Semantic Web Application and Tools for Life Sciences
SWAT4LS is a workshop that provides a venue to present and discuss benefits and limits of the adoption of Semantic Web technologies and tools in biomedical informatics and computational biology.
The first edition, held in Edinburgh in November 2008, received 40 submissions, of which 13 were accepted as oral communications, and part of them included in a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics dedicated to the workshop (in preparation).
The second edition of SWAT4LS will provide the same open and stimulating environment that brought 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.
SWAT4LS Call for Papers
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,... )
Biomedical Ontologies and related tools
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 collaborative research environments
Case studies, use cases, and scenarios
For more details visit the SWAT4LS-09 website.