Agents in Bioinformatics
July 12th - 14th, 2002

Ex Scuola Ercolani, University of Bologna,
Mura Anteo Zamboni 2b, Bologna, Italy

Telematics Applications in Biotechnology

Biotechnology Department
National Cancer Research Institute - Genova

Scientific Programme    

Introduction to the workshop
Agents in Bioinformatics: the reasons for a workshop now
Paolo Romano, Biotechnology Department, National Cancer Research Institute, Italy
Opening Lecture
The implementation of the Semantic Web
Ian Horrocks, Computer Science Department, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1st Session:
The role of agents in the next Internet generation
Posters' session
(see the list of posters)
2nd Session
Possible roles of agents in bioinformatics

3rd Session
Case studies and significant experiences
Panel with all invited speakers
A semantic web for bioinformatics
4th Session
Oral communications
  • A Knowledge Based Interface for Distributed Biological Databases [PDF],
    Paolo Bresciani, Paolo Fontana and Paolo Busetta,
    Istituto Agrario, San Michele all'Adige, Italy, and ITC-IRST, Trento, Italy.
  • Web Crawling Agents for Retrieving Biomedical Information,
    Padmini Srinivasan, Joyce Mitchell, Olivier Bodenreider, Gautam Pant, Fililppo Menczer,
    National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, USA, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA and University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
  • An Agent Architecture for Predicting Protein Secondary Structures [PDF]
    Giuliano Armano, Luciano Milanesi and A. Orro,
    University of Cagliari, Italy and ITB/CNR, Milano, Italy
Tutorial 1
Theoretical issues on Agents and Multi-agent Systems [PDF]
Michael Luck, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Tutorial 2
Agents, Middleware, and the Grid
Michael Schroeder, City University, London, UK
Tutorial 3
Social Issues in the Construction of Agent Systems [PPT]
Andrea Omicini, University of Bologna, Italy

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