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2-6pm ET, October 26, 2009

Proceedings available online: http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-523

held in conjunction with

The 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009)

October 25-29, 2009

Westfields Conference Center, near Washington DC

Scientific research is becoming both increasingly interdisciplinary, and dependent for dissemination on the Web. Yet the form of the discourse has remained for the most part, a digital analog of the paper research article. This situation persists despite the emergence of Web 2.0 paradigms (blogs, wikis, online communities), application of Semantic Web technologies to problems in biomedicine, and the introduction of virtual research environments in certain areas. We will bring together experts in semantic technology, scientific informatics, virtual research environments, Web communities and scientific publishing to contribute to the development of new thinking on how scientific research can be communicated, characterized, annotated, searched and shared on the Web.

The availability of Web 3.0 technologies (social web + Semantic Web) now makes it possible to fundamentally change the way scientific communications take place. This workshop is timely due to the rapidly changing publication model, and the volume of scientific knowledge that needs to be organized and managed to enable comprehension of scientific understanding and knowledge.


Time Presentation Title
2:00-2:10 Introduction
2:10-2:40 Keynote: Enabling Semantic Publication and Integration of Scientific Information Presentation
2:40-3:00 A Short Survey of Discourse Representation Models Paper Presentation
3:00-3:20 Strategic Reading and Scientific Discourse Paper Presentation
3:20-3:40 'Confortation': about a new qualitative category for analyzing biomedical texts Paper Presentation
3:40-4:00 Hypotheses, Evidence and Relationships:The HypER Model of Representing Scientific Knowledge] Paper Presentation
4:00-4:20 SWAN/SIOC: Aligning Scientific Discourse Representation and Social Semantics Paper Presentation
4:20-4:50 Break
4:50-5:10 Harnessing the Power of the Community in a Library of Biomedical Ontologies Paper Presentation
5:10-5:30 myExperiment: An ontology for e-Research Paper Presentation
5:30-5:50 System Description: Reaching Deeper into the Life Science Bibliome with CORAAL Paper Presentation
5:50-6:10 Nano-Publication in the e-Science Era Paper Presentation
6:10-6:50 Panel: Scientific Communication in 2020
6:50-7:00 Wrap Up


The audience will be made up of individuals interested in Semantic Web, scientific publication, biomedical web communities, and information retrieval. This workshop will attract those interested in the convergence of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 technologies, and their application to increase the velocity and breadth of scientific communications. This workshop will also be of interest to those interested in adopting these technologies to their own domains of discourse.

Program Committee

  • Bosse Andersson, AstraZeneca
  • Christopher Baker, University of New Brunswick
  • Colin Batchelor, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester
  • Judy Blake, Jackson Labs
  • John Breslin, NUI Galway
  • Simon Buckingham Shum, The Open University
  • Paolo Ciccarese, Harvard
  • Sudeshna Das, Harvard
  • Anita de Waard, Elsevier
  • Dave de Roure, University of Southampton
  • Don Doherty, Brainstage
  • Michel Dumontier, Carleton University
  • Andrew Gibson, University of Amsterdam
  • Carole Goble, University of Manchester
  • Timo Hannay, Nature
  • William Hayes, BiogenIdec
  • Vipul Kashyap, Cigna
  • Phillip Lord, University of Newcastle
  • John Madden, Duke
  • Robin McEntire, Merck
  • Mark Musen, Stanford
  • Eric Neumann, Clinical Semantics
  • David Newman, University of Southampton
  • Vit Novacek, DERI
  • Chimezie Ogbuji, Cleveland Clinic
  • Alexandre Passant, DERI
  • Elgar Pichler, AstraZeneca
  • Rosalind Reid, Harvard
  • Thomas Rindflesch, NIH
  • Patrick Ruch, University of Applied Sciences Geneva
  • Matthias Samwald, DERI
  • Nigam Shah, Stanford University
  • Yimin Wang, Eli Lilly
  • Katy Wolstencroft, University of Manchester
  • Jenna Zhou, Eli Lilly

Workshop Co-chairs

  • Tim Clark, Mass General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, tim_clark@harvard.edu
  • Joanne Luciano, Predictive Medicine, Inc. / at large, jluciano@predmed.com
  • M. Scott Marshall, Leiden University Medical Center / University of Amsterdam, marshall@science.uva.nl
  • Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C, eric@w3.org
  • Susie Stephens, Johnson and Johnson, susie.stephens@gmail.com