VI e-Science Workshop
Over the past decades, scientists have experienced a revolution in the way science and engineering has been conducted. Specially, computation became an established third brand of science alongside theory and experiment. Scientists now need to access and exploit computational resources and databases that are geographically distributed through the use of high speed networks. In order to address the next generation of scientific problems, multidisciplinary and distributed teams of scientists need to collaborate to make progress on these new challenges.
The definition, execution and management of scientific experiments can no longer be developed in an ad-hoc manner. Several national and international initiatives around the world have been proposed to carry out research and innovation activities in the scope of e-Science. In Brazil, the topic of e-science or cyber infrastructure is part of the “Grand Challenges in Computer Science Research in Brazil (2006-2016)” report from the Brazilian Computer Society. In this context, current advances in Parallel and Distributed Computing, Databases, Software Engineering and many other computer science areas can empower scientists while conducting their experiments.
The VI e-Science workshop serves as a forum to present, discuss and establish new partnerships among scientists that participate in research and tool developments, and highlights related activities from the Brazilian and international communities. The main goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers into all aspects of e-Science. The first three versions of the event were co-located with Brazilian Symposium on Databases and Software Engineering (SBBD/SBES), and showed that there is an interesting audience on the theme. New projects have taken place, based on partnerships on the database and software engineering area. The fourth and fifth editions of the workshop were organized in cooperation with the organization of the CSBC (Brazilian Computer Science Society Conference). In addition, in the fifth edition, audience observed an increase of interest in the event, especially from Bioinformatics and Astronomy communities.
According to the evolution that we have observed in previous editions, the sixth edition of e-Science Workshop is organized in three tracks. Two of them correspond to specific target areas of Science, namely, Bioinformatics and Astronomy. We expect that the interaction of Computer Science community with researchers from these target areas will strengthen the relationship the communities. Moreover, this approach allows the identification of demands on computing infrastructure from the point of view of these target areas. Finally, the third track focuses specifically on computing, which has been a traditional concern in previous editions of the workshop.
The e-Sciente workshop will happen between the 16th and 17th of July 2012, and the corresponding dates for all tracks are presented bellow.
- July, 16 - Bioinformatics and Astronomy tracks
- July, 17 - Main track
Topics of Interest
The topics of interest of the workshop include (but are not limited to):
- Infrastructure for e-Science applications
- e-Science workflow management
- Ontologies and databases for e-Science
- Data Models for scientific data
- Data and process provenance
- Collaborative Science Models and Techniques
- Data Access Management
- Virtual e-Science Organizations
- Service-Oriented Grid Architectures
- Grid economy and Business Models
- Autonomic, Real-Time and Self-Organizing Grids
- Web semantics for e-Science
- Enabling Technologies for e-Science: Internet and Web Services
- e-Science Experimentation Environments
- Experimentation processes for science in large scale
- Next Generation Sequencing Analysis
- Structural Bioinformatics
- Scientific data management and data mining
- Web Services in Bioinformatics
- Algorithms and Software Tools
- Pattern Recognition, Clustering and Classification
- Computational genomics and other related fields
- Advanced and emerging architectures for astronomical computing
- Environments for Stellar Population Analysis
- Tools for collaboration networks in astronomy
- Advanced algorithms for astronomical data processing
- Panoramic Photometry in the PB Era
- Workflows for exploration of astronomical datasets
- Data mining methods
- Storage and Visualization of Cosmological Simulations
- Astronomy data management
- Query Processing over huge astronomy databases
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Title: Scientific Data Management: Not your everyday transaction
Abstract: Today's scientific processes heavily depend on fast and accurate analysis of experimental data. Scientists are routinely overwhelmed by the effort needed to manage the volumes of data produced either by observing phenomena or by sophisticated simulations. As database systems have proven inefficient, inadequate, or insufficient to meet the needs of scientific applications, the scientific community typically uses special-purpose legacy software. When compared to a general-purpose DBMS, however, application-specific systems require more resources to maintain, and in order to achieve acceptable performance they often sacrifice data independence and hinder the reuse of knowledge. With the exponential growth of dataset sizes, data management technology are no longer luxury; they are the sole solution for scientific applications. In this talk, I will discuss some of the work from teams around the world and the requirements of their applications, as well as how these translate to challenges for the data management community. Finally I will present some of the data management challenges that lie ahead in domain sciences.
The invited keynote speaker of the Bioinformatics track of the VI e-Science workshop is Prof. Aristóteles Góes-Neto from Laboratório de Pesquisa em Microbiologia (LAPEM), Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (UEFS) and Visiting Researcher of CEBio – Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics (FIOCRUZ-MG). He will deliver his conference on July, 16 2012.
Prof. Dr. Aristóteles Góes-Neto
Research Lab in Microbiology (LAPEM), UEFS (BA)
Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics (FIOCRUZ-MG).
Title: Synthetic Biology
Abstract: Synthetic Biology is an interdisciplinary knowledge field encompassing complex biological systems design from pre-existing or new biological components for several technological applications. In this seminar, I will discuss the basic principles, main theoretical and experimental tools and the interrelationships of Synthetic Biology with Computer Science, more specifically Microelectronics, and Bioinformatics.
