The charter of the "Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group" is now available for review. Its mission statement is:
The Semantic Web for Health-care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLSIG) is chartered to develop and support the use of Semantic Web technologies to improve collaboration, research and development, and innovation adoption in the of Health-care and Life Science domains. Success in these domains depends on a foundation of semantically rich system, process and information interoperability. To these ends, the HCLSIG will focus on the development of use cases that illustrate the business value of Semantic Web technology adoption, core vocabularies, guidelines and best practices regarding unique identifiers, and provide a forum for supporting communication, education, collaboration and implementation. The HCLSIG will also work with the other Semantic Web related groups to gather suggestions for further HCLSIG development work. Further, the HCLSIG will provide a forum to support and encourage the use of Semantic Web technologies and foster the growth of interoperable, policy-aware data and databases in the Life Sciences and Health Care industries.