4th ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics
    4th ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics
Held at   Seattle, WA, USA
August 22, 2004
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
  • 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.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: June 2, 2004
Notification: June 30, 2004
Camera-ready due: July 9, 2004
Workshop: August 22, 2004
Call for Papers
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. All submissions must be made online at the following submission website (http://cgi.cs.rpi.edu/BIOKDD04/submit.php) .
Workshop Co-Chairs
  • Mohammed J. Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Shinichi Morishita, University of Tokyo
  • Isidore Rigoutsos, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Program Committee
  • 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
  • Andreas Karwath, U. Freiburg, Germany
  • 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
  • Tobias Scheffer, Humboldt U., Germany
  • Karlton Sequeira, RPI, USA
  • 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
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