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[Computational-biology] CFP Workshop on Data Mining in the Life Sciences @ ICDM 2006

Isabelle Bichindaritz ibichind at u.washington.edu
Wed Apr 19 01:55:01 EST 2006

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            Workshop on Data Mining in the Life Sciences

             held at ICDM 2006, Leipzig, July 13, 2006

                         Call for Papers

Data mining in biology and medicine is a core component of biomedical 
informatics, and one of the first intensive applications of computer 
science to this field, whether at the clinic, the laboratory, or the 
research center. Following a long tradition of data exploration 
stemming from biostatistical data analysis, todays's biomedical 
data mining appears more multifaceted with advances in knowledge 
discovery in databases as well as machine learning approaches.

The goals of this workshop are to:

   * provide a forum for identifying important contributions and
     opportunities for research on data mining as it applies to biological
     and/or medical data,
   * promote the systematic study of how to apply
     data mining to biology and medicine, and
   *  show case applications of data mining in biology and medicine.

Some of the technical issues addressed, and potential outcomes of 
the workshop, are to identify preferred types of mining methods, 
tools, and processes, preferred domains of application, how to 
connect a data mining model with a problem to solve, challenges 
specific to applying data mining to biology and medicine, and 
guidelines to better develop data mining projects in this domain.  
We welcome all those interested in the problems and promise of 
data mining in biology or medicine.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    * Discovery of high-level structures such as association networks
    * Text mining from biomedical literature
    * Medical images mining
    * Data mining in bioinformatics (molecular biology, genomics,
      proteomics, pylogenetic classification)
    * Data mining project development methodology for biomedicine
    * Integration of data mining in the clinic
    * Data mining in the Human Genome Project
    * Temporal data mining
    * Biomedical signals mining
    * Data mining in agriculture
    * Data mining in environmental sciences.

Paper presentations will be interspersed with discussions
in which we characterize, categorize, and discuss the benefits
of specific CBR applications in the health sciences.  A wrap-up
round table discussion will summarize the lessons learnt, issues 
identified, and future directions.

Submission Requirements

PostScript (compressed and uuencoded) or PDF paper submissions should 
be formatted according to Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of ten 
pages.  Author's instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are 
available on the web at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.

Please email submissions to Isabelle Bichindaritz at ibichind at u.washington.edu.

    * Submission Deadline: April 30, 2006
    * Notification Date:  May 31, 2006
    * Camera-Ready Deadline: June 10, 2006
    * Workshop date: July 13, 2006

Workshop Web-site

Workshop Committee

    Isabelle Bichindaritz (Chair), University of Washington, USA,
       ibichind at u.washington.edu

    Agnar Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway,
       agnar.aamodt at idi.ntnu.no
    Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan,
       takutsu at kuicr.kyoto-u.ac.jp
    Kung-Ma Chao, National Taiwan University, Taiwan,
       kmchao at csie.ntu.edu.tw
    Michel Dojat, UM INSERM-UJF U594 , France,
       Michel.Dojat at ujf-grenoble.fr
    Peter Funk, Malardalen University, Sweden,
       peter.funk at mdh.se
    Xiaoqiu Huang, Iowa state University, USA,
       xqhuang at cs.iastate.edu
    Jingchu Luo, Peking University, China,
       luojc at pku.edu.cn
    Stefania Montani, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy,
       stefania.montani at unipmn.it
    Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences,
       Germany, ibaiperner at aol.com
    Rainer Schmidt, Institut fur Medizinische Informatik und Biometrie,
       Germany, rainer.schmidt at medizin.uni-rostock.de
    Malika Smail-Tabbone, LORIA, France,
       Malika.Smail at loria.fr
    Yingwei Wang, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada,
       ywang at upei.ca

Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Institute of Technology/Computing and Software Systems
University of Washington, Tacoma
1900 Commerce Street                  Tel: (253) 692 4605
Campus Box 358426, Office CP 216      Fax: (253) 692 4687
Tacoma, WA 98402
Email: ibichind at u.washington.edu

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