[Embl-databank] CFP: CBMS2010 - Special Track (ST-04) on HealthGrid & Cloud Computing

Maria Mirto via embl-db%40net.bio.net (by maria.mirto from unisalento.it)
Thu May 6 02:09:10 EST 2010

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                23rd IEEE International Symposium on
                         Perth, Australia,
                        12-15 October 2010
     4th Special Track on HealthGrid & Cloud Computing
* * * CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline June 17, 2010 * * *
  One of the biggest challenges in HealthCare is the integration and  
analysis of disparate data coming, for instance, from genomics and  
proteomics experiments, as well as from clinical investigations (e.g.  
medical images and electronic patient records) in order to discover  
correlations among clinical data and genetic assessment.
Many computer tools, methods and platforms for the seamless  
integration of biomedical data and bioinformatics tools are already  
available and these need large computing power in areas such as:
·      The medical image processing community that is facing a growing  
need to analyze 2D, 3D and 4D images in order to realistically  
simulate medical treatments or surgery (radiotherapy, plastic surgery,  
etc.), and to develop computer aided surgery;
·      Integration of results and easy access by physicians to all of  
their patients’ medical data anytime, anywhere.
There is a tremendous potential for end-users in many fields of  
science, such as Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, to routinely conduct  
large scale computations on distributed resources by using a  
combination of the following technologies:
·      Distributed middleware for connecting data/cluster computing  
centers: this includes Grid computing middleware for user’s  
authentication and accounting, remote job submission, resource  
scheduling/reservation, and data management;
·      Virtualization technologies capable of providing on demand  
application-specific execution environments: this involves a style of  
computing, Cloud Computing, in which on-demand resources are provided  
as a service over the Internet.
HealthGrid is an environment that allows sharing of resources, in  
which heterogeneous and dispersed health data as well as applications  
can be accessed by all users as a tailored information providing  
system according to their authorization. However, several issues such  
as security and management of privacy data represent one of the  
biggest obstacles to adopt Grid technology as health IT.
Cloud computing is emerging as a model for enabling convenient, on  
demand network access to a shared pool of configurable resources that  
can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort  
or service provider interaction.
Cloud computing poses obvious challenges and opportunities for public  
health informatics. Among the challenges there will be an escalation  
of the need for secure communications and storage especially when  
public health data is collected and transmitted using non-healthcare  
The main goal of the track is to exchange ideas and results related to  
on going grid and cloud computing research in HealthCare, with a look  
toward Biomedicine and Bionformatics, focusing on different aspects of  
middleware, technologies and applications.
Topics of Interest
The topics of interest will include but will be not limited to:
     * Grid Computing Infrastructures, Middleware and Tools for  
Biomedicine and Bioinformatics;
     * Cloud infrastructures: advances and evaluation of  
virtualization technologies;
     * Medical data and metadata management;
     * Security in HealthGrid and Cloud;
     * Semantic aspects in Grid and Cloud for Biomedical Data;
     * Grid/cloud applications: Service and/or algorithm design and  
implementation applicable to health applications;
     * Best practices related to solving large-scale problems on grid/ 
cloud infrastructures;
     * Parallel applications on grid/cloud infrastructures: theory and  
practice, programming models, intercluster communications, remote  
     * Workflow Management Systems targeting HealthGrid and Cloud  
     * Scientific gateways and user environments targeting HealthGrid  
and Cloud applications;
     * Grid-based Visualization of Biomedical Data;
     * Integration of HealthGrid and Cloud Applications into Clinical  

Important Dates
Submission deadline for regular papers: 17 Jun 2010
Notification of acceptation: 2 Aug 2010
Final camera ready due: 2 Sep 2010
Author registration: 2 Sep 2010

Workshop Chairs
* Maria Mirto - Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change & Univ.  
of Salento - Italy
* Giovanni Aloisio - Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change,  
Univ. of Salento & SPACI – Italy
* Almerico Murli, University of Naples, Italy

* Tony Solomonides, Univ. of the West of England, UK
* Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Program Committee
* Robert G. Belleman (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
* Vincent Breton (CNRS/IN2P3, LPC Clermont-Ferrand, France)
* Marian Bubak (AGH Krakow PL/ UvA Amsterdam NL)
* Massimo Cafaro (University of Salento, Lecce, Italy)
* Mario Cannataro (University "Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Italy)
* Rita Casadio (Biocomputing Lab, University of Bologna, Italy)
* Henri Casanova (University of Hawaii, USA)
* Ewa Deelman (ISI/USC, USA)
* Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee, USA)
* Geoffrey Fox (Indiana University, USA)
* Vicente Hernandez (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia)
* Dieter Kranzlmueller (Ludwing-Maximilian University Munich & Leibniz  
Supercomputing Centre Germany)
* Mary Kratz (University of Michigan Medical School Information  
Services, USA)
* Giuliano Laccetti (University of Naples "Federico II", Italy)
* Yannick Legre (CNRS/IN2P3 France)
* David Manset (University of Savoie, France, University West of  
England, UK, Maat G knowledge, Madrid, Spain)
* Johan Montagnat (CNRS (I3S laboratory) France)
* Silvia D. Olabarriaga (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
* Cecilia Saccone (ITB/CNR Institute of Biomedical Technologies of  
Bari, Italy)
* Ashish Sharma (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)
* Jonathan Silverstein (Computation Institute of the University of  
Chicago, USA)
* Richard Sinnott (National e-Science Centre, Glasgow, UK)
* Albert Zomaya (University of Sydney, Australia)

Paper Submission and Publication
We invite original previously unpublished contributions that are not  
submitted concurrently to a journal or another conference.
Each paper must be prepared following the IEEE 2-column format and  
should not exceed the length of 6 (six) letter-sized pages, submitted  
electronically using the paper submission system prior to the  
submission deadline.
CBMS 2010 submission web site is http://www.cbms2010.debii.curtin.edu.au
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. The  
proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. At  
least one of the authors of accepted papers is required to register  
and present the work at the conference; otherwise their papers will be  
removed from the digital library after the conference.
  Please contact mariaDOTmirtoATunisalento.it it for any question.

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