LOGO Parallel Bio-Computing
Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology
September 11-14, 2011, Torun, Poland


Latest News

Aug 28, 2011 - PPAM program (including PBC) and instructions for authors are now available!
Jul 01, 2011 - Review process has been completed! By now all authors should have received notification message.
Apr 25, 2011 - In accordance with the PPAM decision, the PBC deadline has been extended to May 15, 2011 !!!
Apr 15, 2011 - Paper submission system is now open!
Nov 23, 2011 - The call for papers is now available!

About PBC

PBC has been established in 2005 as a workshop accompanying PPAM Conference. From the very beginning its purpose is to provide an open forum for researchers from around the world to exchange their latest research findings in all aspects of parallel computational biology and bioinformatics.

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Call for Papers

Bioinformatics is the science of managing, mining, and extracting knowledge from biological data. Since the last PBC workshop in 2009 the field has witnessed two growing paradigm shifts: improved third generation sequencing technology and cloud computing. Because of the flood of digital biological data in many more institutions, application of diverse HPC techniques to solve bioinformatics problems has become even more crucial to the success of the field.

The goal of this Workshop is to present the latest research in high-performance computing applied to bioinformatics. We are especially interested in parallel and distributed algorithms, memory efficient algorithms, and design of high-performance software for clusters, grids and clouds. Submission of articles dealing with parallelization of applications on multi-/many-core, massively parallel systems, accelerator architectures and large distributed systems are specifically encouraged. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Download this call for papers in PDF PDF

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Paper Submission

The workshop consists of dedicated sessions containing selected papers. Papers are refereed and accepted on the basis of their originality, scientific merit and relevance to the Workshop topics.

Papers presented during the workshop are included into the proceedings of PPAM Conference and are published after the conference by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.

The only allowed format is Springer LaTeX style. To ensure reasonable quality and consistency of preparation, please be sure to adhere closely to the LNCS Author and Volume Editor Instructions. All papers should be prepared as a PDF or PS file, and should be submitted using the PPAM Paper Submission link (to be announced). Papers should not exceed 10 pages.

To submitt your paper please use PPAM's EasyChair. Please make sure to select "Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology" in "New Submission" menu.

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Important Dates

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Programme Committee

David A. Bader, Georgia Tech, USA - workshop chair
Jaroslaw Zola, Iowa State University, USA - workshop chair

Scott Emrich, University of Notre Dame - programme chair

Frank Dehne, Carleton Univ., Canada
Mathieu Giraud, INRIA Lille, France
Heshan Lin, Virginia Tech., USA
Kamesh Madduri, LBNL, USA
Jaroslaw Nabrzyski, Univ. of Notre Dame, USA
Judy Qui, Indiana Univ., USA
Witold Rudnicki, ICM, Poland
Bertil Schmidt, Nayang Technological Univ., Singapore
Alexandros Stamatakis, HITS gGmbH, Germany
Michela Taufer, Univ. of Delaware, USA
Jerzy Tiuryn, Univ. of Warsaw, Poland

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PBC Archive

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Workshop Office

Jaroslaw Zola
Iowa State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
349 Durham Center
Ames, Iowa 50011, USA

Phone: +1 515 294-5498
Fax: +1 515 294-8432

Email: zola@iastate.edu

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