Journal Of Parallel & Distributed Computing: Special Issue


Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Special Issue on High-Performance Computational Biology

Guest Editors:

Prof. Srinivas Aluru
Electrical & Computer Engg.
Iowa State University
3218 Coover Hall
Ames, IA 50014 USA
Tel: 515-294-3539

Prof. David A. Bader
Electrical & Computer Engg.
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131 USA
Tel: 505-277-6724

Computational Biology is fast emerging as an important discipline for academic research and industrial application. The large size of biological data sets, inherent complexity of biological problems and the necessity to deal with error-prone data all result in large run-time and memory requirements. Biological sequence databases are growing at an exponential rate. Recent invention of microarrays has facilitated high throughput studies of gene expression, allowing researchers to simultaneously sample the expression levels of tens of thousands of genes. All of these factors will make the application of parallel and distributed processing increasingly important in computational biology.

The goal of this special issue is to provide a forum for the publication of important research contributions in developing high-performance computing solutions to problems arising from molecular biology. We are especially interested in parallel algorithms for solving fundamental as well as applied problems, memory-efficient algorithms, large scale data mining techniques, and design of high-performance software.

Manuscripts submitted for this special issue should describe significant original research in the field of computational biology and be relevant to aims and scope of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Bioinformatic databases
  • Computational genomics
  • Computational proteomics
  • DNA assembly, clustering, and mapping
  • Gene expression and microarrays
  • Gene identification and annotation
  • Parallel algorithms for biological analysis
  • Parallel architectures for biological applications
  • Molecular evolution
  • Molecular sequence analysis
  • Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms
  • Protein structure
  • String data structures and algorithms

Submission Guidelines:

Interested authors should submit an electronic version of the manuscript either in postscript or PDF format as an email attachment to one of the guest editors. If you are unable to submit electronically, please submit a hardcopy. The manuscript should be prepared according to the guidelines for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, available at


November 15, 2002
Deadline for manuscript submission

February 1, 2003
Feedback to authors

April 1, 2003
Revised paper due

May 15, 2003
Notification of Final Decision

August 2003
Publication of Special Issue

David A. Bader
David A. Bader
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Data Science

David A. Bader is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology.