Due to numerous requests for an extension of the deadline for the call for abstracts the VPH2012 organizing committee decided to extend the deadline to 18th March 2012. If you still have not done it, the VPH Institute invites you to give your contribute to this event, which is one of the most important for our community.
The VPH2012 organizing committee has not only decided to extend the deadline for the abstract submission, but it has also simplified the abstract submission process so that the only criteria is that the abstract submission should be no more than two A4 pages of text (~1800 words) or up to three pages including diagrams, tables and references, with the extra space devoted to these and any captions.
We also wish to inform me that the that registration is now open, and it will be possible to register directly from the VPH-NoE website
The Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH NoE) will hold the second of the series of VPH Conferences, (VPH 2012), on 18th/20th September 2012.
VPH2012 will be an international conference on computational biomedicine, with focus on the integrative aspects of VPH. VPH2012 aims at reaching outside of the VPH community to other relevant communities including systems biology. The vision is to have a conference that truly encompasses all possible scales to model physio/pathology with a clear ICT focus.
Four parallel sessions will be held on all days with talks and dedicated poster sessions. Additionally, there will be parallel workshops in relevant areas not addressed in the main scientific tracks. There are two types of workshops which will be held in VPH2012. Hands-on workshops have invited speakers, their aim is to give attendees a deeper knowledge and familiarity of a specific set of tools or concepts, and will have a more interactive format. Sessional workshops are those which focus on a particular theme with keynote speakers and will also have an open call for abstracts.
The best VPH2012 papers will be published in Interface Focus in a special themed issue on Integrative Approaches to Computational Biomedicine. The conference is now calling for abstract proposals.
Professor Raimond Winslow
Director, Centre for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Professor Salvador Moncada
Director, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
University College London, UK
Professor Douglas Kell
Chief Executive, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK
Professor Hiroaki Kitano
Director, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Japan
President, Sage Bionetworks, USA