Paper Submission Deadline Extension: Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Workshop at WWW 2008

The deadline for submitting papers to the Semantic Web for Health Care and
Life Sciences Workshop at WWW2008 has been extended until February 1, 2008.

                           held in conjunction with
               The 17th International World Wide Web Conference
                              April 21-25, 2008
                                Beijing, China

          ( mirror Web site)

   Biomedical  researchers  need to be able to ask questions that span many
   heterogeneous data sources in order to make well-informed decisions. For
   this  to  be  achieved,  data  about  drugs,  patients, diseases, genes,
   proteins,   and   pathways  must  be  effectively  integrated.  Yet  the
   integration  of disparate biomedical data continues to be a challenge to

   Many   organizations   are   now  exploring  the  use  of  Semantic  Web
   technologies  in  the hope of easing the effort of data integration. The
   benefits   promised   by   the   Semantic  Web  include  aggregation  of
   heterogeneous  data  using explicit semantics, simplified annotation and
   sharing  of findings, the expression of rich and well-defined models for
   data aggregation and search, easier reuse of data in unanticipated ways,
   and the application of logic to infer additional insights.

   W3C  has  established the Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences
   (HCLSIG)  Interest  Group to help organizations in their adoption of the
   Semantic  Web. The HCLSIG is chartered to develop and support the use of
   Semantic   Web  technologies  to  improve  collaboration,  research  and
   development,  and  innovation adoption in the domains of Health Care and
   Life  Sciences.  As a part of realizing this vision, we are organizing a
   workshop  on  the  Semantic  Web  for  Health  Care and Life Sciences in
   conjunction with WWW2008.

   The workshop encourages participation from industry and academia with an
   emphasis on the practical aspects of applying Semantic Web technologies
   to the challenges of Health Care and the Life Sciences. We encourage
   participation from Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies, Health Care
   Organizations, Universities and Research Institutes, IT Vendors, and
   Government Agencies.

   Topics of Interest:
   - Semantic integration
   - Knowledge representation and reasoning
   - Semantic Web applications
   - Semantic Web Services
   - Querying RDF/OWL
   - Query mediation and translation
   - Semantic mashups

   Authors are invited to submit papers in any of the areas listed above

   Papers should follow the general format of refereed papers for WWW2008
   as described at:

   Important Dates:
   Paper submission:                                            Extended
   until February 1, 2008
   Notification of acceptance:                                  February
   22, 2008
   Final version of accepted papers for inclusion on conference CD:
   February 29, 2008
   Final version of accepted papers                             March 21,
   Date of workshop:                                            April 22,

   Program Committee:
   Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant
   Christopher Baker, A-STAR
   Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, NIH
   Keith Boyce, ImmuneTolerance
   Cory Brouwer, Pfizer
   Bill Bug, UCSD
   Helen Chen, AGFA
   William Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University
   Tim Clark, Harvard University
   Sudeshna Das, Harvard University
   Don Doherty, Brainstage
   Lee Feigenbaum, Cambridge Semantics
   Andrew Gibson, University of Manchester
   Carole Goble, University of Manchester
   Yufeng Guo, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
   Amarnath Gupta, SDSC
   Peter Haase, University of Karlsruhe
   Volker Haarslev, Concordia University
   William Hayes, BiogenIdec
   Ivan Herman, W3C
   Yusheng He, Peking University
   Vipul Kashyap, Partners Healthcare
   Marijke Keet, Free University of Bolen-Bolzano
   Phil Lord, Newcastle University
   M. Scott Marshall, University of Amsterdam
   Robin McEntire, GlaxoSmithKline
   Parsa Mirhaji, University of Texas
   Mark Musen, Stanford University
   Fabian Neuhaus, NIST
   Eric Neumann, Clinical Semantics
   Chimezie Ogbuji, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
   Elgar Pichler, AstraZeneca
   Matthew Pocock, Newcastle University
   Daniel Rubin, Stanford University
   Matthias Samwald, University of Vienna
   Susanna Sansone, European Bioinformatics Institute
   Michael Schroeder, Dresden University
   Nigam Shah, Stanford University
   Amit Sheth, Wright State University
   Robert Stevens, University of Manchester
   Rudi Studer, Karlsruhe University
   Adam West, Eli Lilly
   Katy Wostencroft, University of Manchester
   Xuezhong Zhou, Nornern Jiaotong University

   Organizing Committee:
   Huajun Chen, Zhejiang University
   Kei Cheung, Yale University
   Michel Dumontier, Carleton University
   Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C
   Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons
   Susie Stephens, Eli Lilly
   Yimin Wang, University of Karlsruhe

Received on Friday, 25 January 2008 19:27:53 UTC