Privacy-aware computational genomics 2015
                              PRIVAGEN 2015
     An official satellite workshop of GIW/InCoB 2015
               September 8, 2015. Tokyo, Japan
                Call for abstracts & participation


PRIVAGEN 2015 is an official satellite workshop of GIW/InCoB 2015 focusing
on privacy-aware technologies that assist computational genomics, and aims
to facilitate discussion among researchers in diverse fields including
bioinformatics, genome ethics, machine learning, data-mining and

PRIVAGEN 2015 seeks abstract submissions to be peer-reviewed and selected
either oral presentations or posters.

A few oral presenters are eligible for travel fellowships.

Keynote Speakers:

Emiliano De Cristofaro (University College London)
Kazuto Kato (Osaka University)

Key Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2015
Notifications of selected talks: July 20, 2015
Late abstract submission deadline*: August 10, 2015
Registration Ends: August 20, 2015
Workshop Date: September 8, 2015

*Late submissions are not considered for oral presentations.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
    - Privacy-preserving machine learning and data mining for genomics
    - Cryptographic techniques that potentially assist genomic
       sequence retrieval/medical information analyses/epi-genomic
       information analyses
    - Genome ethics
    - Privacy evaluation of personal genome
    - Genome-hacking
    - An efficient biological database design for privacy protection

Venue: AIST Tokyo Waterfront Bio-IT Res. Build. (Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan)


General Co-Chairs:

Kana Shimizu (AIST)
Takahiro Matsuda (AIST)
Antti Honkela (University of Helsinki)

Confirmed PC members:

Xiaoqian Jiang (UC San Diego)
Samuel Kaski (Aalto University)
Hiroaki Kikuchi (Meiji University)
Noman Mohammed (University of Manitoba)
Valtteri Niemi (University of Helsinki)
Koji Nuida (AIST)
Jun Sakuma (Tsukuba University)
Shuang Wang (UC San Diego)
Natsuko Yamamoto (Osaka University)