SIGKDD Explorations Special Issue on Microarray Data Mining, deadline October 10

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SIGKDD Explorations Special Issue on Microarray Data Mining
Guest editors: Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (KDnuggets, UMass Lowell), 
Pablo Tamayo (MIT/Whitehead Institute) 

Submission deadline: October 10, 2003.  

SIGKDD Explorations is the official newsletter of ACM SIGKDD (Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining). This special issue invites submissions which explore analysis and mining of DNA Microarray data. 

Analyzing gene expression data from microarray devices has many important applications in medicine and biology, but presents significant challenges to data mining, including 

* analyzing data with very many attributes (genes) and relatively few examples (samples) 
* high likelihood of false positives due to chance 
* lack of absolute ground truth 
* assessing classifier certainty 
* abundance of biological knowledge and difficulty of integrating it 
* understanding the influence of many steps of data preprocessing on gene expression data 
* complexities of gene interaction 

We invite contributions that deal with data mining aspects of microarray data analysis, including topics mentioned above, and fall into one of the following areas: 

* disease classification/discrimination and outcome prediction 
* gene clustering 
* analysis of changes over time 
* biological knowledge integration in data analysis 
* biological knowledge discovery from data 
* application descriptions and case studies 
* surveys and descriptions of existing software for microarray data analysis 

Submissions should be made to Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, (replace _#_ with @) in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Submissions are expected to be between 5 and 15 pages in length. 

More detailed submission instructions at

Submissions will be reviewed by the guest editors, external reviewers and/or associate editors as appropriate. 

Important Dates: 
Submissions			Oct 10, 2003 
Reviews due back to authors 	Nov 10, 2003 
Camera-ready due 		Dec 1, 2003 

About the SIGKDD Explorations newsletter
SIGKDD Explorations newsletter is sent to the ACM SIGKDD membership and to a world-wide network of libraries. The previous issues are available online at SIGKDD goal is to make Explorations a very informative, rapid publication, and an interesting forum for communicating with SIGKDD community. 

SIGKDD Explorations Editors are 

Sunita Sarawagi, Editor-in-Chief 
Paul Bradley, Associate Editor 
Usama Fayyad, Associate Editor 


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