Call for Papers:

BioSys 2024 (In Conjunction with ASPLOS 2024)

Final Submission Deadline
March 22, 2024

Call For Papers

1st Workshop on Emerging Computer Systems Challenges and Applications in Biomedicine (BioSys), in conjunction with the 29th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS-2024)

Workshop websitehttps://biosys-workshop.github.io/

The advent of new biotechnologies, such as high-throughput DNA sequencing, single-cell sequencing, gene therapies, spatial transcriptomics, CRISPR, AI, and Brain-Computer Interfaces, are enabling the generation of vast amounts of high-quality biological datasets. These technologies are revolutionizing the fields of medicine, drug discovery, epidemiology, metagenomics, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, among others. However, they also pose new challenges in data storage, analysis, and scalability for current computer systems. Moreover, due to the sensitive nature of several biomedical datasets, coupled with the rapid advances in generative AI and quantum computing technologies, the development of new computing systems that ensure data privacy and security in biomedicine is of paramount importance.

This workshop aims to provide a platform for discussing the latest research and developments in all aspects of computer systems (such as data storage, hardware accelerators, cloud computing, privacy, security, and AI/ML integration.) for applications in biomedicine. It also aims to explore new opportunities and challenges at the intersection of the two fields and to facilitate networking and collaboration among participants from diverse backgrounds. The workshop will feature distinguished keynote speakers, paper presentations, expert panel discussions, and interactive sessions, and will provide networking opportunities.

Submission Guidelines

For submissions, we invite authors to submit their latest work that belongs to the intersection of the following computer systems and biomedical applications:

Computer Systems (include, but are not limited to):

  • Hardware accelerators
  • FPGAs and reconfigurable computing
  • Cloud and data center scale computing
  • Scalable Deep Learning and AI models
  • Security and Privacy Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Parallel and Heterogenous Architecture
  • 3D memory-logic stack, Near-memory, and in-memory processing
  • Biomedical Circuits and Devices
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces

Biomedical Applications (include, but not limited to):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Drug Design and Discovery
  • Proteomics
  • Structural Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Metagenomics
  • Epidemiology and genomic surveillance
  • Precision Medicine and Healthcare
  • Rapid Sequencing and Diagnosis
  • Neuroscience

Important Notes

Presenting a paper in the workshop does not preclude publication in other venues.

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Satish Narayanasamy (Professor, University of Michigan) – Website
  • Duygu Kuzum (Associate Professor, UC San Diego) – Website
  • Abhishek Bhattacharjee (Professor, Yale University – Website

Contact

  1. Yatish Turakhia (yturakhia@ucsd.edu)
  2. Sumit Walia (swalia@ucsd.edu)
  3. Anshu Gupta (ang037@ucsd.edu)
  4. Pranav Gangwar (pgangwar@ucsd.edu)
  5. Kyle Smith (kws001@ucsd.edu)