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[Computational-biology] 2014 ACM BCB Call For Industry Track Papers

Xiaowei Jia via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by xiaoweij from buffalo.edu)
Wed May 21 22:23:45 EST 2014

*2014 ACM BCB Industry Track:  Big Data in Healthcare – Challenges and
Opportunities  *

*September 20-23, 2014, Newport Beach, CA, USA*


* ‘Big Data’* is a common catch-phrase used to describe the growing volume
of structured and unstructured data found  in all areas of science,
technology, business, society, and everyday life.  We are faced with so
much data everyday that it often overpowers our ability to process and
derive knowledge from it using traditional approaches.

Like many other industries, Healthcare is faced by a big data challenge, in
particular that of gathering, analyzing, and managing large and growing
amounts of patient data generated across the industry with the promise of
producing actionable benefits for patients.   With the roll out of
electronic health records in most hospital systems, a typical patient may
be associated with as much as 250GB of data, resulting in petabyte-scale
repositories. Similar large-scale repositories are found in pharmaceutical
and other companies, as well as government agencies.

This track of the 5th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational
Biology and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) aims to bring together researchers
 and leaders from academia and industry who are faced by this data deluge
and are involved in developing methods for the recording, storage,
protection, analysis, and management of big healthcare data.  Specifically,
the track will be organized around four sessions covering four key areas:

(1)    Genomics and Diagnostics

(2)    Mobile Health Devices and Applications

(3)    Analytics in Healthcare

 (4)    Decision Support Tools and Technologies

Each session will comprise invited presentations, as well as regular paper
presentations, followed by an open panel discussion. The invited
presentations will be delivered by key leaders in the field. For regular
presentations, submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Submissions
should follow the conference guidelines and should not exceed 10 pages
using the ACM template on 8.5 x 11 inch paper (
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). All
submissions will be evaluated for their originality, technical soundness,
significance, and relevance to the topics of this track. All accepted
papers by registered authors will be included in the proceedings published
in the ACM Digital Library. Details for electronic submission can be found
on the conference web portal at:

*Industry Track co-Chairs:*

Anastasia Christianson*, *Bristol-Myers Squibb

Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, IBM Almaden

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