|University of Malaga||National Center for Biotechnology|
|Computer Architecture Departament||BioComputing Unit|
Unidad Asociada para la Computación de Altas Prestaciones en Biología y Biomedicina
Joint Reseach Unit for High Performance Issues in Biology and BioMedicine
Joint Directors: J.M.Carazo (CNB-CSIC) and E.L.Zapata (Univ.Málaga)
4. About Malaga
The Workshop will be held in Málaga. Málaga is situated in the south of Spain, about 500 Km south of Madrid, and has a typical mediterranean climate very influenced by its location on the seaside. Winters are warm and summers are hot, but not excessive. By the end of June, temperature ranges bertween 18 C at nights and 35 C on hot days, and days are usually sunny and almost always dry. The organisation is planning a one-day tour for the workshop participants to Granada (128 Kms away from Malaga), where is located the Hispanic-arabish palace-fortress "La Alhambra". This astonishing set of fortress, palaces and gardens was built by arabs more than 700 years ago, by the time they lived in the southern part of spain (Al Andalus, now Andalucia). Now it remains as one of the biggest and most beautiful palaces in the arabish world. (last paragraph is an special deference to....)
As part of the yearly activities of the CSIC-Univ. of Malaga Joint Research Unit on High Performance Computing Issues in Biology and Biomedicine, and following the series of workshops started in in Santiago de Compostela, and last year in Caceres we are organizing a workshop on the emerging topic on new ways to efficiently handle large databases of complex objects, bringing to a special focus issues related to query by content and high performance computing in image data bases.
The aim is to bring together scientists involved in high performance issues as well as image processing with world experts in the field of handling complex and large databases. The hope is that new ideas may arise and fruitful collaborations between the different groups might appear in the exciting and new field of image data bases.
The Workshop will be held in Málaga [Málaga is situated in the south of Spain, about 500 Km south of Madrid]. For participants there is a nominal registration fee of xx.xxx pts. We are negotiating possible registration fellowships for members of certain scientific societies (more information on this subject will be made available later on).
Last modified: 29th May 1997