6th International Workshop

Data Analysis in Astronomy

«Livio Scarsi»

  “Modelling and Simulation in Science”

Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture

15 - 22 April 2007, Erice, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

The 6th DAA Workshop is mainly addressed to Astrophysics,  Biology, Climatology, and Methods and Techniques.  The topics will be covered by invited and solicited lecturers (selected on proposal of the Steering Committee), and contributed presentations (accepted after refereeing). Panel/round table discussions are considered, too.

Commitees

  • V. Di Gesù (Director) - CITC, Centro Interdipartimentale Tecnologie della Conoscenza, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

  • M. Cettina Maccarone (Steering Commitee Chair) -  Ist. Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, IASF-Pa/INAF, Palermo, Italy.

  • B. Zavidovique - AXIS-IEE Dept., Université Paris 11, Orsay, France.

Invited speakers

  • J. Knapp - University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

    "Simulations for Ultra High Energy Cosmic Ray Experiments".(Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • J. Louchet – INRIA, Rocquencourt, France

    "Optimization Strategies for Modelling and Simulation" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • F. Murtagh - Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, U.K.

    "Topological Approaches to Search and Matching in Massive Data Sets" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • S. Pal - Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

    "Soft Computing Methods for Data Mining" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • S. Petrera  - Dipartimento di Fisica / INFN, L'Aquila, Italy

    "Detector Modelling in Astroparticle Physics" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • V. Sonwalkar - University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, USA

    "Observations, Simulations, and Modeling of Space Plasma Waves: A Perspective on Space Weather" (Abstract) (Presentation).
     
  • A. Sutera – Università di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy

     "Problems and Solutions in Climate Modelling" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • A. Tramontano – Università di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy

    "From Genomes to Protein Models and Back" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • R. Wade - EML Research GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany

    "Exploring Biomolecular Recognition by Modeling and Simulation" (Abstract) (Presentation).

Solicited speakers

  • C. Barbieri - University of Padova, Padova,  Italy

    "Astronomical Applications of Quantum Optics and Quantum Computing" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • J. Heudin - International Institute of Multimedia, Paris, France

    "Modelling Complexity using Hierarchical Multi-Agent Systems" (Abstract) (Presentation).

  • G. Longo - Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

    "Probing the Near Universe with Neural Networks".(Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • L. Milanesi - Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche, CNR-LITA,  Milano, Italy

    "BioinfoGRID: Bioinformatics Simulation and Modeling based on GRID" (Abstract) (Presentation)

     

  • F. Masulli - Università di Genova, Genova, Italy

    "Biclustering Bioinformatics Data Sets: A Possibilistic Approach" (Abstract) (Presentation).

  • R. Molina - University of Granada, Granada, Spain

    "Super-resolution of Multispectral images" (Abstract) (Presentation).

  • G. Peres - Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, Palermo, Italy

    "Numerical Simulations and Diagnostics in Astrophisics" (Abstract) (Presentation).

  • F. Röpke - Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching, Germany

    "Exploding Stars in a Computer - Numerical Approaches to Model Type Ia Supernovae" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • S. Roy - George Mason University, Virginia, USA

    "Statistical Analysis of Quasar Data and Hubble Law" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • E. Sánchez Úbeda - Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain

    "Supervised Automatic Learning Models: A new Perspective" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • M. Scarsi -  Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, CH

    "A New Mode of Action for Sulfonylurea and Glinide Drugs: Combining Virtual Screening with Biological Assays" (Abstract) (Presentation).

     

  • R. Tagliaferri - DMI University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

    "Interactive Machine Learning Tools for the Analysis of Genomic Data" (Abstract) (Presentation).

Contributors

  • A. Anzalone  - Ist. Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, IASF-Pa/INAF, Palermo, Italy.

    "Comparison of Stereo Vision Techniques for Cloud-Top Height Retrieval” (Presentation).

