International Conference on Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics
ITBAM ’10 (Conference, Workshops, Poster Sessions)
August 30 - September 3, 2010
Bilbao, Spain

in conjunction with the 21st DEXA – DEXA ’10:

Scope of ITBAM Conference

The area of Information Technology is very important for Bio- as well as Medical Informatics.

The DEXA conference is dedicated to providing an international forum for presenting applications in the area of database and expert systems, enabling the exchange of ideas and experiences defining requirements for future systems.

Referring to current applications, Bio- and Medical Information Technology are areas confronting us with new challenges.

Both areas are characterized by producing mass data and by using federated databases transparently integrating multiple autonomous database systems into a single federated database

Further both areas are characterized by using different techniques common in the area of information systems.

Generally speaking, for storing, manipulating and locating information for particular questions within Bio- and Medical Informatics research and application, many well known tools, methods and algorithms have to be adopted or totally re-organized (in the sense of a new development) for these very important scientific disciplines. All those modern technologies like micro-arrays, high throughput mass-spectrometry, high-resolution imaging, huge literature databases, complexity of biological and medical databases (e.g. the human genome project provide the sequence of the 3 billion DNA bases that constitute the human genome), a huge amount of information to study biological systems like cells, organs, or patients and many things more, are non trivial tasks representing new challenges to transform the vast amount of biomedical data into information supporting scientific progress and/or patient management.

Scientists working in this area originate from different departments and disciplines (informatics, mathematics, bioinformatics. biology, medicine, etc.). Therefore the area of Information Technology of Bio- and Medical Informatics is very heterogeneous. ITBAM should provide an opportunity for fruitful discussion between researchers and practitioners of different scientific disciplines for developing a common language for solving problems within information technology concerning bio and medical informatics together.

Scope of ITBAM Poster Session

ITBAM poster sessions should show first ideas of non ready publications and projects in progress within the area of information technology in bio- and medical-informatics. Poster sessions are mainly addressed to young researches like PhD students. All accepted posters will be shown during the whole DEXA / ITBAM event.

ITBAM invites researchers from universities and labs of companies to submit papers for the ITBAM conference, proposals for workshops and proposals for poster sessions on all topics related to information technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics including, but not limited to those listed below:


* Administration of vast biological- and medical data
* Applications of Database-, Information-, Expert- and Decision-support systems
* Biological and medical image processing and –retrieval
* Biological and medical signal processing and interpretation
* Data and information modeling, integration, networks, privacy and security, quality, semantics and streams
* Data structure and data management
* Data and information systems architecture and performance
* Data mining, data warehousing
* Digital Libraries
* Distributed, parallel,P2P, and grid-based databases
* Electronic patient record
* Expert- and decision- support systems
* Information retrieval
* Internet computing and web applications
* Knowledge modeling and processing
* Knowledge and acquisition and management
* Metadata Management
* Mobile Data and information
* Multimedia databases
* Multi-databases and Database federation
* Query processing and optimisation
* Statistical and scientific databases
* User interfaces
* Workflow management and database

Important Dates:

ITBAM conference papers:
* Submission of full papers: March 7, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: May 12, 2010
* Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2010

ITBAM poster session:
* Poster submission deadline: May 31, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2010


Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions or experience reports in English.

* The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the proceedings.
* Papers should not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format (
* Any submission that exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting requirements may be rejected without review.

For paper registration and electronic submission see starting January 2010.

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. Authors are expected to agree to the following terms: "I understand that the paper being submitted must not overlap substantially with any other paper that I am a co-author of and that is currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, previously published papers with any overlap are cited prominently in this submission."

Duplicate submissions will be rejected. Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the PC-chairs.


All accepted conference papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag. Accepted papers will be of two sizes: regular (15-page papers) and short (up to 8 pages). The former will tend to be descriptions of complete technical work, while the latter will tend to be descriptions of interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature. Authors of accepted papers must sign a Springer copyright release form.

For further inquiries, please contact the Conference Organisation Office (


Honorary Chairpersons:
Rudolf Freund, Technical University Vienna, Austria
Marie-France Sagot, INRIA, France
Anna Tramontano, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

General Chairperson:
Roland R. Wagner, University Linz, Austria

Conference Program Chairpersons:
Sami Khuri, San José State University, USA
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic
Nadia Pisanti, University of Pisa, Italy

Publication Chairperson:
Coral del Val Munoz, Department of Molecular Biophysics, Germany

Poster Session Chairpersons:
Vaclav Chudacek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Roland Wagner, University of Linz, Austria

Program Committee:

Werner Aigner, FAW, Austria

Fuat Akal, Functional Genomics Center Zurich, Switzerland

Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan

Andreas Albrecht, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada

Lijo Anto, University of Kerala, India

Rubén Armañanzas Arnedillo, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Peter Baumann, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Andreas Bernthaler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Balaram Bhattacharyya, Visva-Bharati University, India

