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Mario Cannataro <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 31 May 2011 18:15:43 +0200
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      I apologize for any cross-posting of this announcement.
                   2nd International Workshop on
        High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB)
                 August 30th 2011, Bordeaux, France
                            HiBB 2011

                       held in conjunction with
                             Euro-Par 2011
                           Bordeaux, France
                   August 29th - September 2nd, 2011
                       * * * CALL FOR PAPERS * * *
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 medicine.
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

The workshop will take place on August, 30th. It is scheduled as full-day.
The program is not available yet.

We invite original previously unpublished contributions. Submission
implies that at least one author will register for the workshops at
Euro-Par 2011 and present the paper in the workshop session, if accepted.
Full papers should not exceed 10 pages in the Springer LNCS style
Paper submission has to be performed by using the HiBB EasyChair
submission server (
In case of problems, authors may send their manuscript in PDF to the
workshop chair: cannataro AT
Papers accepted for publication must also be supplied in source form
(Latex or Word).
All accepted and presented 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. Deadline for submitting camera
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:         June 6, 2011
Decision Notification:         July 15, 2011
Final papers due:         August 5, 2011
Workshop session:         August 30, 2011

Final review comments:         October 1, 2011
Camera ready papers for EuroPar Workshop Proceedings: October 15, 2011

Mario Cannataro, University Magna Grćcia 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,
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

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