Monday, November 10, 2014

[DMANET] BB5 2015 Call for Papers

8th Workshop on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer
Science (BBC 2015)
Reykjavík, Iceland, 1-3 June, 2015

held in conjunction with
International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2015)


Papers submission: December 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: January 23, 2015
Camera-ready papers: March 2, 2015

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,
* 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

* 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

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.

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.

Stefano Beretta, CNR - Istituto di Tecnologie Biomediche (ITB), Italy
Mauro Castelli, ISEGI - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Mario Cannataro, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy (Chair)
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

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