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The International Symposium on Big Data
and BioComputation

BIOCOMPUTATION 2017
May 21 - 25, 2017 - Barcelona, Spain


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This symposium is part of BIOTECHNO 2017.

   
   

Call for Papers:

Understanding biological systems as computational devices situates at the intersection of Bio aspects and Computational aspects. BioComputation encompasses computation aspects related to living universe. The data on living universe reached a high volume (Big Data) and only a small fraction could be considered until the high computation power and large size storage became available. Cloud and GPU (Graphical Process Units) technologies allow a great level of parallelism and resource sharing, making it possible to process such large data. However, context-sensitivity, privacy, legal/regulatory aspects, as well as specific requirements for dedicated applications (healthcare, wearable/implantable devices) are concerns to still be solved. Large-scale BioComputation benefits from Big Data-oriented solutions and signs to overpass nowadays challenges are high.

BIOCOMPUTATION 2017, The International Symposium on Big Data and BioComputation, is dedicated to advances and challenges on the following topics.

Topics:

Big Data and Context-sensitive Computation
Big Data and Cloud Technology and Services in BioComputation
Big Data, Cloud computing and GPU (Graphical Process Units) for BioComputation
Scale-up and high-performance techniques for data-centric BioComputation
Big Data and Prediction Computational Models
Big Data Computation Applications
Big Data and Evolution Models
Big Data and BioStatistics
Big Data and Personalized Healthcare Computation
Big Data in Genome Analytics
Big Data and Computation on Illness Patterns/Variations (cancer, diabetes, etc.)
Big Data and Donor Information
Big Data and Drugs-related Computation
Big Data and Health/eHealth/Telemedicine Computation
Big Data and Computation in Clinical Context
Big Data and BioImage Computation
Big Data and Molecular Modeling
Big Data and Computational Physics
Big Data and Biological Systems
Big Data and Scalability of BioComputation Tools
Big Data and Trusted Bio-Datasets
Big Data BioComputation and Regulator Borders

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

January 3 February 6, 2017

Notification

March 3 March 4, 2017

Registration

March 18, 2017

Camera ready

April 9, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

Details on contributions and proposals.

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher 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.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

Committees:

BIOCOMPUTATION Advisory Committee
Mohamed Ghalwash, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center / Temple University, USA / Ain Shams University, Egypt
Laura L. Pullum, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA 
Bing Wang, Tongji University, China
Alexey Cheptsov, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany
Saman K. Halgamuge, University of Melbourne, Australia

Program Committee Members

Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Ali Akansu, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Grigorios N. Beligiannis, University of Patras, Greece
Jagdev K. Bhogal, Birmingham City University, UK
Sviatoslav Braynov, University of Illinois at Springfield, USA
Mª Del Carmen Carrion Espinosa, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Alexey Cheptsov, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany
Matthias Chung, Virginia Tech, USA
Sharon Cox, Birmingham City University, UK
Antonina Dattolo, University of Udine, Italy
Qin Ding, East Carolina University, USA
Anastasios Doulamis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Mohamed Ghalwash, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center / Temple University, USA / Ain Shams University, Egypt
Saman K. Halgamuge, University of Melbourne, Australia
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, USA
Antonio LaTorre, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Dan Li, Eastern Washington University, USA
Daniel Lorenz, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Prabhat Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Jose Manuel Molina Lopez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, USA
Laura L. Pullum, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Bogdan Stanciulescu, Mines-ParisTech, France
Bing Wang, Tongji University, China

Publishing Information:

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

ISBN: 978-1-61208-560-9


Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view an email trail, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, BIOTECHNO 2017.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, BIOTECHNO 2017.

Tutorials:

Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, BIOTECHNO 2017.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, BIOTECHNO 2017.

Camera Ready:

The link below contains the details on how to upload the final version of your paper to the publisher. The upload should be done after registering your article via the Registration Form.

Publication Site for BIOTECHNO 2017 and BIOCOMPUTATION 2017

Publication details are in the Call for Papers, namely "Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost". The costs of additional pages are on the Registration Form.

If you have any questions about the paper upload process, please contact the proceedings production editor, Sandra.

Registration Form:

Each accepted paper needs at least one full registration, before the camera-ready manuscript can be included in the proceedings. The student rate is the lowest registration rate listed in the registration form.

One registration form covers the registration of the paper and the participation of one presenter. If an author has two (or more) accepted papers, each paper must be registered paid for with a separate form.

Every participant must register separately: if two co-authors attend, each of them has to register

Support letters for entry visa will only be issued to attendees who have successfully paid their registration fees in full.

 

Registration form:

The registration form can be found here.

Note: If you attend but do not have a paper to present, use paper number "guest" in the registration form.

Note: For any registration related questions, please contact annemarie@vicov.com or by fax at 1-302-397-2096

Support letters

It is solely the responsibility of the participants and their corporations/universities to obtain the necessary travel visa.
The association can only issue a support letter stating that a registered participant has an accepted paper and that the participant is expected to have an oral presentation.
For questions or requests related to entry visa support letters, please contact annemarie@vicov.com or by fax at 1-302-397-2096

Hotel information

For a group registration rate at the conference hotel, you can use this form. The booking is done directly to the hotel by the attendee; hotel contact information is on the form. If this is not a suitable option, you can book any hotel you decide.

 

Attendance guidelines:

During IARIA events, photos and recordings may be made. By registering to and/or attending IARIA events, you consent to allow IARIA to make and distribute such material for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic media.

Video recording of presentations by attendees are not allowed without written permission from IARIA and the on-site OK of the presenter.

Copyrighted presentation material may be photographed or copied for personal use only, not for reproduction or distribution. Material labeled confidential or proprietary may not be photographed or copied.

Presence:

If for unforeseen reasons physical presence at the conference location is not  possible, proceedings will not be mailed as the articles are freely available from ThinkMind digital library, www.thinkmind.org

Statistics:

Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, BIOTECHNO 2017.

Photos:

Photos are available from the hosting conference page, BIOTECHNO 2017.

Awards:

Awards are available from the hosting conference page, BIOTECHNO 2017.

 
 

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