In conjunction with DEXA 2011
29 August - 2 September 2011, Toulouse, France
Data intensive disciplines like life sciences and medicine are promoting vivid research activities in the area of databases. Modern technologies such as high-throughput mass-spectrometry and sequencing, micro-arrays, high-resolution imaging, etc. produce enormous and continuously increasing amounts of data. Huge public databases provide access to aggregated and consolidated information on genome and protein sequences, biological pathways, diseases, anatomy atlases, and scientific literature. There has never been more potentially available information to study biomedical systems ranging from single cells to complete organisms. However, it is a non-trivial task to transform the vast amount of biomedical data into actionable information triggering scientific progress and supporting patient management. Major biomedical application scenarios for research in the database community include but are not limited to:
· Systems biology,
· Genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics,
· Genome-wide association studies,
- Drug target discovery and personalized medicine,
- Electronic patient records,
· Patient monitoring,
· Surgery planning and support,
Various emerging database technologies for coping with the challenges of these application scenarios have been developed and are an active area of research in information technology:
· Administration of vast amounts of data,
· Integration of heterogeneous data sources,
· Federated and distributed databases,
· Data warehouses,
· Data mining techniques like classification, clustering, association rule mining, etc.
· Decision support systems,
· Information and image retrieval,
· Signal processing and streaming databases,
· Privacy protection and data security,
· Data quality assurance,
· Process management and collaborative work,
· User interfaces and visualization,
Designing database technology to support applications in life sciences and medicine is an inspiring field of interdisciplinary research. Often there is a long way from an idea to practical application which involves intensive discussion between experts in information technology, life sciences and medicine. ITBAM accompanies and supports this way by providing an excellent venue for the exchange of ideas, fruitful discussion, and effective interaction among interdisciplinary researchers.
In addition to the regular conference program featuring presentations of full and short research papers published in the proceedings, ITBAM encourages the submission of posters reporting work in progress. All accepted posters will be displayed during the whole event and abstracts will also be included in the proceedings.
ITBAM conference papers and poster submissions:
· Paper submission deadline (firm): March 7, 2011
· Notification of acceptance: May 11, 2011
· Poster submission deadline (firm): May 16, 2011
· Camera-ready copies due: June 9, 2011
Paper Submission Details:
Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions or experience reports in English. The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the proceedings.
· Paper submissions should not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format. Poster submissions are expected to consist of 1 page Abstract (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
· Any submission that exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting requirements may be rejected without review.
· For registration and electronic submission see: http://confdriver.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/
· The submission system will be open starting from January 2011.
· Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
· Duplicate submissions are not allowed. Authors are expected to agree to the following terms: "I understand that the paper being submitted must not overlap substantially with any other paper that I am a co-author of and that is currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, previously published papers with any overlap are cited prominently in this submission."
All accepted conference papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag. Accepted full papers will be of 15 pages length, short papers 8 pages. Authors of accepted papers must sign a Springer copyright release form. For further inquiries, please contact the Conference Organisation Office (gabriela at dexa.org).
Christian Böhm, University of Munich, Germany
Program Committee Co-chairpersons:
Sami Khuri, San José State University, USA
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic
Nadia Pisanti, University of Pisa, Italy