Call for Contributions - SWAT4HCLS 2024 in Leiden

18 Sep 2023

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.