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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   2nd CFP: Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences workshop at WWW 2008
Date received:   14 Jan 2008
Deadline:   25 Jan 2008
Start date:   21 Apr 2008

SEMANTIC WEB FOR HEALTH CARE AND LIFE SCIENCES WORKSHOP held in conjunction with The 17th International World Wide Web Conference April 21-25, 2008 Beijing, China http://ccnt.zju.edu.cn/hcls2008/ (http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLS/WWW2008 mirror Web site) Biomedical researchers need to be able to ask questions that span many heterogeneous data sources in order to make well-informed decisions. For this to be achieved, data about drugs, patients, diseases, genes, proteins, and pathways must be effectively integrated. Yet the integration of disparate biomedical data continues to be a challenge to achieve. Many organizations are now exploring the use of Semantic Web technologies in the hope of easing the effort of data integration. The benefits promised by the Semantic Web include aggregation of heterogeneous data using explicit semantics, simplified annotation and sharing of findings, the expression of rich and well-defined models for data aggregation and search, easier reuse of data in unanticipated ways, and the application of logic to infer additional insights. W3C has established the Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences (HCLSIG) Interest Group to help organizations in their adoption of the Semantic Web. The HCLSIG is chartered to develop and support the use of Semantic Web technologies to improve collaboration, research and development, and innovation adoption in the domains of Health Care and Life Sciences. As a part of realizing this vision, we are organizing a workshop on the Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences in conjunction with WWW2008. Audience: The workshop encourages participation from industry and academia with an emphasis on the practical aspects of applying Semantic Web technologies to the challenges of Health Care and the Life Sciences. We encourage participation from Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies, Health Care Organizations, Universities and Research Institutes, IT Vendors, and Government Agencies. Topics of Interest: - Semantic integration - Knowledge representation and reasoning - Semantic Web applications - Semantic Web Services - Querying RDF/OWL - Query mediation and translation - Semantic mashups Submissions: Authors are invited to submit papers in any of the areas listed above at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hcls2008 Papers should follow the general format of refereed papers for WWW2008 as described at: http://www2008.org/submissions/index.html Important Dates: Paper submission: January 25, 2008 Notification of acceptance: February 22, 2008 Final version of accepted papers for inclusion on conference CD: February 29, 2008 Final version of accepted papers March 21, 2008 Date of workshop: April 22, 2008 Program Committee: Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant Christopher Baker, A-STAR Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, NIH Keith Boyce, ImmuneTolerance Cory Brouwer, Pfizer Bill Bug, UCSD Helen Chen, AGFA William Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University Tim Clark, Harvard University Sudeshna Das, Harvard University Don Doherty, Brainstage Lee Feigenbaum, Cambridge Semantics Andrew Gibson, University of Manchester Carole Goble, University of Manchester Yufeng Guo, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Amarnath Gupta, SDSC Peter Haase, University of Karlsruhe Volker Haarslev, Concordia University William Hayes, BiogenIdec Ivan Herman, W3C Yusheng He, Peking University Vipul Kashyap, Partners Healthcare Marijke Keet, Free University of Bolen-Bolzano Phil Lord, Newcastle University M. Scott Marshall, University of Amsterdam Robin McEntire, GlaxoSmithKline Parsa Mirhaji, University of Texas Mark Musen, Stanford University Fabian Neuhaus, NIST Eric Neumann, Clinical Semantics Chimezie Ogbuji, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Elgar Pichler, AstraZeneca Matthew Pocock, Newcastle University Daniel Rubin, Stanford University Matthias Samwald, University of Vienna Susanna Sansone, European Bioinformatics Institute Michael Schroeder, Dresden University Nigam Shah, Stanford University Amit Sheth, Wright State University Robert Stevens, University of Manchester Rudi Studer, Karlsruhe University Adam West, Eli Lilly Katy Wostencroft, University of Manchester Xuezhong Zhou, Nornern Jiaotong University Organizing Committee: Huajun Chen, Zhejiang University Kei Cheung, Yale University Michel Dumontier, Carleton University Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons Susie Stephens, Eli Lilly Yimin Wang, University of Karlsruhe _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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