1st International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems

Research Article

Bioprofiling over grid for early detection of dementia

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1145/1146847.1146879,
        author={L. Sun and P.  Hu and C.  Goh and B.  Hamadicharef and M.  Hess and E.  Ifeachor and I.  Barbounakis and M.  Zervakis and N.  Nurminen and A.  Varri},
        title={Bioprofiling over grid for early detection of dementia},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems},
  • L. Sun
    P. Hu
    C. Goh
    B. Hamadicharef
    M. Hess
    E. Ifeachor
    I. Barbounakis
    M. Zervakis
    N. Nurminen
    A. Varri
    Year: 2006
    Bioprofiling over grid for early detection of dementia
    DOI: 10.1145/1146847.1146879
L. Sun1,*, P. Hu1,*, C. Goh1,*, B. Hamadicharef1,*, M. Hess1,*, E. Ifeachor1,*, I. Barbounakis2,3,4,*, M. Zervakis2,3,*, N. Nurminen5,6,*, A. Varri5,6,*
  • 1: School of Computing, Communications and Electronics, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, U.K.
  • 2: Telecommunication System Institute, Technical University of Crete
  • 3: University Campus, Kounoupidiana, Chania 73100, Greece
  • 4: Technological & Educational Institute of Crete, Chania, 73133, Greece
  • 5: Institute of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology
  • 6: P.O. Box 553, FIN-33101, Finland
*Contact email: l.sun@plymouth.ac.uk, pin.hu@plymouth.ac.uk, c.goh@plymouth.ac.uk, b.hamadicharef@plymouth.ac.uk, m.hess@plymouth.ac.uk, e.ifeachor@plymouth.ac.uk, ioannisb@ieee.org, michalis@danai.systems.tuc.gr, reunamo@cs.tut.fi, alpo.varri@tut.fi


The primary aim of this paper is to present a new concept, bioprofiling over Grid, and to illustrate how Grid computing may be used to support individualisation of healthcare in future, with the aid of a new test bed, the BIOPATTERN Grid. The BIOPATTERN Grid is designed to facilitate seamless sharing of geographically distributed bioprofile databases and to support the analysis of bioprofiles to combat major diseases such as brain diseases and cancer within a major EU project, BIOPATTERN (www.biopattern.org). The main objectives in this paper are 1) to report the development of the BIOPATTERN Grid for biopattern analysis and bioprofiling in support of individualisation of healthcare; 2) to illustrate how the BIOPATTERN Grid could be used for biopattern analysis and bioprofiling for early detection of dementia. We present the architecture and general functionalities of BIOPATTERN Grid, and the development of a prototype test bed (including a Grid Portal and Grid services for early detection of dementia). We illustrate the concept of bioprofiling over Grid and discuss issues such as scalability in high through-put computing for biodata analysis associated with bioprofiling for dementia. Results show benefits in both high throughput computing in biodata analysis and for individualisation of healthcare using Grid computing which makes it possible to access geographically distributed patient's information for subject-specific data analysis for early detection of dementia.