Submission deadline extension for FWCS2010, Raleigh, NC

With the usual apologies for cross-posting, I would like to announce
that the workshop on the Future of the Web for Collaborative Science
(FWCS2010) has been extended until February 22, 2010.

Please see the workshop homepage
or read the textual description below:

held in conjunction with WWW2010, April 26-30, 2010
at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, USA

   The Web was originally invented with the physics community in mind, but
   rapidly expanded to include other scientific disciplines, in particular
   the health care and life sciences. By the mid 1990s the Web was already
   being used to share data by biomedical professionals and
   bioinformaticians. The Web continues to be immensely important to these
   fields, however use cases have expanded considerably. Researchers are
   now looking to share extremely large data sets on the Web, extract
   insights from vast numbers of papers cross sub-disciplines, and use
   social networking tools to identify potential collaborators, aggregate
   data and engage in scientific discussion. Furthermore, individuals are
   beginning to store their medical records online, and some are sharing
   their genetic makeup in a bid to find others with a similar profile.
   These use cases are pushing the boundaries of what is currently
   possible with the Web. This workshop will present how scientists are
   currently using the Web, and discuss the functionality that is required
   to make the Web an ideal platform for both cutting edge scientific
   collaboration and for managing health care and life science related

Papers of Interest

   We would encourage submission of papers covering the following topics:
     * Web 2.0 applications for large, heterogeneous and complex data sets
     * Models for collaborative scientific annotations
     * Tools and applications for aggregating information across web sites
     * Provenance, attribution, trust, and intellectual property
     * Policy for data access, sharing, and anonymization

   We seek three kinds of submissions:
     * Full technical papers: up to 10 pages
     * Short technical and position papers: up to 5 pages
     * Demo description: up to 2 pages

   Submissions must be formatted using the [21]WWW2010 templates. Please
   submit your paper via [22]EasyChair at


     * 2010-Jan-11 Easy chair submission system is open
     * 2010-Jan-8 2nd CFP is out


   Accepted papers will be published on the workshop web site as well as
   in [24]Nature Precedings, for open access.


   We expect to bridge communication and knowledge transfer between the
   HCLS and the Web communities. We invite audience who are interested in
   applying the latest web technologies to collaborative health care and
   life science to participate and contribute to the workshop.
   Particularly, we welcome participants who wish to explore HCLS specific
   requirements for collaborating on the web, e.g. trust, privacy,
   intellectual property, knowledge management, and the scale and
   diversity of data. This workshop will also be of interest to those
   interested in learning about the latest developments in data modeling,
   tools and technologies for web-based collaborative science.

Time Lines

     * Submission deadline- February 22, 2010
     * Notification of acceptance - March 8, 2010
     * Camera-ready version - March 22, 2010
     * Workshop date - April 26, 2010

Program Committee

     * Bosse Andersson, [25]AstraZeneca
     * Christopher Baker, University of New Brunswick
     * Colin Batchelor, Royal Society of Chemistry
     * Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine
     * John Breslin, NUI Galway
     * Simon Buckingham Shum, Open University
     * Annamaria Carusi, Oxford University
     * Helen Chen, University of Waterloo
     * Paolo Ciccarese, Harvard University
     * Tim Clark, Harvard Medical School
     * Anita de Waard, Elsevier
     * Don Doherty, Brainstage
     * Michel Dumontier, Carleton University
     * Lee Feigenbaum, Cambridge Semantics
     * Timo Hannay, Nature
     * William Hayes, [26]BiogenIdec
     * Ivan Herman, W3C
     * Vipul Kashyap, Cigna
     * Nikesh Kotecha, Stanford University
     * Phil Lord, University of Newcastle
     * Robin [27]McEntire, Merck
     * Parsa Mirhaji, University of Texas
     * Mark Musen, Stanford University
     * Vit Novacek, DERI, NUI Galway
     * Alex Passant, DERI, NUI Galway
     * Elgar Pichler, [28]AstraZeneca
     * Rosalind Reid, Harvard University
     * Patrick Ruch, University of Applied Sciences Geneva
     * Daniel Rubin, Stanford
     * Satya Sahoo, Wright State University
     * Matthias Samwald, DERI, NUI Galway // Konrad Lorenz Institute for
       Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria
     * Susanna Sansone, EBI
     * Nigam Shah, Stanford University
     * Amit Sheth, Wright State University
     * Katy Wolstencroft, University of Manchester

Workshop Co-chairs

     * Jun Zhao, University of Oxford
     * Kei Cheung, Yale University
     * M. Scott Marshall, Leiden University Medical Center / University of
     * Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C
     * Susie Stephens, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development




Received on Monday, 15 February 2010 21:45:33 UTC