New computational opportunities and challenges have emerged within the cancer research and clinical application areas as the size, number, variety and complexity of cancer datasets have grown in recent years. Simultaneously, advances in computational capabilities have grown and are expected to continue to reach unprecedented scales. Such opportunities to impact cancer computationally are underscored in the 2016 Twenty-first Century Cures Act. The workshop focuses on bringing together interested individuals ranging from clinicians, mathematicians, data scientists, computational scientists, hardware experts, engineers, developers, leaders and others with an interest in advancing the use of computation at all levels to better understand, diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. With an interdisciplinary focus, the workshop provides opportunities for participants to learn how computation is employed across multiple areas including imaging, genomics, analytics, modeling, pathology and drug discovery with a focus on impacting cancer. As an interdisciplinary workshop, the cross-disciplinary sharing of insight and challenges fosters collaborations and future innovations to accelerate the progress in computationally and data driven cancer research and clinical applications. The forward focus of the workshop looks at challenges and opportunities for large scale HPC, including exascale applications involving cancer.
In the workshop, we bring together the computational community exploring and using high-performance computing, analytics, predictive modeling, and large datasets in cancer research and clinical applications. The workshop is inherently inter-disciplinary, with the common interest in cancer and computation the unifying theme. As such, the workshop provides rich opportunities for attendees to learn about future directions, current applications and challenges and build collaborations. Maintaining a perspective of accelerating scientific insights and translation of insights to clinical application for improved patient outcomes, the workshop brings together many interests from across the technology, cancer research and clinical domains.
As a disease-specific workshop, the sustaining aim of the workshop is to provide a regular opportunity where individuals with expertise and interests across a variety of computational technologies and applications can convene, cross-educate, share progress, ideas and challenges, and seek opportunities for cross-interest collaboration and innovation. The participation in the workshop is inherently inter-disciplinary, with the common interest in cancer and computation serving as the unifying theme. As such, the workshop will provide rich opportunities for attendees to learn about diverse computational approaches and applications of HPC in cancer research and clinical applications. Maintaining a perspective of patient impact, with translation of ideas to clinical application, the workshop will include involvement of interests spanning from research to clinical application.
Fourth Computational Approaches for Cancer Workshop Program Emphasis
Call for Papers
Outcomes and Impact
Initial Program Committee