[BiO BB] Ext. Deadline ICCS 5th Workshop on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges to Computer Science

Mario Cannataro cannataro at unicz.it
Sun Jan 29 06:31:54 EST 2012

       I apologize for any cross-posting of this announcement.
                            ICCS 2012
                         5th Workshop on
     Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges to Computer Science

             "Empowering Science through Computing"
         College of Information Science and Technology,
                 University of Nebraska at Omaha
                      Omaha, Nebraska, USA
                      June 4 - June 6, 2012
 * * * CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline EXTENDED February 6, 2012 * * *

Bioinformatics is providing the foundation for fast and reliable data
analysis. Genomics, interactomics, proteomics, epidemiological, clinical
and text mining applications have made essential progress through using
bioinformatics tools. Standard tools are usually offered through the Web.
This is no longer sufficient with more complex analysis and simulation
tasks from emerging research fields like systems biology, image analysis,
biomedical applications or data management. In recent years Grid and Web
services based approaches have been developed to face the new challenges.
Moreover, emerging life sciences applications need to use in a coordinated
way both bioinformatics tools, biological data banks, and patient’s
clinical data, that requires seamless integration, privacy preservation
and controlled sharing.
Previous workshops were held in Kraków, Baton Rouge, Amsterdam and Singapore.
This is the 5th edition of the workshop that was previously held,
respectively, in Kraków (2008), Baton Rouge (2009), Amsterdam (2010) and
Singapore (2011). The Workshop on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges
to Computer Science will bring together scientists from computer and life
sciences to discuss future directions of bioinformatics algorithms,
applications, and data management. Questions to be looked at are whether
wrapping existing algorithms, as Grid or Web service will be sufficient to
cope with the more complex applications and the increasing volume of data
to be processed or which applications would profit from being redeveloped
as native parallel or distributed application. Furthermore, the use of
novel parallel architectures and dedicated hardware to implement
bioinformatics and biomedical algorithms will be discussed.

The workshop is seeking original research papers presenting innovative
solutions from parallel, distributed and Grid computing applied to
bioinformatics algorithms, medical informatics and life sciences
applications. Specifically we are interested in the following topics
applied to bioinformatics, medicine, biology and life sciences:
- sequence and structure bioinformatics
- genomics, proteomics, interactomics
- systems biology
- biomedical image analysis
- neuroimaging
- biomedical simulation
- data management
- data integration
- data visualization
- workflow modelling
- distributed biomedical applications
- high performance computing
- dedicated hardware and architectures
- parallelisation techniques
- service orientation
- volunteer computing
- peer-to-peer computing
- Grid and Cloud Computing

The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the
rules of Procedia Computer Science
Please use this file
(http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2012/procedia/ecrc-procs.zip) for a Latex
template plus instructions
and click here
for an MS word template file.
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper.
PostScript and source versions of your paper must be submitted
electronically through the paper submission system
(http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2012/papers/upload.php) choosing the
Workshop Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges to Computer Science.
The copyright form
is only needed after the paper has been accepted for publication in the
Please, note that papers must not exceed ten pages in length, when typeset
using the Procedia format.
Dates of deadlines for draft paper submission (full paper), notification
of acceptance, deadline for camera-ready paper submission and registration
may be found in the Important Dates section of the ICCS Web site, except
if otherwise specified on this workshop site.
Papers must be based on unpublished, mature and original work and must be
submitted to ICCS only.
ICCS is an ERA 2010 A-ranked conference series.

After the workshop, selected papers may be invited for a special issue of
the Journal of Computational Science. Selected papers (extended and
revised version) accepted on the 1st edition of the workshop have been
published on a special section of Future Generation Computer Systems,

Full papers submission		EXTENDED February 6, 2012
Notification of acceptance	EXTENDED February 20, 2012
Camera ready papers 		March 1, 2012
Early registration opens 	February 15, 2012
Early registration closes 	April 15, 2012
Tutorials, wellcome reception 	June 3, 2012
Conference/Workshop sessions 	Monday June 4 - Wednesday June 6, 2012

Mario Cannataro, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
Joakim Sundnes, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Rodrigo Weber dos Santos, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

1. Dave Angulo, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
2. Rui Brito, University of Coimbra, Portugal
3. Tim Clark, Harvard Medical School, USA
4. Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
5. Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, UK
6. Christine Froidevaux, LRI-Bioinformatics Group - University Paris XI,
Orsay, France
7. Alan Garny, University of Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy &
8. Concettina Guerra, University of Padova, Italy
9. Pietro Hiram Guzzi, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
10. Ulrich Hansmann, Research Centre Juelich, Germany
11. Vicente Hernández, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
12. Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
13. Ela Hunt, SystemsX.ch, ETHZ, Switzerland
14. Glenn Terje Lines, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
15. Marcelo Lobosco, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
16. Uko Maran, University of Tartu, Estonia
17. Wagner Meira Jr., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
18. Maria Mirto, University of Salento, Italy
19. Hartmut Mix, University of Technology Dresden, Germany
20. Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy
21. María S. Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
22. Gernot Plank, University of Graz, Austria
23. Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
24. Blanca Rodriguez, University of Oxford, UK
25. Luis Paulo da Silva Barra, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
26. Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Italy
27. Raymond Spiteri, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
28. Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy
29. El-Ghazali Talbi, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille,
30. Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy
31. Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
32. Edward J. Vigmond, University of Calgary, Canada
33. Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia

New book release
Handbook of Research on Computational Grid Technologies for Life Sciences,
Biomedicine, and Healthcare
ISBN: 978-1-60566-374-6; 1,050 pp; May 2009 Published under Medical
Information Science Reference an imprint of IGI Global
Edited by: Mario Cannataro, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Prof. Mario Cannataro,
Informatics and Biomedical Engineering,
University "Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro,
Viale Europa (Località Germaneto), 88100 CATANZARO, ITALY,
Tel: 0961-369 4100, Fax: 0961-369 4073/4090, Email: cannataro at unicz.it,
Web: http://bioingegneria.unicz.it/~cannataro/

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