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Call for Contributions – SWAT4HCLS 2024 in Leiden

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    Leyla Jael Castro

    Dear Semantic Web community,
    —apologies for cross-posting—
    We would like to warmly invite you to submit your recent work to the 2024
    edition of the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life
    Science conference (SWAT4HCLS 2024) that will be held in Leiden from the
    26th to the 29th of February 2024.
    SWAT4HCLS will publish work in the form of papers, posters, and
    demonstrations on original research, data, semantic models, and application
    experiences. As a guide, please consider the topics of interest.
    Submission link:
    Please find all the information below and also at
    Kind regards,
    SWAT4HCLS 2024 Leiden – Call for Contributions
    Topics of interest
    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
    *Using **semantic and web technologies for Health Care and Life Sciences*
    – Examples and recent advances from bioimaging, agriculture, food
    science, biodiversity, molecular biology, translational and personalised
    medicine, drug development, specific diseases (rare, undiagnosed,
    infectious, oncology).
    – Examples of querying, validation, visualisation, federated analysis,
    artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, knowledge graphs,
    using FAIR data, use of personal health data, clinical intelligence from
    electronic health records.
    – Demonstrations of repurposing tools, including previously published
    Semantic Web tools.
    – Demonstration of trans-disciplinary collaboration and citizen science.
    *Semantic web **methods and tools** for Healthcare and Life Sciences*
    – Explainable AI, neural symbolic reasoning, knowledge-driven machine
    learning and data mining, Large Language models, NLP and text mining.
    – Interoperability of knowledge representation (e.g. GBIF, OMOP, FHIR,
    GA4GH, OBO foundry, mapping standards), ontologies, rules.
    – Data stewardship, provenance, trust and reproducibility,
    sustainability, adoption (including failures!), data publishing.
    – FAIR-based federated architecture, semantic workflow technologies,
    person-centric and privacy preserving infrastructure.
    *Special topics for the time and location*
    *We would love to hear how your applications and tools can impact these
    – *FAIR principles.* 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the Lorentz
    workshop in Leiden where the FAIR principles were born (Wilkinson *et
    al.*, 2016;
    – *International Rare Disease day, February 29*. Rare diseases are an
    important stakeholder in semantic web applications and tools: not enough
    data per location, privacy-sensitive, extremely identifiable, large
    societal impact (7% of the population, often severe and from early
    – *Agroscience, food science, and biodiversity.* The Netherlands has a
    tradition in these areas and Leiden is the home of the renowned national
    biodiversity centre Naturalis.
    *Types of Submission*
    The following types of submissions for SWAT4HCLS 2024 are invited:
    Long papers (up to 10 pages):
    – 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 (up to 5 pages):
    – Position papers, application notes, discovery notes, using Semantic
    Web applications and tools.
    Posters and Demonstrations (up to 2 pages):
    – Ongoing work, exciting preliminary results, updates to “in use”
    – Application abstracts by life science and health care researchers.
    – Working demonstrations of new, revived or updated tools (even if
    previously published).
    Tutorials (up to 5 pages):
    – Tutorial proposals should include title, acronym (if applicable),
    abstract, responsible tutors and/or facilitators, audience and required
    skills, links to previous versions of this tutorial (if applicable), mode
    (in-person or hybrid, please be aware that at least one facilitator must
    attend on-site), maximum number of participants
    – Tutorials will run for half a day (3-4 hours, including coffee break)
    *Important Dates (AOE Timezone):*
    Tutorial submission: Sunday, 30 September 2023
    Tutorial acceptance notification: Monday, 16 of October 2023
    Abstract submission open: Monday, 23 October 2023
    Full paper submission: Tuesday, 26 November 2023
    Posters and demo submissions: Tuesday, 12 December 2023
    Notification of acceptance for papers, posters and demos: Monday, 15
    January 2024
    *Instructions for Authors*
    Accepted submissions will be part of the proceedings of the CEUR conference
    proceedings and will be publicly available under CC-by 4.0 licence.
    – All submissions must be in English and submitted in pdf using the
    one-column variant of CEURART style
    – Submissions for long papers (including negative results) must be a
    *maximum *of ten pages.
    – Submissions for short papers and position papers must be a *maximum *of
    five pages.
    – Submissions for demonstrations, posters, data, models, and
    applications must be a *maximum *of two pages.
    – Submissions for tutorials should be a *maximum *of five pages.
    – Contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the
    Scientific Program Committee.

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