[Bio-software] NETTAB 2005 - Deadlines approaching: early registration and call for posters

Paolo Romano paolo at ist.unige.it
Tue Aug 23 03:37:56 EST 2005

Dear all,

this is a reminder for next deadlines of the NETTAB 2005 Workshop on
"Workflows management: new abilities for the biological information
overflow" that will be held on next October 5-7, 2005, in Naples, Italy.

The Scientific Programme is now available on-line at
http://www.nettab.org/2005/progr.html .

The Opening Lecture will be given by Francis Ouellette.

Francis Ouellette is the Director of the UBiC, the Bioinformatics
Centre of the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is Associate
Professor of the Michael Smith Laboratories and of the Department of
Medical Genetics of UBC. He is also a core faculty member in the new
UBC graduate Training Program in Bioinformatics for Health Research,
associate director of Bioinformatics at Genome British Columbia and
director of the Canadian Genetic Diseases Network (CGDN) bioinformatics
core facility where he helps coordinate the Canadian Bioinformatics

Francis has an exceptional curriculum and his recent research,
training and coordination activities make him one of the most known
and appreciated bioinformaticians.

The title of his opening talk will be
"Workflow management in bioinformatics: the possibilities and the challenges".

The Call for posters and position papers is closing on next friday
August 26, 2005.
You are all warmly invited to present your recent activity related to the
workshops' topics by submitting a poster abstract (1-2 A4 pages, font size
12 pt, MS Word format) by email to posters2005 at nettab.org .

Topics are the following:

Technologies and technological platforms of interest, with emphasis on:
- Web Services (SOAP, WSDL, WSFL, UDDI, ....)
- Web Services Choreography and Orchestration
- Semantic Web (RDF, LSID, OWL, ...)
- comparison of available technologies, limitations, pros and cons
- knowledge representation
- biological data and knowledge modeling tools
- Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics in Bioinformatics

Workflow management systems in bioinformatics
- implementations of web services
- implementations of registries
- reuse and versioning of web services and workflows
- workflow management systems
- web interfaces for accessing and executing workflows
- interactive systems to support work flows

Applications of workflow management systems in bioinformatics
- Methodologies for life sciences analysis, such as:
  - gene expression,
  - genome annotation,
  - mass spec peptide fragment identification,
- Encoding of the above in workflows
- Case studies
- Scenarios and use cases

Check all details at: http://www.nettab.org/2005/call.html .

The early registration deadline is also next Friday August 26, 2005.
The registration form is available on-line at:
http://www.nettab.org/2005/rform.html .

The payment of the fee can either be done on-line, through the Online
Payment Form of the Bioinformatics Italian Society (BITS), or by direct
money transfer.

Participation fees are as follows:

Until August 26, 2005:
- Students: 70,00 Euro
- Academic: 130,00 Euro (reduced fee: 117,00 Euro)
- Non-academic: 270,00 Euro (reduced fee: 243,00 Euro)

After August 26, 2005:
- Students: 70,00 Euro
- Academic: 180,00 Euro (reduced fee: 162,00 Euro)
- Non-academic: 370,00 Euro (reduced fee: 333,00 Euro)

The 10% reduction on fees is applied for members of:
- ISCB (International Society for Computational Biology),
- BITS (Bioinformatics Italian Society),
- Hormone Responsive Breast Cancer (HRBC) Genomics Network, 
- Oncology over Internet (O2I) project,
- Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Technologies in Bioinformatics (LITBIO)


I'm looking forward to meeting many of you in Naples quite soon.

Ciao. Paolo
Paolo Romano (paolo.romano at istge.it)
Bioinformatics and Structural Proteomics
National Cancer Research Institute (IST)
Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, I-16132, Genova, Italy
Tel: +39-010-5737-288  Fax: +39-010-5737-295
Web: http://www.nettab.org/promano/

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