High Performance Computational Systems Biology, HiBi 2011
Special session of 9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology (CMSB 2011)
Computational methods in biology enable the systematic study of the complex interactions that characterize biological systems. Mathematical modelling is a necessary tool to unambiguously represent the information about the behaviour of the considered system and to enable sophisticated predictive analysis. One of the main limitations in managing models of biological systems comes from the inconsistency between their inherently parallel nature and the sequential computer programs/algorithms which are commonly used to analyze them. Such limitations affect all varieties of models,ranging from continuous-deterministic to discrete-stochastic ones. High Performance computing is arguably the most popular approach for tackling the computational requirements of complex applications. The goal of HiBi is therefore to bring together researchers in the fields of high performance computing and computational systems biology, hence establishing a forum for discussing challenges, new ideas, results, applications and future directions concerning high performance computing in biology.
For this year, the HiBi workshop has merged with CMSB. This is a unique opportunity for our community to join a larger community and to spread our results.