[Bioclusters] Call for Papers: Workshop on Bioinformatics' Challenges to Computer Science

Mario Cannataro cannataro at unicz.it
Fri Oct 19 18:23:01 EDT 2007

(ICCS 2008)

   Kraków, POLAND
June 23-25, 2008.









   Bioinformatics is providing the foundation for fast and reliable  
data analysis. Genomics, transcriptomics, 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.


   The workshop 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  





   The workshop is seeking original research papers presenting  
innovative solutions from parallel, distributed and Grid computing  
applied to bioinformatics algorithms and life sciences applications.  
Specifically we are interested in the following topics:


   -            sequence and structure bioinformatics

   -            computational proteomics

   -            systems biology

   -            biomedical image analysis

   -            biomedical simulation

   -            data management

   -            data integration

   -            workflow modelling

   -            parallelisation

   -            service orientation

   -            volunteer computing

   -            peer-to-peer computing





   We invite original previously unpublished contributions that are  
not submitted concurrently to a journal or another conference.

   The submitted paper must be formatted according to the rules of  
LNCS (for formatting information see Information for LNCS Authors -  
http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,10735,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html[2]). 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/iccs2008/papers/upload.php[3]). /Please, note that papers must not exceed ten pages in length, when typeset using the LNCS format. A paper without figures can be around 5500 words maximally.  

   Please consult http://bioinformatics.unicz.it/iccs2008[4]/ or  
http://www.iccs-meeting.org/[5] for further information.





   Full papers submission:                     December 22, 2007

   Notification of acceptance:                March 1, 2008

   Camera ready papers:                        March 15, 2008

   Early registration opens:                    March 1, 2008

   Early registration closes:                   March 30, 2008





   Mario Cannataro, University ?Magna Græcia? of Catanzaro, Italy

   Mathilde Romberg, Research Centre Jülich, Germany




   -            David Abramson, Monash University, Australia (tbc)

   -            Dave Angulo, DePaul University, Chicago, USA (tbc)

   -            Vincent Breton, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC Clermont-Ferrand, France

   -            Rui Brito, University of Coimbra, Portugal

   -            Tim Clark, Harvard Medical School, USA (tbc)

   -            Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK

   -            Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, UK

   -            Christine Froidevaux, LRI-Bioinformatics Group -  
University Paris XI, Orsay, France

   -            Concettina Guerra, University of Padova, Italy

   -            Ulrich Hansmann, Research Centre Juelich, Germany

   -            Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

   -            Martin Hoffmann-Apitius, FhG-SCAI, Germany

   -            Nicolas Jacq, HealthGrid, International

   -            Hasan Jamil, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA (tbc)

   -            Maria Mirto, University of Salento, Italy

   -            Uko Maran, University of Tartu, Estonia

   -            Hartmut Mix, University of Technology Dresden, Germany (tbc)

   -            Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy

   -            María S. Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,  
Madrid, Spain

   -            Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK

   -            Kurt Sätzler, University of Ulster, UK

   -            Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Italy

   -            Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy

   -            El-Ghazali Talbi, Université des Sciences et  
Technologies de Lille, France

   -            Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy

   -            Pierangelo Veltri, University ?Magna Græcia? of  
Catanzaro, Italy

   -            Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia


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/

[1] http://bioinformatics.unicz.it/iccs2008/
[3] http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2008/papers/upload.php
[4] http://bioinformatics.unicz.it/iccs2008
[5] http://www.iccs-meeting.org/

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