[hpc-announce] [CfP] Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology

Schmidt, Prof. Bertil bertil.schmidt at uni-mainz.de
Mon Mar 9 20:44:44 CDT 2015

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      ***     Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology     ***
      ***        September 6-9, 2015, Krakow, Poland         ***
      ***                   http://pbc.ppam.pl               ***

Bioinformatics is the science of managing, mining, and extracting knowledge
from biological data. With the ubiquitous adoption of high-throughput
sequencing and other bio-technologies, and the concurrent proliferation
of multi- and many-core parallel architectures, the field experiences new
challenges in delivering scalable and efficient solutions to the front-line
of life sciences. This pertains not only to the algorithms and applications,
but also to the entire large-scale infrastructure including workflows design,
data storage and presentation, etc.

The goal of this Workshop is to present the latest research in high-performance
computing applied to bioinformatics. We are especially interested in parallel
and distributed algorithms, memory efficient algorithms, and design of
high-performance software for clusters, grids and clouds. Submission of
articles dealing with parallelization of applications on multi-/many-core,
massively parallel systems, accelerator architectures and large distributed
systems are specifically encouraged. Topics of interest include but are not
limited to:

* Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)
* Bioinformatics databases
* Computational genomics, metagenomics and proteomics
* Short-read assembly, clustering, and mapping
* Gene expression analysis
* Molecular sequence analysis
* Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms
* Protein structure prediction and modeling
* Parallel algorithms for biological analysis
* Parallel architectures for biological applications
* System tools that support large-scale high-performance bio-computing
* Workflow and storage systems for biological analysis

The PBC Workshop (http://pbc.ppam.pl) will be held in conjunction with the
Eleventh International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics
PPAM 2015, Krakow, Poland, September 6-9, 2015 (http://www.ppam.pl).

--- Paper Submission and Publication ---

The workshop will consist of dedicated sessions containing selected
papers. Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their originality,
scientific merit and relevance to the Workshop topics. Papers presented during
the workshop will be included into the proceedings of PPAM and published after
the conference.

--- Important Dates ---

Submission of Papers:         April 26, 2015
Notification of Acceptance:   June 5, 2015
Camera-ready Papers:          November 15, 2015

--- Program Committee ---

Jaroslaw Zola, SUNY at Buffalo, USA - workshop chair
Bertil Schmidt, Univ. of Mainz - program chair

Umit Catalyurek, Ohio State Univ., USA
Scott Emrich, Univ. of Notre Dame, USA
Jorge Gonzalez, Univ. of Mainz, Germany
Andreas Hildebrandt, Univ. of Mainz, Germany
Ananth Kalyanaraman - Washington State Univ., USA
Marta Kasprzak - Poznan Tech., Poland
Jan Kassens, Univ. of Kiel, Germany
Ben Langmead - Johns Hopkins Univ., USA
Dominique Lavenier, IRISA, France
Weiguo Liu, Shandong Univ., China
Yongchao Liu, Georgia Tech, USA
Folker Meyer, Argonne National Lab, USA
Knut Reinert, FU Berlin, Germany
Alexandros Stamatakis, HITS gGmbH, Germany
Michela Taufer, Univ. of Delaware, USA
Jerzy Tiuryn, Univ. of Warsaw, Poland
Lars Wienbrandt, Univ. of Kiel, Germany

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