Indianapolis, October 26, 2019

The growth of genome data and computational requirements overwhelm the capacity of servers. Many institutions and the NIH are considering cloud computing services as a cost-effective alternative to scale up research. Privacy and security are major concerns when deploying cloud-based data analysis tools. In the past few years, secure computation methods have had significant performance improvement but it is still not clear if they are applicable to biomedical challenges involving big data. The goal of this challenge is to evaluate the performance of state-of-the-art methods that ensure rigorous data confidentiality during data analyses in a cloud environment.