Better information management is the key to a more intelligent health and social system. To this direction, many challenges must be first overcome, enabling seamless, effective and efficient access to the various health data sets and novel methods for exploiting the available information. SWH aims to bring together an interdisciplinary audience interested in the fields of semantic web, data management and health informatics to discuss the unique challenges in health-care data management and to propose novel and practical solutions for the next generation data-driven health-care systems.
As semantic technologies are currently widely exploited more and more for the management of health data, new challenges occur daily that dictate new solutions. The continuation of this workshop will allow the specific interdisciplinary audience to have a unique forum for discussing, exchanging ideas and experiences. In addition, directions like for example the incorporation of semantic technologies for healthcare decision support, and semantically enhanced AI approaches should be further explored. SWH will offer a fruitful environment for these ideas to mature leading to the ultimate goal of improving the results from the healthcare practice.