MPEG-G Standard
DNA Sequence Database Storage

13:00 – 18:00, 13th October 2018

Shenzhen (CN)

A workshop on applications of genomic information processing will be held on 13th October 2018 one day after the 124th MPEG meeting.

The Workshop intends to provide an overview of MPEG-G the new ISO standard on the compression of and optimized access to genomic information, its impact on the relevant industry, on the various related standardization initiatives, use cases, sequencing technology evolution and perspectives for standardization in other –omics fields.

Specifically the workshop addresses:

  • An overview of the ISO genomic compression standard and its new features and performance
  • The challenges for the generation and management of very large volumes of genome sequencing data
  • The status and future perspectives of sequencing technology and genomic data generation
  • The vision of genomic information storage and processing on the cloud
  • The vision of further standardization objectives in the –omics fields

The workshop is open to the public and interested parties who want to learn more on the perspectives of genomic data processing applications and on new technologies for the processing of genome sequencing data.

Registration is free of charge. To register (only for logistic purposes), please send an email to Massimo Ravasi.

Date: 13th October (Saturday), 2018

Program: 13:00 – 18:00

Venue: 2F Function Room, Tencent Building, No. 10000 Shennan Avenue, NanShan District, Shenzhen , Guangdong province, China


 Organizing Committee:

Joern Ostermann (LUH), Rongshan Yu (AGINOME Scientific), Claudio Alberti (GenomSys), Tom Paridaens (imec and UGent)

Preliminary Program

Start End What Who
12:30 13:00 Registration
13:00 13:10 Welcome & workshop goals Leonardo Chiariglione
13:10 13:40 “An overview of the MPEG-G standard for the compression and processing of genomic sequencing data” Marco Mattavelli (EPFL, Switzerland)
13:40 14:10 “An overview of standardization initiatives on genomic data” Yong Zhang (ISO/TC 276/ WG2 & WG 5 Convenor)
14:10 14:40 “GSA: Genome Sequence Archive, in China” Yanqing Wang (BIG Data Center, BIG, CAS)
14:40 14:50 Short presentation of demos Demonstrators companies
14:50 15:20 Demo session and Coffee Break
15:20 15:50 “State-of-the-art and future of NGS, a standard perspective” Ming NI (BGI-Shenzhen and MGI)
15:50 16:20 “Constructing an open ecosystem for bioinformatics and genomic big data” Chen Shifu (Haplox)
16:20 16:50 “Practice and Challenges of 20,000 human WGS data analysis on BGI Online” Kang FANG (BGI-Online, BGI)
16:50 17:20 Panel discussion,  Q&A and concluding remarks All speakers
17:20 18:00 Demo session continues

Demonstrations of genome sequencing data processing prototypes and products

Co-located with the WS it will be possible to show demos and to present prototypes and products related to genome sequencing data processing analytics, compression and storage to workshop participants.