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NETTAB 2017 : Methods, tools & platforms for Personalized Medicine in the Big Data Era


When Oct 16, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017
Where Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Submission Deadline May 26, 2017
Notification Due Jul 1, 2017
Categories    bioinformatics   big data   health informatics   personalized medicine

Call For Papers

Methods, tools & platforms for Personalized Medicine in the Big Data Era
October 16-18, 2017, Palermo, Italy

Next deadline
Submission of abstracts for oral communications: Friday May 26, 2017

The Workshop "Methods, tools & platforms for Personalized Medicine in the Big Data Era" is organised by NETTAB (International Workshop Series on Network Tools and Applications for Biology), and it will be held at the local research area of italian CNR (National Research Council) in Palermo.

Keynote Speakers (confirmed only)
- Winston Hide, Professor of Computational Biology, University of Sheffield, UK.
- Anita Grigoriadis, Lecturer in Cancer Bioinformatics, King's College, London, UK.
- Raffaele Giancarlo, University of Palermo, Italy
- Chiara Marchiori, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
- Emanuela Merelli, University of Camerino, Italy
- Allegra Via, ELIXIR-IIB, Italy
Further Speakers will be announced soon.
See for more information.

TUTORIALS (in collaboration also with InterOmics and ELIXIR-IIB, confirmed speakers only)
- Simona Rombo, University of Salerno, Italy.
- Ettore Mosca, Institute of Biomedical Technologies / CNR, Milano, Italy.
- Luana Licata, ELIXIR-IIB, Italy.
- Alberto Calderone, ELIXIR-IIB, Italy.
See for more information.

The topics of the joint event include, beside the usual NETTAB workshops topics, an additional special event topic.

Methods, tools & platforms for Personalized Medicine in the Big Data Era (Special Event Topic), including:

Data management
Biomedical Big Data Management, Standards for Clinical and Genetic Data, Data Privacy and Security, Omics Data Integration, Biobanks

Data analysis
Omics Data analysis, Genetic Mutation Analysis, Biomarkers Discovery, NGS Data Analysis, Patient Information Analytics

Tools and Services
Clinical Genomics Services, Models for Clinic and Genetic Data, Mobile tools and applications, Interoperability of Clinical and omic tools, Communication
Technologies for Health-Care.

Integrated Data Warehouses, Integration of Applications and Data Services, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Healthcare Systems

NETTAB Workshop topics
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
Abstracts for oral communications: May 26, 2017
Abstracts for posters: TBA
Abstracts for software demo: TBA
Abstracts for late posters: TBA

A post workshop Supplement publication is planned, see below.

Submissions are welcome for oral communications, for posters and for software demos.
All abstracts must be submitted as PDF files through EasyChair at
The maximum length is 4 pages for oral communication abstracts and 2 pages for poster abstracts.
Full instructions for authors are available at

Proceedings of the event will consist in a Collection of preprints in PeerJ Preprints.
Full papers from works presented at the Workshop will be published in journals with Impact Factor.
Discussions are undergoing for Special Issues of BMC Bioinformatics (IF 2.435) and the Journal of Translation Medicine (IF 3.694).

The Workshop and all satellite events will be held at the local research area of the Italian National Research Council, via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146, Palermo.

Paolo Romano & Alfonso Urso & Alfonso Valencia (Workshop Chairs)

BITS – Bioinformatics Italian Society
SFBI – Societé Français de Bioinformatique
PTBI – Polish Bioinformatics Society
ReLiB – Rete Ligure di Bioinformatica
ELIXIR-IIB – Italian ELIXIR node
CNR / ITB – Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council of Italy
CNR / ICAR – Institute for HPC and Networking, National Research Council of Italy
Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy

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