Infrastructure ELIXIR (European Life-Science Infrastructure for Biological Information) was founded for the purpose of creating and linking distributed research infrastructure for storage, processing and analysis of life sciences data. It responds to the growing needs of the research community which generates a large and exponentially growing amount of data needing to be stored efficiently, to extract key information and access them. Czech Republic became one of the first members of the consortium and is currently involved in a number of activities within the consortium.
Bioinformatics at CTU has its firm position especially in the form Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and activities at other faculties. On FIT is a research about searching compression of DNA sequences using the dictionary methods and approximate searching patterns in genomes (research group Prague Stringology Club). Most recently, Center for conceptual modeling and implementation get involved in those activities and launched cooperation within ELIXIR-CZ to increase interoperability of bioinformatics data – effort, which is very topical for example in The Netherlands, Slovenia and other countries of ELIXIR infrastructure. The advance in this area is primarily in applying ontological methods in combination with software tools.
ELIXIR-CZ awaits in 2016 great development of investigated topics as well as the infrastructure (technology, cooperation, projects, financing). Involvement of CTU and FIT brings significant opportunities for our researchers and students.
Translated and reposted from faculty magazine Buď FIT (fall 2015, page 34)
EOMAS workshop organized by the CCMi was held within multiconference CAiSE’15. The event was held from 8 to 9 June 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the 11th international workshop dealing with the role, importance, and application of modeling and simulation within the extended organizational and enterprise context.
EOMAS is aimed to become a major outlet and networking opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and educators interested in the development and application of modeling and simulation. For more information about EOMAS visit ccmi.fit.cvut.cz/eomas/.
Among the organizers of the workshop EOMAS are members of CCMi:
- Robert Pergl (General Chair),
- Joseph Barjis (General Chair),
- Vojtěch Merunka (Program Co-Chair),
- Martin Molhanec (Program Co-Chair) a
- Petr Kroha (International Program Committee Member).
27th Annual International Conference CAiSE’15 (Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering), held also in Stockholm, attended by nearly 300 scientists, educators and other people dealing with advanced information systems engineering. More information about the conference (including proceedings) are at caise2015.dsv.su.se.
You can read our four articles in the spring issue of the faculty magazine Buď FIT:
More at magazine pages. (PDF)
Good news for those of you who will not make it in the holiday time to attend lectures prof. Ray Dawson “Being Right is Not Good Enough – Why Knowledge Management Initiatives Fail”: YouTube is very similar lecture by prof. Dawson delivered on the occasion of his inauguration:
Slides from Prague lecture.