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'''SWAT4LS 2010''' is the 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences. It is held from [[start date:=December 8 2010]] to [[end date:=December 10 2010]] in [[located in::Berlin, Germany]], [[Europe]] together with the [http://www.meetup.com/The-Berlin-Semantic-Web-Meetup-Group/calendar/13980931/ 7th Berlin Semantic Web Meetup].
== Introduction ==
SWAT4LS is a workshop that provides a venue to present and discuss benefits and limits of the adoption of Web based information systems and semantic technologies in biomedical informatics and computational biology. The 2010 edition of SWAT4LS will propose a one day workshop, preceeded by tutorials and other events. SWAT4LS 2010 provides an open and stimulating environment bringing together researchers, both developers and users, from the various fields of Biology, Bioinformatics and Computer Science, to discuss goals, current limits and real experiences in the use of Semantic Web technologies in Life Sciences
== Rational ==
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 environemnts. 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 medecine. 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.
== Topics of Interest ==
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Standards, Technologies, Tools for the Semantic Web
** Semantic Web standards and new proposals (RDF, OWL, SKOS, Linked Data,... )
** Biomedical Ontologies and related tools
** Alternative approaches to integrate semantic representations and web based solutions
** Formal approaches to large biomedical knowledge bases
* Systems for a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
** RDF stores, Reasoners, query and visualization systems for life sciences
** Semantic biomedical Web Services
** Semantics aware Biological Data Integration Systems
* Existing and prospective applications of the Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
** Semantics aware application tools
** Semantic WikisSemantic collaborative research environments
** Case studies, use cases, and scenarios
== Type of contributions ==
The following possible contributions are sought:
* Research papers
* Position papers
* Software demos
All papers and posters must be in English, formatted according to Springer LNCS format 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.
To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Scientific Committee.
== Proceedings and Journal ==
All accepted communications will be published in Nature Preceedings. Authors of accepted contributions to the upcoming edition of SWAT4LS will be additionally invited to submit an extended and revised version of their contributions for a special issue in BMC Bioinformatics dedicated to SWAT4LS 2010.
== Workshop Chairs ==
* [[has OC member::Adrian Paschke]], Corporate Semantic Web, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
* [[has OC member::Albert Burger]], School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, and Human Genetics Unit, Medical Research Council, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
* [[has OC member::Paolo Romano]], Bioinformatics, National Cancer Research Institute, Genova, Italy
* [[has OC member::M. Scott Marshall]], Adaptive Information Disclosure Group, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* [[has OC member::Andrea Splendiani]], Biomathematics and Bioinformatics dept., Rothamsted Research, UK
== Program Committee ==
* Erick Antezana, Bayer CropScience, Ghent, Belgium
* 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
* Werner Ceusters, NY CoE in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States of America
* Kei Cheung, Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, United States of America
* Tim Clark, Massachuttes General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States of America
* Marie-Dominique Devignes, LORIA, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
* Olivier Dameron, INSERM U936, University of Rennes 1, France
* Asuman Dogac, Department of Computer Eng., Middle East Technical University, Ankara ,Turkey
* Michel Dumontier, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
* Toshiaki Katayama, Human Genome Center (HGC), University of Tokyo, Japan
* C. Maria Keet, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
* Graham Kemp, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
* 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
* Eric Neumann, Clinical Semantics Group and CSHALS, Boston, USA
* Stephan Philippi, Institute for Software Technology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany
* Marco Roos, Instituut voor Informatica, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons, Cambridge, MA, United States of America
* Matthias Samwald, DERI, Galway, Ireland, and Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, 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
* Tetsuro Toyoda, Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan
* David J Wild, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington ,USA
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