The First International Workshop on High Performance Computing Applied to Medical Data and Bioinformatics

HPC-Bio 2007

August 25-31, 2007 - Cap Esterel, French Riviera, France


Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of ICSNC 2007.


Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the ICSNC 2007 conference.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICSNC 2007.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICSNC 2007.

Call for Papers:

Medical applications, medical images, and biological data require special processing resources, while guaranteeing privacy and security.  High performance computing becomes crucial in dealing with huge sensitive data for special medical activities, such as diagnosis, therapy, e-health, tele-surgery, as well as specific domains, such as phylogenetics, genomics and proteomics, or studyoing virii evolution and molecular epidemiology.

The goal of the Workshop on High Performance Computing Applied to Medical Data and Bioinformatics, HPC-Bio 2007, is to bring together researchers from the academia and practitioners from the industry in order to address high performance computing issues in medical applications and bioinformatics. The workshop will provide a forum where researchers shall be able to present recent research results and new research problems and directions related to them. The workshop seeks contributions presenting novel research in all aspects of high performance computing applied to medicine and bioinformatics.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to):

  • Grids for High Performance Medical Applications
  • Cluster Computing for High Performance Medical Applications
  • Parallel and Distributed Processing of Medical and Biological Data
  • High Performance Computing for Computer Aided Diagnosis
  • High Performance Computing for Surgery, Therapy, and Treatment
  • Design and Performance of Large Medical Databases
  • Multimodality and Novel Imaging Methods
  • Processing and Analysis of Medical Images
  • Tracking Objects in Medical Applications
  • Deformable Objects in Medical Images
  • Object Segmentation in 2D/3D/4D Images
  • 3D/4D Reconstruction from Medical Images
  • Imaging in Drug Development & Biological Research
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Medicine
  • Clinical Applications of High Performance Biomedical Imaging
  • Modelling and Simulation in Medicine
  • Restoration, Interpolation, Registration, and Acquisition of Medical and Biological Data
  • Compression of Medical and Biological Data
  • Encryption of Medical and Biological Data
  • e-Health and e-Hospital
  • Tele-medicine and Tele-surgery
  • Intelligent Medical Data Analysis and Data Mining
  • Algorithms for Biological Data Analysis
  • Clustering of Very Large Dimensional Biological Data
  • Clustering Algorithms Supporting Biological Meaning
  • Algebraic Biology
  • Ontologies and Textmining
  • High Performance Computing in Evolution and Phylogenetics
  • High Performance Computing in Genomics and Proteomics
  • High Performance Computing in Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUTHORS

The HPCBio 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press, posted on IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Important dates:

Submission deadline April 9 , 2007 April 13, 2007
Notification May 17 , 2007
Registration and camera ready June 1, 2007

Regular papers

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference's CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to petre@iaria.org or mario@di.ubi.pt

Tutorials

Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to mario@di.ubi.pt

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. Please send your proposals to mario@di.ubi.pt.

For questions and comments, please contact  mario@di.ubi.pt

Committees:

General Chairs:

Mário Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal               

 Program Chairs:

Manuela Pereira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
José Fernandes, Microsoft Portugal, Portugal
Paulo Cruz, Siemens - Medical Solutions, Portugal

TPC Members:

Luís Alexandre, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Roald Bergstrom, Norwegian Centre for Medical Informatics, Norway
Thierry Blu, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Switzerland
Oliver Burgert, Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), Germany
Paulo de Carvalho, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Francisco Couto, University of Lisbon, Portugal  
Randy Ellis, Queen's University, Canada
André Falcão, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ole Hejlesen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jorge Henriques, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Frank Lievens, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH),Belgium
Sara C. Madeira, University of Beira Interior/INESC-ID, Portugal
José Moutinho, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
José Luís Oliveira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Frédéric Precioso, ENSEA, France
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Ricky Taira, UCLA Medical Imaging Informatics Program, USA

Tutorials:

Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICSNC 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICSNC 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, ICSNC 2007.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICSNC 2007.

Statistics:

Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICSNC 2007.

Photos:

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Awards:

Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICSNC 2007.

 
 

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