[Bio-matrix] CfP NETTAB 2007: Semantic Web for Bioinformatics

Paolo Romano via biomatrx%40net.bio.net (by paolo from ist.unige.it)
Tue Feb 27 08:41:54 EST 2007

Dear colleague,

this announcement is sent through many mailing lists devoted to
computational biology, bioinformatics and computer science and
to some known researchers as well.

I'm sending it in the hope that it can be of your interest.
Apologies, if you're receiving multiple copies.

Best regards. Ciao. Paolo

Final Call for Papers

7th International Workshop NETTAB 2007
June 12-15, 2006
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Pisa

A Semantic Web for Bioinformatics: Goals, Tools, Systems, Applications

Algorithms in bioinformatics
Formal Methods for Systems Biology
Network Tools and Applications in Bioinformatics

This workshop aims at getting together biologists, bioinformaticians, computer 
scientists and linguists to try to answer the following questions:
- Is the Semantic Web of some use for Bioinformatics?
- Which goals should have a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics?
- Which standards, technologies and tools of the Semantic Web can most profitably
  be used in Bioinformatics?
- Which application did the Semantic Web already find in Bioinformatics?
- Which current Bioinformatics research problems can be solved by the Semantic Web?
- Which are the short, medium and long term perspectives in applying Semantic Web
  technologies to Bionformatics?

The workshop also intends to:
- introduce the basic knowledge of related standards and technologies, in a non
  trivial way through invited lectures and tutorials
- outline the promising features of the Semantic Web in bioinformatics through
  invited lectures and open discussion
- show some valuable examples in bioinformatics through invited lectures, oral
  communications and posters
- support as much discussion as possible through open discussions and a panel discussion
- practically demonstrate "how it works" through tutorials

We are extremely glad to inform you that four excellent speakers have accepted to give an 
invited lecture at next NETTAB workshop.

+ Session on Goals of the Semantic Web in Bioinformatics
  Invited speaker: Eric Neumann, Co-chair of the Health Care and Life Science Interest Group 
    of the Semantic Web Activity at W3C & Teranode Inc., USA
+ Session on Semantic Web Standards and Technologies
  Invited speaker: Guus Schreiber, Chair of Semantic Web Deployment Interest Group at W3C & 
    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+ Session on Semantic Web Tools
  Invited speaker: Olivier Bodenreider, Medical Ontology Research, National Library of Medicine, USA
+ Session on Applications of Semantic Web in Bioinformatics
  Invited speakers: Michael Schroeder, Biotec TU Dresden, Germany, and Albert Burger,
    Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK

NETTAB workshops also include general sessions on Network Tools and Applications in Biology and 
adjunct focus topics selected by local organizers.
You are therefore welcome to submit your work on any of the followings topics
(extended list available on the web):

Goals of a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics:
Standards, Technologies, Tools for the Semantic Web
Systems for a Semantic Web for Bioinformatics:
Existing and perspective applications of the Semantic Web for Bioinformatics

Algorithms in Bioinformatics
Formal Methods for Systems Biology
Network Tools and Applications in Bioinformatics

Submission of oral communications: March 16, 2007
Proposals for tutorials: March 16, 2007
Submission of posters: April 20, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: April 27, 2007

You are welcome to submit your contributions through the MyReview system at the following URL: 
http://www.nettab.org/2007/myreview/ .
This is a two steps submission procedure. You will have to submit first an abstract and later the paper.
You are invited to prepare your contribution according to instructions available at 
(specially, see "Preparing main manuscript text" section).
See the workshop's web site for more details about the preparation of the papers.

All accepted oral communications and posters will be published in the Workshop's Proceedings that 
will be distributed to all participants.
Selected papers will be published by BMC Bioinformatics as a Supplement Issue.

When submitting, you will be asked if your submission is intended for the workshop only or 
for the publication in BMC Bioinformatics too.
The papers will be reviewed by the members of the Programme Committee. They will decide whether the 
papers are accepted for the workshop only or for the publication in BMC Bioinformatics as well.
The workshop will engage itself to pay part of the cost of the publication, but please be 
advised that depending on the final budget of the workshop you could be requested to contribute to 
publication costs which has been set to 600 British pounds per paper.
For any further information or clarification, please contact the organization by email at info from nettab.org .

P. Romano, Bioinformatics, Natl Cancer Research Inst., Italy
M. Schröder, Biotechnology Centre, TU Dresden, Germany
N. Cannata, Mathematics & Computer Science Dept, Univ. of Camerino, Italy
O. Signore, ISTI, National Research Council, Italy

G. Armano, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Dept, Univ. of Cagliari, IT
C. Baker, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), SG
P. Barahona, Department of Informatics, New University of Lisboa, PT
L. Barrio-Alvers, Transinsight GmbH, DE
O. Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
A. Burger, Department of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University, UK
M. Cannataro, Experimental and Clinical Medicine Dept, Univ. of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia", IT
W. Ceusters, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, University at Buffalo, USA
M. Cockerill, BioMed Central, UK
M.-D. Devignes, LORIA, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, FR
R. Dieng, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, FR
L. Grivell, European Molecular Biology Organisation, DE
M. Harris, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
M. Helmer-Citterich, Biology Dept, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", IT
C. M. Keet, Computer Science Faculty, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, IT
J. Koehler, Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Rothamsted Research, UK
M. Krallinger, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), ES
L. Krippahl, Department of Informatics, New University of Lisboa, PT
P. Lambrix, Computer and Information Science Dept, Linköping University, SE
U. Leser, Institute for Computer Science, Humboldt-University of Berlin, DE
J. Luciano, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, USA
R. Marangoni, Computer Science Department, University of Pisa, IT
M. Marchiori, Pure and Applied Mathematics Dept, University of Padua, IT
M. Masseroli, Department of BioEngineering, Polytechnic of Milan, IT
G. Mauri, Informatics Systems and Communication Dept, Univ. Milan "Bicocca", IT
E. Merelli, Mathematics and Computer Science Dept, University of Camerino, IT
S. Moeller, Institute of Neuro- and Bioinformatics, University of Lübeck, DE
S. Philippi, Institute for Software Technology, Univ. of Koblenz-Landau, DE
D. Quann, IBM Software Group, USA
D. Rubin, Stanford Medical Informatics, Stanford University Medical Center, USA
S.-A. Sansone, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
M. Senger, International Rice Research Institute, PH
D. Turi, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
G. Vetere, IBM Center for Advanced Studies of Rome, IT
D. Zaccagnini, Language and Computing, USA

Looking forward to seeing you all in Tuscany.

Best regards.

On behalf of the Chairs and of the Organizing Committee

Paolo Romano

Paolo Romano (paolo.romano from 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

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