[hpc-announce] CFP CCGrid-Life 2016 - Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Life Sciences

Dagmar Krefting Dagmar.Krefting at HTW-Berlin.de
Sat Dec 12 05:57:00 CST 2015

*Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Life Sciences*

*In conjunction with CCGrid 2016 - 16th IEEE/ACM International Symposium
on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, May 16-19, 2016, Cartegena, Colombia*

*Key Dates*

Papers Due: Feb 7th, 2016
Author Notifications: Feb 21th, 2016
Conference: May 16th-19th, 2016

Homepage: http://lsgc.org/ccgrid-life/


Today, biomedicine and bioinformatics rely heavily on large scale
computational resources, as they typically employ data- and compute-
intensive methods. Omics, biomedical imaging and computational
models quickly reach data volumes of terabytes and petabytes,
data analysis may need teraflops or petaflops of computing power.
New challenges arise from complex analysis of distributed
heterogeneous data, for example in translational medicine.

Distributed IT-systems such as Grids, Clouds and recently Big Data
environments are used for to speed-up large experiments and development
time for new algorithms. Distributed systems also allow for better
availability of new computational methods for supporting large-scale
multi-centric collaborations. However, specific challenges in the
employment of such systems for biomedical applications, such as security,
reliability and user-friendliness, often impede wide-range adoption of
prototype solutions.

This workshop aims at bringing together developers of bioinformatics and
biomedical applications and researchers in the field of distributed IT
systems. The goals of the workshop are to exchange and discuss existing
solutions and latest developments in both fields, in particular for
identified gaps and roadblocks. The workshop further intends to collabora-
tively explore new approaches to successfully apply distributed IT-systems
in translational research, clinical intervention, and decision-making.

*Topics of Interest*

Contributions are expected but not restricted to the following topics:

• Detailed application use-cases highlighting achievements and roadblocks
• Exploitation of distributed IT resources for Life Sciences, health care
and research applications, for example medical imaging, disease modeling,
bioinformatics, Public health informatics, drug discovery, clinical trials
• Service and/or algorithm design and implementation applicable to
medical and bioinformatics applications
• Improved energy consumption of bioinformatics applications using clouds
• Modeling and simulation of complex biological processes
• Genomics and Molecular Structure evolution
• Molecular Dynamics
• Ontologies and biomedical text mining
• Biomedical data mining and visualization
• Error handling and fault tolerance
• Distributed and heterogeneous bioinformatics and medical data management
• Big Medical and Omics Data applications and solutions
• Data privacy, security and access control
• Environments for distributed bioinformatics applications
• Programming paradigms and tools for bioinformatics applications
• Scientific gateways and user environments targeting distributed medical
and bioinformatics applications
• Dedicated distributed infrastructures and HPC systems
• Interoperability for exchanging data, algorithms and analysis pipelines
• Success stories and show stoppers

*Workshop Chairs*

• Dagmar Krefting, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
• Javier Garcia Blas, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
• Silvia D. Olabarriaga, AMC / University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

*Steering Committee*

• Sandra Gesing, U. Notre Dame, IN, USA
• Johan Montagnat, CNRS, France
• Tristan Glatard, CNRS, France
• Aaron Golden, A. Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA

*Programme Committee*

preliminary, please visit our website for the updated list

• Christian Barillot, CNRS / IRISA, France
• Jesus Carretero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
• Scott Emrich, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
• Javier Garcia Blas, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
• Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
• Tristan Glatard, CNRS, France
• Aaron Golden, A. Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA
• Dagmar Krefting, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
• Ivan Merelli, Institute for Biomedical Technologies, Segrate, Italy
• Luciano Milanesi, CNT ITB, Italy
• Johan Montagnat, CNRS/I3S, France
• Jarek Nabrzyski, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
• Silvia D. Olabarriaga, AMC / University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
• Horacio Perez-Sanchez, University of Murcia, Spain
• Jonathan Silverstein, CCRI, NorthShore University HealthSystem, IL, USA
• Richard Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia

*Submission Guidelines*

Authors are asked to prepare their manuscripts according to the IEEE
format for conference proceedings. Submitted manuscripts should be
structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter-size (8.5 x 11)
pages including figures, tables and references. The initial submission
needs to be in pdf format. Submitted papers must represent original
unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other
conference or journal. Manuscripts must be submitted to the submission
online system EasyChair


no later than the indicated submission deadline. Please register for an
account as author if you do not already have one. If you cannot access the
submission website or have difficulties completing your submission, please
contact the workshop chairs for assistance.

All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 independent reviewers from the
international program committee. Papers will be selected based on their
originality, their interest for the research community, the quality of the
use-case description, the description of the technical solution, the impact
of the application and/or technical description and the status of the work.

All papers presented at the main conference and workshops of IEEE/ACM
CCGrid 2015 will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication and EI
indexing. A special issue of extended workshop contributions is planned.
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Krefting

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin
FB 4 - Informatik, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Wilhelminenhofstraße 75A, 12459 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 5019-3379 | (Fax +49 30 5019-48-3379)
Dagmar.Krefting at htw-berlin.de | www.htw-berlin.de		

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