IEEE 2002 - Visualization in Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics, Boston, October 2002 (call for participation)

Marjan Trutschl mtrutsch at
Tue Jun 25 03:31:52 EST 2002

Workshop Announcement – Call for Participation
Visualization in Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics
to be held during
IEEE Visualization 2002

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Sunday, October 27, 2002

Workshop Organizers

Georges Grinstein, Ph.D.             and  John Peter Lee, Sc.D.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell       AstraZeneca R&D, Boston
AnVil, Burlington, MA 
grintein at                       jplee at 

* Workshop Description
Bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and their computational relatives,
computational biology and chemistry, are at the forefront of modern
drug discovery, as their techniques are central to the identification
of new drugs that address critical needs. Biological data is extremely
complex and richly interconnected. Chemical databases are often
massive in dimensionality and cardinality. Both data types must be
analyzed in concert.

Visualization is a complementary technology to the classical
computational methods, harnessing human perception to achieve results.
Not only does it serve as an analysis technique, it provides the
visual interface to the complex data models and computational systems.
It is central to manual data interaction and exploration, which is
required when the limits of automated tools emerge.

The goals of this workshop are to:

- initiate the exchange of information and ideas between interested
researchers in bioinformatics and  cheminformatics, and researchers in
data mining and data visualization.
- highlight and explore the possibilities provided by visualization as
an interface to theplethora of data, algorithms and systems used to
validate, manage, manipulate and explore in bioinformatics and

This workshop will provide a forum to discuss the role of
visualization in bioinformatics and cheminformatics, and for the
presentation, discussion, and evaluation of systems (conceptual,
prototype, or products) that attempt to integrate visualization in
bioinformatics and cheminformatics. We invite researchers in the
academic and commercial communities, along with application
developers, to join us in enlightening discussions on creating
visualization tools for the management, exploration, and analysis of
complex data and systems.

Please, visit
for more detailed information about the workshop.


G. G. Grinstein and J. P. Lee

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