The invited keynote speaker for the Astronomy track of the VI e-Science workshop is Dr. David Schade, the Group Leader of the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC). He will deliver his conference on July, 16 2012
Prof. Dr. David Schade
Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC)
Title: Big Data, the Virtual Observatory, and Cloud Computing
Abstract: Astronomy shares many of the same challenges with other fields of research. Big data; Complex, inhomogeneous, and distributed data; Rising costs and the exhaustion of physical capacity for computing hardware. Big data is a blessing because it represents an increase in the power of the scientific process. But it is a curse because it taxes the ability of existing systems for data storage, processing, and transport. The ambitious goal of the Virtual Observatory movement is to provide scientists with an integrated view of complex and distributed data and services. The problem of capacity can be solved through the use of high-performance computing (or grid) infrastructure configured as a cloud. These problems will be discussed from the point of view of astronomy with emphasis on the work of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance and the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research.
The workshop accepts submissions of full papers, short papers, and abstracts. Papers and abstracts should be written in either English or Portuguese. They need to be formatted in PDF according to the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) paper format. Each manuscript must be submitted electronically, via the JEMS conference system.
All submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria: adequacy to workshop scope, relevance, technical quality, originality and clarity. Papers describing preliminary work and ongoing research are also eligible. Both full papers and short papers must present related work. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the recommendations of the committee.
- Full Papers (only for the main track): Works with completed research conducted in one of the topics of interest. These works have a limit of eight pages.
- Short Papers (only for the main track): Works not yet completed, but already with relevant ideas to be discussed and preferably with preliminary results. These works have a limit of four pages.
- Abstracts (only for the tracks of astronomy or bioinformatics). These works are limited to one page.
- Submission deadline: April 30th, 2012
- Notification of acceptance: June 7th, 2012
- Camera ready due: June 13th, 2012
* Only manuscripts with at least one coauthor registered in the event will be included in the final program and published in the CSBC proceedings.
Special Issue for Concurrency and ComputationThis issue is by invitation only to selected papers from VIth eScience Workshop 2012 (only for main track).
The editors of the special issue are Fabio Porto and Eduardo Ogasawara.
Please submit paper to Manuscript Central as eScience special issue by September 30, 2012.
Notification of Acceptance/Reviewer comments will be given by November 30, 2012.
Final Papers due 30th January 2013.
Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.
There is a 18-20 page length limit (12 point single space inclusive of figures and tables)
Wiley has Latex templates but no special templates for Word; most papers are submitted in Word. Either Latex OR Word accepted.
- Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
- Eduardo Bezerra - CEFET/RJ
- Eduardo Ogasawara - CEFET/RJ
- Fabio Porto - LNCC
- Maria Claudia Cavalcanti - IME-RJ
- Marisa Fabiana Nicolás - LNCC
- Vanessa Braganholo - IC-UFF
|Alberto Krone-Martins - Univ. Lisboa||X|
|Alcione Oliveira - UFV||X||X|
|Alexandre Plastino - UFF||X||X||X|
|Ana Maria de Carvalho Moura - LNCC/RJ||X|
|Antônio Tadeu Azevedo Gomes - LNCC/RJ||X||X|
|Bruno Schulze - LNCC/RJ||X||X|
|Claudia Monteiro-Vitorello - ESALQ/USP||X||X|
|Claudia Bauzer Medeiros - IC-UNICAMP||X|
|Duncan Ruiz - PUC-RS||X||X||X|
|Esther Pacitti - INRIA & LIRMM||X|
|Fabio Andre Porto - LNCC||X||X||X|
|Fernanda Baiao - UNIRIO||X|
|Fernanda Campos - UFJF||X||X|
|Francois Artiguenave - CEA||X|
|Gabriel Fernandes - UCB||X|
|Gilberto Z. Pastorello - Univ. of Alberta||X|
|Helena Cristina Gama Leitão - UFF||X||X|
|João Carlos Setubal - USP||X|
|João Eduardo Ferreira - IME/USP||X||X|
|Jonice Oliveira - DCC/IM/UFRJ||X||X||X|
|José Antonio Macêdo - UFC||X|
|Kary Ocaña - COPPE/UFRJ||X|
|Laurent Dardenne - LNCC/RJ||X|
|Leonardo Murta - UFF||X|
|Luciano Digiampietri - USP||X||X|
|Marcio Maia - ON||X|
|Marcos Gonçalves -UFMG||X||X||X|
|Maria Claudia Cavalcanti - IME||X||X|
|Maria Cristina de Oliveira - USP||X|
|Maria Luiza Machado Campos - UFRJ||X|
|Marisa Nicolás - LNCC||X|
|Marta Mattoso - COPPE/UFRJ||X|
|Michael Stanton - RNP & UFF||X||X|
|Nelson Ebecken - COPPE/UFRJ||X|
|Priscila Goliatt - UFJF||X|
|Regina Braga - UFJF||X|
|Reinaldo de Carvalho - INPE||X|
|Ricardo Ogando - ON||X|
|Ricardo Torres - Unicamp||X|
|Roney Coimbra - FIOCRUZ||X|
|Sandra Fabbri - UFSCar||X|
|Sergio Lifschitz - PUC-Rio||X|
|Sergio Manuel Serra da Cruz - UFFRJ||X||X||X|
|Vanessa Braganholo - UFF||X|
|Vania Vidal - UFC||X|
|Wagner Meira Jr. - UFMG||X||X|
- Eduardo Bezerra (ebezerra at cefet-rj.br) - CEFET/RJ
- Eduardo Ogasawara (eogasawara at cefet-rj.br) - CEFET/RJ