Monday, November 16, 9:00am - 5:30 pm.
In afflication with SC09
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the computing, systems biology and computational biology fields. The workshop will focus particularly on applications of cloud computing.
Modern genomics studies use many high-throughput instruments that generate prodigious amounts of data. For example, a single run on a current sequencing instrument generates 30-40 GB of sequence data, or one-third of a genomics sequence space (current archives of complete genomic data comprise 51 GB). The situation is further complicated by the democratization of sequencing; many small centers can now independently create large sequence data sets. Moreover, the immense amount and variety of 'omics data that must be integrated together with genomics data in order to model and study organisms at a systems level creates unique opportunities in computational biology. Consequently, the rate of sequence and related data productions is growing faster than our ability to analyze these data.
Cloud Computing provides an appealing possibility for on-demand access to computing resources. Many computations fall under the "embarrassingly parallel" header and should be ideally suited for cloud computing. However, challenging issues remain, including data transfer and local data availability on the cloud nodes.
This workshop aims to bring together computer scientists, bioinformaticists, and computational biologists to discuss the feasibility of using cloud computing.
The workshop will combine invited talks, talks selected from abstract submissions to this call (20 minutes
Abstracts should be emailed to email@example.com (please use PDF, ASCII or DOC format).