Friday, November 28, 2008

HiCOMB 2009 (Rome, Italy)

HiCOMB 2009
Eighth IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology
Monday, May 25, 2009 Rome, Italy

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


HiCOMB Online Proceedings

HiCOMB 2009 Call For Papers

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:

Bioinformatic databases
Computational genomics
Computational proteomics
DNA assembly, clustering, and mapping
Gene expression and microarrays
Gene identification and annotation
Parallel algorithms for biological analysis
Parallel architectures for biological applications
Molecular evolution
Molecular sequence analysis
Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms
Protein structure prediction and modeling
String data structures and algorithms
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.

Authors of selected papers from the workshop will be invited to
submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a
special issue of a reputed journal.

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
on High-Performance Computational Biology

Important Dates

Workshop Paper Due:

November 30, 2008 (Extended Deadline)

Author Notification:

December 25, 2008

Camera-ready Paper Due:
February 15, 2009

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: +1.515.294.3539Email:

David A. Bader
College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332 USA Phone: +1.404.894.3152 Email:
Program Chair
Michela TauferDept. of Computer and Information Sciences University of Delaware 103 Smith Hall Newark, DE 19716 USA Phone: +1.302.831.0071 Email:
Program Committee
Dmitry A. Afonnikov, Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk and Novosibirsk State University (Russia)
Pratul K. Agarwal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA)
Nancy Amato, Texas A&M University (USA)
Roger Armen, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (USA)
Georg Fuellen, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald (Germany)
Concettina Guerra, Georgia Tech (USA) and University of Padova (Italy)
Ming-Ying Leung, University of Texas at El Paso (USA)
Mark Miller, San Diego Supercomputer Center (USA)
Aiichiro Nakano, University of South California (USA)
Sandeep Patel, University of Delaware (USA)
Geppino Pucci, University of Padova (Italy)
Jacques Rougemont, EPFL (Switzerland)
Alexandros Stamatakis, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany)
Bertil Schmidt, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Heiko Schroder, RMIT University (Australia)
John Stone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Wing-Kin Sung, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Jim Tisdall, DuPont (USA)
Chau-Wen Tseng, University of Maryland, College Park (USA)
For up-to-date information about this workshop, please visit
Call for Papers for HiCOMB 2009:
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