[Computational-biology] CFP: IEEE Intl Workshop on Service Oriented Technologies for Biological Databases and Tools (SOBDAT/ICWS 2007) - Deadline Extended to April 2

Sushil K. Prasad via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by hipc from techie.cs.gsu.edu)
Sun Mar 11 14:42:44 EST 2007

Dear Colleagues:

We are excited to announce this unique interdisciplinary workshop at
the premier ICWS conference on the emerging issues arising from the
interplay of service-oriented Internet technologies with bio-medical
research and applications.  This is expected to be a world-class forum
bringing together both computer and domain scientists and
practitioners, featuring papers reviewed by the high-caliber program
committee we have assembled as well as keynote/invited talks and
panel/tutorial discussions on hot topics.  The papers will be
published by IEEE CS Press (hardcopy and online).

Please encourage your students and colleagues to submit 5-page extended
abstacts or 8-page full papers (extended deadline: April 2, 2007 -
extended to synchronize with all other ICWS workshop deadlines).  
Details are in the CFP below.

Program Co-Chairs,

Phil Bourne, University of California, San Diego
Shamkant B. Navathe, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University

Call for Papers

IEEE International Workshop on Service Oriented Technologies
for Biological Databases and Tools (SOBDAT 2007)
In conjunction with ICWS/SCC 2007 9-13 July 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah

Important Dates:

5-Page Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: April 2, 2007
Notification Deadline: April 22, 2007
Camera-Ready Paper Due (8 pages): May 1, 2007

Integration of data sources and tools, and performing computations on
them is one of the key problems for using the data from experimental
biology today. However, these resources are highly diverse in nature
in terms of representation, data formats, and computer systems and are
distributed across the network. Although this broad spectrum of
information is accessible over the Web, each data source comes with
its own structure, semantics, data formats, names, concepts, and
access methods. Currently, the burden falls on the scientist to
manually (via programs) convert between the data formats, resolve
conflicts, integrate data, and interpret results in order to make
viable use of this information. This workshop will provide a forum to
bring together researches and practitioners working to solve these
challenges in biological data and tools using service oriented

Submission Instructions: The SOBDAT 2007 invites submission of high
quality papers by the submission deadline of April 2, 2007.  Original
unpublished manuscripts in IEEE format (pdf or doc file) should be
submitted electronically at ICWS 2007 Workshop Management System

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least three
program committee members. All accepted papers will be published as a
single volume of proceedings encompassing all the workshops (held in
conjunction with ICWS-2007) to be published by IEEE Computer Society
and will also be available online in the IEEE explorer digital

Submissions are specially invited on the following topics, but the
scope is not limited to these. We also encourage the submission of
survey and case study papers.


- Challenges, solutions, and methodologies in providing web services
interfaces to biological data sources and tools
- Methodologies for data transformation and normalization including
transformation of raw data into information and knowledge
- Design, management, and governance for information infrastructures,
including information flow, adaptive evolution, and interoperability
- Development of algorithms and data structures for analysis of
biological information
- Querying and query optimization against biological sources
- Ontology based data and tool integration
- Semantic Web technologies and formalisms for biological data and applications
- Web Service based biological workflow configuration and deployment systems
- Web interfaces for defining, accessing, and executing workflows
- Dynamic discovery of suitable of biological resources
- Data exchange rules among data sources and tools
- Peer-to-peer based architectures for data and tool integration
- Case studies in application of service oriented techniques to solve
data integration issues
- Handheld based monitoring of biological workflows, and the role of
pervasive computing

Workshop Organization

Program Co-Chairs:

Phil Bourne, University of California, San Diego, USA (bourne from sdsc.edu)
Shamkant B. Navathe , Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA (sham from cc.gatech.edu)
Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, USA(sprasad from gsu.edu)

Program Committee:

Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State University, USA
Christoph Bussler, CISCO Systems, Inc., San Francisco, USA
Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Terence Critchlow, Center for Applied Scientific Computing,
        Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA
Fikret Ercal, University of Missouri, Rolla, USA
Graciela Gonzalez, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Patrick C. K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Kamal Karlapalem, IIIT, Hyderabad, India
Zoe Lacroix, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Bertram Ludaescher, University of California, Davis, USA
Sanjay Madria, University of Missouri, Rolla, USA
Jose Francisco Aldana Montes, The University of Manchester, UK
Nigam Shah, Stanford Medical Informatics, Stanford, USA

Proceedings Chair:

Kamal Karlapalem, International Institute of Information Technology,
                               Hyderabad, India (kamal from iiit.ac.in)

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:

Janaka Balasooriya, University of Missouri, Rolla, USA
Graciela Gonzalez, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

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