[FM-India] CFP: 1st International Workshop on Cloud for Bio (C4Bio 2014) - inconjunction with CCGRID 2014

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Wed Dec 18 09:47:12 IST 2013

 From: Javier Garcia Blas <fjblas at arcos.inf.uc3m.es>
 Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:14:53 +0100
 Subject: CFP: 1st International Workshop on Cloud for Bio (C4Bio 2014) - inconjunction with CCGRID 2014
 Reply-To: C4Bio 2014 <c4bio2014 at arcos.inf.uc3m.es>
 Dear Sir or Madam,
 (We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this message)
 to be held as part of IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014
 Chicago, USA, May 26-29, 2014
 In 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.
 As applications require more and more computational resources every
 day in order to increase the knowledge of biological and health
 processes, bio disciplines create new challenges of scale for
 computation, storage, and interpretation of petascale data that are
 difficult to solve with single clusters. Cloud computing has the
 potential to help solve these problems by offering a utility model
 based on highly flexible computing and storage capabilities and
 abstraction layers that allows overcoming many of the constraints
 present in dedicated systems. It may also increase research
 productivity by allowing sharing applications, tools, and algorithms
 in an easy way.
 The aim of the workshop is to promote the synergies of the cloud
 computing and bio communities by exploring applications developed in
 clouds, cloud systems enhancements for bio, and new trends and needs
 shared between both communities. Thus, this workshop will feature
 articles that discuss the application of cloud computing to
 bioinformatics and biomedicine, including solutions to area problems
 and architectural adaptation of cloud systems to fit those problems.
 Areas of interest of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
 	 - Cloud-based bioinformatics applications
 	 - Cloud-based biomedicine applications
 	 - Cloud-based application in public health systems
 	 - Modeling and simulation of complex biological processes
 	 - Genomics and Molecular Structure evolution
 	 - Molecular Dynamics
 	 - Data intensive biomedical applications
 	 - Clouds for big data manipulation in bioinformatics and biomedicine
 	 - Ontologies and biomedical text mining using clouds
 	 - Biological data mining and visualization using clouds
 	 - Managing large scale biological and biomedical databases using clouds
 	 - Visualization and analysis of biomedical images
 	 - Integration and analysis of biomedical data
 	 - Biosignals processing using clouds
 	 - Computational Modeling and Data Integration
 	 - Privacy issues for cloud-based biomedical applications
 	 - Security challenges in big data and biomedicine
 	 - Biocloud services and resource specification
 	 - Cloud Computing architectures for bio*
 	 - Data-centric versus computer-centric cloud architectures
 	 - Hybrid infrastructures (cloud/physics) for bio applications.
 	 - Resource provisioning for bioclouds
 	 - Distributed cloud solutions
 	 - Cloud solutions for biosensors and mobility
 	 - Improved energy consumption of bio applications using clouds
 	 - Programming paradigms and tools for bio-applications
 	 - Submission: February 10th, 2014
 	 - Author notification: March 1st, 2014
 	 - Camera Ready papers due: March 14th, 2014
 	 - Conference: May 26th-29th, 2014
 Workshop Organizers:
 	 - Prof. Jesus Carretero. University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.
 	 - Dr. Javier Garcia-Blas. University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.
 	 - Dr. Manuel Desco. Hospital Gregorio Maranon de Madrid. Spain.
 	 - Prof. Dana Petcu. University of Timisoara, Romania.
 Program Committee:
 	 - Ivona Brandic. Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
 	 - Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
 	 - Alejandro Calderon, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.
 	 - David E. Singh, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.
 	 - Geoffrey Fox. Indiana University, USA.
 	 - Felix Garcia-Carballeira. University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. 
 	 - Jose Daniel Garcia, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.
 	 - Wolfgang Gentzsch. The UberCloud, USA.
 	 - Pesole Graziano. University of Bari, Italy.
 	 - Hsien-Da Huang. National Chiao Tung University, HsinChu, Taiwan.
 	 - Florin Isaila, Argonne National Labs, USA.
 	 - Cedrid Notredame. Center For Genomic Simulation, Spain.
 	 - Javier Pascau, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.
 	 - Jorge Ripoll, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.
 	 - Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, USA.
 	 - Omer F. Rana. Cardiff University, UK.
 	 - Saman K. Halgamuge. The University of Melbourne, Australia.
 	 - Domenico Talia. University of Calabria, Italy.
 	 - Peter J. Tonellato. Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, USA.
 	 - Oswaldo Trelles.University of Malaga. Spain.
 	 - Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
 	 - Miguel A. Vega-Rodriguez. University of Extremadura, Spain.
 	 - Tin Wee Tan. National University of Singapore. Singapore.
 	 - Roel Wuyts, IMEC, Belgium.
 	 - Laurence T. Yang. St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.
 Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF
 format. 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 using the IEEE format for conference
 proceedings. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be
 returned without review. Authors should make sure that their file
 will print on a printer that uses letter-size (8.5 x 11) paper. The
 official language of the conference is English. All manuscripts will
 be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical
 strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and
 relevance to the conference attendees.
 Paper submissions are limited to 10 pages in 2-column IEEE format
 including all figures and references. Submitted manuscripts exceeding
 this limit will be returned without review. For the final
 camera-ready version, authors with accepted papers may purchase
 additional pages at the following rates: 100 USD for each of the
 first two additional pages; 200 USD for each of the third and fourth
 additional pages.
 The paper submission online system is open:

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