CHARME, EMBnet and NETTAB 2016 Workshop – Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The Workshop ‘Reproducibility, standards and SOP in Bioinformatics‘ is co-organised by the EU COST Action CHARME, EMBnet (The Global Bioinformatics Network) and NETTAB(International Workshop Series on Network Tools and Applications for Biology). It is hosted by the ELIXIR-ITA Node and will be held at the Italia CNR (National Research Council) head quarter, in Rome.

The workshop will be preceded by a GOBLET/ELIXIR-ITA Tutorial and an ELIXIR Hackathon on Monday 24th.




  • Submission of abstracts for oral communications: July 15, 2016 July 15, 2016 NEW!
  • Submission of abstracts for posters: September 19, 2016
  • Early registration deadline: September 26, 2016


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Topics of interest

Reproducibility, standards and SOPs in bioinformatics, including: Trends in open science, Open access journals, Open source practices; Good programming practices for reproducibility; The role of cloud computing in reproducible research; Computational tools, such as Sweave, knitr, supporting automatic production of research papers; Standard operating procedures (SOP) in bioinformatics; Tools, practices, and dissemination platforms for ensuring reproducibility; Role of workflow management systems and ontologies in reproducible research; Automatic tools for tracking the provenance of data, analyses, and results; Data FAIR-ness; Bioinformatics standards for models and data.

Bioinformatics Education and Training: Special Session held in collaboration with GOBLET and ELIXIR-ITA.

NETTAB Workshop topics, including: On-line databases, software tools, user interfaces; Data integration and data fusion platforms, integrated bio-search; Grid and clouds applications and platforms; APIs and Web Services, workflow management platforms; Semantic tools, biomedical ontologies; Semantic Web tools, Linked Open Data, SPARQL endpoints; Biological Wikis, social applications for life sciences; Tools for collaborative development of software, databases and documents; Mobile bioinformatics apps


Instructions for abstract submission

Authors are invited to submit abstracts dealing with the topics of the workshop through EasyChair at the following address: . The instructions for authors can be found at:

Works presented at the workshop will have the possibility to be selected for full article publication in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal of International level, indexed by Pubmed and ISI.