New!!! The next edition of SWAT4LS 2015 will be held in Cambridge, UK, 2015. It will be a conference next year.

Since 2008, SWAT4LS is a workshop that has provided a platform for the presentation and discussion of the benefits and limits of applying web-based information systems and semantic technologies in Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology. 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).

SWAT4LS aims at providing an open and stimulating environment that brings 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 workshops are typically very interactive and are accompanied by tutorials and an hackathon.