LOGO Parallel Bio-Computing
Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology, Wroclaw, Poland
September 13-16, 2009

Latest News

26 Jul 2009 - Schedule of the workshop is now available (see below).
08 Jun 2009 - Review process has been completed! By now all authors should have received notification message!
30 Apr 2009 - In response to multiple requests we further extended submission deadline to May 7th. If you already submitted your paper you still can update it.
04 Apr 2009 - Paper submission system is now open!
03 Apr 2009 - Because of change in PPAM policy deadline has been extended to April 30th.
01 Nov 2008 - First Call for Papers in now available.

PBC Program
The Workshop will be on Tuesday, September 15.
Time for each presentation is 20 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion.

 16:40 - 17:05 M. Terzer, J. Stelling Parallel Extreme Ray and Pathway Computation
 17:05 - 17:30 S. Pallickara, M. Pierce, Q. Dong, C. Kong Enabling Large Scale Scientific Computations for Expressed Sequence Tag Sequencing over Grid and Cloud Computing Clusters
 17:30 - 17:55 S. Richardson, B. Olson, J. Dymond, R. Burns, S. Chandrasegaran, J. Boeke, A. Shehu and J. Bader Automated Design of Assemblable, Modular, Synthetic Chromosomes
 17:55 - 18:20 S.A. Berger, A. Stamatakis Accuracy and Performance of Single versus Double Precision Arithmetics for Maximum Likelihood Phylogeny Reconstruction
 18:20 - 18:45 P. Steffen, R. Giegerich and M. Giraud GPU Parallelization of Algebraic Dynamic Programming

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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

The first call for papers (announced 01 Nov 2008): PDF version PDF and Text version TXT.
The second call for papers (announced 03 Apr 2009): PDF version PDF and Text version TXT.

Bioinformatics is the science of managing, mining, and extracting knowledge from biological sequences and structures. Since the last PBC workshop in 2007 the field has witnessed two revolutions: the multi-core revolution and the DNA sequencing revolution due to new sequencing machines such as the 454 or Solexa. Because of the new data flood in combination with the multi-core revolution, the application of HPC techniques to solve bioinformatics problems has become 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, massively parallel systems and grids. Submission of articles dealing with parallelization of applications on multi-/many-core as well as accelerator architectures are specifically encouraged. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

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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. Papers should not exceed 10 pages.

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Important Dates

Submission of Papers: May 7, 2009 (23:59 CET) [previously April 30]
Notification of Acceptance: June 8, 2009 [previously May 31]
Camera-Ready Papers: October 31, 2009

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Programme Committee

David A. Bader, Georgia Tech, USA - workshop chair
Denis Trystram, LIG, France - workshop chair

Alexandros Stamatakis, TU Munchen, Germany - programme co-chair
Jaroslaw Zola, Iowa State Univ., USA - programme co-chair

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PBC Archive

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Workshop Office

Jaroslaw Zola
Iowa State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
1126 Coover Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011, USA

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

email: zola@iastate.edu

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