The NETTAB 2008 workshop is focused on Bioinformatics Methods for Biomedical
Complex System Applications.
Please note however that NETTAB workshops will also include special sessions
devoted both to the general theme of the series of workshops,
i.e. "Network Tools and Applications in Biology", and on
further topics selected by local organizers.
Take a leaflet (PDF, A4)
The workshop is organized in sessions and open discussions.
In the main focus sessions, invited speakers will present the state
of art of the session's topic, while a number of submissions will
be accepted for oral presentations and posters on all topics.
NETTAB 2008 Call for Papers
Rationale for the Main Focus Sessions
New "omics" technologies applied to molecular genetics analysis are producing huge amounts of
raw data. Biomedical research laboratories are moving towards an environment, created through
the sharing of resources, in which heterogeneous and complex health related data, such as molecular
data (e.g. genomics, proteomics), cellular data (e.g. pathways), tissue data, population data (e.g.
genotyping, SNP, epidemiology), as well as data generated by large scale analysis (e.g. Simulation
data, Modelling, Systems Biology) must be taken into account.
The future of biomedical scientific research will be to use massive computing data crunching
applications, data grids for distributed storage of large amounts of data and to develop new
approaches to the study of the medical implications of the genome-enabled medical science.
Microarray, NMR, mass spectrometry, protein chips, gel electrophoresis data, Yeast-Two-Hybrid,
QTL mapping, gene silencing and knockout experiments are all examples of
technologies that capture thousands of data points, often in single experiments.
The NETTAB 2008 workshop will focus on all aspects needed to provide the framework for
understanding multi-scale, complex biological systems, from the single bio-molecule to the cell,
across a wide range of clinical information.
In particular, a special emphasis will be given to combine theory, experiments, informatics, and
technologies for an integrative systems approach to biological research, which is becoming increasingly
multidisciplinary, multidimensional, information driven.
The following list is not meant to be exclusive of any further topics as stated above.
Submitted contributions should address one or more of the following topics:
- Focus theme topics
- Software engineering for organic computing
- Bio-inspired computing
- Multi-agent systems and cellular automata
- Complex adaptive systems
- Self-organization in biological systems
- Qualitative and quantitative measurements
- Model-driven system development for system biology
- Software design methodology for adaptive systems
- Mathematical and experimental methods for studies of complex biological systems from intracellular level
- Analysis and modelling of pattern forming processes using modern statistical methods
- Neuronal communication networks
- Database Integration
- Combined dry- and wet-lab studies
- Molecular Databases / Data Warehouses
- Prediction and Integration of Metabolic and Regulatory Networks
- Genotype - phenotype linkage
- Protein - Protein Interactions
- Microarray modelling and analyses
- Integrative Approaches for Drug Design
- Grid based bioinformatics applications
- HPC application for complex system simulation and analysis
- Identification of Gene Regulatory Networks
- Computational Systems Biology
- Computational Proteomics
- Optimization of Workflow for Complex Bioinformatics analysis
- Integrative modelling and simulation frameworks
- General topics
- Network Standards, Technologies, Tools, Applications in Bioinformatics
- Network standards devoted to bioinformatics needs
- Network techmnologies for bioinformatics
- Network tools for bioinformatics
- Network bioinformatics applications
Type of contributions
Exact types of contributions and related authors' instructions
will be available on the official launch of the Call.
Presently, the following possible contributions are sought:
All accepted contributions will be published in the abstracts' book.
- Oral communications
- Software demos
The following deadlines are subject to changes.
- April 14, 2008: Oral communications and posters submission (New deadline!)
- Acceptation communication: April 20, 2008
- April 22, 2008: Early registration
- May 19 - 21, 2008: Workshop and Tutorials
Please download and read the Guidelines for NETTAB 2008 Paper Preparation file.
Kindly follow the instructions carefully when preparing your contribution and submit your abstract by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 10 April 2008.
Your contribution should include a short abstract of about 100-150 words giving a brief account of the main points of the paper.
The contribution should be a maximum length of 3 pages including tables and figures and should include the following paragraphs:
3. Results and Discussion
All accepted contributions will be evaluated for oral or poster presentation.
Notification of acceptance will be communicated on 21 April 2008.
For any further information or clarification, please contact the organization by email at email@example.com.