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[Bio-software] Extended deadline (IEEE CBMS) - Track on Grid for Biomedical Informatics

Maria Mirto maria.mirto at unile.it
Sun Jan 29 05:18:06 EST 2006

*** Extended submission deadline: February 9, 2006 ***

Dear all,

the deadline of the IEEE CBMS 2006 has been extended.

Submissions for CBMS and "Grids for Biomedical Informatics" track are
possible until February 9, 2006.

Call for Papers: http://datadog.unile.it/cbms2006/cfp.htm
Submission Page: http://cbms2006.ece.byu.edu/how.html#submission

Best Regards,
Maria Mirto

 Maria Mirto, CACT/ISUFI (Center for Advanced Computing Technology)
 Engineering Faculty, Department of Innovation Engineering
 University of Lecce, Via per Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
 phone: +39-0832-297304, fax: +39-0832-297279

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     Special Track on Grids for Biomedical Informatics

      CBMS 2006: IEEE on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS)

         Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society & ACM
                   June 22-23, 2006
              Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

                     Call for Papers

Biomedical Informatics is quickly evolving into a research field that
encompasses the use of all kinds of biomedical information, from genetic and
proteomic data to image data associated with particular patients in clinical
Biomedical Informatics comprises the fields of Bioinformatics (e.g., genomics
and proteomics) and Medical Informatics (e.g., medical image analysis), and
deals with issues related to the access to information technology in
medicine, the analysis of genomics data, security, interoperability and
integration of data-intensive biomedical applications.
Main issues in this field are:
    * Integration of multiple laboratories that collect large amounts of
biomedical data (genomics, post-genomics, biomedical images and signals), so
that researchers can:
       - continue to maintain their own biomedical and computing resources
       - face effectively the growth of data they need to manage and process,
exploiting recent methods such as data mining, taking into account that
biomedical data are produced and stored continuously; and
integrate and share data and findings in a controlled manner.
   * Provision of large computing power such that researchers have access to
      - high performance distributed computational resouces for
computationally demanding data analysis, e.g., medical image processing and
simulation of medical treatment or surgery;
      - large storage capacity and distributed databases for the efficient
retrieval, annotation and archiving of biomedical data.

 What is missing today is:
    * the full integration of methods and technologies to enhance all phases
of biomedical informatics and health care, including research, diagnosis,
prognosis, etc.;
    * the dissemination of such methods in the clinical practice, whenever
they are developed, deployed and maintained.

The grid paradigm offers CPU and data handling capabilities and allows users
and laboratories to share their facilities (computing and data storage
resources, instruments, knowledge, etc.) through high bandwidth networks
between dynamically formed Virtual Organizations.
 Grid middleware currently offers basic services for Grid management, and
application development and deployment. To face the complexity of novel,
cooperative, distributed Health and Bioinformatics applications, new
specialized Grid services have to be developed: in such a way Grids can be
deployed to address the needs of the biomedical community.
 The goal of this Conference Track is to discuss well-known and emerging
biomedical data-intensive systems in the context of Grids and to analyse
technologies and methodologies useful to develop such systems in these
environments. In particular, this track aims at offering a high level forum
for exchanging information, ideas, techniques and software on how to progress
in this rapidly evolving field, in order to support the advance in scientific
research education as well as industrial applications.

TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to:

  - Grid Infrastructures for Biomedical Data Analysis and Management
  - Problem Solving Environments for Biomedical Applications
  - Grid Computing Infrastructures, Middleware and Tools for Healthcare
  - Grid Computing Biomedical Services Collaboration Technologies
  - Databases and the Grid in the Biomedical Field
  - Extracting Knowledge from Biomedical Data Grids
  - Data Grids for Bioinformatics
  - Grid Architectures for Interactive Biomedical Applications
  - Grid Architectures and Solutions for Data-Intensive Biomedical
  - Grid-based Biomedical Informatics Interoperability Security in Biomedical
Data Grids
  - Semantic Grids for Multimedia Biomedical Data
  - Ubiquitous Access to Grid-enabled Applications in Biomedicine
  - High-performance Computing for Data-Centric Biomedical Applications
  - Grid-based Visualization of Biomedical Data
  - Integration of Grid-enabled Applications into Clinical Practice

  - February 9, 2006 Submission of (6-page, maximum) paper
  - March 1, 2006 Notification of acceptance
  - April 5, 2006 Final camera-ready paper due
  - April 8, 2006 Pre-registration deadline
  - May 22, 2006 Hotel room reservations due

No hardcopy submissions are being accepted. Electronic submissions of
original technical research papers will only be

accepted in PDF format. File size is limited to 2 MB. Use a maximum of six
A4 pages, including figures and references.

Include one cover sheet, stating the track title (Special Track on Grids
for Biomedical Informatics), paper title, authors,

technical area(s) covered in the article, corresponding author's
information (telephone, fax, mailing address, e-mail

address), and your preference for oral or poster presentation. Author
names should appear only on the cover sheet, not on the

Submit your manuscript no later than February 9, 2006. Authors will be
notified of acceptance by March 1, 2006 after a review

process by three independent experts. Each accepted paper to the Special
Track on Grids for Biomedical Informatics will be

published in the conference proceedings by IEEE CS Press, conditional upon
the author's advance registration. Papers that

were not accepted by the Program Committee of the track can be considered
for publication as regular submissions by the

General Program Committee of IEEE CBMS 2006.
Please note that the format of IEEE CBMS 2006 proceedings will be the IEEE
Computer Science Press 8.5x11-inch format:


Submission is encouraged in this format.
For more details please see the website of IEEE CBMS 2006:

Giovanni Aloisio University of Lecce, Italy
Almerico Murli University of Naples, Italy
Maria Mirto University of Lecce, Italy
Alfredo Tirado-Ramos University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For further questions, please contact:
Maria Mirto,
CACT/ISUFI (Center for Advanced Computing Technology)
SPACI (Southern Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructures)
c/o Engineering Faculty, Department of Innovation Engineering,
University of Lecce,
Via per Monteroni,
73100 Lecce, Italy,

Voice: +39-0832-297304,
Fax:   +39-0832-297279,

Email: maria.mirto at unile.it

Electronic submission (PostScript or PDF) is strongly encouraged.

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