Special session at the CIBB 2015

Andrea Bracciali (WG3 leader) and Ivan Merelli (WG3) have co-organised the special session on

Large-Scale and HPC data analysis in bioinformatics: intelligent methods for computational, systems and synthetic biology

at the CIBB 2015 – Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics international conference, which will be held in Naples from the 10th to the 12th of September.

More information: http://bioinfo.na.iac.cnr.it/cibb2015/#schedule


Aims and scope

Biomedical research is currently facing the Big Data wave created by the huge amount of experiments performed every day in -omics sciences. This new situation demands appropriate IT infrastructures and scalable software to analyse data within an acceptable timespan. Massive parallel clusters, distributed technologies, on‐Chip solutions such as GPGPU and Xeon Phi must be exploited with adequate algorithmic solutions to reach their full potential.

The aim of this special session is to bring together researchers interested in cutting-edge methods to address the challenges posed by the huge amount of data produced in -omics sciences and in application to systems and synthetic biology. The track aims to present latest advancements concerning High Performance Computing solutions required to treat multi‐omics Big Data and to support the various Large-Scale challenges of current computational biology.

Relevant topics within this context include all the field of Next‐Generation Sequencing data analysis and interpretation, Genomics patterns identification and mining, Transcriptomics and Proteomics data integration, Systems Biology models simulation and optimization, Structural Biology and Molecular Dynamics, Synthetic Biology circuits design and simulation.