[hpc-announce] Special Session on Advances in High-Performance Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology

Ivan Merelli ivan.merelli at itb.cnr.it
Fri Jul 19 07:17:36 CDT 2013

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on Advances in High-Performance<br>Bioinformatics, Systems and  
Synthetic Biology<br>
<br>of the 22nd Euromicro International Conference on<br>Parallel  
Distributed and Network-base Processing<br>
<br>12-14 February 2014  Turin, Italy<br><a  

<br>The computational approach to biology is dealing with an  
enormous<br>availability of data and an extreme complexity in the modelling  
and<br>analysis of life systems. Both these issues make the  
scaling-up<br>promise of High Performance Computing extremely appealing.  

the possibility of parallelising algorithms and analysis  
techniques<br>exploiting the various HPC emerging frameworks is receiving a  
lot of<br>interest. Examples include the porting of legacy applications  
to<br>clusters, e.g. those for genome analysis, and the use of  

technologies, cloud computing, on-chip supercomputing, GPGPUs,  
and<br>massively parallel architectures for the treatment of  
high-throughput<br>data-sets (e.g. Xeon Phi implementations). Arguably, HPC  
will turn out<br>to be an unifying aspect of the future integration of  

Systems and Synthetic Biology.<br>
<br>The aim of this special session is to present the latest efforts in  
High<br>Performance Computational Biology and to foster the integration  
of<br>researchers interested in HPC and Computational Biology.<br>
<br>Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to,  
HPC<br>experiences in:
<br>- Algorithms for genomics and proteomics<br>- DNA assembly and  
mapping<br>- Bio-Molecular sequence analysis<br>- Gene identification and  
annotation<br>- SNP analysis and classification<br>- Differential gene  
expression analysis and clustering techniques<br>

- Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms<br>- Biological databases for big  
data management<br>- Modelling and simulation of biological systems<br>-  
Automated verification in Computational Biology<br>- Virtual labs and  

- HPC-based approaches in Synthetic Biology<br>- DNA-based biological  
circuits simulations<br>- Modelling of structural protein properties<br>-  
Parallel architectures for Computational Biology<br>- System infrastructure  
for high throughput analysis<br>

<br>Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8  
pages<br>in the IEEE Conference proceedings format<br>
<br>(IEEEtran, double-column, 10pt). Double-bind review: the first page  
of<br>the paper should contain only the title and abstract; in the  
reference<br>list, references to the authors' own work should appear as  

for blind review" entries. Submissions can be made through  
the<br>submission web site at<br>
<br><a href="https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pdp2014"  
<br>Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society<br>
<br><a href="http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/home"  
<br>in the same volume as the main track. Authors of accepted papers<br>are  
expected to register and present their papers at the  
Conference.<br>Conference proceedings will be indexed, among others, by 
IEEE explore,<br>DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.   
<br><br>A special issue of a international journal collecting selected  
papers is under consideration.<br><br>
<br>Paper submission:  **1st  Sep 2013 (changed!)**<br>Acceptance  
notification: 7th Oct 2013<br>Camera ready due: 31st Oct  
2013<br>Conference: 12th - 14th Feb 2014<br>
<br>Ivan Merelli, CNR-ITB, Italy<br>Marco Beccuti, University of Turin,  
Italy<br>Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling, UK<br>
<br>Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, IT<br>Andrea Clematis,  
CNR-IMATI, IT<br>Daniele D'Agostino, CNR-IMATI, IT<br>Antonella  
Galizia, CNR-IMATI, IT<br>Sandra Gesing, University of Tuebingen,  
D<br>David Gilbert, Brunel University, UK<br>

Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University at Cottbus, D<br>Luciano Milanesi,  
CNR-ITB, IT<br>Steffen Möller, Institut für Neuro und Bioinformatik,  
D<br>Gethin Norman, University of Glasgow, UK<br>
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, University of Murcia, E<br>Alberto Policriti,  
University of Udine, IT<br>
<br>Dr. Ivan Merelli<br>Institute for Biomedical Technologies<br>Consiglio  
Nazionale delle Ricerche<br>E-mail: <a  
href="mailto:ivan.merelli at itb.cnr.it"  
target="_blank">ivan.merelli at itb.cnr.it</a><br>Tel: <a  
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02 26422600</a><br>

Fax: <a href="tel:%2B39%2002%2026422770" value="+390226422770"  
target="_blank">+39 02 26422770</a><br>
<br>Dr. Marco Beccuti<br>Dept. of Computer Science<br>Università degli  
Studi di Torino<br>E-mail: <a href="mailto:beccuti at di.unito.it"  
target="_blank">beccuti at di.unito.it</a><br>Tel: <a  
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011 6706780</a><br>

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target="_blank">+39 011 751603</a><br>

<br>Dr. Andrea Bracciali<br>Dept. of Computing Science and  
Mathematics<br>University of Stirling<br>E-mail: <a  
href="mailto:abb at cs.stir.ac.uk"  
target="_blank">abb at cs.stir.ac.uk</a><br>Tel: <a  
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target="_blank">+44 (0)1786 467446</a><br>

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