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Grid Computing in Life Science

First International Workshop on Life Science Grid, LSGRID 2004, Kanazawa, Japan, May 31-June 1, 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers

  • Akihiko Konagaya
  • Kenji Satou
Conference proceedings LSGRID 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3370)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics book sub series (LNBI, volume 3370)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Life Science Grid

    1. Kenji Satou, Yasuhiko Nakashima, Shin’ichi Tsuji, Xavier Defago, Akihiko Konagaya
      Pages 8-19
    2. Masahiro Sugimoto, Kouichi Takahashi, Tomoya Kitayama, Daiki Ito, Masaru Tomita
      Pages 20-31
    3. Fumikazu Konishi, Akihiko Konagaya
      Pages 32-42
    4. Yukako Tohsato, Takahiro Kosaka, Susumu Date, Shinji Shimojo, Hideo Matsuda
      Pages 43-52
    5. Atif Shahab, Danny Chuon, Toyotaro Suzumua, Wilfred W. Li, Robert W. Byrnes, Kouji Tanaka et al.
      Pages 53-67
    6. Adam Birnbaum, James Hayes, Wilfred W. Li, Mark A. Miller, Peter W. Arzberger, Phililp E. Bourne et al.
      Pages 68-81
    7. Akinobu Fukuzaki, Takeshi Nagashima, Kaori Ide, Fumikazu Konishi, Mariko Hatakeyama, Shigeyuki Yokoyama et al.
      Pages 82-91
    8. Martin Chew Wooi Keat, Rosni Abdullah, Rosalina Abdul Salam
      Pages 92-102
    9. Yo Yamamoto, Hidemoto Nakada, Hidetoshi Shimodaira, Satoshi Matsuoka
      Pages 103-116
    10. Mohd Firdaus Raih, Mohd Yunus Sharum, Raja Murzaferi Raja Moktar, Mohd Noor Mat Isa, Ng Lip Kian, Nor Muhammad Mahadi et al.
      Pages 117-124
    11. Richard Sinnott, Micha Bayer, Derek Houghton, David Berry, Magnus Ferrier
      Pages 125-139
    12. Andrew C. Jones, Richard J. White, W. Alex Gray, Frank A. Bisby, Neil Caithness, Nick Pittas et al.
      Pages 140-151
    13. Yoshiko Hanada, Tomoyuki Hiroyasu, Mitsunori Miki, Yuko Okamoto
      Pages 152-170
  3. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Researchers in the ?eld of life sciences rely increasingly on information te- nology to extract and manage relevant knowledge. The complex computational and data management needs of life science research make Grid technologies an attractive support solution. However, many important issues must be addressed before the Life Science Grid becomes commonplace. The 1st International Life Science Grid Workshop (LSGRID 2004) was held in Kanazawa Japan, May 31–June 1, 2004. This workshop focused on life s- ence applications of grid systems especially for bionetwork research and systems biology which require heterogeneous data integration from genome to phenome, mathematical modeling and simulation from molecular to population levels, and high-performance computing including parallel processing, special hardware and grid computing. Fruitful discussions took place through 18 oral presentations, including a keynote address and ?ve invited talks, and 16 poster and demonstration p- sentations in the ?elds of grid infrastructure for life sciences, systems biology, massive data processing, databases and data grids, grid portals and pipelines for functional annotation, parallel and distributed applications, and life science grid projects. The workshop emphasized the practical aspects of grid techno- gies in terms of improving grid-enabled data/information/knowledge sharing, high-performance computing, and collaborative projects. There was agreement among the participants that the advancement of grid technologies for life science research requires further concerted actions and promotion of grid applications. We therefore concluded the workshop with the announcement of LSGRID 2005.


Annotation algorithms architecture bioinformatics biology biomedical data analysis computational biolog functional annotation genome grid architectures grid computing grid-enabled data management high perfomance computing proteome data processing tree inference

Editors and affiliations

  • Akihiko Konagaya
    • 1
  • Kenji Satou
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Genome Information Technology Research Group, Bioknowledge Federation Research TeamRIKEN Genomic Science Center (GSC) 
  2. 2.Institute for Bioinformatics Research and Development (BIRD)Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)Japan

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