[Bioclusters] HiCOMB 2008 Call for Papers

%Bertil Schmidt (Dr) ASBSchmidt at ntu.edu.sg
Mon Sep 10 22:10:03 EDT 2007

                           Call For Papers

                             HiCOMB 2008
7th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology

                     held in conjunction with the
     International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium

                            April 14, 2008

                         Hyatt Regency Resort
                          Miami Florida, USA

Computational Biology is fast emerging as an important discipline for academic research and industrial application. The large size of biological data sets, inherent complexity of biological problems and the ability to deal with error-prone data all result in large run-time and memory requirements. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of latest research in developing high-performance computing solutions to problems arising from molecular biology. We are especially interested in parallel algorithms, memory-efficient algorithms, large scale data mining techniques, and design of high-performance software. The workshop will feature contributed papers as well as invited talks from reputed researchers in the field. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Bioinformatic databases
* Computational genomics
* Computational proteomics
* DNA assembly, clustering and mapping
* Gene expression and microarrays
* Gene identification and annotation
* Parallel algorithms for biological analysis
* Parallel architectures for biological applications
* Molecular evolution
* Molecular sequence analysis
* Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms
* Protein structure prediction and modeling
* String data structures and algorithms

Submission Guidelines:

Papers reporting original research (both theoretical and experimental) in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology are sought. Surveys of important recent results and directions are also welcome. To submit a paper, upload a postscript or PDF copy of the paper from the workshop web page (http://www.hicomb.org/).  The paper should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (US Letter or A4 size) in 11pt font or larger. All papers will be reviewed. IEEE CS Press will publish the IPDPS symposium and workshop abstracts as a printed volume. The complete symposium and workshop proceedings will also be published by IEEE CS Press on CD-ROM and will also be available in the IEEE Digital Library.

Important Dates:
  November 26, 2007     Workshop Submissions Due
  December 25, 2007     Author Notification
  January  28, 2008     Camera-ready Paper Due

Workshop Co-Chairs:

David A. Bader
  College of Computing
  Georgia Institute of Technology
  Atlanta, GA 30332 USA
  Phone: +1.404.894.3152

Srinivas Aluru
  Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engg.
  Iowa State University
  3227 Coover Hall
  Ames, IA 50011, USA
  Phone: +1.515.294.3539
  Fax: +1.515.294.8432
  Email: aluru at iastate.edu 

Program Chair:

Bertil Schmidt
  University of New South Wales Asia
  1 Kay Siang Road
  Singapore 248922
  Phone: +65 96560566
  Email: bertil.schmidt at computer.org

Program Committee:
  Alexandros Stamatakis, EPFL, Switzerland
  Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, USA
  Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
  Jaroslaw Zola, Iowa State, USA
  Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State, USA
  Dominique Lavenier, IRISA, France
  Weiguo Liu, NTU, Singapore
  Heiko Schroder, RMIT, Australia
  Feng Lin, NTU, Singapore
  Vipin Chaudhary, SUNY Buffalo, USA
  Jeremy Buhler, Washington University, USA
  Martin Middendorf, University of Leipzig, Germany
  Bharadwaj Veeravalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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