NETTAB2012 International Conference Integrated Bio-Search: Deadline EXTENDED

Nettab 2012 – Integrated Bio Search

Deadline EXTENDED!

Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 November 2012

Como, Italy, EU

Dear all,
this is an update on latest news and an announcement of a deadline extension for the submission of Abstracts for Oral Communications for NETTAB 2012 ( )
The main deadlines for abstracts submission are the following:
July 23, 2012 August 7th 2012: Abstract submission deadline for Oral communications
– September 20, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for the Industrial-Technological Session
– September 30, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for PostersHere follow the latest news on the workshop.Keynote talks (confirmed)
+ Integration and analysis of multi-type high-throughput data for biomolecular knowledge discovery
Erik Bongam-Rudloff, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and Uppsala University, Sweden.
+ Semantics based biomedical knowledge search, integration and discovery
Barend Mons, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands, and Netherlands Bioinformatics Center
+ Clinical and genomic data integration in support of biomedical research and clinical practice
Eric Neumann, CTO, PanGenX and CEO, Clinical Semantics TechnologiesTutorials (confirmed)
+ The Taverna Workbench: Integrating and analysing biological and clinical data with computerised workflows
Katy Wolstencroft, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, United KingdomBMC Bioinformatics Supplement
BMC agreed to publish a Supplement of BMC Bioinformatics on next NETTAB 2012 workshop.
A Call for full papers restricted to works presented at NETTAB 2012, both as oral communication and as poster, will be Launched after the workshop.Industrial-Technological Session
A special session will be devoted to Industrial-technological communications.
This session is meant to include presentations about methodological, scientific and technological issues of industrial products and tools that are already available from companies and research groups, as well as about their actual implementation, application domains, and related results.These communications must not convey any commercial message.
Companies interested in some commercial actions may ask for sponsorship opportunities.A summary of the Call for abstracts is presented below.For detailed information, please refer to the web site at
or contact the organization by email at .

We’re looking forward to see you all in Como in November.


NETTAB 2012 on “Integrated Bio-Search”
November 14-16, 2012, Como, Italy

Nettab2011 – Network Tools and Applications in Biology, 12-14 ottobre 2011, Pavia – Nettab 2011

Ritorna come ogni anno l’importantissima conferenza internazionale Nettab –Network Tools and Applications in Biology, organizzata dal professor Paolo Romano dell’Ist di Genova. Quest’anno si terra’ a Pavia in Lombardia, il 12, 13, 14 ottobre 2011.

Ecco l’annuncio di sottomissione dei contributi.

NETTAB 2011 on
“Clinical Bioinformatics”
October 12-14, 2011
Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia, Italy

NETTAB 2011 is the eleventh in a series of international workshops on Network Tools and Applications in Biology.
These workshops are aimed at presenting and discussing emerging ICT technologies whose adoption in support of biology could be of particular interest.

This year, NETTAB is focused on Clinical Bioinformatics and it is aimed at presenting the methods, tools and infrastructures that are nowadays available.
It will also show some of the most interesting applications in this field.

Invited Speakers
Yves A. Lussier, Institute for Translational Medicine, University of Chicago, USA
Thomas Illig, Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany
Jan-Eric Litton, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Isacc S. Kohane, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Tutorials given by:
Carlo Combi, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI – CNRS, Orsay, France
Marco Masseroli (to be confirmed), Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Amnon Shabo, IBM REserach Lab, Haifa, Israel

Call for Papers
Submitted contributions should address one or more of the following topics:
– Methods and Technologies:
Data warehouse – Natural Language Processing – Data Mining – Ontologies, Interoperability, Standardisation – Search Computing – Decision Support
– Tools:
ICT architectures to support – Clinical research – BioBanks – Software for next generation sequencing – Data management and storage
– Applications:
Risk assessment – Diagnosis – Therapy planning- Drug Design

Type of contributions: Oral communications – Posters – Software demoes
Contributions length:
– oral communications: between 3 and 5 pages
– posters and demoes: no more than 3 pages

· July 15, 2011: Oral communications submission
· September 5, 2011: Posters and demoes submission

Submit your contribution through the EasyChair system at

All contributions submitted to NETTAB 2011 will be invited to a restricted Call for full research papers to be published in a Supplement of BMC Bioinformatics.

You can register to the NETTAB 2011 workshop by using the form at
Early registration ends within September 30, 2011.

Visit the website

Contact the organization by sending an email message to nettab(AT)

Bits2011 – Bits 2011: Bioinformatics Italian Society annual meeting a Pisa, 20-22 giugno

Nella sezione conferenze,  segnaliamo oggi Bits 2011, la conferenza annuale della Societa’ Italiana di Bioinformatica, che si terra’ a Pisa (Toscana, Italia, EU), dal 20 al 22 giugno 2011.

Bits 2011 Bits2011 Call for papers

BITS2011 – Pisa – June 20-22, 2011,
Area della Ricerca del CNR

First announcement

The annual meeting of the Bioinformatics Italian Society will be held in Pisa, June 20-22, 2011.


Submitted contributions should address novel bioinformatics methods, algorithms, databases, tools and applications for research and development in one or more of the following domains:

  • Genomics
  • Molecular Evolution and Comparative Genomics
  • Protein structure and function
  • Proteomics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Systems Biology
  • Biological Databases and Biobanks
  • Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics and Synthetic Biology
  • Industrial Track

In addition to the usual topics of general pertinence in Bioinformatics, this meeting will cover two new areas:

  • Biophysics and Synthetic biology (as Structural biology and Origin of Life themes are in common between these disciplines and Bioinformatics)
  • Industrial track: in cooperation with Fondazione Toscana Life-Sciences, with the goal to have a parallel discussion of the possible industrial applications of the scientific subjects discussed during the sessions.

We stimulate industries not only to submit scientific contributions, that are welcome as usual, but to give short talks focused on their needs, goals and direction concerning bioinformatics, with particular emphasis at opening a dialogue with young researchers and Ph. D. students. A round table in the last congress day will collect a global assessment of how the industrial world sees the bioinformatics research.

Journal Special Issue

Selected abstracts will be invited to contribute in extended form to a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics Supplement devoted to BITS 2011.


Tutorial lectures on selected topics in Bioinformatics will be held at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa on June 22nd in the afternoon (more details will be posted on the conference web site).

For more information firmiamo per dare un futuro tecnologico all’Italia

Segnalo ed invito a firmare online per questa campagna che si propone di portare l’ammodernamento tecnologico e digitale al centro del dibattito politico italiano, rilanciando prospettive come una maggior diffusione d’internet, la creazione d’infrastrutture tecnologiche, la diffusione d’una vera alfabetizzazione informatica, che permetta all’Italia d’essere alla pari degli altri paesi europei.

Per firmare visitate il sito web

Smau 2010: gli appuntamenti da non perdere

Domani inizia Smau 2010 a Milano: ecco gli appuntamenti che secondo me non dovreste perdere.

Domani mercoledi’ 20 ottobre 2010:

Non mancate! 🙂