Workflows management: new abilities for the biological information overflow

5-7 October, 2005, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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NETTAB Workshop Secretary,
National Cancer Research Institute,
Largo Rosanna Benzi 10,
I-16132 Genova, Italy

Email: info at nettab dot org
FAX: +39-010-5737295

The workshop will be held from 10.00 AM, October 5 to 6.15 PM, October 7, 2005.

How to reach Naples

By plane

Napoli Airport has many direct international connections including Munchen, Paris CDG and Orly, Nice, London Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow, Bruxelles, Zurich, Berlin, Cologne, Hannover, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Madrid.
It is also connected with many italian airports, including Milan Malpensa and Linate, Rome, Venice, Bergamo, Genova and Turin.

By train

Naples is only ca 2 hours from Rome by fast train.

How to move in Naples

Workshop location
The workshop will be held in Naples, in the town center, and will be hosted by the Second University of Naples.
The preferred way to reach the workshop location is Naples underground (Metropolitana). You can either take line 1 (exit Museo or exit Dante) or line 2 (exit Cavour). See maps below for details.

The address is:

Sala Croce di Lucca,
Piazza L. Miraglia,

In the following maps, a circle shows the location of the workshop (click on maps for details).

You can also download an MS Powerpoint file including the two maps.

Invited Lectures

  • Workflow management in bioinformatics: the possibilities and the challenges
    Francis Ouellette, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Web Services Choreography: Building Peer-to-Peer Relationships
    Steve Ross-Talbot, Pi4 Technology,
    Chair W3C Web Services Coordination Group and co-chair W3C Web Services Choreography Working Group
  • Semantics in data integration processes
    Guido Vetere, Research Director, Center of Advanced Studies, IBM, Italy
  • Survey and categorization of existing workflow management systems and their main features / limitations
    Elia Stupka, TIGEM, Italy
  • Application of automated bioinformatics procedures for the analysis of biological data
    Luciano Milanesi, Biomedical Technologies Institute, National Research Council, Milan, Italy
  • Taverna Workbench (tutorial)
    Tom Oinn, European Bioinformatics Institute - EBI, United Kingdom
  • Designing, setting up and accessing Web Services (tutorial)
    Martin Senger, International Rice Research Institute - IRRI, Philippines
  • Using Pegasys to create custom workflows for sequence analysis and genome annotation (tutorial)
    Sohrab Shah, University of British Columbia, Canada


It's too late, sorry!

Participation fees

After August 26, 2005:

  • Students: 70,00 Euro
  • Academic: 180,00 Euro (reduced fee: 162,00 Euro)
  • Non-academic: 370,00 Euro (reduced fee: 333,00 Euro)

The 10% reduction is applied on fees for members of ISCB (International Society for Computational Biology), BITS (Bioinformatics Italian Society) and other selected scientific societies that will be announced.
The same discount applies to partners of the HRBC Genomics Network, the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Technologies in Bioinformatics (LITBIO) and the Oncology over Internet (O2I) project.

Information is available on-line for becoming ISCB members. Relative fees are also available on-line.

Hotels in Naples

Hotels cannot be booked through the Secretariat of the Workshop.
A list of recommended hotels which can be booked at an agreed reduced price is available here.
NB! Please note that these prices are very special prices for participants in our workshop only.
When booking, please refer always to the price agreed for the NETTAB 2005 workshop.
For a partial list of further hotels in Naples: click here.

Useful and interesting external links
Naples is a very old town, certainly worth a visit. Here, a list of links to web sites describing Naples and its surrounding region will be available. See the following links:

NETTAB Home page

Workshops' Home Page

2005 Home Page

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