3rd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems

Research Article

Scalable Biomedical and Bioinformatics Applications

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        author={Mario Cannataro and Pietro H. Guzzi and Giuseppe Tradigo and Pierangelo Veltri},
        title={Scalable Biomedical and Bioinformatics Applications},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems},
        keywords={Biomedical Applications Bioinformatics Systems Biology},
  • Mario Cannataro
    Pietro H. Guzzi
    Giuseppe Tradigo
    Pierangelo Veltri
    Year: 2010
    Scalable Biomedical and Bioinformatics Applications
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.INFOSCALE2008.3511
Mario Cannataro1,*, Pietro H. Guzzi1, Giuseppe Tradigo1, Pierangelo Veltri1
  • 1: Bioinformatics Laboratory, University Magna Græcia, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
*Contact email: cannataro@unicz.it


Biomedical and bioinformatics applications manage and process huge datasets and are characterized by complex workflows involving the application of different algorithms and tools. In the last years the application of high-throughput technological platforms, such mass spectrometry or medical imaging, and the combined use of different databases (e.g. disease-specific databases), is producing an ever increasing volume of data that need to be processed in an efficient way. Thus, the need for scalable solutions at the different layers of biomedical/bioinformatics applications arises. The paper discusses some emerging scalable solutions for relevant biomedical and bioinformatics applications.