[hpc-announce] CFP: IEEE International Workshop on High PerformanceComputational Biology (HiCOMB)

Ariful Azad azad at iu.edu
Tue Dec 3 14:07:32 CST 2019

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*HiCOMB 2020 Call for Papers*

19th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology
May 18, 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

In conjunction with the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed
Processing Symposium (IPDPS)

Web: http://www.hicomb.org/

The HiCOMB workshop showcases novel HPC research and technologies to solve
data- and compute-intensive problems arising from all areas of
computational life sciences. The workshop will feature contributed
peer-reviewed papers as well as invited talks from reputed researchers in
the field. For peer-reviewed submissions, we invite authors to submit
original and previously unpublished work that are at the *intersection of* the
“pillars” of computational life sciences and HPC. More specifically, we
encourage submissions from all areas of biology that can benefit from HPC,
and from all areas of HPC that need new development to address the class of
computational problems that originate from biology.

*Submission topics:*

Areas of interest within computational life sciences include but are not
limited to:

   - Biological sequence analysis (genome assembly, long/short read data
   structures, read mapping, clustering, variant analysis, error correction,
   genome annotation)
   - Computational structural biology (protein structure, RNA structure)
   - Functional genomics (transcriptomics, RNAseq/microarrays, proteomics)
   - Systems biology and networks (biological network analysis, gene
   regulatory networks, metabolomics, molecular pathways)
   - Tools for integrated multi-omics and biological databases (network
   construction, modeling, link inference)
   - Phylogeny (phylogenetic tree reconstruction, molecular evolution)
   - Microbes and microbiomes (taxonomical binning, classification,
   clustering, annotation)
   - Biomedical health analytics and biomedical imaging (electronic health
   records, precision medicine, image analysis)
   - Biomedical literature mining (text mining, ontology, natural language
   - Computational epidemiology (infectious diseases, diffusion mechanisms)
   - Phenomics and precision agriculture (IoT technologies, feature

Areas of interest within HPC include but are not limited to:

   - Parallel and distributed algorithms (scalable machine learning,
   parallel graph/sequence analytics, combinatorial pattern matching,
   optimization, parallel data structures, compression)
   - Data-intensive computing techniques
   (communication-avoiding/synchronization-reducing techniques,
   locality-preserving techniques, big data streaming techniques)
   - Parallel architectures (multicore, manycore, CPU/GPU, FPGA,
   system-on-chip, hardware accelerators, energy-aware architectures,
   hardware/software co-design)
   - Memory and storage technologies (processing-in-memory, NVRAM, burst
   buffers, 3D RAM, parallel/distributed I/O)
   - Parallel programming models (libraries, domain specific languages,
   compiler/runtime systems)
   - Scientific workflows (data management, data wrangling, automated
   workflows, productivity)
   - Empirical evaluations (performance modeling, case-studies)

*Important Deadlines*

Workshop submissions due: January 24, 2020

Author notification: February 28, 2020

Final camera-ready papers due: March 20, 2020

*Submission guidelines*

IPDPS workshops can have submission in three categories:

·       regular papers (up to 10 pages),

·       short papers (up to 4 pages), and

·       extended abstract (1 page)

Please see the HiCOMB website (http://www.hicomb.org/) for submission
instructions. All papers will be peer-reviewed by three or more referees.
This year, the authors of the accepted papers will be given a choice on
whether to have the paper appear in the IPDPSW Proceedings (which will be
digitally indexed and archived as part of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library).
If the authors choose not to make it part of the proceedings, then the
paper will not be considered archival. In either case, all accepted papers
will be posted online on the workshop website. All accepted papers
(archived or not) will need to have an oral presentation at the workshop by
one of the authors of the paper.

*Program Chairs:*

Amanda Randles, Duke University <amanda.randles at duke.edu>

Ariful Azad, Indiana University Bloomington <azad at iu.edu>

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