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Bioinformatics is as a bridge between life science and computer science: computer algorithms are needed to face complexity of biological processes. Bioinformatics applications manage complex biological data stored into distributed and often heterogeneous databases and require large computing power. We discuss requirements of such applications and present(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality during pregnancy or early after delivery, remaining a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in both states. The absolute incidence of pregnancy-associated VTE has been reported as 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 2,000 deliveries. With 5–6 million new births computed in Europe in 2010, the(More)
— Bioinformatics can be considered as a bridge between life science and computer science. Biology requires high and large computing power to performance biological applications and to access huge number of distributed and (often) heterogeneous databases. Computer scientists and database communities have expertises in high performance algorithms computation(More)
Data Grids provide transparent access to heterogeneous and autonomous data resources. The main contribution of this paper is the presentation of a data sharing system that (i) is tailored to data grids, (ii) supports well established and widely spread relational DBMSs, and (iii) adopts a hybrid architecture by relying on a peer model for query reformulation(More)
The increasing pervasiveness of mobile devices along with the use of technologies like GPS, Wifi networks, RFID, and sensors, allows for the collections of large amounts of movement data. This amount of information can be analyzed to extract descriptive and predictive models that can be properly exploited to improve urban life. This paper presents a(More)