     

  • L. Boi - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Centre de Mathématiques, Paris, France.

    "Topological Methods in Condensed and Soft Matter, and Fluid Dynamic” (Presentation).

     

  • L. Boi - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Centre de Mathématiques, Paris, France.

    "The Role of Topological Structures and Dynamics in the Enzimatic Processes Inside the Cell” (Presentation).

     

  •  D. Chakrabarty - School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK.

    “Non-parametric Deprojection of Surface Brightness Profiles of Galaxies" (Presentation).

     

  • P. Colombo - IBIM-CNR, Sezione di Biologia dello Sviluppo, Palermo,Italy.

    “From allergen back to antigen: a rational approach to new forms of immunotherapy” (Presentation).

     

  • M. Comparato - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Italy.

    “Visualization and data mining in the Virtual Observatory framework” (Presentation).

     

  • D. Corona(*) and G. Lo Bosco(+) - (*)Istituto Telethon Dulbecco, DiSBi and  (+)DMA, Università di Palermo, Italy.

    “A Multi-layer Method to Study Genome-Scale Positions of Nucleosome” (Presentation).

     

  • M. Kafatos - George Mason University, Virginia, USA.

    “Non-parametric tests for Quasar Data and Hubble Diagram” (Presentation).

     

  • P. Manzato  - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy.

    An archive of cosmological simulations and the ITVO multi-level database” (Presentation).

     

  • A.M. Massone - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della materia,CNR-LAMIA, Genova, Italy.

    Electron flux maps of solar flares: a regularization approach to RHESSI imaging spectroscopy (Presentation).

     

  • F. Napolitano  - Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università di Salerno, Italy.

    “Data visualization and clustering: an application to gene expression” (Presentation).

     

  • P. Necesal - Inst. of Physics, ASCR, Prague, CZ.

    “Testing of Cosmic Ray Interaction Models at LHC Collide” (Presentation).

     

  • T. Occhipinti - DEI, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università di Padova, Italy.

    “From the Qubit to the quantum search algorithm” (Presentation).

     

  • F. Rubini - Dipartimento di Astronomia e Scienza dello Spazio, Universita' di Firenze, Italy.

    “Numerical Simulation in Astrophysics” (Presentation).

     

  • G. Sedmak - Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trieste, Italy.

    “Numerical characterization of the observational Point Spread Function of the VST telescope” (Presentation).

     

  • J.C. Torrel - International Institute of Multimedia, Association Léonard de Vinci, Paris, France.

    “Studying Complex Stellar Dynamics using a Hierarchical Multi-Agent Model” (Presentation).

     

  • M. Uslenghi - Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica,INAF/IASF-Milano, Italy.

    “AIDA: a 2D model fitting software for QSO image analysis” (Presentation).

Attendants

  • Fabio Bellavia - Dipartimento di Matematica ed Applicazioni, Università di Palermo, Italy.

     

  • Marco Cipolla - Dipartimento di Matematica ed Applicazioni, Università di Palermo, Italy.

     

  • Pedro O. Contreras Albornoz - Dept. of Computer Science, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

     

  • Venzo De Sabbata - Università di Bologna, Italy.

     

  • Vita Galati - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

     

  • Valèrie Gautard - Dapnia, Laboratoire de Recherches sur les Lois Fondamentales de l’Univers, Saclay, France.

     

  • Joydip Ghosh - George Mason University, Virginia, USA.

     

  • Aurora Maccarone - Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, Università di Palermo, Italy.

     

  • Wojciech Makowiecki - Department of Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland.

     

  • Filippo Millonzi - Dipartimento di Matematica ed Applicazioni, Università di Palermo, Italy.

     

  • Davide Patitucci - Centro Enrico Fermi, Roma, Italy.

     

  • Luca Pinello - Dipartimento di Matematica ed Applicazioni, Università di Palermo, Italy.

     

  • Malabika Roy - George Mason University, Virginia, USA.