Logo National Research Council  
Network Tools and Applications in Biology
NETTAB 2008 focused on:
Bioinformatics Methods for
Biomedical Complex System Applications
May 19 - 21, 2008, Varenna, Como Lake, Italy


The NETTAB 2008 workshop is focused on Bioinformatics Methods for Biomedical Complex System Applications. Please note however that NETTAB workshops will also include special sessions devoted both to the general theme of the series of workshops, i.e. "Network Tools and Applications in Biology", and on further topics selected by local organizers.

Take a leaflet (PDF, A4)

The workshop is organized in sessions and open discussions. In the main focus sessions, invited speakers will present the state of art of the session's topic, while a number of submissions will be accepted for oral presentations and posters on all topics.

NETTAB 2008 Call for Papers

Rationale for the Main Focus Sessions

New "omics" technologies applied to molecular genetics analysis are producing huge amounts of raw data. Biomedical research laboratories are moving towards an environment, created through the sharing of resources, in which heterogeneous and complex health related data, such as molecular data (e.g. genomics, proteomics), cellular data (e.g. pathways), tissue data, population data (e.g. genotyping, SNP, epidemiology), as well as data generated by large scale analysis (e.g. Simulation data, Modelling, Systems Biology) must be taken into account.
The future of biomedical scientific research will be to use massive computing data crunching applications, data grids for distributed storage of large amounts of data and to develop new approaches to the study of the medical implications of the genome-enabled medical science. Microarray, NMR, mass spectrometry, protein chips, gel electrophoresis data, Yeast-Two-Hybrid, QTL mapping, gene silencing and knockout experiments are all examples of technologies that capture thousands of data points, often in single experiments.
The NETTAB 2008 workshop will focus on all aspects needed to provide the framework for understanding multi-scale, complex biological systems, from the single bio-molecule to the cell, across a wide range of clinical information.
In particular, a special emphasis will be given to combine theory, experiments, informatics, and technologies for an integrative systems approach to biological research, which is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary, multidimensional, information driven.


The following list is not meant to be exclusive of any further topics as stated above.
Submitted contributions should address one or more of the following topics:

  • Focus theme topics
    • Software engineering for organic computing
    • Bio-inspired computing
    • Multi-agent systems and cellular automata
    • Complex adaptive systems
    • Self-organization in biological systems
    • Qualitative and quantitative measurements
    • Model-driven system development for system biology
    • Software design methodology for adaptive systems
    • Mathematical and experimental methods for studies of complex biological systems from intracellular level
    • Analysis and modelling of pattern forming processes using modern statistical methods
    • Neuronal communication networks
    • Biocomputing
    • Database Integration
    • Combined dry- and wet-lab studies
    • Molecular Databases / Data Warehouses
    • Prediction and Integration of Metabolic and Regulatory Networks
    • Genotype - phenotype linkage
    • Protein - Protein Interactions
    • Microarray modelling and analyses
    • Integrative Approaches for Drug Design
    • Grid based bioinformatics applications
    • HPC application for complex system simulation and analysis
    • Identification of Gene Regulatory Networks
    • Computational Systems Biology
    • Computational Proteomics
    • Optimization of Workflow for Complex Bioinformatics analysis
    • Integrative modelling and simulation frameworks
  • General topics
    • Network Standards, Technologies, Tools, Applications in Bioinformatics
      • Network standards devoted to bioinformatics needs
      • Network techmnologies for bioinformatics
      • Network tools for bioinformatics
      • Network bioinformatics applications

Type of contributions

Exact types of contributions and related authors' instructions will be available on the official launch of the Call. Presently, the following possible contributions are sought:

  • Oral communications
  • Posters
  • Software demos
All accepted contributions will be published in the abstracts' book.


The following deadlines are subject to changes.

  • April 14, 2008: Oral communications and posters submission (New deadline!)
    • Acceptation communication: April 20, 2008
  • April 22, 2008: Early registration
  • May 19 - 21, 2008: Workshop and Tutorials


Please download and read the Guidelines for NETTAB 2008 Paper Preparation file.
Kindly follow the instructions carefully when preparing your contribution and submit your abstract by email to nettab2008@itb.cnr.it by 10 April 2008.
Your contribution should include a short abstract of about 100-150 words giving a brief account of the main points of the paper.
The contribution should be a maximum length of 3 pages including tables and figures and should include the following paragraphs:
0.   Abstract
1.   Introduction
2.   Methods
3.   Results and Discussion
4.   Acknowledgments
5.   References

All accepted contributions will be evaluated for oral or poster presentation.
Notification of acceptance will be communicated on 21 April 2008.

For any further information or clarification, please contact the organization by email at nettab2008@itb.cnr.it.

Home Page

Scientific Programme
Overview - Invited Speakers
Programme - Abstracts

Call for Papers
Goals - Topics
Type of contributions
Deadlines - Instructions

Subscribe mailing list
Registration fees
Registration form

Useful Info
How to reach
Deadlines - Hotels
External links

Scientific Committee
Organizing Committee
Institutes & Societies

Interdepartmental CNR-BIOINFORMATCS project
National Research Council

Go to top

Workshops' Home
NETTAB 2008 --> Home - Programme - Call - Registration - Infos - Organization <-- NETTAB 2008