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SWAT4LS Workshop

Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences

November 28, 2008,
e-Science Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


The workshop was organized in sessions and open discussions. Invited speakers presented state-of-the-art, provocative lectures on the workshop's main topic, while a number of submissions were accepted as oral presentations and posters on all workshop's topics.

SWAT4LS Call for Papers


Semantic Web technologies, tools and applications are starting to emerge in Life Sciences. In recent years, systems have been introduced and an increasing interest among researchers is arising. This workshop will provide a venue to present and discuss benefits and limits of the adoption of these technologies and tools in biomedical informatics and computational biology. It will showcase experiences, information resources, tools development and applications. It will bring together researchers, both developers and users, from the various fields of Biology, Bioinformatics and Computer Science, to discuss goals, current limits and some real use cases for Semantic Web technologies in Life Sciences.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Standards, Technologies, Tools for the Semantic Web
    • Semantic Web standards (RDF, OWL, ...)
    • RDF/OWL, SKOS, .... and their applicability ot bioinformatics
    • RDF Schemas and Query systems
    • Biomedical Ontologies and related tools
    • Formal approaches to large biomedical controlled terminologies and vocabularies
  • Systems for a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
    • Bio-ontologies, RDF stores, Semantic web Services
    • RDF repositories and query systems for life sciences
    • Semantically aware biomedical Web Services
    • Semantic Biological Data Integration Systems
  • Existing and perspective applications of the Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
    • Semantic browsers, Semantic collaborative research
    • Case studies, use cases, and scenarios
    • Semantic Web applications in life sciences

Type of contributions

The following possible contributions are sought:

  • Oral communications (regular papers)
  • Posters
  • Software demos
All accepted oral communications and posters will be published with CEUR-WS.


All deadlines are over!
Submission is closed!

  • Submission of oral communications: CLOSED
  • Submission of posters: CLOSED


All papers and posters must be in English and must be submitted through the EasyChair review system at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swat4ls. Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Scientific Committee.

  • Submissions for Oral communications should be between 10 and 15 pages.
  • Posters submissions should be between 4 and 8 pages.
  • Software demo proposals should also be between 4 and 8 pages.

All accepted oral communications and posters will be published with the CEUR-WS.org Workshop Proceedings service (see http://ceur-ws.org/).
Furthermore, a selection of papers will be published in a Supplement of BMC Bioinformatics devoted to the SWAT4LS workshop.
To this end, a special Call will be launched shortly after the workshop, for extended and revised versions of contributions submitted to the workshop and accepted either as oral communication or poster.
For any further information or clarification, please contact the organization by email at info @ swat4ls.org .

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