[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
Mon Jan 12 12:53:34 CET 2015

Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Life Sciences (CCGrid-Life
2015)In 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/>Papers Due: Jan 22nd, 2015 (Final
extension)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, 2015 (Final
extension)Author 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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Dr. Javier García Blas
Computer Architecture, Communications and Systems Area
Computer Science Department. UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III
Avda. de la Universidad, 30
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