[Bioclusters] 1st CfP: Workshop on Bioinformatics' Challenges to Computer Science

Mario Cannataro cannataro at unicz.it
Thu Nov 27 12:22:28 EST 2008

(ICCS 2009)

May 25-27, 2009

2nd Workshop on Bioinformatics' Challenges to Computer Science

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
- data visualization
- workflow modelling
- distributed biomedical applications
- high performance computing
- dedicated hardware and architectures
- parallelisation techniques
- 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We invite original previously unpublished contributions that are not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 -
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/iccs2009/papers/upload.php).
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/iccs20089/ or
http://www.iccs-meeting.org/ for further information.
Papers must be based on unpublished, mature and original work and must
be submitted to ICCS only.

At the end of the workshop, we plan to invite the best 4-6 papers of
the workshop for a special section on an international journal.
Selected papers (extended and revised version) accepted on the 1st
edition of the workshop are currently being considered for publication
on a special section of Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier.

Full papers submission:		December 13, 2008 (Extended)
Notification of acceptance:	February 2, 2009
Camera ready papers:		February 15, 2009
Early registration opens:	February 2, 2009
Early registration closes:	March 15, 2009


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
& Genetics
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, ETH Zürich, 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, France
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

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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