Submission deadline: 15 June 2019
"Future Generation Computer Systems", a forum for the publication of peer-reviewed, high-quality original papers showing advances in distributed systems, collaborative environments, high performance and high-performance computing, Big Data on such infrastructures as grids, clouds and the Internet of Things (IoT), is seeking original manuscripts for a Special Issue on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Life Sciences (LIFE2019) scheduled to appear in the second half of 2019.
Computational methods are nowadays ubiquitous in the field of bioinformatics and biomedicine. Besides established fields like molecular dynamics, genomics or neuroimaging, new emerging methods like deep learning models rely heavily on large-scale computational resources. These new methods need to manage Tbytes or Pbytes of data with large-scale structural and functional relationships, TFlops or PFlops of computing power for simulating highly complex models, or many-task processes and workflows for processing and analyzing data.
Today, many areas in Life Sciences are facing these challenges, such as biomodelling, predictive models of disease and treatment, evolutionary biology, medical biology, cell biology, biomedical image processing, biosignal sensoring or computer-supported diagnosis. Clouds, Edge/Fogs and Big Data Environments are promising to address research, clinical and medical research community requirements as they allow for significant reduction of computational time to run large experiments, for speeding-up development time for new algorithms, and to reduce barriers for large-scale multi-centric collaborations.
The special issue will provide a forum for presenting research works showing advances of bioinformatics and medical applications using distributed IT systems, new ideas and approaches to successfully apply distributed IT-systems in translational research, clinical intervention, and decision-making, and novel proposal to tackle specific challenges in Life Sciences computing such as security, traceability, data interoperability, simulation of complex models, creation of cloud services, or application of artificial intelligence techniques to enhance decisions and to speed up processes.
The special issue will be open to any author, but it will also invite extended versions of selected papers of CCGrid-Life 2019 workshop, held with CCGRID 2019, whose topics fit in the scope of this special issue. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers to ensure a very high quality of papers selected for the Special Issue.
AREAS OF INTEREST
This special issue of Future Generation Computing Systems will feature articles that discuss the following areas of interest:
The FGCS's submission system will be open for submissions to our Special Issue from 15 February 2019. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type "SI: LIFE2019". Please submit your manuscript before 15 June 2019.
All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.
Please see an example here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/science-of-the-total-environment/special-issue/10SWS2W7VVV
Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal's homepage at: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/future-generation-computer-systems/0167-739X?generatepdf=true