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[Computational-biology] NETTAB 2017: Deadline postponed and more news

Romano Paolo via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by paolo.romano from hsanmartino.it)
Thu May 25 04:26:06 EST 2017

Dear all,

here are the most recent news on next NETTAB 2017 workshop on “Methods, tools & platforms for Personalized Medicine in the Big Data Era”, Palermo, 16-18 October 2017.

Deadline postponed
Due to many requests, the deadline for the submission of abstracts for oral communication has been postponed until Friday June 9, 2017.
We welcome four-page abstracts on all workshop topics. See http://www.igst.it/nettab/2017/submissions/topics/ .
Submission instructions at http://www.igst.it/nettab/2017/submissions/instructions-for-authors/ .

New Keynote talk announced
Inna Kuperstein, from Institute Pasteur, Paris, will give a keynote talk on "Atlas of Cancer Signaling Network and NaviCell: Systems Biology resources for studying cancer biology".
See the abstract of her talk at http://www.igst.it/nettab/2017/programme/speakers/#Kuperstein .
She is the third confirmed keynote speaker, with Anita Grigoriadis, King’s College of London, and Winston Hide, University of Sheffield and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
See all keynote talk abstracts at http://www.igst.it/nettab/2017/programme/speakers/ .

New Guest talks announced
Two guest talks have been confirmed during last weeks.
Raffaele Giancarlo, University of Palermo, will speak about “Getting Beyond Proof of Principle for Big Data Technologies in Bioinformatics: MapReduce Algorithmic, Programming and Architectural issues”, while Emanuela Merelli, University of Camerino, will give a talk on “Topological Field Theory of Data: a new venue for Biomedical Big Data Analysis”.
See guest talk abstracts at http://www.igst.it/nettab/2017/programme/speakers/ .

Tutorials have been defined
The list of tutorials is now available at http://www.igst.it/nettab/2017/programme/tutorials/ .
The following tutorials will be given:

Tutorial 1, Monday October 16, 2017, 10:00 – 12:30
An introductory tour on Big Data, Big Data technologies, and Big Data applications in Biology and Medicine
Simona Rombo, University of Palermo.

Tutorial 2, Monday October 16, 2017, 10:00 – 12:30
Biological network-based analysis of "-omics" for precision medicine: overview, interaction databases and network diffusion approaches
Ettore Mosca, CNR / ITB, Segrate (MI).
This tutorial is offered by CNR InterOmics Flagship project

Tutorial 3, Wednesday October 18, 15:00 – Thursday October 19, 17:00
Biological Networks: data analysis, visualisation and medical application (provisional title)
Alberto Calderone, ELIXIR-IIB, Inna Kuperstein, Institut Curie, Paris, Luana Licata, ELIXIR-IIB.
This tutorial is offered by ELIXIR-IIB, the Italian ELIXIR node.

Attendance to tutorials is free for workshop participants.
Note, however, that for some tutorials a limited number of attendees will be accepted.
Priority will be given to workshop participants on a first-come/first-served policy.
In order to register for the tutorial ONLY, you must send an email to nettab.workshops from gmail.com.

Registration fees have been defined
The following fees have been defined for early registrations (within September 23, 2017).
*	Students/ PhD Students: 170.00 €
*	Academy/Research: 270.00 €
*	Industry: 400.00 €
A discount of 30.00 € will be applied to researchers from: InterOmics CNR Flagship Project, CNR / ITB, CNR / ICAR, Palermo Area CNR Institutes, ELIXIR, ELIXIR-IIB, EMBnet, ISCB, BITS, SFBI, PTBI, ReLiB, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, and to NETTAB Workshops past invited speakers and members of the Programme Committee.
ll registration fees include: attendance to scientific sessions, access to the book of abstracts, coffee-breaks and lunches. Social dinner fee is 35.00 €.
Registration fees will be published in the web site soon.

Post workshop publications
As you know, a post workshop Special Issue in an International Journal with IF will be published with best full papers from presentations, both oral and poster, given at the Workshop.
A purpose agreement is under discussion with BioMed Central for the publication of Supplements in BMC Bioinformatics and in the Journal of Translation Medicine.

Paolo Romano
Ospedale Policlinico San Martino
Genova, Italy

Skype: p.romano
Email: paolo.romano from hsanmartino.it - paolo.dm.romano from gmail.com 

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