[BiO BB] Euro-Par Workshop on High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB)

Mario Cannataro cannataro at unicz.it
Sun Mar 14 17:53:03 EDT 2010

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Euro-Par 2010
Ischia, Naples, Italy
August 31 - September 3, 2010

1st Workshop on High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB)

* * * CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline April 16, 2010 * * *

High-throughput technologies (e.g. microarray and mass spectrometry) and
clinical diagnostic tools (e.g.

medical imaging) are producing an increasing amount of experimental and
clinical data. In such a scenario,

large scale databases and bioinformatics tools are key tools for
organizing and exploring biological and

biomedical data with the aim to discover new knowledge in biology and
High-performance computing may play an important role in many phases of
life sciences research, from raw

data management and processing, to data analysis and integration, till
data exploration and visualization.

In particular, at the raw data layer, Grid infrastructures may offer the
huge data storage needed to store

experimental and biomedical data, while parallel computing can be used for
basic pre-processing (e.g.

parallel BLAST) and for more advanced analysis (e.g. parallel data
mining). In such a scenario, novel

parallel architectures (e.g. e.g. CELL processors, GPUs, FPGA, hybrid
CPU/FPGA) coupled with emerging

programming models may overcome the limits posed by conventional computers
to the mining and exploration

of large amounts of data.
At an higher layer, emerging biomedical applications need to use in a
coordinated way both bioinformatics

tools, biological data banks and patient’s clinical data, that require
seamless integration, privacy

preservation and controlled sharing. Service Oriented Architectures and
semantic technologies, such as

ontologies, may allow the building and deployment of the so called
“collaboratories”, where experimental

research may be conducted by remote scientists in a collaborative way.
The goal of HiBB is to bring together scientists in the fields of high
performance computing,

computational biology and medicine to discuss, among the others, the
organization of large scale

biological and biomedical databases and the parallel implementation of
bioinformatics algorithms and

biomedical applications. Furthermore, the use of novel parallel
architectures and dedicated hardware to

implement bioinformatics and biomedical algorithms will be discussed.

The workshop is seeking original research papers presenting applications
of parallel and high performance

computing to biology and medicine. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

- Large scale biological and biomedical databases
- Data integration and ontologies in biology and medicine
- Parallel bioinformatics algorithms
- Parallel visualization and exploration of biomedical data
- Parallel visualization  and analysis of biomedical images
- Computing environments for large scale collaboration
- Scientific workflows in bioinformatics and biomedicine
- (Web) Services for bioinformatics and biomedicine
- Grid Computing for bioinformatics and biomedicine
- Peer-To-Peer Computing for bioinformatics and biomedicine
- Emerging architectures and programming models (e.g. Cell, GPUs) for
bioinformatics and biomedicine
- Parallel processing of bio-signals
- Modeling and simulation of complex biological processes

We invite original previously unpublished contributions.
Full papers should not exceed 12 pages in the Springer LNCS style.
Paper submission has to be performed by sending the PDF file to the
workshop chair: cannataro AT unicz.it
Papers accepted for publication must also be supplied in source form
(Latex or Word).
All accepted papers will be included in the Workshops proceedings, that
will be published in a separate

Springer LNCS Euro-Par 2010 Workshop volume after the conference.
Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign up a Springer
copyright form..

At the end of the workshop, we plan to invite the best 4-6 papers of the
workshop for a special section on

an international journal.

Full papers submission:		April 16, 2010
Decision Notification:		May 17, 2010
Camera ready papers:		June 1, 2010
Workshop sessions :		August 30-31, 2010

Mario Cannataro, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy

1. Pratul K. Agarwal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
2. David A. Bader, College of Computing, Georgia University of Technology,
3. Ignacio Blanquer; Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
4. Daniela Calvetti, Case Western Reserve University, USA
5. Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, UK
6. Ananth Y. Grama, Purdue University, USA
7. Concettina Guerra, University of Padova, Italy
8. Vicente Hernández, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
9. Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy
10. Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
11. Richard Sinnott; National e-Science Centre, University of Glasgow,
United Kingdom
12. Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Italy
13. Erkki Somersalo, Case Western Reserve University, USA
14. Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy
15. Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia

Prof. Mario Cannataro,
Informatics and Biomedical Engineering,
University "Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro,
Viale Europa (Località Germaneto), 88100 CATANZARO, ITALY,
Tel: 0961-369 4100, Fax: 0961-369 4073/4090, Email: cannataro at unicz.it,
Web: http://bioingegneria.unicz.it/~cannataro/
New book release
Handbook of Research on Computational Grid Technologies for Life Sciences,
Biomedicine, and Healthcare
ISBN: 978-1-60566-374-6; 1,050 pp; May 2009 Published under Medical
Information Science Reference an imprint of IGI Global
Edited by: Mario Cannataro, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy

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