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21th Euromicro International Conference on
Parallel, Distributed and network-based Processing
(PDP 2013)

27th February - 1st March 2013
Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Special Session on
"Grid, Parallel and Distributed Bioinformatics Applications"

Paper submission deadline: July 30th August 27th, 2012

Bioinformatics is a discipline that aims to perform analysis of complex biological systems using a computer science approach, with the result of producing huge amounts of data. The major issue is represented by the need to turn this information into real knowledge, therefore the potential of exploiting parallel computing and distributed solutions in this field is clear. Porting applications and developing new systems on computer clusters improves performance when addressing genome wide analysis. Moreover, distributed technology such as Grid computing represents an emerging solution for establishing platforms to deal with data produced using new high throughput technology and gives researchers scalable solutions.

The aim of this special session is to present the latest efforts in parallel and distributed bioinformatics applications in grid computing. We are especially interested in parallel algorithms and libraries for biological analysis and tools to perform large scale computation on distributed platforms like the Grid.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Supporting projects: CNR-Bioinformatics and Interomics

The aim of the Bioinformatics project is to establish a network of specific skills within CNR departments able to adequately respond to bioinformatics needs generated by CNR's projects.
This project will support the development of new approaches to analysis and management of genomic and proteomic data in biomedical, biotechnological, agro-industrial molecular design fields. This project aims to conduct coordinated research activities, aid technological transfer and to run training programmes, all of which will contribute to the development of new and advanced bioinformatics tools that will be made available to the entire national and international scientific community.

The flagship project InterOmics aims at the development of a platform for "omics" sciences, including genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics.

Session Chairs
Daniele D'Agostino, IMATI-CNR, Italy
Ivan Merelli, ITB-CNR, Italy

Program Committee:
Andrea Clematis, CNR-IMATI, Italy
Luciano Milanesi, CNR-ITB, Italy
Antonella Galizia, CNR-IMATI, Italy
Steffen Möller, Institut für Neuro- und Bioinformatik, Germany
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, University of Murcia, Spain
Sandra Gesing, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Important dates
Papers due: July 30th August 27th 2012
Acceptance notification: October 15th October 22th, 2012
Camera-ready versions: November 5th November 26th, 2012
Conference: 27th February - 1st March 2013

Submission guidelines
Authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 5000 words in length and including a 150-200 word abstract. To facilitate an anonymous reviewing process, the first page of the paper should contain only the title and abstract.
Proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Service (CPS).

Paper Submission for the Special Session:
Papers submitted for the special session must be submitted through the conference submission system with an indication of the name of the workshop/special session. Papers must adhere to the formatting rules of the conference and will undergo the same review process as other papers submitted to the conference.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present the paper at the Conference.

Daniele D'AgostinoIvan Merelli
Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies Istitute for Biomedical Technologies
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