Special Session on

Advances in High-Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine

The computational approach to biology is dealing with an enormous availability of data and an extreme complexity in the modelling and analysis of life systems. Both these issues make the scaling-up promise of High Performance Computing extremely appealing. Currently, the possibility of parallelising algorithms and analysis techniques exploiting the various HPC emerging frameworks is receiving a lot of interest. Examples include the porting of legacy applications to clusters, e.g. those for genome analysis, and the use of distributed technologies, cloud computing, on-chip supercomputing, GPGPUs, and massively parallel architectures for the treatment of high-throughput data-sets (e.g. Xeon Phi implementations). Arguably, HPC will turn out to be an unifying aspect of the future integration of Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology.

The aim of this special session is to present the latest efforts in HP Computational Biology and to foster the integration of researchers interested in HPC and Computational Biology.

Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to, HPC experiences in:
  • Algorithms for genomics and proteomics
  • DNA assembly and mapping
  • Bio-Molecular sequence analysis
  • Gene identification and annotation
  • SNP analysis and classification
  • Differential gene expression analysis and clustering techniques
  • Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms
  • Biological databases for big data management
  • Modelling and simulation of biological systems
  • Automated verification in Computational Biology
  • Virtual labs and experiments
  • HPC-based approaches in Synthetic Biology
  • DNA-based biological circuits simulations
  • Modelling of structural protein properties
  • Parallel architectures for Computational Biology
  • System infrastructure for high throughput analysis


  • M. Beccuti
  • F. Cordero
  • I. Merelli
  • D. D'Agostino

Programme Committee:

  • Marco Beccuti, University of Turin, IT
  • Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling, UK
  • Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, IT
  • Andrea Clematis, CNR-IMATI, IT
  • Antonella Galizia, CNR-IMATI, IT
  • Sandra Gesing, University of Tuebingen, DE
  • David Gilbert, Brunel University, UK
  • Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University at Cottbus, DE
  • Alberto Policriti, University of Udine, IT
  • Luciano Milanesi, CNR-ITB, IT
  • Steffen Möller, Institut für Neuro und Bioinformatik, DE
  • Christian Straube, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, DE
  • Gethin Norman, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, University of Murcia, E


Submission of Papers:

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in the Conference proceedings format (double-column, 10pt) to the conference main track or to the Special Sessions through the EasyChair conference submission system with an indication of the main track or the name of the Special Session.


Double-blind review: the paper should not contain authors names and affiliations; in the reference list, references to the authors' own work entries should be substituted with the string "omitted for blind reviewā€¯.

Publication: Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society. All accepted papers will be included in the same volume, published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions will be published after the notification of acceptance. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be submitted to IEEE explore, CDSL, and for indexing among others, to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

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Dr. Ivan Merelli
Istitute for Biomedical Technologies
CNR - Italy
E-mail: ivan.merelli@itb.cnr.it
Tel: +39 02 26422600
Fax: +39 02 26422770
Dr. Daniele D'Agostino
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies
CNR - Italy
E-mail: dagostino@ge.imati.cnr.it
Tel: +39 010 6475686
Fax: +39 010 6475660