Call for Papers - ITBAM '14

5th International Conference on Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics - ITBAM 2014

Munich (Germany) September 1 - 5, 2014

Data intensive disciplines, such as life sciences and medicine, are promoting vivid research activities in the area of databases. Modern technologies, such as high-throughput mass-spectrometry and sequencing, micro-arrays, high-resolution imaging, etc., produce enormous and continuously increasing amounts of data. Huge public databases provide access to aggregated and consolidated information on genome and protein sequences, biological pathways, diseases, anatomy atlases, and scientific literature. There has never been more potentially available information to study biomedical systems, ranging from single cells to complete organisms. However, it is a non-trivial task to transform the vast amount of biomedical data into actionable information, triggering scientific progress and supporting patient management. Major biomedical application scenarios for research in the database community include, but are not limited to:

  • Systems biology
  • Genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Drug target discovery and personalized medicine
  • Neuroscience and neuroinformatics
  • Electronic patient records
  • Patient monitoring
  • Surgery planning and support
  • etc.
Various emerging database technologies for coping with the challenges of these application scenarios have been developed and are an active area of research in information technology:

  • Administration of vast amounts of data
  • Integration of heterogeneous data sources
  • Federated and distributed databases
  • Data warehouses
  • Data mining techniques such as classification, clustering, association rule mining, etc.
  • Decision support systems
  • Information and image retrieval
  • Signal processing and streaming databases
  • Privacy protection and data security
  • Data quality assurance
  • Process management and collaborative work
  • User interfaces and visualization
  • Interoperability and standardization
  • etc.
Designing database technology to support applications in life sciences and medicine is an inspiring field of interdisciplinary research. The path from an idea or concept to a practical application is often long and laborious, involving intensive interactions between experts in information technology, life sciences and the medical field. ITBAM accompanies and supports this path by providing an excellent venue for the exchange of ideas, fruitful discussion, and effective interaction among interdisciplinary researchers.

In addition to the regular conference program featuring presentations of full and short research papers published in the proceedings, ITBAM encourages the submission of posters reporting work in progress. All accepted posters will be displayed during the whole event and abstracts will be included in the proceedings.


  • Submission of full papers: March 7, 2014 ----- extended to March 21, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: May 9, 2014
  • Submission of posters (firm): May 9, 2014 ----- extended to May 16, 2014
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 6, 2014

Paper Submission Details:

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.

  • Paper submissions should not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format. Poster submissions are expected to consist of 1 page Abstract (
  • Any submission that exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting requirements may be rejected without review.
  • For paper registration and electronic submission see:
  • 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."

Accepted Papers:

All accepted conference papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag. Accepted full papers will be of 15 pages length, short papers 8 pages. Papers representing a poster must not exceed 4 pages. Authors of accepted papers must sign a Springer copyright release form. For further inquiries, please contact the Conference Organisation Office (gabriela at


  • Christian Böhm, University of Munich, Germany


  • Miroslav Bursa, Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic
  • Sami Khuri, San José State University, USA
  • M. Elena Renda, IIT - CNR, Pisa, Italy


Werner Aigner, FAW (Austria)
Fuat Akal, Hacettepe University, Ankara (Turkey)
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan (Japan)
Andreas Albrecht, Middlesex University London (United Kingdom)
Lijo Anto Manjaly Antony, V.T.B College, Palakkad, Kerala (India)
Peter Baumann, Jacobs University Bremen (Germany)
Balaram Bhattacharyya, Visva-Bharati University (India)
Andreas M. Boehm, Rudolf-Virchow-Center for Experimental Biomedicine (Germany)
Veselka Boeva, Technical University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
Gianluca Bontempi, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Roberta Bosotti, Nerviano Medical Science s.r.l. ()
Christian Böhm, University of Munich (Germany)
Rita Casadio, University of Bologna (Italy)
Sònia Casillas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Kun-Mao Chao, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
Vaclav Chudacek, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Coral del Val Muñoz, University of Granada (Spain)
Hans-Dieter Ehrich, Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany)
Mourad Elloumi, University of Tunis (Tunisia)
Pedro Fernandes, Inst.Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal)
Christoph M. Friedrich, University of Applied Sciences Dortmund (Germany)
Xiangchao Gan, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Alejandro Giorgetti, University of Verona (Italy)
Alireza Hadj Khodabakhshi, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
Jan Havlik, Dep. of Circuit Theory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Volker Heun, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)
Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut (United States)
Larisa Ismailova, NRNU MEPhI, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Alastair Kerr, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Michal Krátký, Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Vaclav Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Jakub Kuzilek, Czech Technical University (Czech Republic)
Josef Küng, University of Linz (Austria)
Gorka Lasso, Columbia University (United States)
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University (Czech Republic)
Roger Marshall, Plymouth State University (United States)
Elio Masciari, ICAR-CNR, Università della Calabria (Italy)
Erika Melissari, University of Pisa (Italy)
Henning Mersch, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University (United Kingdom)
Vit Novacek, National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Nadia Pisanti, University of Pisa (Italy)
Cinzia Pizzi, Universita' degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Clara Pizzuti, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)-National Research Council(CNR) (Italy)
Meikel Poess, Oracle Corporation ()
Nicole Radde, Institute for Systems Theory, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Stefano Rovetta, University of Genova (Italy)
Cristina Rubio-Escudero, University of Sevilla (Spain)
Roberto Santana, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (Spain)
Kristan Schneider, University of Vienna (Austria)
Huseyin Seker, De Montfort University (United Kingdom)
Jiri Spilka, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Kathleen Steinhofel, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Karla Stepanova, Czech Technical University (Czech Republic)
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Roland R. Wagner, University of Linz (Austria)
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR-MSU (Russian Federation)
Borys Wrobel, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Filip Zavoral, Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan (United States)