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Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for e-Science (CyIneS 2007)

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To be held in conjunction with the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM Conference on Web Intelligence, Fremont, California, USA

Workshop Description

Recent advances in biological, physical, and social sciences and engineering are increasingly being driven by our ability to discover, share, integrate and analyze disparate types of data. Advances in computing and communications (e.g., data grids and compute grids, sensor networks), community-driven efforts to annotate data sources and resources with metadata (ontologies), and statistically based machine learning algorithms for constructing predictive models from data have made it possible to exploit distributed networks of interconnected sensors, data sources, and computing resources in collaborative, integrative analysis of data. These developments, together with the ongoing transformation of many traditionally data-poor sciences into increasingly data-rich sciences, offer unprecedented opportunities for data-driven discovery in bioinformatics, environmental informatics, social informatics, health informatics, enterprise informatics, security informatics (among others). This has led to a compelling vision for cyberinfrastructure for collaborative e-science.

Consequently, there is a growing interest in e-science cyberinfrastructure as evidenced by several recent workshops and symposia on related topics: The 2006 Fall Symposium on Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (SWeCKa 2006), the 2006 International Workshop on Collaborative Virtual Research Environments (CVRE 2006), the 2007 IJCAI Workshop on Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (SWeCKa 2007), the 2007 AAAI Workshop on Semantic e-Science (SeS 2007), among others.

Against this background, the Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for e-Science (CyIneS 2007) invites contributed papers from researchers in relevant areas of artificial intelligence (machine learning, data mining, knowledge representation, ontologies), information systems (information integration, databases, semantic web), distributed computing, and selected application areas to discuss research challenges and recent research advances in cyberinfrastructure for e-science spanning topics such as:

The workshop will consist of a small number of invited talks, contributed talks, and informal discussions, and a wrap-up session. The workshop will begin with an opening session to introduce the workshop topics, goals, participants, and expected outcomes. The invited talks will give overviews of the key topics. Contributed talks (selected based on review by at least two members of the program committee), will represent a mix of new results based on completed work, work in progress, research challenges, and applications.

Submission Instructions

Potential participants are invited to submit full papers (not exceeding 4 pages in length, in IEEE Computer Society's 2-column conference proceedings format), by June 30, 2007. The formatting instructions, and LaTeX style files and WORD templates can be found at here.

The manuscripts should be submitted electronically using the WI-2007 workshop submission system. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members. Authors of accepted papers and abstracts will be notified by July 29, 2007. Extended versions of selected papers may be published in a special issue of a journal or an edited book.

Important Dates

Paper submission: June 30, 2007

Acceptance Notification: July 29, 2007

Camera Ready Version Due: August 17, 2007

Workshop: November, 2007


Vasant Honavar (chair), Iowa State University, USA

Kei Cheung (co-chair), Yale University, USA

Xiaobo Yang, Daresbury Laboratory, UK

Program Committee

To be announced