HiCOMB 2010
Ninth IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology

Monday, April 19, 2010
Atlanta, GA

(Held in conjunction with the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium)

HiCOMB Online Proceedings

Advance Program for HiCOMB 2010

Register Online

(Please note that the IPDPS 2010 registration includes access to this workshop, and that there is no separate workshop registration).

HiCOMB 2010 Keynote Talk

Analysis and Design of Organizational Computational Science

Christopher A. Lynberg
IT Research & Development
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"CDC's ultimate goal: to better prevent illness, disability, and death" inevitably leads to increased national productivity thus benefitting individuals and society as a whole. Viable public health science drives CDC's progress toward attaining its health goals. CDC scientist are increasingly turning towards modeling and simulation as the third pillar of science, aside from theory and experiment, which led to the need to formalize computational science strategies within the agency. The architectural blueprinting of Computational Science provides CDC with a foundation for modernizing its computational science while also harmonizing the business, science, computational science, computer science, and information technology domains of CDC. While important movement toward this formalization has been made, challenges continue to exist that may also be experienced by other organizations.

Speaker Biography:
Christopher A. Lynberg is a computer scientist responsible for enterprise information technology research and development at CDC. His work began at CDC in 1988 and broadly covers any aspect of IT R&D, and has been responsible for the R&D and enterprise implementations of networking, operating systems, messaging and directory systems, setting standards, technical evaluations, R&D reports, white papers, and proposals to advance CDC's business and scientific information technologies.. Prior to his work at CDC he developed parallelized demodulation algorithms. Prior to working for the DoD he worked in biological research labs at the University of Iowa and UCLA developing monoclonal antibodies against prostate cancer, identifying the target cells of HIV, and researching dioxin biochemistry.


Papers to be presented at HiCOMB 2010:

HiCOMB 2010 Call For Papers

Computational Biology are related disciplines are fast emerging as an important area 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 and related life sciences areas. 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, upload a postscript or PDF copy of the paper here. 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

Workshop Paper Due: December 15, 2009 (extended)
Author Notification: December 25, 2009
Camera-ready Paper Due: February 1, 2010

Workshop Co-Chairs

Srinivas Aluru
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engg. and
Lawrence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics
         & Biological Statistics
Iowa State University
3227 Coover Hall
Ames, IA 50011, USA
Phone: +1.515.294.3539
David A. Bader
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332 USA
Phone: +1.404.894.3152

Program Chair

George Karypis
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Program Committee

For up-to-date information about this workshop, please visit http://www.hicomb.org/.

Call for Papers for HiCOMB 2010:

Previous meetings