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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)
— 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)
— Today data sources are pervasive and their number is growing tremendously. Current tools are not prepared to exploit this unprecedented amount of information and to cope with this highly heterogeneous, autonomous and dynamic environment. In this paper, we propose a novel semantic overlay network architecture, PARIS, aimed at addressing these issues. In(More)
In this paper we present a Cloud-based framework for urban computing that can be tailored to be used in different scenarios of urban planning and management that can occur in smart cities. The focus in the paper is on the management of large-scale socio-geographic data obtained through the trajectories followed by mobile devices. Our goal is to mine human(More)