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Euro-Par 2010
Ischia, Naples, Italy
August 30, 2010

1st Workshop on High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB)
http://staff.icar.cnr.it/cannataro/hibb2010/

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* * * CALL FOR PAPERS - Extended Deadline April 30, 2010 * * *
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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.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
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


PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
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..

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE
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.

IMPORTANT DATES
Full papers submission:		April 30, 2010
Decision Notification:		May 17, 2010
Camera ready papers:		June 1, 2010
Workshop sessions :		August 30, 2010

WORKSHOP ORGANIZER
Mario Cannataro, University Magna Grćcia of Catanzaro, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (TO BE CONFIRMED)
1. Pratul K. Agarwal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
2. David A. Bader, College of Computing, Georgia University of Technology,
USA
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

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