HiCOMB 2018
17th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology
In conjunction with the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
May 21, 2018

Please see www.hicomb.org for most recent version of the program and the abstracts of keynote and invited speakers.

Session I
8:40-8:45am Introductory Remarks (Paul Medvedev)
8:45-9:45am Keynote: James Taylor
Computing Chromosome Conformation
9:45-10:15 Paper: Golnar Sheikhshab
GraphNER: Using Corpus Level Similarities and Graph Propagationfor Named Entity Recognition
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
Session II
10:45-11:30 Invited: Benjamin Langmead
Practical lessons from scaling read aligners to hundreds of threads
11:30-12:00 Paper: William Arndt
Modifying HMMER3 to Run Efficiently on the Cori Supercomputer using OpenMP Tasking
12:00-1:30 Lunch
Session III
1:30-2:30 Keynote: Onur Mutlu
Accelerating Genome Analysis: A Primer on an Ongoing Journey
2:30-3:15 Invited: Benedict Paten
Mapping to a population
3:15-3:45 Coffee Break
Session IV
3:45-4:30 Invited: Inanc Birol
Multi-index Bloom filters and spaced seeds for sequence mapping
4:30-5:00 Paper: Daniel Ayres
Rerooting Trees Increases Opportunities for Concurrent Computation and Results in Markedly Improved Performance for Phylogenetic
5:00-5:30 Paper: Raja Appuswamy
Sequence Alignment Through the Looking Glass