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Call for Papers: 2012 IEEE Workshop on Nanoinformatics for Biomedicine

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2012 IEEE Workshop on Nanoinformatics for Biomedicine
October 4-7, 2012, Philadelphia, PA,  USA,

in conjunction with
2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2012)

The application of nanotechnology in biomedicine offers innovative approaches to disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. To address the ever-growing information needs of nanomedicine, nanoinformatics is playing an important role in acquiring relevant data/information, conceptually organizing information for conversion to knowledge, and developing computing applications that are based on important parameters at the nanoscale and applicable in a broad health perspective.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for discussion on all the aspects of nanoinformatics to support biomedical research and advance knowledge on nanomaterial-biological interactions. The organizers are inviting participants to submit papers with particular emphasis on the following areas: data collection and/or curation, interoperability among different data sources, ethical and social barriers to data sharing, computational or information technologies to solve specific problems, integrative physiological programs, translational research, and others.

Research topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Databases and repositories
  • Data standards
  • Semantic search and ontologies
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Computational toxicology
  • Risk assessment and regulation
  • Nanomaterial-biological interactions
  • Translational nanoinformatics
  • Surveillance systems
  • Ethical and social issues

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Kaizhi Tang, Intelligent Automation, Inc., USA,
Xiong Liu, Intelligent Automation, Inc., USA,
Jeffery A. Steevens, Army Engineer Research and Development Center, USA,

Workshop Committee Members:
Nathan Baker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA,
Stacey Harper, Oregon State University, USA,
Yoram Cohen, University of California Los Angeles, USA,
Martin Fritts, National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Michelle Ostraat, RTI International, USA,
Martha Marrapese, Keller & Heckman,
Sharon Gaheen, SAIC,
Sue Pan, SAIC,

Paper Submission:
Please submit a full-length paper (upto 8 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system (you can download the format instruction here  for Latex or word). 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.

Online Submission:       

Important Dates:
July 30, 2012: Due date for full workshop papers submission
August 20, 2012: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
September 4, 2012: Camera-ready of accepted papers
October 4-7: Workshops