[hpc-announce] HiCOMB Call for Papers

Paul Medvedev pashadag at cse.psu.edu
Mon Jan 15 08:17:06 CST 2018

(apologies for multiple postings)

Call For Papers
HiCOMB 2018
17th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology
Vancouver, Canada

The size and complexity of genome- and proteome-scale data sets in 
bioinformatics continues to grow at a furious pace, and the analysis of 
these complex, noisy, data sets demands efficient algorithms and high 
performance computer architectures. Hence high-performance computing has 
become an integral part of research and development in bioinformatics, 
computational biology, and medical and health informatics. The goal of 
this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of latest research in 
developing high-performance computing solutions to data- and 
compute-intensive problems arising from all areas of computational life 
sciences. We are especially interested in parallel and distributed 
algorithms, memory-efficient algorithms, large scale data mining 
techniques including approaches for big data and cloud computing, 
algorithms on multicores, many-cores and GPUs, and design of 
high-performance software and hardware for biological applications.

The workshop will feature contributed papers as well as invited talks 
from reputed researchers in the field.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Bioinformatics data analytics
* Biological network analysis
* Cloud-enabled solutions for computational biology
* Computational genomics and metagenomics
* Computational proteomics and metaproteomics
* DNA assembly, clustering, and mapping
* Energy-aware high performance biological applications
* Gene identification and annotation
* High performance algorithms for computational systems biology
* High throughput, high dimensional data analysis: flow cytometry and 
related proteomic data
* Parallel algorithms for biological sequence analysis
* Molecular evolution and phylogenetic reconstruction algorithms
* Protein structure prediction and modeling
* Parallel algorithms in chemical genetics and chemical informatics
* Transcriptome analysis with RNASeq

To submit a paper, please upload a PDF file through Easy Chair at the 
HiCOMB 2018 Submission Site. Submitted manuscripts may not exceed ten 
(10) single-spaced double-column pages using a 10-point size font on 
8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, 
and references (see IPDPS Call for Papers for more details). All papers 
will be reviewed. Proceedings of the workshops will be distributed at 
the conference and are submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Explore 
Digital Library after the conference.

Important Dates
* Workshop submissions due: January 30, 2018
* Author notification: February 26, 2018
* Workshop: May 21, 2018

Program Committee

* Ariful Azad, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
* Rayan Chikhi, CNRS, University of Lille 1
* Faraz Hach, Simon Fraser University
* Niina S. Haiminen, IBM
* Fereydoun Hormozdiari, UC Davis
* Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State University
* Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University
* Mehmet Koyuturk, Case Western Reserve University
* Benjamin Langmead, Johns Hopkins University
* Kamesh Madduri, Penn State
* Paul Medvedev (Chair), Penn State
* Alba Cristina Magalhaes Alves de Melo, University of Brasilia
* Folker Meyer, Argonne National Lab
* Rob Patro, Stony Brook University
* Knut Reinert, Freie Universit?t Berlin
* Jan Schroeder, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
* Alexandros Stamatakis, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
* Sharma Thankachan, Georgia Tech
* Jaroslaw Zola, University at Buffalo

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