Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS)


April 19, 2011

February 25, 2011

Introducing the CSHALS 2011 Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Yolanda Gil
Associate Director for Research
Intelligent Systems Division, USC/ISI
Research Professor of Computer Science
Information Sciences Institute
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
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Dr. Lawrence Hunter
Director of the Computational Bioscience Program
and of the Center for Computational Pharmacology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, USA
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Dr. Charles Mead
National Cancer Institute
Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT)
Rockville, USA
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Toby Segaran
Data Magnate
Metaweb Technologies
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Welcome to CSHALS 2011

CSHALS is the premier annual event focused on the use of semantic technologies in the pharmaceutical industry, including hospitals/healthcare institutions and academic research labs.

Rather than a Semantic Web conference, CSHALS focuses on specific applications of semantic technologies. Attendees will gain a better understanding of where the field is headed and be prepared to advance with the field.

CSHALS is intended for anyone already participating in this groundbreaking field, and a pre-conference tutorial is offered to help interested researchers come up to speed on the practical approaches of applying intelligent information technologies in pharmaceutical R&D.

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Conference participants will take part in discussion sessions that explore answers to technology questions such as the following:

  • Where are semantic applications having the biggest impact?
  • What support exists for using semantics for automated reasoning and agent technologies?
  • How well do semantic tools enable the visualization and utilization of information and knowledge?
  • What are the measurable benefits of Semantic Web standards, such as RDF, OWL, and SPARQL?

Themes of past CSHALS conferences:

  • Clinical Information Management
  • Discovery Information Integration
  • Integrated Healthcare and Semantics in Electronic Health Records
  • Translational Medicine / Safety
  • Search and Document Management/Business Intelligence/Text Mining
  • Text Mining/ Information Extraction

CSHALS will be preceded by a half day Tutorial focused on the current Semantic Web standard RDF tools to show participants how this technology meets drug development needs.