Call for Papers

SWAT4HCLS 2021/2 CfP

We invite submissions for the 2022 edition. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

Semantic Web Infrastructures and Resources in Healthcare and Life Science

  • Architectures and algorithms to support volume and scale, rapid knowledge changes and heterogeneity
  • Semantic querying, data validation languages, knowledge graphs, rule-based systems.
  • Infrastructures supporting provenance, traceability, trust and reproducibility
  • Information visualization and exploratory analysis methods
  • Biomedical ontologies, rules and medical standards for interoperability
  • Semantic workflow technologies and semantic web services applied in life sciences.
  • Semantic Web technologies in FAIR data and open data ecosystems7
  • Semantic scientific publishing in the life sciences, medicine and healthcare, public health
  • Semantic infrastructures for patient-centric healthcare data ecosystems

Semantic Web and AI in Healthcare and the Life Sciences

  • Explainable AI and semantics
  • Ontology based neural symbolic reasoning and learning
  • Machine learning and data mining methods for Semantic Web data
  • Knowledge-driven ML and data mining
  • NLP and text mining using semantic technologies
  • Clinical Intelligence from Electronic Health Records (EHRs), patient data and clinical trial data

Semantic Web Technologies across Healthcare and Life Science Communities

  • Semantic Web and biodiversity
  • Semantic Web agriculture, food and nutrition
  • Semantic Web drug discovery and drug repurposing
  • Semantic Web translational medicine and personalized medicine
  • Semantic Web and bioimaging
  • Semantic Web and SARS-COV2

Important Dates:

Abstract submission open: August 1st 2021

Full paper submission: September 30th 2021  October 14 2021

Posters and demo submissions: October 8th 2021 October 14 2021

Notification of acceptance: November 15th November 22 2021

Conference Dates:

Monday, January 10th 2022: Tutorials

Tuesday, January 11th and Wednesday, January 12th  2022: Main Conference

Thursday, January 13th 2022: Hackathon

Types of submission

The following types of submissions for SWAT4HCLS 2022 are invited:

Long papers: 

  • Research papers – Original research on a topic of interest to the SWAT4HCLS audience.
  • In-use papers – New applications and tool descriptions addressing a topic of interest to the SWAT4HCLS audience.

Short papers:

  • Position papers, application notes, discovery notes, using Semantic Web applications and tools.

Instructions for Authors

  • All submissions will be handled via the EasyChair submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swat4hcls
  • All papers and posters must be in English and submitted in pdf using the LNCS format http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
  • Submissions for long papers must be a maximum of ten pages.
  • Submissions for short papers must be a maximum of five pages.
  • Submissions for posters abstract must be a maximum of two pages.
  • Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Scientific Program Committee.