Christian Blaschke, Bioalma Madrid, Spain

Jacek Blazewicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Brigitte Boeckmann, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland

Andreas M. Boehm, Rudolf-Virchow-Center for Experimental Biomedicine, Germany

Veselka Boeva, Technical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Gianluca Bontempi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Dragan Bosnacki, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Roberta Bosotti, Nerviano Medical Science s.r.l., Italy

Rita Casadio, University of Bologna, Italy

Sònia Casillas, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Silvana Castano, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Carlo Cattani, Difarma, Università di Salerno,

Kun-Mao Chao, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Vaclav Chudacek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Victor Cruz, CSIC Madrid, Spain

Bin Cui, Peking University, China

Coral del Val Muñoz, University of Granada, Spain

Qiwen Dong, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Béatrice Duval, University of Angers, France

Hans-Dieter Ehrich, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

Mahmoud Elhefnawi, , Egypt

Mourad Elloumi, , Tunisia

Maria Federico, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Pedro Fernandes, Inst.Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Christoph M. Flamm, University of Vienna, Austria

Tomas Flouri, Czech Technical Univerity in Prague,

Rudolf Freund, European Molecular Computing Consortium, Austria

Christoph M. Friedrich, Fraunhofer SCAI, Germany

Xiangchao Gan, University of Oxford, UK

Alejandro Giorgetti, University of Verona, Italy

Hendrik Hache, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany

Alireza Hadj Khodabakhshi, , Canada

Mihail Halachev, , Canada

Volker Heun, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, USA

Lars Kaderali, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Alastair Kerr, University of Edinburgh, UK

Sami Khuri, San Jose State University, USA

Ju Han Kim, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea

Jihun Kim, National Institute of Health, Korea

Juergen Kleffe, Charite, Germany

Erich Peter Klement, University of Linz, Austria

Lubos Klucar, Slovak Academy of Science, Slovakia

Hanka Kozankiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Martin Krallinger, National Center of Cancer Research (CNIO), Spain

Michal Krátký, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Josef Küng, University of Linz, Austria

Gorka Lasso-Cabrera, CICbioGUNE, Spain

Reinhard Laubenbacher, Virginia Tech, USA

Sang Yup Lee, KAIST, Korea

Marc F. Lensink, SCMBB, Belgium

Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Roger Marshall, Plymouth Ystate University, USA

Elio Masciari, ICAR-CNR, Università della Calabria, Italy

Henning Mersch, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Silvia Miksch, Danube University Krems, Austria

Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan

Burkhard Morgenstern, University of Göttingen, Germany

Tim Nattkemper, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, UK

See Kiong Ng, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Vit Novacek, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Philipp Pagel, Technische Universität München, Germany

Jean Peccoud, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Francisco Pinto, ITQB, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Nadia Pisanti, University of Pisa, Italy

Cinzia Pizzi, Universita’ degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Clara Pizzuti, ICA-CNR, Italy

Uwe Plikat, Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland

Meikel Poess, Oracle Corporation, USA

Stefan-Lucian Pusca, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania

Nicole Radde, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Shoba Ranganathan, Macquarie University, Australia

Dietrich Rebholz, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

Paolo Romano, National Cancer Research Institute (IST), Italy

Cristina Rubio-Escudero, University of Sevilla, Spain

Victor Sabbia, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Hershel Safer, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Marie-France Sagout, INRIA, France

Nick Sahinidis, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Meena K. Sakharkar, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Francisca Sánchez Jiménez, University of Málaga, Spain

Guido Sanguinetti, University of Sheffield, UK

Clare Sansom, Birkbeck College, UK

Roberto Santana, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Kenji Satou, Kanazawa University, Japan

Kristan Schneider, University of Vienna, Austria

Jaime Seguel, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez,

Kathleen Steinhofel, King’s College London, UK

Ralf Tautenhahn, The Scripps Research Institute,

Ashish V Tendulkar, Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology, India

A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

TIlman Todt, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Thodoros Topaloglou, University of Toronto, Canada

Anna Tramontano, University of Rome „La Sapienza”, Italy

Oswaldo Trelles, University of Malaga, Spain

Paul van der Vet, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Jano van Hemert, University of Edinburgh, UK

Jordi Villà i Freixa, Research Unit on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) of IMIM/UPF, Spain

Susana Vinga, INESC-ID, Portugal

Jens Volkert, University of Linz, Austria

Arndt von Haeseler, University of Vienna, Austria

Roland Wagner, University of Linz, Austria

Lusheng Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Viacheslav Wolfengagen, JurInfoR-MSU Institute for Contemporary Education, Russia

Borys Wrobel, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Filip Zavoral, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Filip Zelezny, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Shuigeng Zhou, Fudan University, China

Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan, USA

Frank Gerrit Zoellner, University of Heidelberg, Germany