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High Performance Computing on Bioinformaticss

After the reference genomes of many organisms are sequenced in the post-genetic era, an important issue is to do the re-sequencing or de novo sequencing of individual genomes with high-throughput reads. In the recent years, Next Generational Sequencing (NGS) technologies, such as Illumina/Solexa, ABI/SOLiD and Roche/454 Pyrosequencing are revolutionizing the acquisition of genomics data. NGS technologies are rapidly changing the approach to complex genomic studies, opening the way to personalized drugs development and personalized medicine. NGS technologies are characterized by a massive throughput for relatively short-sequences (reads). NGS datasets are continuing to increase in size, and even small genomic projects now generate terabytes of data. Therefore new computational methods are needed, specifically designed for the type and the amount of data generated by NGS technologies, to replace earlier commonly used genome alignment algorithms that are unable to cope with such massive amount of data. For instants, the development of NGS is forcing a reconsideration of the computational methods used for genome analysis, with the problems of read mapping and genome assembly becoming much more complex (billion of reads). The huge scale of these datasets now poses a great computational challenge: how can we improve software pipelines to analyze data more efficiently? It is difficult to manage and process big biological data using conventional methods, due to their size but also their complexity. It requires entirely different thoughts, while the major obstacle could be the complexity, size, or integration of various data sources. These barriers spur the revolutions of both storage and computing technologies whereby the developed tool and service can be highly scalable, totally reliable, more elastic, and so on. Therefore, high performance computing is feasible solution for processing big biological data.

HPCB 2015 is intended to provide a forum for researchers to present their contributions as technical papers related to the High Performance Computing for bioinformatics and all kinds of successful and potential applications. The papers solicited in HPCB 2015 cover a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Parallel algorithm on bioinformatics
  • Multi-cores and Many-cores system for NGS data analysis and applications
  • GPU for NGS data analysis and applications
  • Cloud computing for bioinformatics and applications
  • Bioinformatics as a Service (BaaS)
  • Novel approach on processing big biological data
  • Database technologies for big biological dataset

We invite you to submit papers with unpublished, original research describing recent advances on the areas related to this workshop. All papers will undergo peer review by the conference program committee. All papers accepted will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the workshops. Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend their papers for submission to special issues in prestigious Journals.

Paper Submission:

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference website with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 6 pages (or 10 pages with the over length charge). including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page: Please submit your paper through for HPCB 2015.

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Papers accepted for this workshop will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and distributed to the participants.
Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in SCI indexed special issue,

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Important dates

20 Sept., 2015: Due date for full workshop papers submission (at least two reviews for each paper)
30 Sept., 2015: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
17 Oct., 2015: Registration
17 Oct., 2015: Camera-ready of accepted papers
9-12 Nov., 2015: Workshops

Workshop chairs:

Che-Lun (Allen) Hung, Providence University, Taiwan,
Huiru Zheng, University of Ulster, UK,
Chuan Yi Tang, Chung Hua University, Taiwan,
Chun-Yuan Lin, Chang Gung University, Taiwan,

Program Committee Members:

Markus Schordan, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria
Eduard Mehofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Haiying Wang, University of Ulster, UK
Hai Jiang, Arkansas State University, USA
Zhongming Zhao,Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Albert Cohen, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Yaw-Ling Lin, Providence University, Taiwan
Biing-Feng Wang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Chin-Lung Lu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Chung-Shou Liao, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Wing-Kai Hon, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Chun-Chi Liu, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan.

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