Joint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine (SATBI+SWIM 2012)

In conjunction with International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012)

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. November 11-15, 2012


The Joint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine, co-located with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference, will bring together researchers, developers and practitioners actively applying Semantic technologies to Biological and Medical Informatics problems.

The workshop aims to attract researchers from Computer Science, Information Science, Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, and related areas to share research challenges, results, methods and advances in the appliance of Semantic Web technologies to two domains within Clinical and Translational research - bioinformatics and individualized medicine.

SATBI+SWIM 2012 has been divided in two separate tracks:

Track 1: SATBI (Semantic Applied Technologies on Biomedical Informatics)

Cataloguing, categorizing, and richly annotating biomedical and post-genomics data is critical to ensure its rapid, relevant use to increase return-on-investment in high-throughput studies. Semantic Technologies not only allow the conceptual organization and categorization of biomedical data based on rich domain-knowledge, but also enable the creation of more powerful electronic resources through which researchers can utilize these massive data resources to advance biomedical discovery. Such resources include knowledge-based multi-site interoperability systems, enhanced by ontological reasoning over the hidden "facts" in biological data.

Track 2: SWIM (Applying Semantic Web Technology for Clinical Decision Support and Cohort Identification in Individualized Medicine)

The overarching goal for clinical and translational science activities is to facilitate the translation of research results into therapies, tools and patient care practices that improve health for patients and communities. Clinical and translational research is an integral component in the biomedical research enterprise but these critical arenas of research are hampered by the lack of bidirectional flow of information between basic and translational scientists, and between the bench and the bedside. Semantic Web technologies can provide the necessary infrastructure for accessing and integrating multiple types of data, and remedy the information bottleneck.

To see a list topics of interest of both tracks please go to Call for Papers page.