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October 16-18, 2013, Venice Lido, Italy
NETTAB 2013 workshop focused on
Semantic, Social, and Mobile Applications
for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Laboratories








Scientific Programme Overview

NETTAB 2013 will include keynote lectures given by leading experts in the field, oral communications from selected contributions, open discussion and posters, as well as tutorials.
For detailed information on keynotes and tutorials, see the related speakers and tutorials pages.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
10:30 - 17:30 Registration and poster hang-up
11:00 - 13:00 Tutorial 1
Semantic Web for Life Sciences: vision, aims, tools, platforms
Andrea Splendiani, IntelLeaf, United Kingdom, and Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
(followed by demonstration)
13:00 - 13:30 Brunch Break
13:30 - 15:30 Tutorial 2
Open PHACTS and NanoPublications
Christine Chichester, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, CALIPHO group, Geneva, Switzerland
(followed by demonstration)
15:30 - 17:30 Tutorial 3
Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: current state and roadmap
Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, W3C/ERCIM, Sophia Antipolis, Biot, France
(followed by demonstration)
17:30 - 19:30 Tutorial 4
Mobile applications for life sciences: perspectives, limitations, and real examples
Alex Clark, Molecular Materials Informatics, Inc
(followed by demonstration)
Thursday, October 17, 2013
08:30 - 18:30 Registration (and poster hang-up until 11:30)
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome and Introduction
09:30 - 10:10 Scientific Session 1
  • Mobile applications driven by Open PHACTS semantic web technology,
    Christine Chichester
  • TagCurate: Crowdsourcing the verification of biomedical annotations to mobile users,
    Bahar Sateli, Sebastien Luong, René Witte
10:10 - 11:00 Invited lecture
Facilitating Scientific Discovery through Crowdsourcing and Distributed Participation
Antony Williams, Royal Society of Chemistry
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:10 Scientific Session 2
  • iNGS: a prototype tool for genome interpretation and annotation,
    Ismael Navas-Delgado, Maria Jesús García Godoy, Fátimma Arjona-Pulido, Trinidad Castillo-Castillo, Ana Isabel Ramos-Ostio, José Francisco Aldana-Montes
  • The OntoGene literature mining web service,
    Fabio Rinaldi
12:10 - 13:10 Poster Session
(See the list of posters)
13:10 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:10 Industrial-Technological Session
  • New publishing opportunities for digital life science,
    Rebecca Lawrence
  • Extracting more value from data silos: Using the semantic web to link chemistry and biology for innovation,
    Tim P Eyres
15:10 - 15:30 Introduction to open group discussions
Semantic, social & mobile technologies at the forefront of bioinformatics research
Speakers and Chairs propose the topics to be discussed by groups
15:30 - 16:30 Parallel open group discussions
Semantic, social & mobile technologies at the forefront of bioinformatics research
Groups are defined on-the-fly, according to interests of participants. All participants discussing in the topic group of their greatest interest
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 17:50 Invited lecture
Semantic technologies for the automation of research in biomedicine
Ross D. King, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
17:50 - 18:30 Report of discussions from groups
Semantic, social & mobile technologies at the forefront of bioinformatics research
20:00 - 23:00 Social Dinner at Nicelli Airport Restaurant, Lido of Venice
Friday, October 18, 2013
08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:00 - 09:40 Scientific Session 3
  • Sprints, Hackathons and Codefests as community gluons in computational biology,
    Steffen Möller, Enis Afgan, Michael Banck, Peter J. A. Cock, Matus Kalas, Laszlo Kajan, Pjotr Prins, Jacqueline Quinn, Olivier Sallou, Francesco Strozzi, Torsten Seemann, Andreas Tille, Roman Valls Guimera, Toshiaki Katayama, Brad Chapman
  • Taverna Mobile: Taverna workflows on Android,
    Hyde Zhang, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Carole Goble
09:40 - 10:30 Invited lecture
SCIMOBS; the million minds approach revisited in mobile context
Barend Mons, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, and Netherlands Bioinformatics Center, The Netherlands
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:20 Scientific Session 4
  • Bio-GraphIIn: a graph-based, integrative and semantically-enabled repository for life science experimental data,
    Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Eamonn Maguire, Pavlos Georgiou, Susanna Sansone, Philippe Rocca-Serra
  • An ontology based query engine for querying biological sequences,
    Martijn Devisscher, Tim De Meyer, Wim Van Criekinge, Peter Dawyndt
  • The representation of biomedical protocols,
    Larisa N. Soldatova, Ross D. King
  • The role of parallelism, web services, and ontologies in bioinformatics and omics data management and analysis,
    Mario Cannataro, Pietro Hiram Guzzi
12:20 - 13:00 Assignment of Best Poster Awards
Announcement of NETTAB 2014 and Farewell

List of oral communications

For detailed information, see the oral communicatons page.

List of posters

For detailed information, see the posters page.

Collected presentations

Presentations of invited lectures, oral communications, selected posters and tutorials will be available after the conclusion of the workshop.


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