IWPLS’09 International Workshop on Portals for Life Sciences
14 September, 09 10:00 AM - 15 September, 09 03:30 PM
e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, EdinburghOrganiser: Sandra Gesing and Jano van Hemert
Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=1000
New technologies and experimental methods in the field of life sciences have enabled researchers to create huge amounts of data in extremely short times. In turn, analysing this data demands a rise of compute power, storage, and transmission. An enormous number of complex and sophisticated algorithms and tools have been developed to aid research. The demand for compute power and storage is met with a rise in provision of infrastructure and High-Performance Computing facilities and has resulted in the popularity of novel utility computing infrastructures, such as grid and cloud computing. Despite the increasing available resources, the broad uptake of these facilities and infrastructures is not following the same pace. The main reasons for this lie in the complexity of the human-computer interface to these computing infrastructures. Partly these infrastructures are only accessible and popular in local or specific communities.
An approach to offer easy and intuitive access to computing infrastructures irrespective of their location is a portal. It is essentially a website specific for a community that shares resources, e.g., scientific data, scientific tools and underlying computing infrastructure. Through a portal, essentially a thin-client graphical interface, it is much easier to give a scientific community access to an underlying infrastructure as one can hide all the complexities of the technology involved.
The workshop aims to be a forum of discussion therefore we also encourage contributions describing work in progress and partial solutions. We invite the submission of papers related to various aspects of molecular and systems biology and portals. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
IWPLS’09 will bring together scientists of the field of life sciences, bioinformaticians and computer scientists. The aim is to exchange experience, formulate ideas and introduce up-to-date technological advances in molecular and systems biology in the context of portals.
Additionally to participation at the workshop, there are three alternatives for researchers to present their work: talks, lightning talks, and poster sessions. Submission of a paper may result in a talk or a presentation of a poster, submission of an abstract may result in a lightning talk.
All abstracts will double-blind peer reviewed and evaluated on quality and relevance. Accepted submissions will be given a 10-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) in a lightning talk session. The schedule is planned with eight lightning talks.
Abstracts will be accepted electronically in PDF format only and are to be submitted through our EasyChair conference site. The abstract length must not exceed 200 words and the abstracts must be written in clear and readably English. As the workshop is hosted at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh, every abstract will acknowledge support from the e-Science Institute. Every accepted submission must register and pay for at least one person. We expect one of the authors to attend the workshop and present the work.
All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed and evaluated on quality and relevance. All submissions are held in confidentiality prior to publication in the proceedings. Accepted papers will be published as open access, online-only workshop proceedings under CEUR-WS.org and will result in fully citable articles. The proceedings will be available online approximately one week prior to the workshop opening.
The presentation of accepted papers is dependent on number and quality of submitted papers. The workshop schedule is planned with the best 10 papers for oral presentation. Presenters will be given a 20-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) to provide a summary and update to their work. About 10 papers will be presented in poster sessions.
Papers will be accepted electronically in PDF format only and are to be submitted through our EasyChair conference site. They have to be formatted according to the layout style required by the OUP bioinformatics journal. Formatting requirements can be found at: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/bioinformatics/for_authors/submission_online.html. The paper length must not exceed eight pages and the papers must be written in clear and readably English. As the workshop is hosted at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh, every paper will acknowledge support from the e-Science Institute. Every accepted submission must register and pay for at least one person. We expect one of the authors to attend the workshop and present the work.
This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 10:00 Monday 14 September 2009 and close at 15:30 on Tuesday 15 September 2009.
A social event will be held on the Monday evening at Malmaison. There will be a whisky tasting at 19:00 which will be followed by dinner at 20:00. Taxis will be organised from eSI to Malmaison however delegates will be expected to make their own way home from the hotel.
Assistance with accommodation is offered once you have registered.
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