[Bioclusters] ICCS 2008: Workshop on Bioinformatics' Challenges to Computer Science

Mario Cannataro cannataro at unicz.it
Mon Nov 26 18:39:49 EST 2007

                                                 (ICCS 2008)
                                               Kraków, POLAND
                                              June 23-25, 2008.

                                                 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

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 application.


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
-	workflow modelling
-	distributed bioinformatics/biomedical applications
-	high performance computing
-	dedicated HW/SW 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We invite original previously unpublished contributions that are not  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 -  
164-2-72376-0,00.html). 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/iccs2008/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
Please consult http://bioinformatics.unicz.it/iccs2008/ or  
http://www.iccs-meeting.org/ for further


Full papers submission:		December 22, 2007
Notification of acceptance:	March 1, 2008
Camera ready papers:		March 15, 2008
Early registration opens:	March 1, 2008
Early registration closes:	March 30, 2008


Mario Cannataro, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
Mathilde Romberg, Research Centre Jülich, Germany
Joakim Sundnes, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Rodrigo Weber dos Santos, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil


-	David Abramson, Monash University, Australia
-	Dave Angulo, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
-	Vincent Breton, CNRS/IN2P3, LPC Clermont-Ferrand, France
-	Rui Brito, University of Coimbra, Portugal
-	Tim Clark, Harvard Medical School, USA
-	Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
-	Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, UK
-	Christine Froidevaux, LRI-Bioinformatics Group - University Paris  
XI, Orsay, France
-	Concettina Guerra, University of Padova, Italy
-	Ulrich Hansmann, Research Centre Juelich, Germany
-	Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
-	Martin Hoffmann-Apitius, FhG-SCAI, Germany
-	Nicolas Jacq, HealthGrid, International
-	Maria Mirto, University of Salento, Italy
-	Uko Maran, University of Tartu, Estonia
-	Hartmut Mix, University of Technology Dresden, Germany
-	Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy
-	María S. Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
-	Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
-	Kurt Sätzler, University of Ulster, UK
-	Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Italy
-	Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy
-	El-Ghazali Talbi, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
-	Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy
-	Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
-	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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