Euro-Par 2010
Ischia, Naples, Italy
August 31 - September 3, 2010

1st Workshop on
High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Since Workshop Proceedings will be published after the conference, Submission Deadline is postponed to June 15, 2010 (see Important Dates)


High-throughput technologies (e.g. microarray and mass spectrometry) and clinical diagnostic tools (e.g. medical imaging) are producing an increasing amount of experimental and clinical data. In such a scenario, large scale databases and bioinformatics tools are key tools for organizing and exploring biological and biomedical data with the aim to discover new knowledge in biology and medicine.

High-performance computing may play an important role in many phases of life sciences research, from raw data management and processing, to data analysis and integration, till data exploration and visualization. In particular, at the raw data layer, Grid infrastructures may offer the huge data storage needed to store experimental and biomedical data, while parallel computing can be used for basic pre-processing (e.g. parallel BLAST) and for more advanced analysis (e.g. parallel data mining). In such a scenario, novel parallel architectures (e.g. e.g. CELL processors, GPUs, FPGA, hybrid CPU/FPGA) coupled with emerging programming models may overcome the limits posed by conventional computers to the mining and exploration of large amounts of data.

At an higher layer, emerging biomedical applications need to use in a coordinated way both bioinformatics tools, biological data banks and patient’s clinical data, that require seamless integration, privacy preservation and controlled sharing. Service Oriented Architectures and semantic technologies, such as ontologies, may allow the building and deployment of the so called “collaboratories”, where experimental research may be conducted by remote scientists in a collaborative way.

The goal of HiBB is to bring together scientists in the fields of high performance computing, computational biology and medicine to discuss, among the others, the organization of large scale biological and biomedical databases and the parallel implementation of bioinformatics algorithms and biomedical applications. Furthermore, the use of novel parallel architectures and dedicated hardware to implement bioinformatics and biomedical algorithms will be discussed.



The workshop is seeking original research papers presenting applications of parallel and high performance computing to biology and medicine. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


-            Large scale biological and biomedical databases

-            Data integration and ontologies in biology and medicine

-            Parallel bioinformatics algorithms

-            Parallel visualization and exploration of biomedical data

-            Parallel visualization and analysis of biomedical images

-            Computing environments for large scale collaboration

-            Scientific workflows in bioinformatics and biomedicine

-            (Web) Services for bioinformatics and biomedicine

-            Grid Computing for bioinformatics and biomedicine

-            Peer-To-Peer Computing for bioinformatics and biomedicine

-            Emerging architectures and programming models (e.g. Cell, GPUs) for bioinformatics and biomedicine

-            Parallel processing of bio-signals

-            Modeling and simulation of complex biological processes




We invite original previously unpublished contributions.

Full papers should not exceed 12 pages in the Springer LNCS style.

Paper submission has to be performed by sending the PDF file to the workshop chair: cannataro AT

Papers accepted for publication must also be supplied in source form (Latex or Word).

All accepted papers will be included in the Workshops proceedings, that will be published in a separate Springer LNCS Euro-Par 2010 Workshop volume after the conference.

Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign up a Springer copyright form..



At the end of the workshop, we plan to invite the best 4-6 papers of the workshop for a special section on an international journal.



Full papers submission:                   June 15, 2010

Decision Notification:                     July 15, 2010

Pre-Camera ready papers:                              July 30, 2010

Workshop session :                         August 30, 2010



September - October 2010:            Workshop organizer selects papers and authors prepare "camera ready" version

November 2nd, 2010:                      Submission of camera ready papers + Copyright forms

March 2011:                                     Publication of the "Euro-Par 2010 Workshops" LNCS volume.

The workshop proceedings will be directly shipped (by Springer) to all participants who have paid their registration fees for the workshops.



Mario Cannataro, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy



  1. Pratul K. Agarwal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  2. David A. Bader, College of Computing, Georgia University of Technology, USA
  3. Ignacio Blanquer; Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  4. Daniela Calvetti, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  5. Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, UK
  6. Ananth Y. Grama, Purdue University, USA
  7. Concettina Guerra, University of Padova, Italy
  8. Vicente Hernández, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  9. Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy
  10. Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
  11. Richard Sinnott; National e-Science Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  12. Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Italy
  13. Erkki Somersalo, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  14. Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy
  15. Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia