‘Methods, tools & platforms for Personalized Medicine in the Big Data Era' NETTAB 2017 Workshop Collection. - a PeerJ Collection

The Workshop ‘Methods, tools & platforms for Personalized Medicine in the Big Data Era‘ will be the 17th edition of the NETTAB Workshops series. It will be hosted by the Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni (ICAR-CNR) of the Italian National Research Council, and it will be held in its site in Palermo, Sicily, on October 16-18, 2017.

An open challenge in personalized medicine is going beyond limits given by technical, ethical and political barriers, to ensure an efficient and reliable use of the “big data” in medical practice.

The development of new techniques for “big data” analysis and the introduction of platforms suitable for data integration, transformation and information sharing, represent the needed tools for defining personalized diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutics guide-lines and models, that could be adopted to improve life-style, treatment and care of patients. The NETTAB workshop will provide to participants the opportunity of introducing and discussing new methods, theoretical approaches, algorithms, tools, and platforms, with specific reference to data management and analysis, platforms, tools and services.

NETTAB Workshops are a series of workshops focused on the most promising and innovative ICT tools and to their usefulness in Bioinformatics. These events have been held annually in a different Italian town and with a different focus theme, according to the most recent technological developments. See the full list of NETTAB workshops at http://www.nettab.org/.

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