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Mario Cannataro <[log in to unmask]>
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      I apologize for any cross-posting of this announcement.
                                 ICCS 2014
                              7th Workshop on
Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer Science (BBC 2014)

                         held in conjunction with
        International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2014)
                               Cairns, Australia
                               June 10-12, 2014
                               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 7th edition of this workshop, which was previously held in
Kraków (2008), Baton Rouge (2009), Amsterdam (2010), Singapore (2011),
Omaha (2012) and Barcelona (2013).  The 6th and 7th edition have been
modified to incorporate the advanced and large-scale bioinformatics and
computational biology challenges associated with executable theories or

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 workshop will take place on (To Be Announced).
It is scheduled as half-day/full-day (To Be Announced).
The program is not available yet.

Three options are available for paper submission: full paper (10 pages),
poster presentation with a short paper (4-10 pages), and oral presentation
without a paper (abstract only).
The manuscripts submitted to this workshop must be camera-ready and
formatted according to the rules of Procedia Computer Science
Please use the templates (Word or Latex) provided on the EasyChair
submission page. Word template LaTeX template
You should submit your paper in PDF format. Submission implies the
willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the
paper. Copyright forms are 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.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Easychair
submission system choosing the workshop titled:

7th Workshop on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer
Science (BBC 2014)

>>> Click here ( to
submit a paper to ICCS 2014 <<<

All accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings
published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science
and indexed by Scopus, ScienceDirect, Thomson Reuters Conference
Proceedings Citation (former ISI Proceedings) -an integrated index within
Web of Science. The papers will contain linked references, XML versions
and citable DOI numbers. ICCS is an ERA 2010 A-ranked conference series.

Dates of deadlines for manuscript submission, notification of acceptance,
deadline for camera-ready paper submission and registration may be found
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.

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,

Papers submission (Extended): January 31, 2014
Notification of acceptance: February 24, 2014
Camera-ready papers: March 15, 2014
Authors registration:  February 24 - March 15 2014
Participant early registration: February 24 - April 25, 2014
Conference/Workshop sessions: June 10-June 12, 2014

Mario Cannataro, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
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 Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
16. Ulrich Hansmann, Research Centre Juelich, Germany
17. Karl Helmer, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging,
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
18. Vicente Hernández, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
19. Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
20. Alfons Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
21. Ela Hunt, Bundesamt für Statistik BFS / Office Federal de la
Statistique OFS, Switzerland
22. Glenn Terje Lines, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
23. Marcelo Lobosco, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
24. Uko Maran, University of Tartu, Estonia
25. Wagner Meira Jr., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
26. Maria Mirto, University of Salento, Italy
27. Hartmut Mix, University of Technology Dresden, Germany
28. Igor Mozeti?, Jo?ef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
29. Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy
30. María S. Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
31. Gernot Plank, University of Graz, Austria
32. Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
33. Osbaldo Resendis-Antonio, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genomica,
(INMEGEN), México
34. Blanca Rodriguez, University of Oxford, UK
35. Insik Shin, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
Daejeon, Republic of Korea
36. Luis Paulo da Silva Barra, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
37. Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Italy
38. Raymond Spiteri, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
39. Martin Swain, Aberystwyth Universith, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
40. Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy
41. El-Ghazali Talbi, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille,
42. Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy
43. Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
44. Edward J. Vigmond, University of Calgary, Canada
45. Jordi Villà i Freixa, Universitat de Vic, Vic, Spain
46. Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
47. Chong Wang, Technical University of Wildau, Wildau, Germany
48. Huiru Zheng, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, United Kingdom
49. Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
50. Blaz Zupan, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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