We are witnessing today an enormous increase in the volume and complexity of data across a variety of domains, including bioscience. Extracting useful information from such data is challenging. Although many approaches have already been developed, efficient analysis of big data in bioscience domain is far from satisfactory. Biodiversity and health are prominently characterized by a high volume of data with great complexity of information contained, which lead to various approaches to data analyses.
The goal of this workshop is to present a selection of efforts currently being made at the Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, as a first step towards extending the current fruitful collaboration between these two institutions in this field.