Daniele Dagostino dagostino at ge.imati.cnr.it
Fri Jul 18 04:26:15 CDT 2014

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Special Session on 


hosted by 23rd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, 
Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (PDP) held in Turku, Finland, 
March 4-6 2015 


Call For Papers 
The computational approach to biology is dealing with an enormous 
availability of data and an extreme complexity in the modelling and 
analysis of life systems. Both these issues make the scaling-up promise 
of High Performance Computing extremely appealing. Currently, the 
possibility of parallelising algorithms and analysis techniques 
exploiting the various HPC emerging frameworks is receiving a lot of 
interest. Examples include the porting of legacy applications to 
clusters, e.g. those for genome analysis, and the use of distributed 
technologies, cloud computing, on-chip supercomputing, GPGPUs, and 
massively parallel architectures for the treatment of high-throughput 
data-sets (e.g. Xeon Phi implementations). Arguably, HPC will turn out 
to be an unifying aspect of the future integration of Bioinformatics, 
Systems and Synthetic Biology. 

The aim of this special session is to present the latest efforts in HP 
Computational Biology and to foster the integration of researchers 
interested in HPC and Computational Biology. 

Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to, HPC 
experiences in: 

- Algorithms for genomics and proteomics 
- DNA assembly and mapping 
- Bio-Molecular sequence analysis 
- Gene identification and annotation 
- SNP analysis and classification 
- Differential gene expression analysis and clustering techniques 
- Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms 
- Biological databases for big data management 
- Modelling and simulation of biological systems 
- Automated verification in Computational Biology 
- Virtual labs and experiments 
- HPC-based approaches in Synthetic Biology 
- DNA-based biological circuits simulations 
- Modelling of structural protein properties 
- Parallel architectures for Computational Biology 
- System infrastructure for high throughput analysis 


Important dates 

Paper submission: 25th Aug. 2014 
Acceptance notification: 25th Oct. 2014 
Camera ready due: 10th Nov . 2014 
Conference: 4th - 6th Mar 2015 


Submission guidelines 

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


Proceedings will be published by the Conference Publishing Services 
(CPS) in the same volume of the main track. Authors of accepted papers 
are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. 
Conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in Xplore and the 
CSDL, and for indexing, among others, to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and 
ISI Web of Knowledge. 



Dr. Ivan Merelli 
Istitute for Biomedical Technologies 
CNR - Italy 
E-mail: ivan.merelli at itb.cnr.it 
Tel: +39 02 26422600 
Fax: +39 02 26422770 

Dr. Daniele D'Agostino 
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies 
CNR - Italy 
E-mail: dagostino at ge.imati.cnr.it 
Tel: +39 010 6475686 
Fax: +39 010 6475660 

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