[SEM-GRD] CfP: Third International Workshop on "Biomedical and Bioinformatics' Challenges to Computer Science]

Mario Cannataro cannataro at unicz.it
Wed Dec 2 03:48:14 CST 2009


University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 31 - June 2, 2010

3rd Workshop on Biomedical and 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.
This 3rd 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 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 camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of
Procedia Computer Science (for formatting information see for text/latex
and for
MSword. Click here for a Latex template plus instructions). 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.
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.
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 have been published on a special section of Future Generation
Systems, Elsevier.

Full papers submission:		December 20, 2009
Notification of acceptance:	February 15, 2010
Camera ready papers:		March 1, 2010
Early registration opens:	February 15, 2010
Early registration closes:	March 31, 2010
Conference sessions :		May 31 - June 2, 2010

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, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
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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