Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Leiden 2021

SWAT4(HC)LS (Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Healthcare and Life Sciences) is a venue for presenting and discussing novel ideas, experiences and issues in the application of semantic and web technologies in the biomedical domain at large.

Starting in 2008, SWAT4(HC)LS has been held continuously for more than 10 years, expanding from a one day workshop to a four-day event composed of tutorials, conference and hackathon.

SWAT4LS intends to provide an open and vibrant discussion space cross-cutting across academia, industry and institutional participants.

SWAT4HCLS 2021 in Leiden and on the Internet!

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the 2020 conference events due to the pandemic. Our 4 day event with tutorials, 2 conference days and hackathon will be hosted in Leiden, the Netherlands in December 2021.

On January 15th and 19th, 2021 we host a Hackathon, with the same essential format as previous hackathons. That is: a day to meet and discuss, collaborate and create new collaborations. However, due to different dynamics (e.g. time zone difference), instead of 1 day we will open the (virtual) venue on two days.

We will be opening up a selection of social media platforms where you can informally meet past and future attendees of the regular conference to discuss & hack towards new collaborations.

Please register you intend to join us at the eventbrite:

We will send connection details shortly.

Like our regular hackathon, this virtual edition will follow an unconference format and aims to create an inclusive environment for people and ideas. That means we will start in the morning with introductions and pitches after which the groups self-organise. This is facilitated by various platforms (Zoom, Streamyard, etc) that will be made available to the attendees to use.

We would like to wrap up on January 19th (20:00-21:00 CET) in a plenary session where it is possible to either present results live or by prerecorded demonstrations or presentations.

Please do share pitches of hackathon projects in this GDoc

More to come!