A call for contribution is now open for the NETTAB Workshop on:
CORBA and XML:
Towards a bioinformatics integrated network environment
May 17th-18th, 2001
Advanced Biotechnology Center, Genova, Italy
This workshop will try to introduce the evolving standardization
activities for bioinformatics, mainly represented by CORBA and XML
based efforts, and outline, through the final round table, the most
probable scenarios of coming years.
* Emerging network standards and their application in the integration
of distributed environments. Related facilities and services.
Role of ontologies in biology standardization.
* New standards, servers, clients and applications in the field of
molecular biology and biotechnology, with emphasis on bioinformatics.
* Use of programming languages for the exploitation of the integration
of distributed databases and software: Perl, Java, Python, PHP, other
"open source" languages. Libraries for bioinformatics applications.
* Integrated systems and software, SRS implementations.
The following lectures have already been defined.
* Interoperability of data banks and software systems in the
(post) Internet era, Luca Toldo, Merck KGaA, Germany
* Standardization and ontologies in biology, Steffen Schulze-Kremer,
* MGED and MAML: a joint effort for Microarray and Gene Expression
standardization, Alvis Brazma, European Bioinformatics Institute,
* Current CORBA development activities at the European Bioinformatics
Institute, Philip Ljinzaad, European Bioinformatics Institute,
* Current efforts and perspectives in the use of XML for biology and
the XEWA initiative, Terence Critchlow, Lawrence Livermore National
* The BioCorba specification and its implementation in java, perl
and python, Matthew Pocock, The Sanger Centre, United Kingdom
* Integration of SRS with the Object Management Architecture and
biology oriented extensible markup languages, Thure Etzold, Lion
Biosciences Ltd, United Kingdom
* AppLab and the development of network applications in biology,
Martin Senger, European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
* The TAMBIS project and its integration in the bioinformatics
network environment, Carole Goble, University of Manchester,
* The electronical infrastructure for the analysis of metabolic
networks, Ralf Hofestaedt, University of Magdeburg, Germany
* XML, XSLT and XMAS - application and limitations of XML in handling
protein structure data, Andrew C.R. Martin, University of Reading,
All workshop's topics are addressed.
For submitting a contribution, an extended abstract (max 2 A4 pages,
PDF format) will have to be submitted via a Submission Form at:
The deadline is March 1st, 2001.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent within April 1st, 2001.
Accepted communications and posters will have to submit a short paper
(3 to 5 A4 pages) for the Conference Proceedings within May 1st, 2001.
The following contributions are sought:
* Communications and posters
A limited number of oral communications will be selected and
admitted to the Oral Communications Session on Friday 18th.
The poster session will be in the afternoon of the 17th .
* Demo of clients/servers applications
A demo session will be held on the 18th. A computer room will
be available for demonstrating bioinformatics related network
applications based on CORBA and XML clients and servers.
Researchers wishing to demonstrate their softwares are invited
to submit a poster as well.
* Communications (companies' session)
A session will be devoted to the presentation of softwares
developed by companies. Interested companies should get in touch
with the Workshop Secretariat.
Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro,
c/o Centro Biotecnologie Avanzate,
Largo Rosanna Benzi 10,
I-16132 Genova, Italy
Email: nettab at ist.unige.it
Web site: http://www.cba.unige.it/Events/NETTAB/
Before May 1st, 2001:
Academic: 150 Euro
Non-academic: 300 Euro
After May 1st, 2001:
Academic: 200 Euro
Non-academic: 400 Euro
Fees include coffee breaks, lunches, social dinner, abstracts' book.
Looking forward to seeing you in Genoa.
Best regards. Paolo Romano (Workshop Chairman)
Paolo Romano (paolo at ist.unige.it)
Biotechnology Department, Natl Inst. for Cancer Research
c/o Advanced Biotechnology Centre
Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, I-16132, Genova, Italy
Tel: +39-010-5737-288 - Fax: +39-010-5737-295