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[Drosophila] ICDM-2010 Workshop on Biological Data Mining and its Applications in Healthcare

Li Xiaoli via dros%40net.bio.net (by xlli from i2r.a-star.edu.sg)
Sun Jul 11 04:29:02 EST 2010

Dear Colleagues,
We are writing to invite you to submit your papers to the ICDM 2010 (http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/icdm10/) workshop on "Biological Data Mining and its Applications in Healthcare" (http://www1.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/~xlli/BioDM.html), which will be held in Sydney Australia on December 14 2010. ICDM, the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, is one of the premier conferences in the field of Data Mining.

By co-locating with ICDM 2010, we hope the workshop will bring better awareness of interesting and challenging biological and medical problems that inspire new data mining solutions, and attract the participation of researchers in the areas of data mining and machine learning who are interested in the real-world applications of data mining in computational biology and healthcare.

1. Introduction

Scientists in biology and healthcare are facing a growing flood of biological and clinical data that they need to digest in their research. However, their ability to generate large amounts of biological and clinical data may soon surpass their capacity to analyze and make sense of the data generated in a timely fashion.  As scientists begin to translate their genomic research from bench to bedside, meaningful observations and discoveries will have to be drawn from diverse data such as DNA microarrays, protein sequences, protein-protein interactions, biological pathways, bio-images, electronic medical records, and biomedical literature. 

Data mining is well positioned to help the biologists and clinicians draw meaningful observations and discoveries from the vast array of biomedical data that are now available for analysis. However, there are challenges to be addressed. For example, the algorithms need to be able to handle a high level of noise and incompleteness in the data (e.g. protein interactions have high false positive and false negative rates), process computationally intensive tasks effectively (e.g. large scale interaction graph mining), address privacy issues (e.g. patients medical records), and integrate multiple heterogeneous data sources.

The mission of this workshop is to disseminate the latest research challenges, results, and practice of novel data mining approaches in biology and healthcare. We seek submissions of cross-disciplinary research works using data mining and machine learning techniques (data cleansing, data integration, data selection, data transformation, knowledge representation, association mining, clustering, classification, semi-supervised learning, regression, graph mining, text mining, outlier detections, and visualization) to address the challenging issues in biological and clinical data analysis. In addition to bioinformatics applications for computational biology problems, we also seek submissions that describe applications of data mining techniques in healthcare (e.g. disease diagnosis & prognostics, drug targets identification, biological markers detection, bio-image analysis, disease pathway analysis, and medical data mining). We especially welcome submissions that highlight new data mining problems and algorithms that are inspired by the emerging trend of translational research in post-genome computational biology and healthcare.

2. The topics of interest

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

* Biological and clinical data cleansing, integration and management
* Computational evolutionary biology and comparative genomics
* Genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data mining
* Biological network mining, pathway discovery and simulation
* Disease gene prediction and bio-marker detection
* Computational drug discovery
* Semantic web and ontologies for biomedical applications
* Bio- and medical text mining
* Bio- and medical image mining
* Machine learning and statistics in healthcare
* Privacy-preserving medical data mining

3. Important Dates

July 23, 2010:          Due date for paper submission
September 20, 2010:     Notification of paper acceptance
October 11, 2010:       Camera-ready versions of accepted papers
December 14, 2010:      Workshop

4. Submissions

Paper submissions are limited to a maximum of 10 pages in the IEEE 2-column format, which is the same as the camera-ready format (see the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines). All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee based on technical quality, relevance to data mining, originality, significance, and clarity. A double blind reviewing process will be adopted. Authors should therefore avoid using identifying information in the text of the paper. You are strongly encouraged to print and double check your PDF file before its submission, especially if your paper contains Asian/European language symbols (such as Chinese/Korean characters or English letters with European fonts).
All papers should be submitted through the ICDM Workshop Submission Site (http://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/icdm10/scripts/ws_submit.php) by click the link "Biological Data Mining and its Applications in Healthcare". 

Selected papers will be invited to submit journal versions to the International Journal of Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics.

5. PC members

Zhang Aidong, State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), USA
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Jonathan Arthur, The University of Sydney, Australia
Vladimir Bajic, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Christopher Baker, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Jin Chen, Michigan State University, USA
James Cimino, National Library of Medicine, USA
Phoebe Chen, La Trobe University, Australia
Honnian Chua, Harvard University, USA
Juan Cui, University of Georgia, USA
Yang Dai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Xiaoxu Han, Eastern Michigan University, USA
David Hansen, Australian e-Health Research Centre, Australia
Wen-Lian Hsu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Jimmy Huang, York University, Canada
Raphael Isokpehi, Jackson State University, USA
Haiquan Li, University of Chicago, USA
Ming Li, University of Waterloo, Canada
Asif Javed, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
Igor Jurisica, University of Toronto, Canada
Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University, USA
Shonali Krishnaswamy, Monash University, Australia
Chee Keong Kwoh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hiroshi Mamitsuka, Kyoto University, Japan
George Perry, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Mark A. Ragan, The University of Queensland, Australia
Sean Mooney, Indiana University, USA
Raul Rabadan, Columbia University, USA
Jianhua Ruan, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Indra Neil Sarkar, University of Vermont, USA
Ambuj K Singh, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Narayanaswamy Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Science, India
Alfonso Valencia, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Spain
Zeeshan Syed, University of Michigan, USA
Jason T.L. Wang, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Philip S. Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

We look forward to your submissions. In addition, we will greatly appreciate it if you can distribute the Call for Papers to your colleagues, students and other community members and encourage them to contribute to the workshop. Thank you!


Workshop Co-Chairs

Xiao-Li Li and See-Kiong Ng

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