[Bioforum] CFP: Special Issue of Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge Centered Systems: Database Systems for Bio-medical Applications

Claudia Plant via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by cplant from fsu.edu)
Mon Nov 29 04:36:55 EST 2010

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Call for Papers

As data intensive disciplines life sciences and medicine are challenging and
inspiring for research in and databases and data mining.  Modern
technologies such as high-throughput mass-spectrometry and sequencing,
micro-arrays, high-resolution imaging, etc. produce enormous and
continuously increasing amounts of data. Public databases provide access to
aggregated and consolidated information on genome and protein sequences,
biological pathways, diseases, anatomy atlases, and scientific literature.
There has never been more potentially available information to study
biomedical systems ranging from single cells to complete organisms. However,
it is a non-trivial task to transform the vast amount of biomedical data
into actionable information triggering scientific progress and supporting
patient treatment and clinical procedures.

This special issue of Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge
Centered Systems (TLDKS) will bring together high-quality contributions on
recent advances in database technology to support all aspects of biological
and medical applications.  Topics of interest include but are not limited

·         Administration of vast amounts of data

·         Integration of heterogeneous data sources

·         Federated and distributed databases

·         Data warehouses

·         Data mining techniques like classification, clustering,
association rule mining, etc.

·         Decision support systems

·         Information and image retrieval

·         Signal processing and streaming databases

·         Privacy protection and data security

·         Data quality and data provenance

·         Process management and collaborative work

·         User interfaces and visualization.

We invite contributions focusing on applications in all areas of life
sciences and medicine, including:

·         Systems biology

·         Genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics

·         Genome-wide association studies

·         Drug target discovery and personalized medicine

·         Neuroscience

·         Electronic patient records

·         Patient monitoring

·         Surgery planning and support

·         Biobanking




·         Christian Böhm, University of Munich

·         Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt

·         Claudia Plant, Florida State University


Paper submission

Papers should be submitted in PDF format following the LNCS formatting
guidelines available from the LNCS Webpage
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). To give an
orientation, the approximate paper length should be about 30 pages. Please
submit your papers using the ConfDriver Conference Management System


Important Dates

·         31.01. 2011: submission deadline

·         14.03. 2011: notification of acceptance



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