Workshop on Genomic Information Representation (MPEG-G)

Apr 18, 2018

A workshop on applications of genomic information processing has been held on 18th April 2018 co-located with the 122nd MPEG meeting in San Diego.

The Workshop explored the opportunities for improved genome sequencing data processing services enabled by the availability in early 2019 of an ISO standard called MPEG-G on the compression of genomic information and its impact on the relevant industry.

Specifically the workshop addressed:

  • The perspectives and potential of genomic information usage in medicine and public health
  • The vision of interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of genome sequencing data
  • The challenges for the generation and management of very large volumes of genome sequencing data
  • The status, progresses of sequencing technology and associate data generation features
  • The reasons for supporting seameless availability and exchange of genome sequencing data for improving scientific progress yielded by wider data volume analysis
  • A status report on the development of the ISO genomic compression standard and an overview of its new features and performance


Organizing Committee:

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


Who What
Leonardo Chiariglione

Cedeo, Italy

Welcome & workshop goals
Amalio Telenti

Scripps Research Institute, USA

“Genome and medical information portability, retrieval and analysis”
Ioannis Xenarios,

SIB, Switzerland

“From womb to tomb sequencing: on the advantages on bringing multidisciplinary R&D to develop standards and analytics”
Dawn Barry


 “Future of Genomics and Big Data”
Alvaro G. Hernandez

UIUC DNA Services, USA

“Generation and Management of Large Sequence Files: Perspectives from the DNA Sequencing Core”
Rongshan Yu

Aginome Scientific, China

Claudio Alberti

GenomSys, Switzerland

Presentation of demonstrations
GenomSys, GenomSoft,

Aginome Scientific

Demo session and Coffee Break
Come Raczy

Illumina, USA

“The role of compression in the genomics data life cycle”
Ray Veeraraghavan

Rady’s Children Hospital san Diego, USA

Genomics at Rady’s Children Hospital
Marco Mattavelli

EPFL, Switzerland

“An overview of the MPEG-G standard for the compression and processing of genomic sequencing data”
All speakers Panel discussion,  Q&A and concluding remarks



The slides presented during the workshop can be downloaded here



Demonstrations of genome sequencing data processing prototypes and products

Co-located with the Workshop, GenomSys, GenomSoft and Aginome Scientific have presented MPEG-G prototypes and products related to genome sequencing data processing analytics, compression and storage.

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