[R-sig-hpc] Call for a Special Topic on Grid and Cloud Computing

Markus Schmidberger schmidbe at in.tum.de
Thu Jul 7 11:48:53 CEST 2011

Dear HPC users and experts,

we are inviting submissions for a special topic of Methods of
Information in Medicine (www.methods-online.com) on "Grid and cloud
computing methods in biomedical research". 

This special topic call originates from a workshop on "Grid and Cloud
Computing for Computational (Bio-)Statistics" held in Munich, Germany on
March 23, 2011. The aim of this workshop was to disseminate the benefits
of grid and cloud computing in the communities of Medical Biometry and
Medical Informatics. This special topic broadens this initiative for
comprehensively communicating and exploring the ideas of grid and cloud
computing, as applied to these communities. Correspondingly, the special
topic will cover a wide range of topics regarding biomedical
applications, theory and software for grid and cloud computing. This
includes the implementation of grid and cloud computing methods using
statistical software packages (e.g., using the R language for
statistical computing). In addition to covering computational and
biomedical aspects, the special topic is designed to investigate and
discuss the implications of cloud computing methods w.r.t. data security
and protection.

We particularly invite presenters of the workshop to submit papers based
on their presentations. However, the special topic is not limited to the
presenters. We invite international scientists in the field of
biomedical research with applications of grid and cloud computing to
enhance the perspective of the special topic, helping to provide a broad
and comprehensive view on the topic.

All submissions must contain original unpublished work not being
considered for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts have to be
submitted via the journal's Manuscript Central web site
(http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/methods). Submissions will be refereed
according to standard procedures of Methods of Information in Medicine.
Authors who are uncertain about the suitability of their papers are
encouraged to contact the special topic editors. The deadline for
submissions is November 1, 2011. However, papers can be submitted at any
time and when they have been received, they will enter the editorial
system immediately.

This special topic is organized by Harald Binder
(Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany;
binderh at imbi.uni-freiburg.de) and Manuel J. A. Eugster
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany;
Manuel.Eugster at stat.uni-muenchen.de), who serve as special topic
editors, and by Matthias Schmid (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) and Markus Schmidberger (cloudnumbers.com)
who were also workshop organizers.

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