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    February 21-23, 2017
    Porto, Portugal
    www.bioinformatics.biostec.org

    SCOPE

    The purpose of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems, algorithmic concepts and information technologies to address challenging problems in Biomedical research with a particular focus on the emerging problems in Bioinformatics and computational biology. There is a tremendous need to explore how mathematical, statistical and computational models can be used to better understand biological processes and systems, while developing new methodologies and tools to analysis the massive currently-available biological data. Areas of interest to this community include systems biology, sequence analysis, biostatistics, image analysis, network and graph models, scientific data management and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational evolutionary biology, computational genomics and proteomics, and related areas.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Regular Papers:
    Paper Submission: September 29, 2016
    Authors Notification: November 23, 2016
    Camera Ready and Registration: December 9, 2016

    Position Papers:
    Paper Submission: November 8, 2016
    Authors Notification: December 14, 2016
    Camera Ready and Registration: December 27, 2016

    Workshops:
    Workshop Proposal: November 3, 2016

    Doctoral Consortium:
    Paper Submission: December 29, 2016
    Authors Notification: January 11, 2017
    Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2017

    Special Sessions:
    Special Session Proposal: November 21, 2016

    Tutorials, Demos and Panels Proposals: December 27, 2016

    Submitter

    EXCERPT

    A team of Japanese doctors turned to IBM's AI system, Watson for help after the treatment for an 60-year-old woman suffering from leukaemia proved unsuccessful. The AI was successfully able to find out that she actually suffered from a different, rare form of leukaemia, as the disease had gone undetected using conventional methods by the doctors.
    Source: www.techworm.net/2016[...].html

    Submitter

    December 8-10, 2016
    Houston, Texas, USA
    www.uth.edu/cph/icibm/

    You are invited to submit papers with unpublished original work describing recent advances on all aspects of bioinformatics, systems biology, intelligent computing, and biomedical informatics.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Deadline for paper submission: August 15, 2016 (extended)
    Notification to authors of papers: September 15, 2016
    Notification to authors of highlight paper: October 1, 2016
    Deadline for abstract submission: September 24, 2016
    Notification to authors of abstracts: October 1, 2016
    Conference early registration: October 1, 2016
    Conference early registration deadline: October 31, 2016
    ICIBM conference: December 8-10, 2016

    PAPER SUBMISSION & PUBLICATION

    Prospective authors are invited to submit unpublished work to ICIBM 2016. All papers and abstracts will be submitted through EasyChair Conference System. Detailed information is available through: easychair.org/conf[...]20160

    All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The accepted papers of registered authors will be published in special issues of several journals, including BMC Systems Biology, BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Biomedical Informatics and Decision Making, and International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design. Authors need to prepare manuscripts in the format of the corresponding journal that they prefer.

    TRAVEL AWARDS

    Up to 20 travel awards are available to students/postdocs; awards will be granted through an NSF grant. A certificate will be given to each awardee during conference.

    Submitter

    October 2, 2016
    Seattle, WA (as part of ACM-BCB: acm-bcb.org)
    www.sci.utah.edu/~bei[...]2016/

    We are organizing the International Workshop on Topological Data Analysis in Biomedicine (TDA-Bio) as part of the 7th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB, acm-bcb.org).

    This workshop will present a concise yet self-contained overview of the key aspects of topological data analysis (TDA), with an eye toward motivating the application of these techniques to problems in bioinformatics and computational biology (BCB) as well as medicine.

    We have assembled an excellent list of speakers. All talks promise to be highly accessible to a general audience who might not have a background in TDA. There will also be a demo session and a panel discussion.

    We expect some funding from NSF to support the participation of US graduate students in the workshop. Graduate students will be required to submit an online application to the organizers outlining their background, research interests, and reasons for why they want to attend TDA-Bio. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Please see the conference web page for more info.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Travel support available for graduate student, application deadline: Aug 12, 2016
    Early registration: Aug 15, 2016
    Research: NY Times: Meet Luca, the ancestor of all living things
    Submitted by J.W. Bizzaro; posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Submitter

    EXCERPT

    A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light on the mystery of how life first emerged on Earth.

    This venerable ancestor was a single-cell, bacterium-like organism. But it has a grand name, or at least an acronym. It is known as Luca, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, and is estimated to have lived some four billion years ago, when Earth was a mere 560 million years old.
    Source: www.nytimes.com/2016[...].html

    Submitter

    EXCERPT

    Who's your daddy? An unknown hominin species that bred with early human ancestors when they migrated from Africa to Australasia has been identified through genome mapping of living humans.

    The genome analysis also questions previous findings that modern humans populated Asia in two waves from their origin in Africa, finding instead a common origin for all populations in the Asia-Pacific region, dating back to a single out-of-Africa migration event.
    Source: www.newscientist.com/arti[...]tree/

    Submitter

    EXCERPT

    On Wednesday, in what many experts are calling a milestone in neuroscience, researchers published a spectacular new map of the brain, detailing nearly 100 previously unknown regions – an unprecedented glimpse into the machinery of the human mind.
    [...]
    Scientists created the map with advanced scanners and computers running artificial intelligence programs that "learned" to identify the brain's hidden regions from vast amounts of data collected from hundreds of test subjects, a far more sophisticated and broader effort than had been previously attempted.
    Source: www.nytimes.com/2016[...].html

    February 21-23, 2017
    Porto, Portugal
    www.healthinf.biostec.org

    SCOPE

    The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the support of persons with special needs in particular.

    Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, data mining, machine learning, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies and research areas currently contributing to medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, physiological and behavioral modeling, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy and security are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry and research community in general are addressing in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology, research in and applications of ICT have contributed greatly to the enhancement of quality of life and full integration of all citizens into society.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Regular Papers:
    Paper Submission: September 29, 2016
    Authors Notification: November 23, 2016
    Camera Ready and Registration: December 9, 2016

    Position Papers:
    Paper Submission: November 8, 2016
    Authors Notification: December 14, 2016
    Camera Ready and Registration: December 27, 2016

    Workshops:
    Workshop Proposal: November 3, 2016

    Doctoral Consortium:
    Paper Submission: December 29, 2016
    Authors Notification: January 11, 2017
    Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2017

    Special Sessions:
    Special Session Proposal: November 21, 2016
    Paper Submission: December 6, 2016
    Authors Notification: December 21, 2016
    Camera Ready and Registration: December 29, 2016

    Tutorials, Demos and Panels Proposals: December 27, 2016

    Submitter

    EXCERPT

    "Like all law enforcement technologies, once agencies have already invested money, they will try to use that technology in as many contexts as they can – in the case of Rapid DNA, there is nothing in the bill to stop agencies from using it to collect DNA from people stopped on the street," [Jennifer Lynch, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation] said. "The technology is portable, and, apparently not difficult to use, so there's nothing to prevent an officer from using the machine right out of the trunk of a squad car."

    Responding to civil liberties concerns, the Judiciary aide pointed to a 2013 Supreme Court decision that ruled the warrantless collection of DNA from those arrested for a serious crime does not violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure.
    Source: www.nextgov.com/defe[...]9735/
    Events: NETTAB 2016 Call for Abstracts and CHARME support information
    Submitted by Paolo Romano; posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2016

    Submitter

    Reproducibility, standards and SOP in Bioinformatics
    A combined CHARME, EMBnet and NETTAB 2016 Workshop
    October 25-26, 2016
    Rome, Italy
    www.igst.it/nettab/2016/

    The deadline for the submission of abstracts for oral communications has been extended until next July 15, 2016.

    NB! If you plan to apply for CHARME support (travel and daily budget), you must submit your abstract within the above deadline even if it is a poster abstract.

    ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    The Workshop "Reproducibility, standards and SOP in Bioinformatics" is co-organised by the EU COST Action CHARME, EMBnet (The Global Bioinformatics Network) and NETTAB (International Workshop Series on Network Tools and Applications for Biology). It is hosted by the ELIXIR-ITA Node and will be held at the Italian CNR (National Research Council) head quarter, in Rome.

    The workshop will be preceded by a GOBLET/ELIXIR-ITA Tutorial and an ELIXIR Hackathon on Monday 24th.

    Topics of interest:
    Reproducibility, standards and SOPs in bioinformatics, including:
    Trends in open science, Open access journals, Open source practices; Good programming practices for reproducibility; The role of cloud computing in reproducible research; Computational tools, such as Sweave, knitr, supporting automatic production of research papers; Standard operating procedures (SOP) in bioinformatics; Tools, practices, and dissemination platforms for ensuring reproducibility; Role of workflow management systems and ontologies in reproducible research; Automatic tools for tracking the provenance of data, analyses, and results; Data FAIR-ness; Bioinformatics standards for models and data.

    Bioinformatics Education and Training:
    Special Session held in collaboration with GOBLET and ELIXIR-ITA.

    NETTAB Workshop topics, including:
    On-line databases, software tools, user interfaces; Data integration and data fusion platforms, integrated bio-search; Grid and clouds applications and platforms; APIs and Web Services, workflow management platforms; Semantic tools, biomedical ontologies; Semantic Web tools, Linked Open Data, SPARQL endpoints; Biological Wikis, social applications for life sciences; Tools for collaborative development of software, databases and documents; Mobile bioinformatics apps

    Instructions for abstract submission:
    Authors are invited to submit abstracts dealing with the topics of the workshop through EasyChair at the following address: www.easychair.org/conf[...]b2016 . The instructions for authors can be found at: www.igst.it/nett[...]hors/.

    Works presented at the workshop will be invited to a Call for Papers in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal of International level, indexed by Pubmed and ISI.

    REGISTRATION

    Registration fees and CHARME support:
    Early registrations fees are: 130.00€ for students, 200.00 € for researchers from academia / no-profit Institutes, 300.00 € for researchers from for-profit companies.

    A discount of 30.00 € is granted to members of various Societies and Institutes. Check the web site for a full list.

    CHARME COST Action will reimburse travel and stay costs to presenting authors of works selected by a purpose review group. Standard COST reimbursement rules apply.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Submission of abstracts for oral communications: July 15, 2016 (max four pages)
    Submission of abstracts for posters: September 19, 2016 (max two pages)
    Early registration deadline: September 26, 2016

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    Email: nettab.workshops[at]gmail.com
    Mailing list: nettab-announce[at]googlegroups.com
    Twitter: @NETTABWorkshops
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