[Bioclusters] Call for Papers: Special Session on HPC in Bioinformatics

%Bertil Schmidt (Dr) ASBSchmidt at ntu.edu.sg
Sun Mar 16 19:28:21 EDT 2008

             Call For Papers

    Special Session on HPC in Bioinformatics
         held in conjunction with

                 PRIB 2008
http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/about/news/conferences/prib2008 <http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/about/news/conferences/prib2008> 

           October 15-17, 2008

            Novotel, St Kilda
           Melbourne, Australia

High-throughput techniques for bioinformatics have led to exponential growth in the amount of publicly available genomic data, e.g. GenBank has nearly doubled in size each year for the past decade. 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 session is to provide a forum for discussion of latest research in developing high-performance computing solutions to problems arising from bioinformatics.

We are especially interested in using modern parallel and distributed architectures, such as Reconfigurable architectures (FPGAs), Streaming architectures (GPUs), Multimedia architectures (CellBE), Multi-core architectures, PC Clusters or Grids for compute-intensive Bioinformatics applications such as 

* Biological Sequence Analysis
* Gene Expression Analysis and Microarrays
* Protein Folding and Threading
* Protein-Ligand Docking
* Phylogenetic Tree Reconstruction
* Biological Database Scanning (e.g. BLAST, HMMer)
* DNA Sequence Assembly
* Systems Biology

Paper Submission:

Manuscript must be submitted electronically via the "Paper Submission System" at http://callforpapers.com.au/prib2008/SubmitPaper.php. Instructions to authors are available at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/about/news/conferences/prib08/. All papers will undergo the same review process as all other PRIB 2008 papers and the accepted papers will be published as a volume of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics or Supplementary Proceedings edited by conference chairs. 

Important Dates:
April   15, 2008   Paper Submissions Due
May     15, 2008   Decision Notification
June    15, 2008   Camera-ready Submission

Special Session Organizers:

Bertil Schmidt
  University of Melbourne
  bschm at ee.unimelb.edu.au

Weiguo Liu
  School of Computer Engineering 
  Nanyang Technological University
  liuweiguo at ntu.edu.sg 

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