Submission deadline extended!

  • Paper submission: September 26th (optional paper abstract registration)
  • Paper and Poster (abstract) submission deadline: October 3rd

Since 2008, the SWAT4LS Workshop has provided a platform for the presentation and discussion of the benefits and limits of applying Web-based information systems and semantic technologies in the domains of health care and life sciences. Growing steadily each year as Semantic Web applications become more widespread, SWAT4LS has been in Edinburgh 2008, Amsterdam 2009, Berlin 2010, London (2011), Paris (2012), Aveiro (SWAT4LS School organized in 2012), Edinburgh (2013) and Berlin (2014).
In 2015 SWAT4LS changed format and has been organized as a 2 day conference ( Cambridge, 2015).

SWAT4LS aims at providing an open and stimulating environment that brings together researchers, both developers and users, from areas as diverse as eHealth, medical and clinical informatics, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, drug discovery, drug safety, systems biology, medical physics, data science, and biocomputing, to discuss goals, current limits and real experiences in the application of Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies to challenges in health care and life sciences. The meetings are typically very interactive and are accompanied by tutorials and a hackathon.

The next SWAT4LS will be held in Amsterdam, NL, 5-8th December 2016 and will be a full conference for the second time. SWAT4LS 2016 will comprise a tutorials day (5th), main conference (6th and 7th), and a Hackathon day (8th). All events will be held in the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam.

The 2016 SWAT4LS conference is the ninth meeting in the series and will provide the same open, vibrant and well-organised 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.

 Clinical interpretation of Variants in Cancer at SWAT4LS 2016

This year’s edition of SWAT4LS and the Clinical Interpretation of Variants in Cancer (CIViC) Curation Jamboree and Hackathon on Dec. 1 and 2 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 using Semantic Web technology 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 Hackathon and vice versa. 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). Joining the CIViC Jamboree/Hackathon is free of charge but seats are limited so please register.

Part of the 2016 Logo is derived from Freepik