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

Mario Cannataro cannataro at unicz.it
Mon Jan 7 10:08:10 EST 2008

Kraków, POLAND, June 23-25, 2008.

Workshop on: Bioinformatics' Challenges to Computer Science
(New submission deadline: January 10, 2008)

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
-	data visualization
-	workflow modelling
-	distributed bioinformatics/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We invite original previously unpublished contributions that are not  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 formatted according to the rules of LNCS  
(for formatting information
see Information for LNCS Authors -  
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 LNCS format.
A paper without figures can be around 5500 words maximally.
Please consult http://bioinformatics.unicz.it/iccs2008/ or  
http://www.iccs-meeting.org/ for further


Full papers submission:			January 10, 2008
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
-	Alan Garny,   University of Oxford, Department of Physiology,  
Anatomy & Genetics
-	Concettina Guerra, University of Padova, Italy
-	Ulrich Hansmann, Research Centre Juelich, Germany
-	Vicente Hernández, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
-	Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
-	Martin Hoffmann-Apitius, FhG-SCAI, Germany
-	Ela Hunt, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
-	Glenn Terje Lines, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
-	Marcelo Lobosco, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
-	Uko Maran, University of Tartu, Estonia
-	Wagner Meira Jr., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
-	Maria Mirto, University of Salento, Italy
-	Hartmut Mix, University of Technology Dresden, Germany
-	Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy
-	María S. Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
-	Gernot Plank, University of Graz, Austria
-	Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
-	Blanca Rodriguez, University of Oxford, UK
-	Kurt Sätzler, University of Ulster, UK
-	Luis Paulo da Silva Barra, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
-	Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Italy
-	Raymond Spiteri, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
-	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
-	Edward J. Vigmond, University of Calgary, Canada
-	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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