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    Events: CfP: 8th International IEEE BIBM Workshop on High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB)
    Submitted by Mario Cannataro; posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    November 13-16, 2017
    Kansas City, MO, USA
    Held in conjunction with BIBM 2017 (


    High-throughput technologies (e.g. microarray, mass spectrometry, NGS) 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 remote scientists may conduct experimental research in a collaborative way.

    The goal of HiBB is to bring together scientists in the fields of bioinformatics, biomedicine, medical informatics, high performance computing, as well as scientists working in biology and medicine, to discuss, among the others, the challenges and the requirements posed by novel data analysis pipelines for the management and analysis of omics data, that are more and more produced by high-throughput experimental platforms as well as diagnostic tools. 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:
    • High performance data mining for bioinformatics and biomedicine
    • 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
    • Services for bioinformatics and biomedicine
    • Cloud Computing for bioinformatics and biomedicine
    • Peer-To-Peer Computing for bioinformatics and biomedicine
    • Emerging architectures and programming models for bioinformatics and biomedicine
    • Parallel processing of bio-signals
    • Modeling and simulation of complex biological processes


    The workshop will take place on November 13-16, 2017 (To Be Announced). It is scheduled as half-day. The program is not available yet.


    Please submit a full-length paper (up to 8 page IEEE 2-column format) through the BIBM-2017 Workshops submission system:[...]t.php

    You can download the format instruction here:[...].html

    Electronic submissions (in PDF or Postscript format) are required. Selected participants will be asked to submit their revised papers in a format to be specified at the time of acceptance.


    Due date for full workshop papers submission: Sept 20, 2017
    Notification of paper acceptance to authors: Oct 10, 2017
    Camera-ready of accepted papers: Oct 25, 2017
    Workshop: Nov 13-16, 2017


    After of the workshop, we plan to invite the best papers of the workshop for a special issue of an international journal.

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