[hpc-announce] Co-located with ISC 2018 Second Workshop on HPC Applications in Precision Medicine

Sunita Chandrasekaran sunisg123 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 12:35:46 CDT 2018

*First Notice Call For Papers*
*Second Workshop on HPC Applications in Precision Medicine*
*Friday, June 28, 2018*
*As part of ISC High Performance 2018*
*http://isc-hpc.com <http://isc-hpc.com>*
*Frankfurt, Germany*

*Important Dates:*
Paper Submission Deadline:        April 30, 2018
Notification of Acceptance:           May 21, 2018
Workshop:                                    June 28, 2018

Submission URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hapm18

*Workshop Abstract*
High-performance computing has become integral to the future success of
precision medicine. Catalyzed by the dramatic increase in the amount of
data available through advanced next generation sequencing and advanced
imaging techniques, new approaches are in development to address the
complexities of understanding and modeling biology. When coupled with
long-standing computational chemistry and biology techniques used in drug
discovery, an exciting frontier emerges for innovation as the communities
join. The use of deep learning to develop data driven models combined with
exascale capabilities to explore and validate models, adds an exciting
dimension for the future of both HPC and precision medicine. The HPC
Applications in Precision Medicine workshop aims to bring together the
computational and life sciences communities to share experiences, examine
current challenges, and explore future opportunities for applications of
high-performance computing in precision medicine.

In the workshop, we bring together individuals from across the globe with
interests in the use of HPC applications in precision medicine to share
insights, experiences and showcase new capabilities in this rapidly
evolving field.

*Target Audience*
The workshop is expected to attract those developers, researchers, and
vendors with technologies and solutions holding potential to address
problems in precision medicine and seeking potential collaborators to work
with. The workshop also draws individuals from the breadth of precision
medicine application areas spanning research to clinical application in
areas including drug discovery, preclinical validation, diagnostics, health
monitoring, precision biomarker development, prevention and early
detection, treatment determination and population studies, interested in
the computational and data challenges and opportunities created in
precision and predictive medicine.

*Call for Papers*The workshop is seeking papers that will enable any of the
following as applied to precision medicine:
    •    Bring awareness of new high-performance computational technologies,
    •    Provide insight into novel HPC methodologies and approaches,
    •    Share innovative and valuable data resources,
    •    Broaden awareness with case and application studies, and
    •    Develop opportunities for community collaboration, both nationally
and internationally
Submitted papers will be reviewed and selected for presentation in the HPC
Applications of Precision Medicine Workshop. Papers selected for
presentation will be invited to be included in a special journal issue for
the workshop.  Aiming to provide broad visibility and access to submissions
at this workshop, a preliminary agreement has been arranged with BMC
Bioinformatics to present the accepted workshop submissions in special
journal issue.
Candidate topic areas for the HPC Applications in Precision Medicine may
Precision Medicine Research and Clinical Applications

*Disease Specific Predictive Models*
Therapeutic Development
Toxicity Modeling
Next Generation Sequencing Analysis
Single Cell Sequencing
Proteomics, Genomics, and Metabolomics
Flow Cytometry
High-throughput Screening
Multi-modal Biological Imaging
Structural Biology
Biological-scale Molecular Dynamics
Protein-protein Interaction
Cellular Signaling
Cell-level Predictive Modeling
Imaging and Digital Pathology
Pharmacodynamic Modeling
Pharmacogenomic Modeling and Analysis
Electronic Health and Medical Records
mHealth and Health Sensor Networks
Systems Biology
Biological Ensemble Models
Computational Approaches

*High-performance Parallel Computing*
Cloud Computing
Exascale and Extreme-scale Computing
Machine and/or Deep Learning
Cognitive Computing
Data Integration and Delivery
Data Sharing and Model Interchange
Image Processing
Heterogeneous Computing (GPGPU, FPGA, etc.)
Programming Models
Uncertainty Quantification
Multi-scale Predictive Modeling
Integrated Systems Simulations
Integration Frameworks
Computational Workflows
Information and Data Security
Automata and Finite State Machines
Novel Mathematical and Statistical Models
Data Science and Analytics
Graph and/or Network Analysis
Model Validation and Verification

*Submission Guidance*Authors are invited to submit papers in English
structured as technical papers limited to a maximum of eight letter size
pages (not including bibliography). A bibliography should be included and
use the IEEE format for conference proceedings. Submissions not conforming
to these guidelines may be returned without consideration or review.

Papers will be reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical
strength, alignment to expressed cross-disciplinary aims in the paper call,
quality of presentation and interest to workshop attendees. Submitted
abstracts may incorporate unpublished new advances, insight and/or original
research findings.

Submissions received after the due date, exceeding the prescribed length,
or not appropriately structured may also be returned without consideration
or review.
In submitting the paper, the authors acknowledge that at least one author
of an accepted submission will register for and attend the workshop.

Preliminary papers submitted for consideration should be submitted
electronically as PDF documents at:


Instructions for submitting final versions of papers to be included in the
special journal issue will be shared with authors of the accepted papers.

*Workshop Organizing Committee*
The initial workshop organizing committee has spearheaded the
identification of presenters from both Europe and US. The committee was
strongly supported by colleagues in identifying the slate of presenters for
the initial workshop in 2017 and has support for the same in developing the
program for the 2018 workshop.

Thomas Steinke – Zuse Institute Berlin

Sunita Chandrasekaran – University of Delaware

Patricia Kovatch – Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

Eric Stahlberg – Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

The workshop organizing committee has established a growing program
committee to support the organizers in developing the 2018 workshop
program, including review and selection of submitted papers.

*Workshop Program Committee*
Guy Robison, Cancer Research University of Cambridge, UK
Bertil Schmidt, University of Mainz, Germany
Erin Crowgey, Nemours Children Hospital
Guido Juckeland, HZDR, Germany
Paul Macklin, Indiana University, USA
Jonathan Ozik, Argonne National Lab
Prasanna Balaprakash, Argonne National Lab
Kshitij Srivatsava, Oak Ridge National Lab
Fernanda Foertter, Nvidia
Dave Richards, Oak Ridge National Lab
Martin Herbordt, Boston University
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