Advances in High-Performance Bioinformatics

and Biomedicine

The computational approach to biology and biomedicine is dealing with an enormous availability of high throughput data and an extreme complexity in the analysis of life systems. Both these issues make the scaling-up promise of High Performance Computing (HPC) extremely appealing. Currently, the possibility of parallelising algorithms and analysis techniques exploiting the various HPC emerging frameworks is receiving a lot of interest. Examples include the porting of legacy applications to clusters, e.g. those for genome analysis and assembly, and the use of distributed technologies, cloud computing, on-chip supercomputing, GPGPUs, and massively parallel architectures for the treatment of high-throughput data-sets. HPC frameworks is becoming particular relevant in biomedicine to speed-up the analysis of tumor molecular profiling data allowing researchers to better characterize the principles of tumor evolution across cancer types.
The aim of this special session is to present the latest efforts in HP Computational Biology and to foster the integration of researchers interested in HPC and Computational Biology.
Negotiations are ongoing for the publication of a Supplement of BMC Bioinformatics with full articles dedicated to the subjects presented at the conference.


  • Algorithms for genomics and proteomics
  • DNA assembly and mapping
  • Sequence analysis
  • SNP analysis and classification
  • Expression analysis and clustering techniques
  • Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms
  • Biological databases for big data management
  • Virtual labs and experiments
  • Parallel architectures for Computational Biology
  • System infrastructure for high throughput analysis
  • Algorithms and models for cancer evolution
  • Approaches to cancer clones identification

Programme Co-chairs:

Marco Beccuti, University of Turin, Italy

Francesca Cordero, University of Turin, Italy

Programme Committee:

Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, IT

Ezio Bartocci, TU Wien, CH

David Gilbert, Brunel University, UK

Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University at Cottbus, D

Alberto Policriti, University of Udine, IT

Luciano Milanesi, CNR-ITB, IT

Marco Aldinucci, University of Turin, IT


Dr. Marco Beccuti
Dept. of Computer Science
Università degli Studi di Torino

Dr. Francesca Cordero
Dept. of Computer Science
Università degli Studi di Torino