BIO-Arch: Workshop on Hardware Acceleration


BIO-Arch is a new forum for presenting and discussing new ideas in 1) accelerating genome analysis with the co-design of hardware and software and 2) emerging technologies in computer architecture. BIO-Arch aims to bring together researchers in the bioinformatics, computational biology, and computer architecture communities to strengthen the progress in accelerating genome analysis with efficient and accurate algorithms, data structures, and hardware design.


BIO-Arch will be held in The Social Facilities of İstanbul Technical University on April 14. Detailed information about how to arrive at the venue location with various transportation options can be found on the RECOMB website.

Our panel discussion will be held in conjunction with the main RECOMB conference. The panel discussion will be held in Marriott Şişli on April 17 at 17:00. You can find the detailed information about the main venue location on the RECOMB website. You can find the program schedule of the main conference here.

YouTube Livestream

We will be livestreaming the workshop on YouTube. You can watch the workshop live using this YouTube link.

Call for contributions

This workshop is composed of invited talks on the general topic of systems design and acceleration of bioinformatics workloads. There are a limited number of slots for other talks. If you would like to deliver such a talk on related topics, please contact us by filling out this form. We invite abstract submissions related to (but not limited to) the following topics in the context of genome analysis:

  • Architectures for emerging technologies and applications
  • Accelerator-based, application-specific, and reconfigurable architectures
  • In-/near-memory or in-/near-storage processing
  • Processor, memory, and storage architectures
  • Hardware/software co-design for genome analysis
  • GPGPU/GPU Computing


To be announced soon

RECOMB Panel Speakers

To be announced soon


Onur Mutlu (ETH Zurich)

Can Fırtına (ETH Zurich)