					5th July 2013
Expression of interest for tutorials: 			5th August 2013 
Papers submission deadline (abstracts): 		1st September 2013
Papers submission deadline (full text):			22nd September 2013
Posters and demos submission deadline: 		18th October 2013
Communication of acceptance: 			4th November 2013
Camera ready paper: 					18th November 2013
Hackathon, Tutorials, Workshop			9-12th December 2013	

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Instructions:

All papers and posters must be in English 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.

Please upload all submissions as PDF files based on the LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

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Submission

All submissions will be handled via the EasyChair submission system.
To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by
at least three members of the Scientific Program Committee.
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