Thursday, December 24, 2009

NSF TeraGrid GIS Workshop on Cyber-GIS

National Science Foundation TeraGrid Workshop on Cyber-GIS:

February 2-3, 2010 - Washington, DC

The NSF Cyber-GIS workshop will take place in conjunction with the 2010 UCGIS Winter Meeting at Doubletree Hotel, Washington, DC. The workshop will focus on the following themes and topics:

Complex geospatial systems and simulation of geographic dynamics
Computational intensity of spatial analysis and modeling
Data-intensive geospatial computation and visualization
High-performance, distributed, and/or collaborative GIS
Geospatial ontology and semantic web
Geospatial middleware, Clouds, and Grids
Open source GIS
Participatory spatial decision support systems
Science drivers for, and applications of Cyber-GIS
Spatial data infrastructure

For more information, please contact workshop co-chairs:

Shaowen Wang
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr
San Diego Supercomputing Center
University of California at San Diego

Monday, December 21, 2009

HealthGrid 2010 conference: call for papers, posters and workshops - deadline Feb 15, 2010

HealthGrid 2010 conference: call for papers, posters and workshops

conference web site:

Call for papers, posters and workshops closes:
February 15th 2010

The eighth HealthGrid conference will take place June 28-30 2010 at University Paris XI in Orsay (France). Every year, this conference is the opportunity to discuss the state of the art for the integration of grid practices into the fields of biology, medicine and health. This year, it will take place just at the time the European Grid Initiative will start federating the national grid initiatives and propose its resources to the Research Infrastructures. The conference program will include a number of high profile keynote presentations complemented by a set of refereed papers, which will be selected through the present call. Out of the selected papers, the best will be invited for oral presentations and the others for poster presentations. All the selected papers will be published in the book series „Studies in Health Technology and Informatics“ published by IOS Press and referenced in Medline, Scopus, EMCare and Cinahl Databases

Call for papers and posters
Contributions should be made as full research papers (up to 5,000 words in length and maximum 10 pages). Selection for oral or poster presentation will be based on the content of the submitted papers, the originality of their contribution, technical quality, style and clarity of presentation, and importance to the field. Oral presentations could include demonstrations.
All papers must be submitted electronically. Please refer to the conference website for upload instructions. The guidelines for authors and support tools are those of the series „Studies in Health Technology and Informatics“ (see URLs below). Papers are invited in, but not limited to, the following areas and topics:
Challenges to making grids more accessible to bio-medical users
Scientific gateways
Workflow engines
Grid portals
Grid platforms
Grid technology versus web applications
Data privacy: confidentiality in distributed medical information systems – and the security challenges
Knowledge integration – knowledge management
Semantic techniques and the challenge of integrating heterogeneous biomedical data
Visualization in Grids
Biomedical informatics
Medical imaging
Public health informatics
Genetics and epidemiological studies
Pharmaceutical R&D: drug discovery, clinical tests
Grid computing and the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH)
Grid business aspects: sustainability and go-tomarket strategies
Experiences on production
Grid used in real business
Grid sociology: how to win society for Grids?
Experiences with GP-GPU
Cloud computing, on demand computing

Call for workshops
This year, the conference Program Committee calls for workshops. On Monday afternoon, June 28th 2010, parallel workshops are scheduled from 2.30 pm to 6pm. Workshop proposals should include the following information:
Topic: the workshop topic should be directly related to the conference topics listed in this call.
Duration: all workshops selected through this call will take place Monday afternoon. Duration can be 90 minutes or 210 minutes (including coffee break).
Targeted audience: what is the expected attendance (for room allocation) ?
Format: do you wish to invite the speakers or to call for contributions? The contributions to the workshops will not be included in the conference proceedings.
Name, affiliation and email address of the workshop submitter.