Parallel and Distributed Computing for Life Sciences: Algorithms, Methodologies, and Tools
PDCLifeS workshop of EURO-PAR 2018
August 27-28, Torino, Italy

Call for Papers

Advancements in Life Sciences are largely driven by the development of powerful technologies and computational tools. Applications range from drug discovery and personalized medical therapies to improved agricultural and green energy production. However, the solution of world-real problems requires a multidisciplinary approach and poses new challenges to the field of High-Performance Computing (HPC) at different levels:

  • the modeling and simulation of complex phenomena (human organ functions, evolution of diseases, sustainable energy systems, etc.);
  • the processing and analysis of massive amounts of data produced by modern technologies (omics and genome sequencing, functional and anatomical imaging, High-Content Screening, etc.);
  • the extracting, merging and understanding of information from different sources (merging different types of images, bridging imaging and omics data, etc.);
  • the storage, security, and availability of datasets (in order to gather information, compare results, reproduce the experiments, etc.).

The PDCLifeS Workshop is oriented to explore the key role of HPC algorithms, methodologies and tools for solving problems related to different branches of Life Sciences (Biology, Biomedicine, Bioengineering, Ecology, etc.).

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be in PDF format between 10-12 pages in the Springer LNCS style, (available at Springer Website), including text, figures, and references. Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings, published by Springer in the ARCoSS/LNCS series. Papers have to be submitted through EasyChair using the following link

Important Dates

  • Workshop papers due May 27, 2018
  • Author Notification June 25, 2018

Special Issue

A number of high quality selected papers presented at the workshop will be invited as extended papers in the Special Issue (in preparation) "Parallel and Distributed Computing Algorithms, Methodologies, and Tools in Life Sciences" of the International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (Taylor & Francis Publisher)


Program Committee

  • Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Pouria Assari, Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran
  • Stefano Berrone, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Mario Cannataro, Università Magna Grecia, Catanzaro, Italy
  • Claudia Di Napoli, Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking of CNR, Italy
  • Daniela di Serafino, Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
  • Jing Gong, PDC Center for High-Performance Computing, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Mario Rosario Guarracino, Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking of CNR, Italy
  • Gwanggil Jeon, Department of Embedded Systems Engineering, Incheon National University, Incheon, South Korea
  • Jason J. Jung, Department of Computer Engineering Chung-Ang University, Seul, Korea
  • Mario Nicodemi, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
  • Domenico Talia, Università della Calabria, Rende, Italy
  • Nicola Tonellotto, Information Science and Technologies Institute "A. Faedo" of CNR, Italy
  • Carsten Trinitis, Technical University of Munich, German
  • Jose Carlos Valverde, University of Castilla la Mancha, Albacete, Spain
  • Pierangelo Veltri, Università Magna Grecia, Catanzaro, Italy