martedì 22 luglio 2014

First keynotes confirmed at SWAT4LS 2014

We have confirmed the first keynotes for SWAT4LS 2014. They will be Andre Dekker , from MAASTRO clinic, NL and Maryann Martone, from UCSD, USA. 

lunedì 16 giugno 2014

Announcing SWAT4LS 2014

SWAT4LS 2014 will be held this year in Berlin, with the following agenda:
Dec. 9th:   Tutorials
Dec. 10th: Workshop
Dec. 11th: Hackathon

Key dates:Submission opening: June 30th, 2014
Expression of interest for tutorials: August 5th, 2014
Papers submission (abstracts): September 7th, 2014

Papers submission deadline (full text): September 15th, 2014
Posters and demos submission deadline: September 30th, 2014
Communication of acceptance: October 27th, 2014 
Camera ready paper: November 18, 2014

A detailed CfP is available at

martedì 22 aprile 2014

SWAT4LS Updates

We are working on the 2014 edition of SWAT4LS. We have still to finalize the venue, but we are working on having the event in Rome, betweeen mid November and mid December.
On another from, the call for the Journal of Biomedical Semantics SWAT4LS thematic series is now open. Participants who presented in Edinburgh are being offered a discount of 20% of publication fees from BMC. The deadline for this call is May 31st.

venerdì 7 febbraio 2014

A few interviews to keynotes, presenters and participants at SWAT4LS 2013

A few video interviews to keynotes, presenters and participants at SWAT4LS 2013 have been poster on the website.

lunedì 13 gennaio 2014

Proceedings of SWAT4LS 2013 are out

Proceedings of SWAT4LS 2013 have been published on CEUR at

lunedì 16 dicembre 2013

Announcing best papers awards

Here are the winner of the best papers award at the the sixth edition of SWAT4LS, held on Dec. 10th 3013 in Edinburgh.

The best paper (voted by the public) was:

Computing Identity Co-Reference Across Drug Discovery Datasets
Christian Y. A. Brenninkmeijer, Ian Dunlop, Carole Goble, Alasdair J. G. Gray, Steve Pettifer and Robert Stevens.
Presented by Alasdair J.G. Gray
It will be offered the possibility to publish a paper free of charge in the BMC Journal of Biomedical Semantics. It will be offered also a free license to Knowledge Explorer by IO-Informatics.

The second best paper was:
Nanopublications for exposing experimental data in the life-sciences: a Huntington’s Disease case study
Eleni Mina, Mark Thompson, Rajaram Kaliyaperumal, Jun Zhao, Kristina Hettne, Erik Schultes and Marco Roos.
Presented by Eelke van der Horst
It will be offered a free license to Knowledge Explorer by IO-Informatics.

sabato 30 novembre 2013

IO Informatics will offers prizes to best works at SWAT4LS-2013

From the IO Press release:



IO Informatics and the SWAT4LS (Semantic Web Applications & Tools for Life Sciences) conference committee are pleased to announce the awarding of prizes for the best works presented at the upcoming SWAT4LS conference that will take place in Edinburgh, December 9-12, 2013 (

First and second place for each of the two categories: “papers” and “posters or demos” will receive a copy of the IO Informatics’ Sentient Knowledge Explorer PRO.

Dr. Andrea Splendiani, co-Chair of SWAT4LS, said "We are delighted to have IO Informatics contributing to this year's meeting by providing their valuable software as awards.”

"IO is thrilled to be part of this premiere international conference and to honour scientific excellence within the semantic web community.  The semantic web is being recognized by researchers in academic and industrial sectors as a valuable method to meaningfully integrate data and to harvest knowledge from the resulting information,” said Bob Stanley, CEO of IO Informatics.

IO Informatics’ Sentient Knowledge Explorer PRO is the leading semantic integration power tool. It excels at the application of “top-down” ontology resources to “bottom-up” data import and ETL to provide the most efficient path to well-formed linked data suited to long-term interoperability while delivering integrated data applications quickly. It also gives the researcher a platform to visualize and easily query and explore the underlying knowledge contained in their data. (

In addition to providing the prizes, Charlie Mead, Senior Solutions Architect for IO, will be presenting a tutorial entitled: Applying Semantic Web Technologies in Clinical Care and Clinical Research: A SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats)Perspective.  (  Dr. Mead is a widely known expert in life science data standards, the semantic web and its applications.  He is Co-Chair of the W3C HealthCare and Life Sciences Semantic Web Work Group and is a frequent speaker on the application and value of the semantic web.