First International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology

Monday, April  15, 2002
Marriott Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
(Held in conjunction with International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium)


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:

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. To submit a paper, send a postscript copy of the paper by email to one of the workshop co-chairs. 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 as a CD-ROM disk.

Important Dates
November 30, 2001
December 21, 2001
January 15, 2002
Workshop Paper Due
Author Notification
Camera-ready Paper Due

Workshop Co-Chairs
Srinivas Aluru
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engg. and
Lawrence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics
         & Biological Statistics
Iowa State University
3218 Coover Hall
Ames, IA 50011, USA
Phone: 515 294 3539
Fax: 515 294 8432
David A. Bader
Electrical & Computer Engg. Dept.
University of New Mexico
EECE Building, Room 230B
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-277-6724
Fax: 505-277-1439

Program Committee
Suchendra Bhandarkar, University of Georgia
Alok Choudhary, Northwestern University
Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories
Xiaoqiu Huang, Iowa State University
Joseph Ja'Ja', University of Maryland
Suresh Kothari, Iowa State University
Arvind Krishnamurthy, Yale University
Timothy Mattson, Intel Corporation
Quinn Snell, Brigham Young University
Stefan Unger, Sun Microsystems
Honghui Wan, National Center for Genome Resources
Albert Y. Zomaya, University of Western Australia

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