NOTE: These pages remain online for reference only; the workshop programme contains links to the lecture notes, exercise cookbooks and example solutions to problems etc.

EMBRACE Workshop for Web Service Providers in Bioinformatics: Syntax, Semantics and Publishing

June 2-4, 2010

CBS, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark

Workshop programme
Application form (deadline: May 3, 2010)
Practical information

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. Pleaase NOTE that the workshop is open and free of charge to everybody, and not restricted to EMBRACE partners.

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 application form.

The EMBRACE project is funded by the European Commission within its FP6 Programme, under the thematic area "Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health", contract number LHSG-CT-2004-512092.