[Computational-biology] CFP: NETTAB 2007 Semantic Web in Bioinformatics

Paolo Romano via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by paolo.romano At istge.it)
Sat Dec 2 10:09:53 EST 2006


7th International Workshop NETTAB 2007

June 12-15, 2006
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Pisa
http://www.nettab.org/2007/

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

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

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

AIMS
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 Biinformatics?
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

TOPICS OF THE FOCUS THEME
Goals:
- Roles and uses of ontologies in knowledge 
discovery, text analysis and data mining
- Expected results of adoption of Semantic Web tools in Bioinformatics
Standards, Technologies, Tools:
- Semantic Web standards (RDF, OWL)
- RDF Schemas and Query systems
- Biomedical Ontologies and related tools
- Formal approaches to large biomedical 
controlled terminologies and vocabularies
Systems:
- RDF repositories and query systems for life sciences
- Semantically aware biomedical Web Services
- Semantic Biological Data Integration Systems
Existing and perspective applications:
- Case studies, use cases, and scenarios
- Semantic Web applications in life sciences

TOPICS OF THE ADJUNCT THEMES
Starting from this edition, NETTAB workshops will 
also include special sessions devoted both to the 
general theme of the series of workshops, 
"Network Tools and Applications in Biology", and 
on further topics selected by local organizers. 
This year, you are therefore welcome to submit 
your work on any of the followings general adjunct topics:
- Algorithms in bioinformatics
- Formal Methods for Systems Biology
- Network Tools and Applications in Bioinformatics

DEADLINES
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

PUBLICATION OF PAPERS AND POSTERS
All accepted oral communications and posters will 
be published in the abstracts' book.
Selected papers will also be published in an 
international peer reviewed journal that will soon be announced.
Further more detailed information will be added 
to the web site and in the texts of the Call for 
Papers presented in upcoming occasions.

CHAIRS
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

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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 Organizing Committee

Paolo Romano

Paolo Romano (paolo.romano At 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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