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 ( and CIViC Variant Curation Jamboree and Hackathon ( 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

lunedì 6 giugno 2016

SWAT4LS 2016: dates and location

The 2016 edition of SWT4LS will be held in Amsterdam.
The conference will take place on the 6th and 7th od December, while the 5th and 8th of December will be reserved for tutorials and hackathon.
We will soon communicate submission deadlines and the program.

lunedì 21 marzo 2016

CfP SWAT4LS thematic series in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics

Dear SWAT4LS friends,

We are inviting all SWAT4LS 2015 participants who presented their research at the conference (papers, posters, demos) to submit an extended version of their work to the “Semantic technologies in health care and life sciences” series in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics (JBMS).

This thematic series focuses on the application of web based technologies for knowledge representation, data integration, analysis and visualisation in health care and the life sciences in support of biomedical research and health care practice. It covers research presented at SWAT4LS (Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences) workshops/conferences held annually in Europe and offers an opportunity for an in-depth presentation of your scientific results and to reach a wider audience. Examples of previous JBMS thematic series publications, including for SWAT4LS, can be found on the JBMS collections web pages.

Submissions should be sent following the Journal of Biomedical Semantics submission process, by May 15th, 2016,  quoting the mentioned series and conference year in the cover letter. All submission will undergo a full peer-review process.
Articles accepted for publications are eligible for 20% publication fee reduction (please enter the code: swat4Ls2016).

We would welcome a notification of the intention to submit by March 31st, 2016.

Thank you,
the SWAT4LS organizers

mercoledì 20 gennaio 2016

The proceedings of SWAT4LS 2015 are out

The proceedings of SWAT4LS 2015 are out and available at
In a short time, we will post a call for extended papers for the Journal of Biomedical Semantics.

giovedì 7 gennaio 2016