1st Workshop on Bioinformatics Applications for Clusters and Clouds

The WbioCC is an opportunity to bring together researchers in the fields of Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing and Parallel and Distributed Computing, hence establishing a forum for discussing challenges, new ideas, results, applications, and future directions.

CCGrid 2016 Paper Submission

1st WbioCC-2016



A new generation of instruments and simulations has pervaded the experimentation area, creating a data deluge to be analyzed and processed. In bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology, with its high-throughput capacity and low cost, has revolutionized biological and computer sciences. Experiments are now supported by both workflow and database management systems, in order to manage the volume of data and to provide reproducibility and fault-tolerance of complex bioinformatics analyses. Consequently, the use of large scale computational resources, both parallel and distributed, is becoming essential in the field.

Infrastructures such as clusters and clouds promise to deliver the scalability demanded by large experiments, for speeding-up the development time of new algorithms, for increasing the availability of new methods for the research community, and for supporting large-scale multi-centric collaborations. However, scalable and dynamic systems introduce challenges at the programming, architectural, data representation and management levels, that are often outside of the scope of bioninformatics researchers. Many of these challenges are now considered under the umbrella term Big Data, wherein bioninformatics represents one of the main sources of complexity in data management.

The goal of WbioCC is therefore to bring together researchers in the fields of Cloud Computing, Parallel and Distributed Computing and Bioinformatics, hence establishing a forum for discussing challenges, new ideas, results, applications, and future directions.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format.

  • Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter-size (8.5 x 11) pages including all figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings.
  • Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review.
  • The official language of the conference is English.
  • All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on technical strength, originality, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.
  • The proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services.
  • Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal.
  • Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference.
  • Submissions received after the due date, exceeding the page limit, or not appropriately structured may not be considered.
  • Authors may contact the conference chairs for more information.

The paper submission online system is open

EasyChair for WbioCC-2016

All papers presented at the main conference, workshops (including WbioCC-2016), poster session, doctoral symposium, and SCALE challenge of IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2016 will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication and EI indexing.

Special Issue

Best papers presented at WbioCC-2016, after further revisions, will be encouraged to submit a revised and extended version for a special issue of the journal Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. The special issue also seeks direct submission of original papers that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or conferences.


We are specially interested on challenges, efforts and necessities of Latin-American researchers, but are not limited to.

  • Big data manipulation in bioinformatics
  • Data science and data analytics technologies for biological big data
  • Data provenance techniques
  • User environments for distributed bioinformatics applications
  • Non-success stories for bioinformatics applications on clouds or clusters
  • Architectures for bioinformatics
  • Parallel and distributed environments for bioinformatics applications
  • Privacy polices for bioinformatics applications on clouds
  • Programming paradigms and tools for bioinformatics applications
  • Performance analysis and monitoring for clusters and clouds
  • Migration of bioinformatics applications for clusters and clouds
  • Distributed and Parallel Storage
  • Efforts and success histories of Latin-American researchers

Important Dates

Papers Due: January 30, 2016 February 10, 2016
Author Notifications: February 19, 2016 March 01, 2016
Camera Ready Papers: March 15, 2016

Workshop Chairs

Mariza Ferro
National Laboratory of Scientific Computing - LNCC, Brazil

Omer F. Rana
Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Program Committee

Alba Melo (University of Brasilia - UnB, Brazil)

Antônio Tadeu Azevedo Gomes (LNCC, Brazil)

Antônio R. Mury (Catholic University of Petropolis - UCP, Brazil)

Bruno Schulze (LNCC, Brazil)

Carlo Mastroianni (Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking of the Italian National Research Council - ICAR-CNR, Italy)

Cristina Boeres (Fluminense Federal University - UFF, Brazil)

Daniel Weingaertner (Federal University of Paraná - UFPR, Brazil)

David Abramson (University of Queensland, Australia)

Fabio Porto (LNCC, Brazil)

Geofrey C. Fox (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)

Giacomo Mc. Evoy (Bull-Atos R&D, Brazil)

Ioan Petri (Cardiff University, United Kingdom)

Javier Diaz-Montes (Rutgers University, USA)

Luiz C. E. Bona (Federal University of Paraná - UFPR, Brazil)

Luiz Fernando Bittencourt (Federal University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil)

Luiz Gadelha (LNCC, Brazil)

Marisa Nicolás (LNCC, Brazil)

Mario Dantas (Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC, Brazil)

Narayan Ganesan (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz (University of Zaragoza, Spain)

Ricardo Farias (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, Brazil)

Vinod Rebello (Fluminense Federal University - UFF, Brazil)