8th International Workshop on
High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB)

held in conjunction with BIBM 2017
Kansas City, MO, USA
November 13-16, 2017


HiBB-2016 Program (not yet available) here

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Septembre 20th, 2015



High-throughput technologies (e.g. microarray, mass spectrometry, NGS) 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 bioinformatics, biomedicine, medical informatics, high performance computing, as well as scientists working in biology and medicine, to discuss, among the others, the challenges and the requirements posed by novel data analysis pipelines for the management and analysis of omics data, that are more and more produced by high-throughput experimental platforms as well as diagnostic tools. 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:


- High performance data mining for bioinformatics and biomedicine.

- 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

- Services for bioinformatics and biomedicine

- Cloud Computing for bioinformatics and biomedicine

- Peer-To-Peer Computing for bioinformatics and biomedicine

- Emerging architectures and programming models for bioinformatics and biomedicine

- Parallel processing of bio-signals

- Modeling and simulation of complex biological processes




The workshop will take place on November 13-16, 2017 (To Be Announced). It is scheduled as half-day. The program is not available yet.





Please submit a full-length paper (up to 8 page IEEE 2-column format) through the BIBM-2017 Workshops submission system:


You can download the format instruction here:


Electronic submissions (in PDF or Postscript format) are required. Selected participants will be asked to submit their revised papers in a format to be specified at the time of acceptance.




Oct 15, 2017: Due date for full workshop papers submission (Extended Deadline)

Oct 20, 2017: Notification of paper acceptance to authors (Extended Deadline)

Oct 25, 2017: Camera-ready of accepted papers

Nov 13-16, 2017: Workshop




After of the workshop, we plan to invite the best papers of the workshop for a special issue of an international journal.




Mario Cannataro, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy



1. Giuseppe Agapito, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy

2. Pratul K. Agarwal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

3. Ignacio Blanquer; Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

4. Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK

5. Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, UK

6. Ananth Y. Grama, Purdue University, USA

7. Concettina Guerra, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

8. Vicente Hernandez, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

9. Salvatore Orlando, University of Venezia, Italy

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

11. Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy

12. Richard Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

13. Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy

14. Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia