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Tue, 20 Mar 2007 20:30:00 -0400
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The First International Workshop on High Performance Computing Applied to
Medical Data and Bioinformatics
HPC-Bio 2007
August 25-31, 2007 - Cap Esterel, French Riviera, France

In conjunction with
The Second International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications
ICSNC 2007

Important deadlines:
Submission deadline March 25, 2007
Notification of acceptance  May 15, 2007
Registration/camera ready June 1, 2007

Medical applications, medical images, and biological data require special
processing resources, while guaranteeing privacy and security.  High
performance computing becomes crucial in dealing with huge sensitive data
for special medical activities, such as diagnosis, therapy, e-health,
tele-surgery, as well as specific domains, such as phylogenetics, genomics
and proteomics, or studying virii evolution and molecular epidemiology.

The goal of the Workshop on High Performance Computing Applied to Medical
Data and Bioinformatics, HPC-Bio 2007, is to bring together researchers
from the academia and practitioners from the industry in order to address
high performance computing issues in medical applications and
bioinformatics. The workshop will provide a forum where researchers shall
be able to present recent research results and new research problems and
directions related to them. The workshop seeks contributions presenting
novel research in all aspects of high performance computing applied to
medicine and bioinformatics.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to):

*	Grids for High Performance Medical Applications
*	Cluster Computing for High Performance Medical Applications
*	Parallel and Distributed Processing of Medical and Biological Data
*	High Performance Computing for Computer Aided Diagnosis
*	High Performance Computing for Surgery, Therapy, and Treatment
*	Design and Performance of Large Medical Databases
*	Multimodality and Novel Imaging Methods
*	Processing and Analysis of Medical Images
*	Tracking Objects in Medical Applications
*	Deformable Objects in Medical Images
*	Object Segmentation in 2D/3D/4D Images
*	3D/4D Reconstruction from Medical Images
*	Imaging in Drug Development & Biological Research
*	Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Medicine
*	Clinical Applications of High Performance Biomedical Imaging
*	Modeling and Simulation in Medicine
*	Restoration, Interpolation, Registration, and Acquisition of Medical and
Biological Data
*	Compression of Medical and Biological Data
*	Encryption of Medical and Biological Data
*	e-Health and e-Hospital
*	Tele-medicine and Tele-surgery
*	Intelligent Medical Data Analysis and Data Mining
*	Algorithms for Biological Data Analysis
*	Clustering of Very Large Dimensional Biological Data
*	Clustering Algorithms Supporting Biological Meaning
*	Algebraic Biology
*	Ontology and Text mining
*	High Performance Computing in Evolution and Phylogenetics
*	High Performance Computing in Genomics and Proteomics
*	High Performance Computing in Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology


The HPCBio 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society
Press, posted on IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Regular papers

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All
received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not
exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The
formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be
provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an
author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL
will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and
positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12
slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides,
in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the
conference's CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send
your presentations to [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can
be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to
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Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize
dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and
paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage
that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines.
Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their
background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as
well as short biographies. Please send your proposals to [log in to unmask]

For questions and comments, please contact [log in to unmask]

HPC-Bio 2007 Workshop Chair
    Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
HPC-Bio 2007 Program Chairs
    Manuela Pereira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
    Josť Fernandes, Microsoft Portugal, Portugal
    Paulo Cruz, Siemens - Medical Solutions, Portugal

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