[ecoop-info] CFP: The Future of the Web for Collaborative Science (FWCS 2010) at WWW'10

Jun Zhao jun.zhao at zoo.ox.ac.uk
Fri Dec 11 17:09:41 CET 2009

[apologies for cross-posting]

  CALL FOR PAPERS - International Workshop on The Future of the Web for 
Collaborative Science 2010

The First International Workshop on The Future of the Web for 
Collaborative Science (http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLS/WWW2010/Workshop), 
co-located with WWW'10, April 27 or 28 2010, Raleigh, NC, USA


The Web was originally invented with the physics community in mind, but 
rapidly expanded to include other scientific disciplines, in particular 
the health care and life sciences. By the mid 1990s the Web was already 
being used to share data by biomedical professionals and 
bioinformaticians. The Web continues to be immensely important to these 
fields, however use cases have expanded considerably. Researchers are 
now looking to share extremely large data sets on the Web, extract 
insights from vast numbers of papers cross sub-disciplines, and use 
social networking tools to aggregate data and engage in scientific 
discussion. Furthermore, individuals are beginning to store their 
medical records online, and some are sharing their genetic makeup in a 
bid to find others with a similar profile. These use cases are pushing 
the boundaries of what is currently possible with the Web. This half-day 
workshop will present how scientists are currently using the Web, and 
discuss the functionality that is required to make the Web an ideal 
platform for both cutting edge scientific collaboration and for managing 
health care related data.

The goals of this workshop are the following:
* Foster innovation in applying the latest web technologies to 
collaborative HCLS
* Explore HCLS specific requirements for collaborating on the web, e.g. 
trust, privacy, intellectual property, knowledge management, and the 
scale and diversity of data
* Learn about the latest developments in data modeling, tools and 
technologies for web-based collaborative science
* Bridge communication and knowledge transfer between the HCLS and web 


We would encourage submission of papers covering the following topics:
* Web 2.0 applications for large, heterogeneous and complex data sets
* Models for collaborative scientific annotations
* Tools and applications for aggregating information across web sites
* Provenance, attribution, trust, and intellectual property
* Policy for data access, sharing, and anonymization

We seek three kinds of submissions:
* Full technical papers: up to 10 pages
* Short technical and position papers: up to 5 pages
* Demo description: up to 2 pages


Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three members the Program 
Committee. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop web site. 
All submissions must be formatted using the WWW2010 templates 
(http://www2010.org/www/authors/submissions/formatting-guidelines/). The 
address for the online submission system will be published shortly.


* Submission deadline- February 15, 2010
* Notification of acceptance - March 8, 2010
* Camera-ready version - March 22, 2010
* Workshop date - April 27 or 28, 2010

Workshop Chairs

Jun Zhao, Oxford University
Kei Cheung, Yale University
M. Scott Marshall, Leiden University Medical Center / University of 
Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C
Susie Stephens, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development

Programme Committee

* Christopher Baker, University of New Brunswick
* John Breslin, GUI Galway
* Simon Buckingham Shum, Open University
* Annamaria Carusi, Oxford University
* Helen Chen, Agfa Healthcare
* Paolo Ciccarese, Harvard University
* Tim Clark, Harvard Medical School
* Anita de Waard, Elsevier
* Michel Dumontier, Carleton University
* Lee Feigenbaum, Cambridge Semantics
* Timo Hannay, Nature
* William Hayes, BiogenIdec
* Ivan Herman, W3C
* Vipul Kashyap, Cigna
* Nikesh Kotecha, Stanford University
* Phil Lord, University of Newcastle
* Robin McEntire, Merck
* Parsa Mirhaji, University of Texas
* Mark Musen, Stanford University
* Vit Novacek, DERI
* Alex Passant, DERI
* Elgar Pichler, AstraZeneca
* Rosalind Reid, Harvard University
* Patrick Ruch, University of Applied Sciences Geneva
* Daniel Rubin, Stanford
* Matthias Samwald, DERI, Ireland // Konrad Lorenz Institute for 
Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria
* Susanna Sansone, EBI
* Nigam Shah, Stanford University
* Amit Sheth, Wright State University

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