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