BIOKDD 2010 : 9th International Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics
Conference Series : Data Mining in Bioinformatics
Call For Papers
The goal of this workshop is to encourage KDD researchers and practitioners to take on the numerous challenges that Bioinformatics offers. This year the workshop will feature the theme of “Mining biocomplexity: From Molecular Systems to Health”. Complex biological systems consist of components that are in themselves complex and interacting with each other. Understanding how the various components work in concert, using modern high-throughput biology and data mining methods, is crucial to the ultimate goal of genome-based economy such as genome medicine and new agricultural and energy solutions. Applying the study of complex biological systems, health informatics aims to discover novel and useful patterns in large volumes of health care related data and to explore the links between disease physiology and molecular bio-sciences. BIOKDD offers a premier forum of presenting data mining concepts and tools for integrating data from heterogeneous multimedia sources, especially those from new high-throughput experimental data collection technologies, and expediting knowledge discovery in a wide range of areas including biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, nursing, clinical care, dentistry, and public health research.
We encourage papers that propose novel data mining techniques for post-genome bioinformatics studies in areas such as:
* Phylogenetics and comparative Genomics
* DNA microarray data analysis
* Deep sequencing data analysis
* RNAi and microRNA analysis
* Protein/RNA structure prediction
* Sequence and structural motif finding
* Modeling of biological networks and pathways
* Statistical learning methods in bioinformatics
* Dynamics modeling for biological networks
* Computational proteomics
* Computational biomarker discoveries
* Gene-environment, Gene-drug, drug-drug interaction discoveries
* Computer aided drug discoveries
* Biomedical Text mining
* Biological data management techniques
* Semantic webs and ontology-driven biological data integration methods
* Knowledge discovery in electronic medical records
* Privacy and security issues in mining health databases
Papers should be at most 10 pages long, single-spaced, in font size 10 or larger with one-inch margins on all sides. Paper should be submitted in PDF/PS format through Easychar at the following link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=biokdd10
Camera-ready format papers may be referenced from previous BIOKDD conference proceedings (e.g., BIOKDD08)
5/04/2010 Deadline for Submission of Papers
5/21/2010 Notification of Acceptance; Workshop Registration Open
6/01/2010 Submission of Camera Ready Papers
7/25/2010 Workshop Presentation
All papers will be published at the workshop proceedings and at the ACM digital library.
Submission of accepted papers. For accepted workshop papers, we require that each camera-ready paper be formatted strictly according to the official ACM Proceedings Format. Please submit PDF file only. To prepare for the camera-ready PDF file submission, you may use either the Microsoft word template or the Latex files preparation instructions found here. All final camera-ready submissions must be accompanied by a completed digital copy (scanned Okay) of the ACM copyright transfer form, or else the paper cannot be included in the final workshop proceedings.
Publication of proceeding and expanded papers. Expanded version of selected high-quality papers from the workshop will be invited for publication in a special issue of a major bioinformatics/biocomputing journal (in 2007, it was Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; in 2008, it was ACM/IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics). Details of the journal/book publication will be announced online after the workshop.
* (To be announced after peer review)
* BIOKDD '10 electronic proceedings will be made available online here.