Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Call for papers


 Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to Semantic Web technologies
in the following areas:

  • Tools for the management and analysis of semantic data in the life
    sciences, medicine and health care
  • The description, integration,  analysis and use of data in pursuit of
    challenges in the life sciences, medicine and health
  • Semantically enabled tools for the life sciences, medicine and health
  • Knowledge representation for biomedical knowledge bases
  • Harnessing biomedical ontologies and terminologies with medical standards
    for information exchange
  • Electronic Health Records (EHRs), patient data  and clinical trial data
  • Enabling translational medicine and personalized medicine
  • Semantic scientific publishing in the life sciences, medicine and health
  • Rule based systems exploiting semantics
  • NLP and text mining using semantic technologies
  • Emerging technologies in Semantic Web, e.g. JSON-LD, graph databases
  • Empirical studies and evaluation of Semantic Web tools and applications in
    the life sciences
  • Related standards such as CDISC, HL7 and LOINC used with semantic
  • Ethical issues and data governance in healthcare and medical data on
    Semantic Web
  • Future directions for Semantic Web technologies in the life sciences


SWAT4LS 2016, Amsterdam, Dec. 5 – 8

Key dates:

  • Abstract and paper submission opens: July 29
  • EOI for tutorials:                                    Sept. 12
  • Paper abstract:                                        Sept. 26 (new date!)
  • Poster abstract and paper submission: Oct. 3 (new date!)
  • Notification of acceptance:                     Oct. 31


  • Monday, Dec. 5:       Tutorials
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6:      Main Conference, Evening: Conference dinner
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7: Main Conference
  • Thursday, Dec. 8:     Hackathon

More information on submission