Nanotechnology is rapidly becoming a significant enabling technology for a wide array of industries being integrated across diverse areas, such as medicine, electronics, biomaterials, and energy production. In particular, the application of nanotechnology in biomedicine offers innovative approaches to disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. At the same time, there is mounting concern regarding the potential impact of nanotechnology on the environment and human health. Clearly, there is a global drive to ensure that the development of beneficial nanotechnologies is accomplished in a responsible manner so as to avoid adverse environmental and human health impacts. Therefore, better understanding and mapping of the pharmacology and toxicology of nanomaterials are urgently required in order to provide the needed knowledgebase/guiding principles for the development of safe-by-design nanomaterials and nanomedicines. Accomplishing the above requires further investigation and development in the recently emerged field of nanoinformatics for acquisition, processing, visualization, management (collection, validation, storage and sharing), and interoperation of large amounts of data, information, and knowledge involved with nanotechnology processes and materials.
This workshop, held in conjunction with IEEE BIBM 2014, aims to provide a forum for nanoinformatics community to exchange ideas and discuss the latest research developments across broad aspects of nanomedicine and environmental health impact assessment of nanomaterials. The workshop welcomes high-quality papers (theoretical, empirical, or computational) from any aspect of nanoinformatics that includes, but is not limited to, the topics listed below (not in order of preference):
September 21st, 2014
Call for Papers (PDF)
September 30th, 2014
October 10th, 2014
November 2-5, 2014
Nanoinformatics for Environmental Health and Biomedicine (NanoInfo2014)