[BiO BB] ITBAM 2011: Call for Papers

Roland Wagner rwagner at faw.jku.at
Mon Oct 18 07:08:01 EDT 2010

*/Preliminary Call for Papers and Posters/*

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*International Conference on*

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    Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics

    ITBAM 2011

In conjunction with DEXA 2011

www.dexa.org <http://www.dexa.org>

29 August -- 2 September 2011, Toulouse, France

Data intensive disciplines like life sciences and medicine are promoting 
vivid research activities in the area of databases. Modern technologies 
such as high-throughput mass-spectrometry and sequencing, micro-arrays, 
high-resolution imaging, etc. produce enormous and continuously 
increasing amounts of data. Huge public databases provide access to 
aggregated and consolidated information on genome and protein sequences, 
biological pathways, diseases, anatomy atlases, and scientific 
literature. There has never been more potentially available information 
to study biomedical systems ranging from single cells to complete 
organisms. However, it is a non-trivial task to transform the vast 
amount of biomedical data into actionable information triggering 
scientific progress and supporting patient management. Major biomedical 
application scenarios for research in the database community include but 
are not limited to:

· Systems biology,

· Genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics,

· Genome-wide association studies,

    * Drug target discovery and personalized medicine,

· Neuroscience,

    * Electronic patient records,

· Patient monitoring,

· Surgery planning and support,

· etc.

Various emerging database technologies for coping with the challenges of 
these application scenarios have been developed and are an active area 
of research in information technology:

· Administration of vast amounts of data,

· Integration of heterogeneous data sources,

· Federated and distributed databases,

· Data warehouses,

· Data mining techniques like classification, clustering, association 
rule mining, etc.

· Decision support systems,

· Information and image retrieval,

· Signal processing and streaming databases,

· Privacy protection and data security,

· Data quality assurance,

· Process management and collaborative work,

· User interfaces and visualization,

· etc.

Designing database technology to support applications in life sciences 
and medicine is an inspiring field of interdisciplinary research. Often 
there is a long way from an idea to practical application which involves 
intensive discussion between experts in information technology, life 
sciences and medicine. ITBAM accompanies and supports this way by 
providing an excellent venue for the exchange of ideas, fruitful 
discussion, and effective interaction among interdisciplinary researchers.

In addition to the regular conference program featuring presentations of 
full and short research papers published in the proceedings, ITBAM 
encourages the submission of posters reporting work in progress. All 
accepted posters will be displayed during the whole event and abstracts 
will also be included in the proceedings.

    Important Dates:

ITBAM conference papers and poster submissions:

· Paper submission deadline (firm): March 7, 2011

· Notification of acceptance: May 11, 2011

· Poster submission deadline (firm): May 16, 2011

· Camera-ready copies due: June 9, 2011

    Paper Submission Details:

Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions or 
experience reports in English. The submitted manuscript should closely 
reflect the final paper as it will appear in the proceedings.

· Paper submissions should not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format. Poster 
submissions are expected to consist of 1 page Abstract 

· Any submission that exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting 
requirements may be rejected without review.

· For registration and electronic submission see: 

· The submission system will be open starting from January 2011.

· Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, 
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

· Duplicate submissions are not allowed. Authors are expected to agree 
to the following terms: "I understand that the paper being submitted 
must not overlap substantially with any other paper that I am a 
co-author of and that is currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, 
previously published papers with any overlap are cited prominently in 
this submission."

    Accepted Papers:

All accepted conference papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag. Accepted full papers will 
be of 15 pages length, short papers 8 pages. Authors of accepted papers 
must sign a Springer copyright release form. For further inquiries, 
please contact the Conference Organisation Office (gabriela at dexa.org).

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*General Chairperson: *

Christian Böhm, University of Munich, Germany

*Program Committee Co-chairpersons:*

Sami Khuri, San José State University, USA

Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic

Nadia Pisanti, University of Pisa, Italy

*Program Committee:*


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