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8th Workshop on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer
Science (BBC 2015)
                             http://bbc2015.wordpress.com/
                          ReykjavĖk, Iceland, 1-3 June, 2015

                              held in conjunction with
           International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2015)
                        http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2015/

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                               * * * CALL FOR PAPERS * * *
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IMPORTANT DATES
Papers submission: EXTENDED DEADLINE January 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2015
Camera-ready papers: March 15, 2015

AIMS & SCOPE
Emerging technologies in genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics and other
life science areas are generating an increasing amount of complex data and
information.
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, computational approaches, 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,
e-infrastructures);
* Computational simulation (mechanistic, stochastic, multi-model);
* Algorithms (theoretical and experimental aspects);
* Applied bioinformatics (analysis pipelines, tools, applications);
* Artificial and computational intelligence (machine learning, agents,
evolutionary techniques, bio-inspired methods).

The aim of this workshop is to bring together computer and life scientists
to discuss emerging and future directions in these areas.
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
* Dedicated hardware & architectures
* High performance & distributed computing
* Parallelisation techniques
* Grid/cloud computing
* Service-orientation
* Volunteer computing
* Peer-to-peer computing
* (Distributed) workflows
* E-infrastructures
* Algorithms

Bioinformatics
* Biological sequence & structure analysis
* Genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, metabolomics, etc.
* Analysis of biological networks
* Biomedical image analysis
* Neuroimaging
* Data visualization
* Data mining & knowledge discovery

Computational Biology
* Simulation of biological systems/processes
* Multi-model approaches
* Systems biology
* Knowledge-based techniques
* Knowledge management
* Artificial / computational intelligence techniques
* Executable theories and models
* Analysis tools


PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
The manuscripts of up to 10 pages (using the Procedia format), written in
English and formatted according to the EasyChair templates, should be
submitted electronically.
Papers must be based on unpublished original work and must be submitted to
ICCS only. 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.
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Easychair
submission system choosing the workshop titled:
8th Workshop on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer
Science (BBC 2015).
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.

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE
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, Elsevier.


WORKSHOP CO-ORGANIZERS
Stefano Beretta, CNR - Istituto di Tecnologie Biomediche (ITB), Italy
Mario Cannataro, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy (Chair)
Mauro Castelli, ISEGI - Universidade Nova de Lisboa,  Portugal
Riccardo Dondi,  University of Bergamo, 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

MORE INFORMATION:
For further information, please check Website: http://bbc2015.wordpress.com/
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