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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: IEEE Workshop on Nanoinformatics for Biomedicine, December 18-21, 2013, Shanghai, CHINA

NanoInfo 2013 - In conjunction with BIBM 2013

Submission link:

 The application of nanotechnology in biomedicine offers innovative approaches to disease 
diagnosis, treatment and prevention. During this process, nanoinformatics has emerged as a 
discipline that provides informational foundations for nanomedicine. To address the information 
needs of nanomedicine, nanoinformatics is playing an important role in acquiring relevant data 
and information, conceptually organizing information for conversion to knowledge, and developing 
computing applications that are based on important parameters at the nanoscale and are applicable 
in a broad health perspective.

 This workshop aims to continue the success of last years Workshop (NanoInfo 2012) and provide 
a forum for discussion on all the aspects of nanoinformatics to support biomedical research and 
advance knowledge on nanomaterial-biological interactions. The organizers are inviting participants
to submit papers with particular emphasis on, but not limited to: data collection and/or curation, 
interoperability among different data sources, ethical and social barriers to data sharing, 
computational or information technologies to solve specific problems, integrative physiological 
programs, and translational research.

 All accepted papers will be published in proceedings by IEEE. Selected papers will be invited 
for publication in special issues of related journals (e.g., International Journal of Nanomedicine).

 Research topics include (but are not limited to):
 Computational biology/chemistry/medicine
 Computational toxicology
 Databases and repositories
 Data standards and Interoperability
 Data mining and knowledge discovery
 Modeling and simulation
 Nanomaterial-biological interactions
 Text and literature mining
 Translational research
 Risk assessment and regulation
 Surveillance systems
 Ethical and social issues

 Important dates:

 Oct 5, 2013: Due date for full workshop papers submission
 Nov 1, 2013: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
 Nov 18, 2013: Camera-ready of accepted papers
 Dec 18-21:   Workshops