[Computational-biology] Call for Papers - IJCNN 2009 - Special Session on Soft Computing tools for Bioinformatics (Jan 5 2009 NEW deadline)

Francesco Masulli via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by masulli from disi.unige.it)
Tue Dec 16 12:36:46 EST 2008


[apologies for multiple posts]
deadline post-poned to Jan 5 2009
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CALL FOR PAPERS - Special Session on Soft Computing tools for Bioinformatics

at International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2009)
sponsored by SIG on Bioinformatics of the International Neural
Network Society (INNS)

Location: Westin PeachTree Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 14-19 2009 
Conference Web Site: http://cnd.memphis.edu/ijcnn2009/
Special Session Web Site: 
http://www.disi.unige.it/person/MasulliF/conferences/IJCNN2009-SS.html

Description and Scope:
The body of information surrounding molecular and genomic experiments and 
clinical investigations is rapidly growing as the magnitude and rate of 
applications involving large-scale high-throughput technologies are 
ever-increasing. Bioinformatic data mining efforts now range from more recent 
methods including miRNA target identification and protein structure 
prediction to classical methods such as ANN and RBFN classification of DNA 
microarray gene expression data. Data fusion and integration are also gaining 
considerable attention for merging signals, features, images, and text data 
from multiple sensors together in order to understand influences of data 
components on early detection and diagnosis of disease. Altogether, 
bioinformatics has become a very promising multidisciplinary research area in 
the life sciences because results provide new insights for interpretation and 
establish new leads for deeper understanding. Each year there are numerous 
Soft Computing and Machine Learning algorithms introduced providing new 
examples of application in related fields (clustering, feature selection, 
text mining, signal and image processing, data visualization, etc.). This 
session will take stock in new soft computing methods for bioinformatic data 
mining in general, and Neural Network methods in particular.

Topics:
We welcome papers which present novel algorithms or refined classical
methods for the analysis of high dimensional bioinformatic data sets. The
target problems include but are not limited to:
* Data integration and fusion
* Ensemble techniques
* Biological sequence identification
* DNA/CGH/SNP/miRNA arrays
* Gene regulatory and ontology networks
* Protein-protein, protein-small molecule interactions
* Protein structure prediction
* Cellular metabolism and signaling
* Pharmacogenomics and pharmacodynamics
* Metabolic pathways
* Signal processing
* Unsupervised and supervised classification
* Imaging/data visualization
* Text mining methods
* Biomarker selection

Organizers:
Alexandru Floares (1), Francesco Masulli (2,3), 

(1) Department of Artificial Intelligence
Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca
400015 Str. Republicii, Nr. 34-36, Cluj-Napoca Romania
E-mail: alexandru.floares <at> iocn.ro

(2) DISI Dept. Computer and Information Sciences
University of Genova
Via Dodecaneso 35
16146 Genoa, Italy
E-mail: masulli <at> disi.unige.it

(3) Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine,
Temple University, 1900 N 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA.


Important dates:
As soon as possibile:   Inform by email the Special Session  organizers of 
your willness to submit a paper
Paper submission deadline: Jan 5, 2008 (&)
Author notification of acceptance or rejection: Jan 30, 2009
Deadline for final paper re-submission: March 10, 2009 (&&)

(&) Paper submission (deadline Dec 15, 2008):
At http://cnd.memphis.edu/ijcnn2009/submission.html you'll find the 
Instruction for Authors and the link to the IJCNN 2009 submission site.  

While submitting,  select  Main research topic as "S04. SC Tools for 
Bioinformatics (Chairs: Francesco Masulli & Alexandru Floares)" only.  Don't 
select any Additional rearch topics. 

After uploaded your paper on the IJCNN 2009 submission site, send  by email to 
the special session organizers  a copy of your paper.   In the Subject of the 
email please specify: "Paper submitted to SS on Bioinformatics IJCNN09".

(&&) Final Paper re-submission (deadline March 10, 2009):
After re-uploaded your paper on the IJCNN 2009 submission site,  send  by 
email to the special session organizers a copy of your revised paper and a 
letter indicating in detail all  changes made.  In the Subject of the email 
please specify: "Paper submitted to SS on Bioinformatics IJCNN09 (revised)".


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Dr. Francesco Masulli  
Associate Professor of Computer Science            
DISI - Dept. Computer and Information Sciences
University of Genova - Via Dodecaneso 35, 16146 
Genoa - ITALY
tel. +39 010 353 6604 fax. +39 010 353 6699
and
Adjunct Associate Professor  
Center for Biotechnology - College of Science and 
Technology -Temple University - Philadelphia - PA, USA.
email: masulli from disi.unige.it
skype id: masulli
url: http://www.disi.unige.it/person/MasulliF
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