Machine Learning 94 Workshop on Computational Molecular Biology

Michiel noordewi at binnacle.rutgers.edu
Wed Apr 6 22:55:31 EST 1994



		 Computational Molecular Biology and
		      Machine Learning Workshop
				   
		   Machine Learning Conference 1994

			  Program Committee:
				   
	       Michiel Noordewier (Rutgers University)
	       Lindley Darden (Rockefeller University)
				   
Description and Focus
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This workshop will focus on the application of methods from machine
learning to the promising problem area of molecular biology.  A goal
is to consolidate a machine learning faction in the emerging field of
computational biology.

One problem area is identified as genetic sequence search and
analysis, and protein structure prediction.  Biological sequences have
become a ready source of sample data for machine learning approaches
to classification.  Recently such sequences have also provided
problems for sophisticated pattern recognition paradigms, including
those borrowed from computational linguistics, Bayesian methods, and
artificial neural networks.  This workshop will bring together workers
using such diverse approaches, and will focus on the rich set of
problems presented by the recent availability of extensive biological
sequence information.

Another area of applicability of ML techniques to molecular biology is
in the application of computational discovery methods.  Such methods
are employed for forming, ranking, evaluating, and improving
hypotheses.  Learning strategies using analogies or homologies among
molecules or processes from different organisms or species are also of
interest.

The format of the workshop will be the presentation of short papers
followed by panel discussions.

Submission Requirements
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Persons wishing to attend the workshop should submit three copies of a
1-2 page research summary including a list of relevant publications,
along with a phone number and an electronic mail address.  

Persons wishing to make presentations at the workshop should submit
three copies of a short paper (no more than 10 pages) or extended
abstract, in addition to the research summary.  All submissions must
be received by May 1, 1994.  Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be mailed to applicants by May 15, 1994.

A set of working notes will be distributed at the workshop.  Camera
ready copies of papers accepted for inclusion in the working notes of
the workshop will be due on June, 15, 1994.

The timetable is as follows:

        Abstracts, papers, etc due to chair             1 May
        Decisions made, submitters get feedback        15 May
        Final working-note submissions rcv'd by chair  15 June
        workshop date                                  10 July, 1994



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