- HPC Asia 2004 Biogrid workshop -
July 21, 2004
in conjunction with
7th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Grid
in Asia Pacific Region
Omiya Sonic City, Tokyo Area, Japan
July 20-22, 2004
Sponsored by
High Performance Computing SIG, Information Processing Society of Japan
Co-sponsored by IEEE CS Japan Chapter
Workshop Program

Omiya Sonic Civic Hall (Room#403)

08:55 - 09:00 Opening
08:55 - 09:00 Welcome Shinji Shimojo
Cybermedia Center
Osaka University, Japan


09:00 - 10:30 Session1: Grid Technology Platform for Drug Discovery
Chair: Habibah A Wahab (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
09:00 - 09:30 [Full Paper] Drug Discovery Using Grid Technologies Yuichiro Inagaki
Fuji Research Institute Corporation, Japan
09:30 - 10:00 [Full Paper] A System Architecture Assisting User Trial-and-Error Process in in-silico Drug Design Takashi Maeno
Osaka University, Japan
10:00 - 10:30 [Full Paper] Development of a database system for drug discovery by employing grid technology Masato Kitajima
Fujitsu Kyushu System Engineering Limited, Japan


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 - 12:20 Session2: Gridified Application and Tools
Chair: Larry Ang (Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore)
11:00 - 11:30 [Full Paper] The application of grid technology in systems biology
*Dr. Dhar was not able to come to Japan for this workshop.
Pawan Dhar
Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
11:30 - 12:00 [Full Paper] GBTK: A Toolkit for Grid Implementation of BLAST Rajendra R. Joshi
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, India
12:00 - 12:20 [Short Paper] iGrid Portal and Biological Problems Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan University of Natural Sciences, Vietnam


12:20 - 12:30 Closing
12:20 - 12:30 Summary and Closing note Larry Ang
Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore


[Full Paper Presentation] Each speaker is allocated 20minutes for talk and the rest of 10 minutes is reserved for discussion.

[Short Paper Presentation] Each speaker is allocated 15 minutes for talk and the rest of 5minutes is reserved for discussion.
Registration and Visa Information
All speakers and attendee at BioGrid workshop must register HPC Asia 2004 from the main conference's website. Official invitation letter or other support for issuing VISA are handled by the secretariat of HPC Asia 2004 main conference upon your request.
Pleae note that the workshop commitee is not responsible for providing such document.
If you need visa to enter Japan, take following steps to obtain visa.

Step 1) Registration
Go to http://www.hpcc.jp/HPCAsia2004/ and register yourself to HPC Asia 2004. You can find "Registration" button on the left side of the page.

Step 2) Request VISA support documents by using VISA application form
You can find the VISA application form athttp://www.hpcc.jp/HPCAsia2004/registration.html

Any inquiry concerning visa should be sent directly to your travel agency or the HPC Asia conference's secretariat.
Scope of the Workshop
Information technology has been taking a great role with much importance in this decade. This trend is increasingly accelerated by the advancement of information technology. For further development and promotion of data-driven science, enormous amount of data, which results from the accurate measurement with highly sophisticated scientific devices, must be treated in a more effective and efficient manner. At the same time, an epoch-making technology and method for retrieving a data set of scientists' interest from multiple databases must be distributed and then separately administrated on the Internet. Essentially, dynamic aggregation of computational resources is also required as a solution for scientists' computational demand. Moreover, bio scientists who do not have detailed knowledge and experience on cutting-edge information technology may require a web portal that can hide complexity, that is hard-to-control information technology behind the scenes while benefiting from such complex information technology. Today science and information technology cannot be separately considered for further development and advancement of both science and information technology. It is obvious that tight collaboration between information technology and science is essential in their interdisciplinary area.

In particular, bioscience is one of such scientific fields that require information technological supports. Today, new protein structures and gene information have been made clarified and stored in the databases, which may hold clues to our inquiry into the essence of the biological life process and contribute to future medical treatment. In addition, a variety of computer simulations has been becoming possible in atomic, molecule, cell and organizational level due to the recent advancement of IT. However, fundamental problems which prevent scientists from performing efficient and effective analyses have not been fully solved. For example, the data captured with scientific devices is rarely shared because of the large scale data. Furthermore, these biological information databases are distributed and separately managed, which results in the situation that no one could draw a whole picture of that. Moreover, the databases are diverse in everything from interface provided to management methods, which causes that scientists have much difficulty in retrieving data set of their interest.

This workshop features the state of the art researches and experiences on grid technology for bio-informatics, bio-chemistry and bio-medical applications. In particular, Grid, which is expected to be a promising information technology, is focused in the workshop. The main purpose of the workshop is to contribute the development and promotion of bioscience by discussing problems in applying information technologies such as Grid to bioscience and finging solutions for these problems.

This workshop will focus on but not limited to the following topics:
  • Grid Portal for bio science
  • Computationally-intensive and data-intensive applications and simulations treating
    • Molecular modeling
    • Computational Genomics
    • Computational proteomics
    • Biomedical image analysis and processing
    • Visualization of biomedical imaging
    • etc
  • Tele-science using remote scientific devices on the Grid
  • Data/Database management methods and technologies on the Grid
  • Workflow framework for Life scientific application
  • Grid Security for bio science
  • Service oriented architecture for bio science
Paper Submission (CLOSED)
1) Abstract submission instruction
Please send your abstract using the following template to submit-hpc-asia-biogrid@ais.cmc.osaka-u.ac.jp (ML Closed)
===E-mail Format ===
To: submit-hpc-asia-biogrid@ais.cmc.osaka-u.ac.jp
Subject: workshop paper


<Contact author information>

<Abstract (within 150 words)>

2) Full paper submission instruction
Please send your full paper PDF file to submit-hpc-asia-biogrid@ais.cmc.osaka-u.ac.jp.

Proposed Important Dates
March 7 (Sun): 150 words abstract deadline
March 21 (Sun): Paper submission deadline
April 5 (Mon): Acceptance notification
May 7 (Fri): Camera ready deadline

Organizing Co-chair
Shinji Shimojo, Osaka University, Japan
Larry Ang, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
Program Committees
Susumu Date, Osaka University, Japan
Peter Arzberger, University of California, San Diego, USA
Akihiko Konagaya, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
JySoo Lee, Korea Institute of Science Technology Information, Korea
Hideo Matsuda, Osaka University, Japan
Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Hoang Le Minh, Department of Science & Technology of the People's Committee of HCMC, and IT Project Management Office, Viet Nam
Kai Nan, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Mitsuhisa Sato, Tsukuba University, Japan
Satoshi Sekiguchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Putchong Uthayopas, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Habibah A Wahab, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Eric Yen, Academia Sinica Computer Science, Taiwan
Contact Biogrid Workshop Steering Committie: steering-hpbiogrid@ais.cmc.osaka-u.ac.jp (ML Closed)

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