Workshop on High Throughput Computing in Bioinformatics and Biomedicine using Open Science Grid

When and Where:

Monday, November 13, 2017, Kansas City, MO, USA in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2017)

Call For Papers

Recent advances in next-generation sequencing technologies has led to a proliferation of genomic data in biomedical research. Analyzing and understanding this vast amount of genomic data is a time consuming and computationally intensive process, which can be even more challenging with limited computing resources. While some bioinformatics and biomedical applications are non-modular and non-trivial to partition, others are granular and can be split into many smaller independent tasks. These smaller tasks can be distributed to multiple computing resources in parallel. High-throughput computing (HTC) significantly reduces the computation time of workflows composed of independent tasks by distributing the tasks to numerous resources. The Open Science Grid (OSG) provides a highly-efficient and user-friendly HTC service to accomplish this.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together scientists in the fields of bioinformatics, biomedical sciences and high-throughput computing to discuss the challenges of omics applications and the benefits of using distributed computing for divisible workloads. With this workshop, we aim to encourage and motivate researchers to develop efficient scientific workflows, analysis pipelines and algorithms that can utilize OSG. This workshop will feature contributed papers as well as invited talks from recognized researchers in the field.

Some of the representive talks:

  • High-throughput computing workflow development in bioinformatics and biomedicine

  • High-throughput computing scientific workflows for next-generation sequencing data analysis

  • Distributed processing of bio-signals and many more

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Important Dates:

Workshop papers submission due: September 20, 2017

Author notification: October 10, 2017

Camera-ready of accepted papers: October 25, 2017

Workshop: November 13, 2017