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[Computational-biology] Combined CHARME - EMBNet and NETTAB 2016 Workshop on Reproducibility, standards and SOP in bioinformatics, 25-26 October 2016, Rome, Italy

Paolo Romano via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by paolo.romano from hsanmartino.it)
Tue May 10 02:31:19 EST 2016

Many anticipated excuses for possible duplications.


Combined CHARME - EMBnet and NETTAB 2016 Workshop
Reproducibility, standards and SOP in bioinformatics
October 25-26, 2016, National Research Council, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, Rome, Italy

Next deadline: Submission of abstracts for oral communications: May 30, 2016


The Workshop 'Reproducibility, standards and SOP in bioinformatics' is co-organised by the COST European Action CHARME (CA15110), EMBnet (The Global Bioinformatics Network) and NETTAB (International Workshop Series on Network Tools and Applications for Biology). It is hosted by the ELIXIR-ITA Node and will be held at the Italian CNR (National Research Council) head quarter, in Rome.

The workshop will be preceded by a GOBLET/ELIXIR-ITA Tutorial and a ELIXIR Hacktahon on Monday 24th and followed by the EMBNet Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27th.


Keynote Speakers (confirmed only)

Jacques van Helden, Université d'Aix-Marseille (AMU), Marseille, France
Barend Mons, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Leiden, The Netherlands

Further Keynote speakers will be announced soon.


The topics of the joint event include, beside the usual NETTAB workshops topics, an additional special event topic.

Reproducibility, standards and SOPs in bioinformatics (Special Event Topic)
Bioinformatics methods, algorithms, tools, applications for reproducibility of computational experiments, including:
    Trends in open science, Open access journals, Open source practices
    Good programming practices for reproducibility
    The role of cloud computing in reproducible research
    Computational tools, such as Sweave, knitr, supporting automatic production of research papers
    Tools, practices, and dissemination platforms for ensuring reproducibility
    Role of workflow management systems and ontologies in reproducible research
    Automatic tools for tracking the provenance of data, analyses, and results
    Data FAIR-ness

Bioinformatics Education and Training (Special Session held in collaboration with GOBLET and ELIXIR-ITA)

NETTAB Workshop topics
Bioinformatics methods, standards, tools, applications and experiences deployed over Internet, including:
    On-line databases, software tools, user interfaces
    Data integration and data fusion platforms, integrated bio-search
    Grid and clouds applications and platforms
    APIs and Web Services, workflow management platforms
    Semantic tools, biomedical ontologies
    Semantic Web tools, Linked Open Data, SPARQL endpoints
    Biological Wikis, social applications for life sciences
    Tools for collaborative development of software, databases and documents
    Mobile bioinformatics apps


Submission deadlines
    Abstracts for oral communications: May 30, 2016
    Abstracts for posters: September 19, 2016
    Abstracts for software demo: September 19, 2016
    Abstracts for late posters: October 8, 2016

Registration deadlines
    Early registration: September 26, 2016
    On-line registration: October 14, 2016 (only on-site registration will be available after this date)

    Tutorial and Hackathon: October 24, 2016
    Workshop: October 25-26, 2016

A post workshop Supplement publication is planned, see below.


Submissions are welcome for oral communications, for posters and for software demos.

All abstracts must be submitted as PDF files through EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nettab2016 .
The maximum length is 4 pages for oral communication abstracts and 2 pages for poster abstracts.

Full instructions for authors are available at http://www.igst.it/nettab/2016/submissions/instructions-for-authors/ .

Authors of all abstracts presented at the event, oral communication and poster, will be invited to a Call for papers for a Special Issue in an International Journal with IF.


The Workshop and all satellite events will be held at the main site of the Italian National Research Council, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, Rome.


Erik Bongcam-Rudloff & Domenica D'Elia & Paolo Romano (Workshop Chairs)
Teresa Attwood & Allegra Via (Education and Training Session Chairs)
Teresa Attwood & Pedro Fernandes & Allegra Via (Goblet/ELIXIR-ITA Tutorial)
Paolo Romano 	& Rafael Jimenez (ELIXIR Hackathon)


CA 15110: Harmonising standardisation strategies to increase efficiency and competitiveness of European life-science research (CHARME)
See www.cost-charme.eu/ for details.

Paolo Romano
Genova, Italy

Skype: p.romano
Email: paolo.romano from hsanmartino.it - paolo.dm.romano from gmail.com 

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