lunedì 12 dicembre 2011

SWAT4LS Submissions view

In time, we will post the ratings and impressions on the workshop. In the meantime, here is the visualization of words in accepted submissions!

lunedì 14 novembre 2011

The SWAT4LS-2011 Program is out!

Still, missing a poster and demo list... but the full program of SWAT4LS is out and available at:

martedì 4 ottobre 2011

SWAT4LS Posters to be deposited in the Faculty of 1000

The SWAT4LS Workshop 2011 , in cooperation with Faculty of 1000 (, invites poster/oral presenters at this meeting to deposit their poster(s)/slides(s) into the new open access poster repository, F1000 Posters ( to enable those who could not make the meeting to see your novel work. F1000’s expert Faculty of 10,000 members will then view these submissions to identify those they wish to select for positive evaluation in the award winning F1000 service. To deposit your poster, simply go to and upload your poster file.

giovedì 29 settembre 2011

Proceedings of SWAT4LS in ACM

The proceedings of SWAT4LS-2011 will be published by ACM. SWAT4LS is now co-organized with ACM (Special Interest Group in Bioinformatics).
This takes the place of CEUR proceedings, and will require a change in the formatting style, from LNCS to ACM. Details will be provided on the website.

giovedì 15 settembre 2011

SWAT4LS is now in cooperation with ACM

SWAT4LS is now in cooperation with ACM (ACM Bioinformatics SIG)

martedì 13 settembre 2011

Registrations to SWAT4LS are now open!

Registration to the hackathon is handled separately through the DevCSI website.

Submissions are open

Submission to SWAT4LS-2011 are now open at

The deadline for papers submission is October 7th, the deadline for Poster and Demos submission is October 31st.

mercoledì 27 luglio 2011

Prof. Douglas Kell to keynote at SWAT4LS

Prof. Douglas Kell (1 - 2) will present a short keynote at SWAT4LS.

venerdì 24 giugno 2011

Prof. Wendy Hall to Keynote at SWAT4LS

Prof. Wendy Hall will be a keynote at swat4ls 2011.

lunedì 13 giugno 2011

Tetsuro Toyoda to Keynote at SWAT4LS-2011

We are delighted to announce that Tetsuro Toyoda, Director of the Bioinformatics And Systems Engineering division of RIKEN (Yokohama), Japan, will keynote at SWAT4LS 2011.

TITLE: Future Biology is Semantic Information Science
Global cloud frameworks for bioinformatics research databases become huge and heterogeneous; solutions face various diametric challenges comprising cross integration, retrieval, security and openness. To address this, as of March 2011 organizations including RIKEN published 192 mammalian, plant and protein life sciences databases having 7.5 million data records, integrated as Linked Open or Private Data (LOD/LPD) using, the Scientists' Networking System or a “Virtual Laboratory Centre,” providing numerous virtual labs for semantic-web-based data management and collaboration of various purposes. is thus designed to discover novel relationships between data, because automatic intelligent agent generates for each data item a summary content displaying the linked information via Semantic Web. We demonstrate we successfully used the SciNetS interface across 26 million semantic relationships for biological applications including genome design, sequence processing, inference over phenotype databases, full-text search indexing and human-readable contents like ontology and LOD tree viewers.

Tetsuro Toyoda was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1968. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo in 1992, and obtained his PhD in 1997 from the same university. He started as a researcher at the Institute of Medical Molecular Design in 1997, and joined RIKEN as team leader in the Genomic Sciences Center in 2001. He became director of the RIKEN Bioinformatics and Systems Engineering Division when it was established in 2008. His expertise is in bioinformatics and computer-aided rational design of biomolecules, including rational database-supported drug design based on protein structural information and rational genome design in synthetic biology for biomass engineering. He promotes Japan’s database integration projects as a member of several national database committees.

domenica 5 giugno 2011


Pre announcement:
SWAT4LS 2011 will be held in London, Dec. 7-9 2011.
It will be articulated in 1 day hackathon, 1 day tutorial and 1 day workshop.
We are finalizing the venue(s) (central London) and the details of the Hackathon (co-organized with the Open Knowldge Foundation Working Group), Tutorials and Keynotes.
More information will be posted soon on this blog. You can also follow a new lanyrd page:

lunedì 7 marzo 2011

Special issue in Journal of Biomedical Semantics is out!

The special issue in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics dedicated to the SWAT4LS-2009 workshop has been published today and is available here.

giovedì 3 marzo 2011

The call for SWAT4LS special issue in BMC Bioinformatics is now open

We are pleased to inform you that the call for the special issue of BMC Bioinformatics dedicated to the SWAT4LS-2010 workshop is now open.
As a contributor to this workshop, you are invited to submit a new version of your contribution, revised and extended according to the discussion held at the workshop.

The agenda for this call is the following:

Paper registration (abstracts only): 15th April

Paper submission deadline: 22nd April

Notification of acceptance: 13th June

Camera ready papers: 4th July

Submissions can be sent using ( and should be formatted according to BMC guidelines. There is not a page limit for submissions, but we would ask you not to exceed 25 pages, unless necessary.

martedì 8 febbraio 2011

SWAT4LS Proceedings are out!

The Proceedings of the 2010 edition of SWAT4LS are now available at: