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NETTAB 2012 on "Integrated Bio-Search"

14 Nov 2012 to 16 Nov 2012
Como, Italy

NETTAB 2012 on "Integrated Bio-Search" will be focused on all technologies, methods, architectures, systems and applications for searching, retrieving, integrating and analyzing data, information, knowledge, infrastructures, services and tools that are required to answer complex bio-medical-molecular questions.

Keynote talks (confirmed):

  • Integration and search of heterogeneous data for biomedical knowledge discovery, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Semantics based biomedical knowledge search, integration and discovery,
    Barend Mons, Leiden University Medical Center and Netherlands Bioinformatics Center, The Netherlands
  • Clinical and genomic data integration in support of biomedical research and clinical practice, Eric Neumann, PanGenX (CTO) and Clinical Semantics Technologies (CEO)

Tutorials (confirmed):

  • The Taverna Workbench: Integrating and analysing biological and clinical data with computerised workflows, Katy Wolstencroft, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

BMC Bioinformatics Supplement:

BMC agreed to publish a Supplement of BMC Bioinformatics on next NETTAB 2012 workshop. A Call for full papers restricted to works presented at NETTAB 2012, both as oral communication and as poster, will be launched after the workshop.

Industrial-Technological Session:

A special session will be devoted to Industrial-technological communications. This session is meant to include presentations about methodological, scientific and technological issues of industrial products and tools that are already available from companies and research groups, as well as about their actual implementation, application domains, and related results. These communications MUST NOT convey any commercial message. Companies interested in some commercial actions may ask for sponsorship opportunities.


  • July 23, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for Oral communications
  • September 20, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for the Industrial-Technological Session
  • September 30, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for Posters
  • October 16, 2012: Early registration deadline


  • Marco Masseroli, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
  • Paolo Romano, IRCCS San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
  • Frédérique Lisacek, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland

Supporting Institutes:

  • Polytechnic of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • IRCCS San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
  • Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
  • Flagship INTEROMICS Research Project, CNR, Italy
  • Interdepartmental BIOINFORMATCS Project, CNR, Italy
  • Bioinformatics Italian Society, Italy
  • EMBnet, Netherlands

For more information, please visit the web site at or contact the organization by email at

NB: You will receive a reduction on the fee (of 30 Euros) if, after finishing your registration, you send the conference organization a short 'support' message (to: in which you describe your relationship with NBIC (f.e. if you are working in the group of a Faculty member of NBIC or if you are working on a NBIC project, etc.) and in which you mention the reduction code: 'nbic2012ff'.