The aim of the workshop is to give an opportunity to all stakeholders to review the status of various International initiatives addressing the development and deployment of Grid applications for medical research and healthcare. More particularly, participants will be able to compare their respective approaches for addressing challenges such as the medical data integration and use in Grids.
Thus, a panel of relevant experts will be invited to give a short presentation of their work, related to 3 major topics of interest:
- Biomedical data acquisition, integration (from clinical records, to medical imaging, to genomics) and related security/privacy issues,
- End-user applications (from simple Client Applications to critical Decision Support Systems and Clinical Workflow applications) and their integration in Grids,
- Grid middleware biomed-related functionality, Requirements Elicitation for feedback to EGEE.
The workshop participants will then be invited for a 1 hour brainstorming session, which will attempt identifying possible collaborations, technology re-use, new standards, (clinical)data sharing possibilities cross-projects for the sake of clinical research, and convergence within the community towards European standards for healthgrids