[ecoop-info] CFP: Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Life Sciences (CCGrid-Life 2015) In conjunction with CCGrid 2015 + SI (FGCS, impact factor: 2.639)

Javier Garcia Blas fjblas at arcos.inf.uc3m.es
Fri Nov 7 14:15:36 CET 2014

Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Life SciencesIn conjunction with
CCGrid 2015 - 15th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and
Grid Computing, May 4-7, 2015, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaMore details
at lsgc.org/ccgrid-life/ <http://lsgc.org/ccgrid-life/>WelcomeIn the last
20 years, computational methods have become an important part of developing
emerging technologies for the field of bioinformatics and biomedicine.
Research areas such as biomodelling, molecular dynamics, genomics,
neuroscience, cancer models, evolutionary biology, medical biology,
biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, cell biology, nanobiotechnology,
biological engineering, pharmacology, genetics therapy, or automatic
diagnosis, rely heavily on large scale computational resources as they need
to manage Tbytes or Pbytes of data with large-scale structural and
functional relationships, TFlops or PFlops of computing power for simulating
highly complex models, or many-task processes and workflows for processing
and analyzing data.This new situation demands appropriate
IT-infrastructures, where bioinformatic and medical data can be processed
within an acceptable timespan - reaching from minutes in health-care
applications to days in large-scale research projects. Large-scale
distributed IT-systems such as Grids, Clouds and Big-Data-Environments are
promising to address research, clinical and medical research community
requirements. They allow for significant reduction of computational time for
running large experiments, for speeding-up the development time for new
algorithms, for increasing the availability of new methods for the research
community, and for supporting large-scale multi-centric collaborations.
However, specific challenges in the employment of such systems for
bioinformatic applications such as security, reliability and
user-friendliness, often impede straightforward adoption of existing
solutions from other application domains.This workshop aims at bringing
together developers of bioinformatic and medical applications and
researchers in the field of distributed IT systems. On the one hand, it
addresses researchers who are already employing distributed infrastructure
techniques in bioinformatic applications, in particular scientists
developing data- and compute-intensive bioinformatic and medical
applications that include multi-data studies, large-scale parameter scans or
complex analysis pipelines. On the other hand, it addresses computer
scientists working in the field of distributed systems interested in
bringing new developments into bioinformatic and medical applications.The
goals are to exchange and discuss existing solutions and latest developments
in both fields, and to gather an overview of challenges (technologies,
achievements, gaps, roadblocks). The workshop further intends to identify
common requirements to lead future developments in collaboration between
Life Sciences and Computing Sciences, and to collaboratively explore new
ideas and approaches to successfully apply distributed IT-systems in
translational research, clinical intervention, and decision-making.Topics of
InterestContributions are expected but not restricted to the following
topics:• Detailed application use-cases highlighting achievements and
roadblocks• Exploitation of distributed IT resources for Life Sciences,
HealthCare and research applications, for example medical imaging, disease
modeling, bioinformatics, Public health informatics, drug discovery,
clinical trials• Service and/or algorithm design and implementation
applicable to medical and bioinformatic applications• Improved energy
consumption of bioinformatic applications using clouds• Modeling and
simulation of complex biological processes• Genomics and Molecular
Structure evolution• Molecular Dynamics• Clouds for big data
manipulation in bioinformatics and medicine• Ontologies and biomedical
text mining• Biological data mining and visualization• Error handling
and fault tolerance• Distributed and heterogeneous bioinformatic and
medical data management• Big Medical and Bioinformatic Data applications
and solutions• Data privacy, security and access control• Development
environments for distributed bioinformatic applications• Programming
paradigms and tools for bioinformatic applications• Scientific gateways
and user environments targeting distributed medical and bioinformatic
applications• Dedicated distributed infrastructures and HPC systems•
Interoperability for exchanging data, algorithms and analysis pipelines•
Success stories and show stoppersKey DatesPapers Due    Jan 22nd,
2015Author Notifications    Feb 22nd, 2015Camera Ready Papers Due   
Mar 15th, 2015Conference    May 4th-7th, 2015
Special issueExtended versions of distinguished selected papers accepted and
presented at CCGrid-Life 2015, after further revisions, will be published in
a special issue of the journal Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS),
impact factor: 2.639.
Workshop Chairs• Jesus Carretero, University Carlos III of Madrid,
Spain• Javier Garcia Blas, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain•
Sandra Gesing, U. Notre Dame, IN, USA• Johan Montagnat, CNRS,
FranceSteering Committee• Dagmar Krefting, University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany• Silvia D. Olabarriaga, AMC / University of Amsterdam,
Netherlands• Tristan Glatard, CNRS, France• Aaron Golden, A. Einstein
College of Medicine, NY, USA• Manuel Desco, Hospital Gregorio Maranon de
Madri, Spain• Dana Petcu, University of Timisoara, RomaniaProgramme
Committee• Christian Barillot, CNRS / IRISA, France• Ignacio Blanquer,
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain• Steve Brewer, University of
Southampton, UK• Jesus Carretero, University Carlos III of Madrid,
Spain• Manuel Desco, Hospital Gregorio Maranon de Madri, Spain• Scott
Emrich, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA• Alban Gaignard, CNRS,
France• Javier Garcia Blas, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain•
Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA• Tristan Glatard, CNRS,
France• Aaron Golden, A. Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA• Ron
Kikinis, Harvard Medical School, USA• Dagmar Krefting, University of
Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany• Jens Krüger, University of Tübingen,
Germany• Yannick Legre, EGI, Amsterdam, Netherlands• Ivan Merelli,
Institute for Biomedical Technologies, Segrate, Italy• Luciano Milanesi,
CNT ITB, Italy• Johan Montagnat, CNRS/I3S, France• Jarek Nabrzyski,
University of Notre Dame, IN, USA• Silvia D. Olabarriaga, AMC / University
of Amsterdam, Netherlands• Horacio Perez-Sanchez, University of Murcia,
Spain• Dana Petcu, University of Timisoara, Romania• Jonathan
Silverstein, CCRI, NorthShore University HealthSystem, IL, USA• Richard
Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia• Tony Solomonides, CCRI,
NorthShore University HealthSystem, IL, USA• James Taylor, Emory
University, USASubmission GuidelinesAuthors are asked to prepare their
manuscripts according to the IEEE format for conference proceedings.
Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not
exceed 10 letter-size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and
references. The initial submission needs to be in pdf format. Submitted
papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently
under review for any other conference or journal. Manuscripts must be
submitted to the submission online system EasyChair no later than the
indicated submission deadline. Please register for an account as author if
you do not already have one. If you cannot access the submission website or
have difficulties completing your submission, please contact the workshop
chairs for assistance.All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 independent
reviewers from the international program committee. Papers will be selected
based on their originality, their interest for the research community, the
quality of the use-case description, the description of the technical
solution, the impact of the application and/or technical description and the
status of the work.All papers presented at the main conference and workshops
of IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2015 will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication and
EI indexing.




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