15th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology
Monday, May 23 and Friday, May 27, 2016
Chicago, Illinois, USA

  In conjunction with the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium

HiCOMB 2016 Call For Papers

Submission deadline extended till January 4, 2016!

Submit your paper!

High-performance computing is an integral part of research and development in bioinformatics/computational biology and medical and health informatics. The large size and complexity of biological data sets, and inherent complexity of the underlying biological problems have collectively resulted 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 data- and compute-intensive problems arising from all areas of computational life sciences. We are especially interested in parallel and distributed algorithms, memory-efficient algorithms, large scale data mining techniques, including approaches for big data and cloud computing, algorithms on multicores, manycores and GPUs, and design of high-performance software and hardware for biological applications.

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:

This year, the HiCOMB workshop will also host multiple sessions specifically dedicated to parallel sequence analysis libraries. These sessions will be held primarily on Friday, May 27, and are continuation of the pSALSA workshop. The sessions will feature relevant contributed submissions from HiCOMB, multiple invited talks, and discussion. Consequently, we also seek paper submissions that focus on parallel Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) bioinformatics.

Submission guidelines

Papers reporting on 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. Submission site is available on EDAS system. Submitted manuscripts may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references (see IPDPS Call for Papers for more details). All papers will be peer-reviewed by the technical program committee of the workshop. Accepted manuscripts will be considered for publication either at the HiCOMB main track or the pSALSA special track. The complete symposium and workshop proceedings will be distributed at the conference and will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library after the conference.

Important Dates

Workshop papers due:January 4, 2016   December 18, 2015
Authors notification:February 1, 2016
Camera-ready papers due:February 28, 2016

Workshop Co-Chairs

Srinivas Aluru
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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David A. Bader
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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Program Chairs

Ananth Kalyanaraman
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2752, USA
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Jaroslaw Zola
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Biomedical Informatics
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500, USA
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Program Committee


HiCOMB Archive

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