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NETTAB & Integrative Bioinformatics 2015 Joint Conference
Italy - BA - Bari

Hosted by:Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council, Bari, Italy
Venue:Hotel Palace
Dates:Oct 14, 2015 through Oct 16, 2015

Call for Papers or Oral Presentations:2015-05-01 through 2015-05-30
Call for Posters:2015-06-01 through 2015-09-07
Event Registration:2015-06-01 through 2015-10-06
Early Registration Deadline:2015-09-17
The 15th NETTAB Workshop and the 11th Integrative Bioinformatics conference are joining their forces for a synergistic event able to attract even more researchers than in the past on their traditional topics.

The challenge for Integrative Bioinformatics is to capture, model, integrate and analyze large quantities of high dimensional data scattered across thousands of biological databases and hundreds of scientific journals in order to provide systematic insights into complex biological systems. The huge data size makes it necessary to deploy the majority of tasks over the Internet. Network tools, which are the scope of NETTAB workshops, are fundamental to achieve above goals. A special session will be devoted to the functional and structural characterization of non-coding RNAs.

The joint event will be of interest to Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists, Systems Biologists, Synthetic Biologists and others working or interested in the above research scope. It will provide an excellent environment and a range of opportunities to present and discuss methods, theoretical approaches, algorithms, tools, platforms, practical applications and experiences.

NETTAB/IB2015 is organized by: CNR Institute of Biomedical Technologies, Bari, Italy, Fachgruppe IMBio, German Society of Computer Science (GI), and IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy.


Christophe Blanchet, French Institute of Bioinformatics, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Emek Demir, Sloan Kettering Institute, New York, USA

Alexander Goesmann, Department of Biology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

Artemis Hatzigeorgiou, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Rafael Jimenez, ELIXIR Chief Technical Officer - ELIXIR directorate

Paul Kersey, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom


Tutorial days are planned on the days before the meeting, October 12 and 13, 2015, at University of Bari, Department of Computer Science, in Bari.

Confirmed tutorials:
Genome re-Sequencing for the Detection of Genomic Variations in Human Diseases
Fabio Iannelli, FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan (IT)
Anna De Grassi, Dipartimento di Bioscienze, Biotecnologie e Biofarmaceutica, University of Bari

Analysis of small RNA‐Seq Data
Identification of microRNA controlled Pathways
Ioannis Vlachos, Biomedical Sciences Research Center ‘Alexander Fleming’, Vari and Medical School of Athens, University of Athens (GR)

Pathway Commons and BioPAX
Emek Demir, Sloan Kettering Institute, New York, USA

Structural Bionformatics in Drug Discovery (sponsored by InterOmics)
Pasqualina D’Ursi – CNR Institute for Biomedical Technologies, Milan (IT)


Submissions are welcome for oral communications, for posters and for software demo.

Talks can be submitted either as full papers or structured abstracts. Accepted full papers on Integrative Bioinformatics topics will appear in a special issue of the PubMed indexed Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (ISSN 1613-4516, http://journal.imbio.de/ ).

Abstracts for oral communications and for posters will only be considered for the publication in the book of abstracts of the event, that will be made available to participants only: it won’t be an official publication.

Authors of all abstracts presented at the joint event, both as oral communication and as poster, will be invited to a Call for full papers that will select best scientific contributions from the event for a Supplement or Special Issue in an International journal with Impact Factor.


Bioinformatics methods, algorithms, tools, applications for non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) role in genome expression, maintenance and stability, including:
- NGS data analysis tools, pipeline and integrated platforms
- Computational approaches and software for the prediction of ncRNA structures & functions
- Tools and computational methods for the prediction of ncRNA functional interactions & regulatory networks
- Databases and web-based integrated analysis tools

Integrative Bioinformatics, including:
- Combined dry and wetlab studies
- Computational infrastructure for biotechnology
- Computational synthetic biology
- Computational systems biology
- Database integration
- Data visualisation and visual analytics
- Efficient data storage, comparison and citation
- Errors and inconsistencies in biological databases
- Genotype–phenotype linkage
- Integrative approaches for drug design
- Integrative microarray modelling and analyses
- Integrative modelling and simulation frameworks
- Integrative data and text mining approaches
- Laboratory information management systems
- Molecular databases / data warehouses
- Network analysis
- Quality and consistency of biological ontologies
- Prediction and integration of metabolic and regulatory networks
- Protein-protein interactions
- Tool integration and workflow systems
- Information Retrieval and Database integration
- Research Data Publication
- Virtual cells

Bioinformatics methods, standards, tools, applications and experiences deployed over Internet, including:
- On-line databases, software tools, user interfaces
- Data integration and data fusion platforms, integrated bio-search
- Grid and clouds applications and platforms
- APIs and Web Services, workflow management platforms
- Semantic tools, biomedical ontologies
- Semantic Web tools, Linked Open Data, SPARQL endpoints
- Biological Wikis, social applications for life sciences
- Tools for collaborative development of software, databases and documents
- Mobile bioinformatics apps


Submission deadlines
- Full papers*: May 30, 2015
- Abstracts for oral communications: July 7, 2015
- Abstracts for posters: September 7, 2015
- Abstracts for software demo: September 7, 2015
- Abstracts for late posters: October 1, 2015

* Full papers are submitted for publication in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics AND for oral communication at the meeting

Registration deadlines
- Early registration: September 17, 2015
- On-line registration: October 6, 2015

Conference chairs
- Domenica D’Elia, CNR ITB, Bari, Italy
- Ralf Hofestädt, University of Bielefeld, Germany
- Matthias Lange, IPK, Gatersleben, Germany
- Paolo Romano, IRCCS San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy

Additional Information
Event URL:http://www.igst.it/nettab/2015/
ISCB Member Discount:30 EUR
Restrictions:10% discount granted for registration fees higher than 300.00 EUR
Contact Person:NETTAB / IB 2015 Secretariat ([javascript protected email address])

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