4th International Workshop on
High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB)

held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2013
Aachen, Germany
August 26-30, 2013


HiBB-2013 Program available here


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 remote scientists may conduct experimental research 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




The workshop will take place on August 27, 9:00-12:30, (Room: Main Building - Lecture Hall IV).




We invite original previously unpublished contributions. Submission implies that at least one author will register for the workshops at Euro-Par 2013 and present the paper in the workshop session, if accepted.

Full papers should not exceed 10 pages in the Springer LNCS style (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Download LNCS Latex style here (ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip).

Springer's author guidelines are available here.

Paper submission has to be performed by using the HiBB-2013 EasyChair submission server (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hibb2013).

In case of problems, authors may send their manuscript in PDF to the workshop chair: cannataro AT unicz.it.

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

All accepted and presented papers will be included in the Workshops proceedings that will be published in a separate Springer LNCS Euro-Par 2013 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.




Workshop papers due: June 10, 2013 (Deadline Extended)

Workshop author notification: July 8, 2013

Revised papers to be distributed at the workshop due: July 29, 2013

Workshop session: August 27, 9:00-12:30, (Room: Main Building - Lecture Hall IV)


Important dates for EuroPar Workshop Proceedings preparation

Workshop camera-ready papers for Euro-Par Workshop Proceedings due: October 3, 2013




Mario Cannataro, University Magna Graecia 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 Politecnica 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 Hernandez, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

9. Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy

10. Horacio Perez-Sanchez, University of Murcia, Spain

11. Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK

12. Richard Sinnott; National e-Science Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

13. Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Italy

14. Erkki Somersalo, Case Western Reserve University, USA

15. Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy

16. Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia