[DL] BigLS – workshop on Big Data in Life Sciences

Xiaowei Jia xiaoweij at buffalo.edu
Tue Jun 24 03:41:34 CEST 2014

*BigLS-**Big Data in Life Sciences*

The Second ACM International Workshop on Big Data in Life Sciences (BigLS 2014)
September 20, 2014 – Newport Beach, CA

Held in conjunction with the  5th  ACM Conference on Bioinformatics,
Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics(ACM BCB)

The ever-growing volume and diversity of biological and biomedical data
continues to pose new chal- lenges and increasing demands on computing and
data management. The inherent complexity of this Big Data forces us to
rethink how we collect,store, combine and analyze it.

BigLS is a workshop dedicated to the broad theme of Big Data in life
sciences.  The goal of the work- shop is to bring together leading
researchers and practitioners working on a diverse  range  of Big Data
problems relating to biology and medicine,and engage them in a
discussion  about
current Big Data problems, the state of computational tools and analytics,
the challenges and the future trends within life sciences. The workshop
focus is on, but is not limited to, the following broadthemes:

• Scalable algorithms and techniques for Big Data analytics in molecular

• Statistical and integrative approaches to Big Data biology and informatics

• High performance computing methods and software for Big Data biology

• Scientific workflows and platforms for Big Data in life sciences

• Software and hardware solutions for managing Big Data in biomedical

In addition  to regular  papers catering to the above spectrum of topics, we
 also invite “position pa- pers” to highlight some of the grand challenge
scientific problems from a biological standpoint, ex- isting or emerging,
that require Big Dataanalytics, along with related challenges and advances.

The workshop will feature contributed papers as well as invited  talks from
leading experts in the field. All submissions will be evaluated based  on
their originality, technical soundness, significance, presentation, and
interest to the workshopattendees.  All accepted papers will be included  in
 the ACM BCB proceedings published by the ACM Digital Library.

*K**e**ynote address by Larry Smarr*

The BigLS workshop is devoted to promoting the highest  standards in
research and education. As a part  of this mission, BigLS features keynote
presentations by recognized leaders and luminaries who significantly
advanced the domain.  This yearkeynote presentation will be delivered by Larry
Smarr – the founding Director of the California Institute for
and Information Technology  (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership,
and the Harry E. Gruber Professor in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
at UCSD’s Jacobs School.

Important Dates:

•  Papers submission:  June 19, 2014 (no deadline extensions!)

• Authors notification: July 22, 2014

• Camera-ready papers:  August 9, 2014

• Workshop: September 20, 2014

Workshop Co-Chairs:

• Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164

• Jaroslaw Zola, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Program Committee:

• Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center

• Mehmet Koyuturk, Case Western Reserve University

• Ben Langmead, Johns Hopkins University

• Saumyadipta Pyne, CR Rao AIMSCS, India

• Kamesh Madduri, Pennsylvania State University

• Folker Meyer, Argonne National Laboratory

• Parisa Rashidi, University of Florida

• Gail Rosen, Drexel University

• Fabio Vandin, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

More information about the workshop can be found at: http://www.bigls.org/
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