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Mario Cannataro <[log in to unmask]>
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      I apologize for any cross-posting of this announcement.
                                 ICCS 2013
                              6th Workshop on
Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer Science (BBC 2013)

                         held in conjunction with
        International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2013)
                               Barcelona, Spain
                            June 5 - June 7, 2013
 * * * CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline EXTENDED January 2, 2013 * * *
                               CALL FOR PAPERS
Emerging technologies in genomics, proteomics, interactomics and other
life science areas are generating an increasing amount of complex data and
information. The evolving data and information ecosystem includes large
experimental “omics” data sets, natural language text from the scientific
literature and the Web, and highly connected heterogeneous information
networks, such as open linked data distributed on the Internet.
Integrating and analysing this information in the context of modern life
science research problems and biomedical applications poses a considerable
challenge for bioinformatics and computational biology. Traditionally,
bioinformatics has concentrated on methods and technologies facilitating
the acquisition, storage, organization, archiving, analysis and
visualization of biological and medical data. Computational biology, on
the other, hand, has emphasized mathematical and computational techniques
facilitating the modelling and simulation of biomedical processes and
systems. In recent years the distinction between these two fields has
become increasingly blurred. In order to tackle the growing complexity
associated with emerging and future life science challenges,
bioinformatics and computational biology researchers and developers need
to explore, develop and apply novel computational concepts, methods, tools
and systems. Many of these new approaches are likely to involve advanced
and large-scale computing techniques, technologies and infrastructures
such as:
* High-performance architectures and systems (e.g., multicore, GPU);
* Distributed computing (e.g. grid, cloud, peer-to-peer, Web services,
* Data and information management and integration (e.g., databases, data
warehousing, data fusion);
* Knowledge discovery/management (e.g., knowledge bases, data mining,
ontologies, workflow);
* Computational simulation (mechanistic, stochastic, multi-model);
* Artificial and computational intelligence (machine learning, agents,
evolutionary techniques).

Together, these topics cover the key bioinformatics and computational
biology techniques and technologies encountered in modern life science
environments: (1) Advanced computing architectures/infrastructures; (2)
Data/information management and integration; (3) Data/information analysis
and knowledge discovery; (4) Integration of quantitative/symbolic
knowledge into executable biomedical “theories” or models. The aim of this
workshop is to bring together computer and life scientists to discuss
emerging and future directions in these areas.
This is the 6th edition of this workshop, which was previously held in
Kraków (2008), Baton Rouge (2009), Amsterdam (2010), Singapore (2011), and
Omaha (2012).  This 6th edition has been modified to incorporate the
advanced and large-scale bioinformatics and computational biology
challenges associated with executable “theories” or models.

The workshop is seeking original research contributions presenting
innovative bioinformatics and computational biology concepts and solutions
in the areas outline above. The topics of interest include but are not
limited to the following:

Computer Science
Computational Biology
* Dedicated hardware & architectures
* High performance & distributed computing
* Parallelisation techniques
* Grid/cloud computing
* Service-orientation
* Volunteer computing
* Peer-to-peer computing
* (Distributed) workflows
* E-infrastructures
* Data management/integration/fusion
* Biological sequence & structure analysis
* Genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, interactomics, etc.
* Analysis of biological networks
* Biomedical image analysis
* Neuroimaging
* Data visualization
* Data mining & knowledge discovery
* Simulation of biological systems/processes
* Multi-model approaches
* Systems biology
* Knowledge-based techniques
* Knowledge management
* Artificial / computational intelligence techniques
* Executable theories and models

The manscripts submitted to this workshop must be camera-ready and
formatted according to the rules of Procedia Computer Science
Please use this file for a Latex template plus instructions
( and click
here for an MS word template file
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper at the workshop. PostScript and source
versions of your paper must be submitted electronically through the paper
submission system (
indicating the workshop title

6th Workshop on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer
Science (BBC 2013)

A copyright form
is only needed after the paper has been accepted for publication in the
proceedings. Please, note that papers must not exceed ten pages in length,
when typeset using the Procedia format. Dates of deadlines for manuscript
submission (full paper), notification of acceptance, deadline for
camera-ready paper submission and registration may be found in the
Important Dates
( section of the
ICCS Web site, unless otherwise specified on this workshop site.

Manuscripts submitted to this workshop must be based on unpublished,
mature and original work and must be submitted to ICCS only.

ICCS is an ERA 2010 A-ranked conference series.

After the workshop, selected papers may be invited for a special issue of
the Journal of Computational Science. Selected papers (extended and
revised version) accepted on the 1st edition of this workshop have been
published on a special section of Future Generation Computer Systems,

Full papers submission:		January 2, 2013 (EXTENDED)
Notification of acceptance:	February 10, 2013
Camera-ready papers: 		March 1, 2013
Authors registration: 		February 10 - March 10, 2013
Participant early registration: February 10 - April 25, 2013
Tutorials, welcome reception: 	June 4, 2013
Conference/Workshop sessions: 	June 5 - June 7, 2013

Mario Cannataro, University Magna Grćcia of Catanzaro, Italy
Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Joakim Sundnes, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Rodrigo Weber dos Santos, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

1. Dave Angulo, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
2. Francisco Azuaje, CRP-Santé, Luxembourg
3. Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
4. Eun Bo Shim, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea
5. Rui Brito, University of Coimbra, Portugal
6. Kevin Burrage, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
7. Nagasuma Chandra, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
8. Bastien Chopard, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
9. Tim Clark, Harvard Medical School, USA
10. Attila Csikász-Nagy, King’s College London, UK, and Fondazione Edmund
Mach, Trento, Italy
11. Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
12. Christine Froidevaux, LRI-Bioinformatics Group - University Paris XI,
Orsay, France
13. Alan Garny, University of Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy &
14. Concettina Guerra, University of Padova, Italy
15. Pietro Hiram Guzzi, University Magna Grćcia of Catanzaro, Italy
16. Ulrich Hansmann, Research Centre Juelich, Germany
17. Vicente Hernández, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
18. Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
19. Alfons Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20. Ela Hunt, Bundesamt für Statistik BFS / Office Federal de la
Statistique OFS, Switzerland
21. Glenn Terje Lines, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
22. Marcelo Lobosco, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
23. Uko Maran, University of Tartu, Estonia
24. Wagner Meira Jr., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
25. Maria Mirto, University of Salento, Italy
26. Hartmut Mix, University of Technology Dresden, Germany
27. Igor Mozeti?, Jo?ef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
28. Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy
29. María S. Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
30. Gernot Plank, University of Graz, Austria
31. Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
32. Osbaldo Resendis-Antonio, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
33. Blanca Rodriguez, University of Oxford, UK
34. Insik Shin, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
Daejeon, Republic of Korea
35. Luis Paulo da Silva Barra, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
36. Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Italy
37. Raymond Spiteri, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
38. Martin Swain, Aberystwyth Universith, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
39. Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy
40. El-Ghazali Talbi, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille,
41. Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy
42. Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Grćcia of Catanzaro, Italy
43. Edward J. Vigmond, University of Calgary, Canada
44. Jordi Villŕ i Freixa, Universitat de Vic, Vic, Spain
45. Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
46. Chong Wang, Technical University of Wildau, Wildau, Germany
47. Huiru Zheng, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, United Kingdom
48. Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
49. Bla? Zupan, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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