lunedì 26 giugno 2017

SWAT4LS 2017 CfP is out

Call for Papers for SWAT4HCLS 2017

International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life
Sciences (SWAT4HCLS) 2017,
Rome, IT,  4-7th December 2017


Key dates extended:
Abstract and paper submission opens: July 28
EOI for tutorials:                                    Sept. 8
Paper abstract:                                      Sept. 22
Poster abstract and paper submission: Oct. 6
Notification of acceptance:                     Nov. 3

Conference:
Monday, Dec. 4:       Tutorials
Tuesday, Dec. 5:      Main Conference, Evening: Conference dinner
Wednesday, Dec. 6: Main Conference
Thursday, Dec. 7:     Hackathon

Confirmed Keynotes:
Carole Goble
(more to be confirmed)

The 2017 SWAT4LS international conference will provide the same open and vibrant environment that has previously brought together researchers, developers, and users, from many fields to discuss goals, current limits and real experiences in the use of Semantic Web technologies in health care and the life sciences. The next SWAT4LS will be held in Rome, IT, 4-7th December 2016.
SWAT4LS 2016 will be a tutorials day (4th), main conference (5th and 6th), and a Hackathon day (7th). Tutorials, conference and hackathon will be held at the CNR headquarters and other nearby venues.  

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to Semantic Web technologies in the following areas:

- Tools for the management and analysis of semantic data in the life sciences, medicine and health care
- The description, integration,  analysis and use of data in pursuit of challenges in the life sciences, medicine and health
- Semantically enabled tools for the life sciences, medicine and health
- Knowledge representation for biomedical knowledge bases
- Harnessing biomedical ontologies and terminologies with medical standards for information exchange
- Electronic Health Records (EHRs), patient data  and clinical trial data
- Enabling translational medicine and personalized medicine
- Semantic scientific publishing in the life sciences, medicine and health
- Rule based systems exploiting semantics
- NLP and text mining using semantic technologies
- Emerging technologies in Semantic Web, e.g. JSON-LD, graph databases
- Machine learning based solutions leveraging ontologies and semantic technologies
- Empirical studies and evaluation of Semantic Web tools and applications in the life sciences
- Related standards such as CDISC, HL7 and LOINC used with semantic technology
- Ethical issues and data governance in healthcare and medical data on Semantic Web
- Future directions for Semantic Web technologies in the life sciences

Types of submission

The following types of submissions for SWAT4LS 2016 are sought:

Long papers:
Research papers – Original research on a topic of interest to the SWAT4LS audience.
Software papers – New applications and tool descriptions addressing a topic of interest to the SWAT4LS audience.
Short papers:
Position papers, application notes, discovery notes or a short version of a long paper topic. using Semantic Web applications and tools.
Tutorials – Presenting teaching and learning material on a topic of interest for the SWAT4LS audience.
Software demos – Present software and tools in action.
Posters - An opportunity to present work in the area informally centred on a poster.
Industry – Abstract only required, describing industrial applications or research

Authors of accepted paper contributions to SWAT4LS 2017 will be invited to submit to a journal special issue.

All submissions will be handled via the EasyChair submission system

Instructions

All papers and posters must be in English and submitted in pdf using the LNCS format http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
Submissions for long papers must be a maximum of ten pages.
Submissions for short papers must be a maximum of five pages.
Submissions for posters abstract only required up to a maximum of two pages.
Submissions for software demo proposals must be a maximum of two pages.

Submission

All submissions will be handled via the EasyChair submission system at the following link:
Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Scientific Program Committee.

Organization Committee

Andrea Splendiani (Novartis NIBR, CH)
M Scott Marshall (Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands)
Adrian Paschke (Freie Universität Berlin and Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)
Albert Burger (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Paolo Romano (IST National Cancer Research Institute, Italy)

Valentina Presutti (ISTC CNR, Italy)

martedì 28 marzo 2017

SWAT4LS 2017: When and Where!

The 10th edition of SWAT4LS will be held in Rome, Italy. 
The workshop is scheduled for the 5th and 6th of December, while the 4th and 7th will be reserved for the tutorials and hackathon, respectively.
We are currently finalising the logistics, and we will announce the venue and more details as soon as possible.

mercoledì 23 novembre 2016

Our social event!

This is the first time that we are organizing a social event at SWAT4LS: hence perhaps this deserves a blog post.


Our social event will offer you an unique way to get to know Amsterdam, by boat. We will visit the fifth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival, which is organised from December 1st until January 22nd and will light up Amsterdam. Over 35 artworks from international artists, designers and architects find their way to the city of Amsterdam. The artworks are partly located alongside the Amsterdam canals. A 75-minute boat tour on original Frisian/Dutch Tjalk boats will take us along, under and through spectacular light artworks. In the meantime, drinks and bites will be served.



After the boat trip, we will have dinner at Restaurant Cafe Van Puffelen. Restaurant Cafe van Puffelen is located on the Prinsengracht. In the middle of the Jordaan district, in the area around the characteristic ’Negen Straatjes’ (nine little streets): they couldn’t have had a better location. Once just a small and authentic Amsterdam ‘bruin cafe’ (brown bar), but after a couple of expansions Restaurant Cafe van Puffelen has become a hotspot in the city and a place that every ‘Amsterdammer’ knows.

mercoledì 28 settembre 2016

SWAT4LS and CIViC Variationa Curation Jamboree and Hackathon: synergies in Amsterdam!

This year SWAT4LS (http://www.swat4ls.org) and CIViC Variant Curation Jamboree and Hackathon (https://github.com/genome/civic-meeting) are both at the NKI in Amsterdam, only separated by the weekend.  This brings the opportunity for potential synergy, where content from CIViC  is curated and presented in a Semantic Web-ready format, which is then integrated with other resources on the Semantic Web at SWAT4LS.
Attendance at both events would certainly benefit from such a cross-pollination. To enable this, we cordially invite attendees of SWAT4LS to join the CIViC Jamboree and Hackaton and vice versa. Joining the CIViC Jamboree/Hackaton is free of charge. Attendees for the CIViC Jamboree get a 20% discount when registering for SWAT4LS events (discount codes will be distributed at the CIViC Jamboree and Hackathon).

lunedì 19 settembre 2016

Deadlines extended

We have extended the deadline for submissions to SWAT4LS 2016.
The new deadlines are as follows:

Papers submissions deadline: September 26th (abstracts registration only)
Full papers and Poster submissions deadline: October 3rd

Notification of acceptance: October 31st.

venerdì 24 giugno 2016

SWAT4LS 2016 Key dates (deadlines)


Key dates for SWAT4LS 2016


  • Abstract and paper submission opens July 29th
  • EOI for tutorials 5th September
  • Abstract submission 12th September
  • Full Paper submission 19th September (Midnight CET)
  • Poster abstracts 3rd October
  • Notification of acceptance 24th October