Towards Precision Medicine: Network Based Big Data Integration and Analysis (BigDataNetAnalysis)


Dec 3-6, 2018, Madrid, Spain

Workshop Rationale

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.

Workshop Organizers

Pietro Hiram Guzzi

Swarup Roy

Program Committee


Important Dates

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.

Paper Submission:

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 (

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.

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