[BiO BB] Extended deadline for ITCC2004: track on distributed and Grid systems

Maria Mirto maria.mirto at unile.it
Sun Nov 2 08:21:52 EST 2003

Dear all,

the deadline of ITCC 2004 has been extended,
so we extended the Distributed and Grid Systems track deadline.

New and updated submissions are possible until November 21, 2003.
Please visit the ITCC 2004 website prior to your final submission
and use the online submission system.
If any problem occurs during electronic paper submission, please contact Track
Chair via email.

Best regards,
Maria Mirto.

Submission Page: http://www.softconf.com/start/ITCC2004/submit.html
Track Page: http://datadog.unile.it/itcc2004/cfp.htm

      November 21, 2003    Paper Due
      December 19, 2003    Author Notification
      January 9, 2004      Camera-Ready Copy

Maria Mirto, CACT/ISUFI (Center for Advanced Computing Technology)
Engineering Faculty, Department of Innovation Engineering
University of Lecce, Via per Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
phone: +39-0832-297304, fax: +39-0832-297279

We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this email.
Track on Methodologies, Technologies and Applications
in distributed and Grid systems.

      ITCC 2004: IEEE International Conference on
      Information Technology: Coding and Computing

         Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
                   April 5-7, 2004
            The Orleans, Las Vegas, Nevada

                         Call for Papers

Computational Grids, initially used for the sharing of distributed computation
resources in scientific applications, start to be used in different
application domains offering basic services for application definition and
execution in heterogeneous distributed systems.

In health systems, the Grid offers the power and ubiquity needed to the
acquisition of biomedical data, processing and delivering of biomedical images
(CT, MRI, PET, SPECT, etc) located in different hospitals, within a wide area.
So, the Grid acts as a Collaborative Working Environment: doctors often want
to aggregate not only medical data, but also human expertise and might want
colleague around the world to visualize the examinations in the same way and
at the same time so that the group can discuss the diagnosis in real time.

The Grid offers a dynamic infrastructure for retrieving and on-demand
processing of remote sensing data, for instance, retrieving of SAR metadata
related to terabyte of SAR data, starting on-demand processing on raw data,
starting on-demand post-processing on focalized data and creating a complex
application composing simple tasks.

For atmospheric and climate modeling, a Grid offers tools for simulate and
forecasting meteorological phenomena, simulate emission and dispersion of
pollutants for air quality studies and simulate complex phenomena about the
impact of global climate changes.

Grid Computing techniques can be used in the motor industry, reducing the
optimization process time for improvement of diesel engine emission
performance using, for instance, micro-genetic algorithms for engine chamber
geometry optimization and Kiva3 code to calculate chamber geometry fitness.

In the computer aided medicine, a new research area involves the use of the
Grid technologies for surgical simulations. Some simulations could be
performed in a distributed system to allow surgeons to practise executing of
particular surgical procedures. Analysis of the problems relevant to the use
of GRID in medical virtual environments will be appreciated.

Finally, bioinformatic applications call for the ability to read large
datasets (e.g. protein databases) and to create new datasets (e.g. mass
spectrometry proteomic data). They can require the ability to change
(updating) existing datasets; consequently a Data Grid, i.e. a distributed
infrastructure for storing large datasets, is needed. In the bioinformatic
field, a Data Grid could reveal useful to build Electronic Patient Record
systems (EPRs) for the management of patient information (data, metadata and
images), to support data replication, allowing the integration and sharing of
biological databases and, generally, for the developement of efficient
bioinformatics (in particular proteomic) applications.

The main goal of the Conference Track is to discuss well-known and emerging
data-intensive applications in the context of distributed systems and Grid
systems, and to analyze technologies and methodologies useful to develop such
applications in such environments.

In particular, this Conference Track aims at offering a forum of discussion
where young researchers and PhD students could present their research
activities, either at an early or mature phase.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
  Data intensive applications in distributed and Grid systems:
      - Grid for biomedical imaging;
      - Grid for remote sensing and GIS application;
      - Grid for Atmospheric and Climate Modeling;
      - Grid for motor industry (diesel engine simulation);
      - Grid for surgery simulations;
      - Bioinformatic for:
         o Biomedical Imaging;
         o Proteomics and genomics;
         o Electronic Patient Records;
         o Medical images, data and metadata management;
         o Image Recognition, Processing and Analysis.

  Technologies and methodologies in distributed and grid-based applications:
      - Grid technologies (Grid portals, Web & Grid services, portlets);
      - Grid Information and Monitoring services and related
(OO,Relational,XML) data models;
      - Grid Security;
      - Grid Workload and Data management services;
      - Grid Resource management;
      - Parallel and Distributed application (cluster and grid based);
      - Simulation and Applications of Modeling.

      November 21, 2003    Paper Due
      December 19, 2003    Author Notification
      January 9, 2004      Camera-Ready Copy

Note: The Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society. A special
issue of an international journal is being planned consisting of selected
papers from this conference. Authors of selected papers will be invited to
submit an extended version for the journal.

Papers should be original and contain contributions of theoretical or
experimental nature.

Interested authors should submit a paper (up to 8 pages, formatted in the
style of IEEE Proceedings format - http://computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm),
including keywords, using a specific form
(http://www.softconf.com/start/ITCC2004/submit.html), before November 21,
Instructions about submission are also available
If any problem occurs during electronic paper submission, please contact track

Maria Mirto,
CACT/ISUFI (Center for Advanced Computing Technology),
c/o Engineering Faculty, Department of Innovation Engineering,
University of Lecce,
Via per Monteroni,
73100 Lecce, Italy,

Voice: +39-0832-297304,
Fax:   +39-0832-297279,

Email: maria.mirto at unile.it

Electronic submission (PostScript or PDF) is strongly encouraged.

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