3rd ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics

27th August 2003, Washington, DC, USA
in conjunction with
ACM SIGKDD International Conference Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 2003

Preliminiary Program is Available!

Workshop Scope & Objectives

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
  • Text mining in bioinformatics

This workshop follows the previous two highly successful workshops: BIOKDD02 , held in Edmonton, Canada, and BIOKDD01 held in San Francisco, CA. We expect BIOKDD03 to be equally successful.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers should not exceed 10 pages, single-spaced, single column, 12 point font, including all figures, tables, and references. The workshop accepts only electronic submission of papers in PDF, or PostScript format: send the paper as an email attachment to zaki.AT.cs.rpi.edu (replace .AT. with @).
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings, as well as online on this page.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 6, 2003
Deadline extension until June 9th is automatic! Notification: July 7, 2003
Camera-ready due: July 31, 2003
Workshop: August 27, 2003

Workshop Chairs

  • Mohammed J. Zaki,
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (zaki.AT.cs.rpi.edu)
  • Jason T.L. Wang,
    New Jersey Institute of Technology  (wang.AT.njit.edu)
  • Hannu T.T. Toivonen,
    University of Helsinki (htoivone.AT.cs.Helsinki.FI)
  • Program Committee

  • Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State University
  • Pierre Baldi, University of California, Irvine
  • Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Mark Craven, University of Wisconsin
  • Hasan Jamil, Mississippi State University
  • George Karypis, University of Minnesota
  • Ross D. King, University of Wales, UK
  • Stefan Kramer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Simon M. Lin, Duke University
  • Zoran Obradovic, Temple University
  • Srini Parthasarathy, Ohio State University
  • Luc De Raedt, Albert-Ludwigs University, Germany
  • Tobias Scheffer,Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
  • Mona Singh, Princeton University
  • Shin-Mu Vincent Tseng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Alfonso Valencia, National Center for Biotechnology, Spain
  • Limsoon Wong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Jiong Yang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Maintained by: Mohammed J. Zaki <zaki.AT.cs.rpi.edu>
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