Towards Precision Medicine: Network Based Big Data Integration and Analysis (BigDataNetAnalysis)
BIGDATANETANALYSIS is a BIBM 2018 Workshop.
Dec 3-6, 2018, Madrid, Spain
Precision Medicine is currently a hot research field and of high interest for bioinformatic
community. The field attracts the interest of both computer scientists and biologists and medical
doctors interested in the applications in biology, precision medicine and pharmacology.
The rationale underlying the research is that many biological processes in different fields, from
molecular biology to neurological sciences, may be elucidated only considering mutual interactions among different players. For instance, the regulation of messenger RNA (mRNA) levels is due to the synergistic and antagonist actions of transcription factors (TFs) and microRNAs (miRNAs).
Similarly network based approaches have been recently applied to the modelling of
brains. A common aspect of these different scenarios is that available technological platforms enable the investigation of only a single aspect of these mechanisms, e.g., the quantification of levels of mRNA or miRNA or the investigation of the activity of single brain regions.
Consequently, the comprehensive analysis is made possible only by the integration and the analysis of these data sources. Currently, the interest of researchers in this area is growing, the number of projects is increasing, and the number of challenges and issues for computer scientists is considerable. Many approaches are based on the use of results coming from graph theory, thus the need for a workshop bringing together computer scientists and biologists/doctors arises.
Recent approaches integrated big-data in heterogeneus networks. This workshop solicits submissions discussing general concepts related improvements and challenges are also discussed. Position to data integrations, as well as novel approaches of analysis Future papers are also invited. Peer reviewed papers will be included in conference proceedings, while position papers are only exchanged on informal proceedings. A special issue in a journal is also planned.
Pietro Hiram Guzzi
Electronic submission of full papers: Aug 25, 2018
Notification of paper acceptance: Oct 6, 2018
Camera-ready of accepted papers: Nov 3, 2018
Poster submission: Nov 5, 2018
Conference: December 3-6, 2018
Workshop Submission Page.
Please submit a full-length paper (up to 8 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system (you can download the format instruction here (http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html).
Electronic submissions (in PDF or Postscript format) are required. Selected participants will be asked to submit their revised papers in a format to be specified at the time of acceptance.