EMBRACE Workshop for Web Service Providers in Bioinformatics: Syntax, Semantics
June 2-4, 2010
CBS, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark
The workshop will introduce comprehensive guidelines for design, semantic
annotation and publishing of SOAP-based Web Services in the area of life
sciences. The participants should be familiar with the basic concepts of Web
Services, and should preferably already have produced or have been involved in
the production of one or more such services.
The emerging EMBRACE Guidelines for Web Service providers will be discussed in
detail. The following issues of key importance to Web Service interoperability,
easiness of use and visibility to the community will then be covered in depth:
use of externally defined data types (example: BioXSD), semantic annotation
(example: EDAM) and publishing (example: BioCatalogue).
All the points above will be illustrated with hands-on exercises. They will be
performed on the participants' own Web Services. Thus, each participant should
have remote access to his/her own Web Service generation workbench. Windows
laptops with SSH and X11 will be provided on request.
The workshop will be held at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis,
Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark, building 208,
in Lyngby, Denmark, very close to Copenhagen. It will both start and end at
mid-day (Jun 2 and 4, respectively) leaving ample time to reach most European
destinations on the same day.
To apply for the workshop, please sign up through the on-line form at
The deadline is Monday, May 3.
Head of system administration
rapacki from cbs.dtu.dk
+45 4525 2483 (voice)
+45 4593 1585 (fax)
Center for Biological Sequence Analysis
Department of Systems Biology
Technical University of Denmark
DK-2800 Lyngby Denmark