Last CFP: Learning Graphical Models for Comp Genomics (Extended)

roger s010858 at mailserv.cuhk.edu.hk
Mon Mar 24 20:05:35 EST 2003



Roby Joehanes wrote:

> Deadline Extended. Apologies for cross posting
> ------
> Last CFP: IJCAI-2003 Workshop -- Learning Graphical Models for
> Computational Genomics
> Saturday, 9 August 2003
> Acapulco, Mexico
> http://www.kddresearch.org/KDD/Workshops/IJCAI-2003-Bioinformatics/
>
> Recent advances in experimental tools for computational genomics have
> led to sharp growth in data resources for bioinformatics problems
> such as modeling of gene expression and gene-protein interaction.
> This provides an interesting application domain for intelligent
> systems that learn graphical models from data for causal modeling,
> time series simulation and prediction, and classification and
> regression problems in computational life sciences.
>
> In response, we propose a workshop to bring together researchers in
> intelligent systems who are interested in:
> * probabilistic reasoning and learning with the primary focus of:
> - learning the structure of graphical models from data,
> - new graphical models such as types of dynamic Bayesian networks,
> stochastic and other approximation algorithms for inference,
> - structure learning;
> * constraint-based knowledge representation;
> * parameter estimation on graphical models and dynamical systems.
>
> ---Topics
>
> Active research topics that are relevant to learning graphical
> models for computational genomics include:
> * functional genomics, which includes:
> - modeling of gene regulatory dynamics,
> - data mining from DNA hybridization microarrays,
> - other gene modeling tools such as northern blots;
> * building simulation models for metabolomics on:
> - biochemical pathways,
> - environmental stress-response,
> - cellular process regulation;
> * proteomics, such as:
> - secondary and tertiary fold prediction
> - gene-protein interaction;
> * other contemporary bioinformatics problems, such as:
> - intelligent systems for pharmacology,
> - plant science and crop simulation,
> - decision support systems for human and veterinary medicine,
> - phylogenetic modeling.
>
> ---Format
>
> The one day workshop will include one or more invited talks and
> specialized tutorials on state-of-the-art research problems and
> methodologies, presentations by selected participants, and a panel
> and open discussion on key topics.
>
> ---Attendance
>
> This workshop is intended for researchers and practitioners in the
> area of bioinformatics and uncertain reasoning using graphical models
> for computational genomics.
>
> Researchers with an interest in machine learning, medical
> informatics, microbiology, biophysics, and knowledge discovery in
> databases (KDD) will also find this workshop of interest.
>
> ---Paper Submissions
>
> Participants are encouraged to submit papers (up to 8 pages in
> length) on recent and continuing research, formatted according to
> IJCAI guidelines. Experimental results are also encouraged,
> especially on fielded applications, even if they are only
> preliminary. Papers should be submitted electronically in Postscipt,
> PDF, MS Word format via e-mail.
>
> To encourage participation but focus discussions on key topics, we
> also invite 2-page research synopses and position papers from
> attendants who do not submit full papers.
>
> Each submission shall be accompanied by a short statement, up to 500
> words or one page in length from each participants. This should
> describe your interest in and perspectives on this workshop topic.
>
> DUAL SUBMISSION POLICY: Submission of short (2-page OR 6-8 page)
> synopses of articles currently in preparation, under review, or
> accepted for publication as journals or book chapters is permitted.
> Submission of full-length papers currently under review for other
> conferences and workshops is also permitted. However, these papers
> shall be published in the working notes for this workshop if and
> only if they are compliant with the dual-submission guidelines of
> the other conference or workshop.
>
> Please consult the workshop web page for formatting instructions.
>
> All submissions should be sent to:
> ijcai2003-bioinformatics(AT)kddresearch.org.
> (Please replace "(AT)" with the appropriate symbol.)
>
> ---Important Dates
>
> Mar 14, 2003 Submission deadline
> Mar 21, 2003 Acceptance notification
> May 16, 2003 Camera-ready version of papers
>
> ---Organizing Chairs
>
> William H. Hsu (primary contact)
> Department of Computing and Information Sciences
> Kansas State University
> 234 Nichols Hall
> Manhattan, KS 66506-2302
> t: (785) 532-6350 ext. 29
> f: (785) 539-7180
> e: bhsu-AT-cis.ksu.edu
> w: http://www.cis.ksu.edu/~bhsu
>
> Roby Joehanes (primary contact)
> Department of Computing and Information Sciences
> Kansas State University
> 234 Nichols Hall
> Manhattan, KS 66506-2302
> t: (785) 532-6350 ext. 55
> f: (785) 537-9927
> e: robbyjo-AT-cis.ksu.edu
> w: http://www.cis.ksu.edu/~robbyjo
>
> C. David Page, Jr.
> Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (Medical School)
> and Department of Computer Sciences
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> Medical Science Center, Room 6743
> 1300 University Avenue
> Madison, WI 53706
> t: (608) 265-6168
> f: (608) 263-0415
> e: page-AT-biostat.wisc.edu
> w: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~dpage
>
> ---Program Committee
>
> - Mark Craven, University of Wisconsin-Madison
> - Dan Geiger, Technion, Israel
> - David Gilbert, University of Glasgow
> - Haipeng Guo, Kansas State University
> - Lei Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
> - Irene Ong, University of Wisconsin-Madison
> - Jude Shavlik, University of Wisconsin-Madison
> - Stephen M Welch, Kansas State University
>
> ---Additional information
>
> Please consult the following web page:
> http://www.kddresearch.org/KDD/Workshops/IJCAI-2003-Bioinformatics/
> for more information.
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