For over a decade SWAT4HCLS has provided a venue where a vibrant and open community of researchers, developers, users, and professionals from varied backgrounds have come together to discuss future targets, current limitations and real
experiences in the use of semantic and web technologies in healthcare and life sciences.
We invite submissions for the 2019 editions in all our topics of interest.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to Semantic and Web technologies designed for, and applied, in Healthcare and the Life Sciences.
Semantic technologies and their application in healthcare and life sciences
Knowledge representation systems in life sciences, medicine, healthcare, and agriculture
NLP and text mining using semantic technologies
Methods and standards to improve discoverability and reusability of data repositories
Semantic Querying, Data validation languages, Knowledge Graphs, Rule-based systems
Semantic workflow technologies and semantic web services applied in life sciences
Infrastructures supporting provenance, traceability, trust and reproducibility
Bridging semantics and analytics in the context of healthcare and life sciences
Novel approaches to utilizing existing biomedical data without sharing it, e.g. bring the analysis to the data
Deep learning, machine learning, and semantic technologies
Computing on knowledge graphs
Data curation and cleansing pipelines and approaches
New biomedical ontologies
Open Data Integration and Interoperability
Data repositories, integrated knowledge bases and data catalogues
Gold data sets
Biomedical ontologies, rules and medical standards for information exchange and interoperability.
Current challenges and experiences
Application and impact of data standards applied in clinical practice, public health and agribusiness
Empirical studies and evaluation of Semantic Web tools and applications in the life science domains
Ethical issues, privacy and data governance in healthcare, agri, and medical data in Semantic Web
Studies focussing on the adoption of Semantic Technologies by knowledge workers in life sciences
Business models for as (semantic) data economy
New applications of semantic technologies
Semantic infrastructures for person-centric healthcare data ecosystems
Semantic approaches to data repurposing in healthcare and patient generated data
Use of semantics to enable translational medicine, personalized medicine and precision agriculture
Semantic scientific publishing in the life sciences, medicine and healthcare, public health
Clinical Intelligence from Electronic Health Records (EHRs), patient data and clinical trial data
Future directions for Semantic Web technologies in the life sciences and interdisciplinary fields. including water science, agro science, and veterinary science, biodiversity, drug repositioning
Harnessing linked data for Research Assessment/Monitoring and Evaluation
Types of submission
The following types of submissions for SWAT4HCLS 2019 are invited:
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.
Position papers, application notes, discovery notes, using Semantic Web applications and tools.
Software demos – Present software and tools in action.
Industry talks (abstract only required):
Industry Application: report on industrial applications or research. (Semantic Publishers, Pharma, Healthcare, Agribusiness)
Data Challenge Showcase: Are you planning a Data Challenge and want to reach out to expert participants. Submit an abstract with details of your target goals, timeline and prizes.
Open Innovation: Are you a life science company that with more data than you can analyse and want experts to help find new insights. Submit an abstract with details of your target goals, license agreements,
timeline, publication policy
Business Models: Business models that leverage semantically rich data (e.g. publishing companies, for-profit data providers)
Posters and Demos
Accepted workshop papers will be published in CEUR proceedings. We are working on a special issue covering selected SWAT4HCLS works from 2018 and 2019.