CFP: BIOKDD04: 4th Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics

Mohammed Zaki zaki at
Mon Apr 26 10:50:27 EST 2004

BIOKDD04: 4th ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics
22nd August 2004, Seattle, WA, USA 
in conjunction with ACM SIGKDD Conference, 2004

Bioinformatics is the science of managing, mining, and interpreting
information from biological sequences and structures. Genome
sequencing projects have contributed to an exponential growth in
complete and partial sequence databases. The structural genomics
initiative aims to catalog the structure-function information for
proteins. Advances in technology such as microarrays have launched the
subfield of genomics and proteomics to study the genes, proteins, and
the regulatory gene expression circuitry inside the cell. What
characterizes the state of the field is the flood of data that exists
today or that is anticipated in the future; data that needs to be
mined to help unlock the secrets of the cell.

While tremendous progress has been made over the years, many of the
fundamental problems in bioinformatics, such as protein structure
prediction or gene finding, are still open. Data mining will play a
fundamental role in understanding gene expression, drug design and
other emerging problems in genomics and proteomics. Furthermore, text
mining will be fundamental in extracting knowledge from the growing
literature in bioinformatics.

The goal of this workshop is to encourage KDD researchers to take on
the numerous challenges that Bioinformatics offers. The workshop will
feature invited talks from noted experts in the field, and the latest
data mining research in bioinformatics. We encourage papers that
propose novel data mining techniques for tasks such as:

    * Gene expression analysis 
    * Protein/RNA structure prediction
    * Phylogenetics 
    * Sequence and structural motifs 
    * Genomics and Proteomics 
    * Gene finding 
    * Drug design 
    * RNAi and microRNA Analysis
    * Text mining in bioinformatics 
    * Modeling of biochemical pathways

This workshop follows the previous three highly successful workshops:
BIOKDD03, held in Washington, DC, BIOKDD02, held in Edmonton, Canada,
and BIOKDD01 held in San Francisco, CA. We expect BIOKDD04 to be
equally successful.
Submitted papers should not exceed 10 pages, single-spaced, single
column, 10 point font, including all figures, tables, and
references. The workshop accepts only electronic submission of papers
in PDF, or PostScript format. See URL for more details.

Submission deadline: June 2, 2004
Notification: June 30, 2004
Camera-ready due: July 9, 2004
Workshop: August 22, 2004

* Mohammed J. Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (zaki at
* Shinichi Morishita, University of Tokyo (moris at
* Isidore Rigoutsos, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (rigoutso at

* Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State U., USA
* Alberto Apostolico, Prudue U., USA
* Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto U., Japan
* Charles Elkan, UC San Diego, USA
* Jayant Haritsa, Indian Inst. of Science, India
* Hasan Jamil, Wayne State U., USA
* George Karypis, U. Minnesota, USA
* Ross D. King, U. of Wales, UK
* Jinyan Li, Inst. for Infocomm Research, Singapore
* Lance A. Liotta, NIH/NCI, USA
* Ambuj Singh, UC Santa Barbara, USA
* David Page, U. Wisconsin, USA
* Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Ohio State U., USA
* Jignesh M. Patel, U. Michigan, USA
* Daniel E. Platt, IBM TJ Watson, USA
* Luc De Raedt, U. Freiburg, Germany
* Hannu Toivonen, U. Helsinki, Finland
* Jason Wang, NJIT, USA
* Wei Wang, UNC Chapel-hill, USA
* Jiong Yang, U Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
* Aidong Zhang, U. Buffalo, USA

Mohammed J. Zaki                 | Phone: 518-276-6340 (O)
Associate Professor              |        518-272-6478 (H)
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