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CALL FOR PAPERS  Special Session on Neural Network Applications in
Bioinformatics

2007 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

Celebrating 20 years of Neural Networks!

August 12-17, 2007 in Orlando, Florida

Session web site: http://www.chipst2c.org/NN_bioinformatics.html

Conference web site: http://www.ijcnn2007.org

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 topic
in the life sciences because results provide new insights for interpretation
and establish new leads for deeper understanding. Each year there are
numerous Computational Intelligence 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 bioinformatic
data mining developments in general, and Neural Network methods in particular. 

Topics:

We welcome papers which present novel algorithms or refined classical
methods applied to biological and clinical problems.   These 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 

Audience:

    * Computer scientists
    * Electrical engineers
    * Bioinformaticians
    * Statisticians
    * Molecular biologists
    * Other researchers and developers 

Submissions:

All papers submitted for this special session should be submitted by Jan 31,
2007, at the regular paper submission website ( http://www.ijcnn2007.org ).
  Papers should not exceed a maximum of 6 pages (including abstract, body,
tables, figures, and references), and should be submitted as a pdf in IEEE
format.   LaTeX document class files for IEEE format can be found here:
http://www.fulton.asu.edu/%7Eijcnn/files/Sample_IJCNN.zip

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: January 31, 2007
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2007
Final papers due: April 30, 2007

Organizers:

Alexandru Floares, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Oncological
Institute Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca Romania, E-mail: alexandru.floares <at>
iocn.ro

Leif Peterson, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Dept. of Public
Health, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas USA, E-mail: lepeterson <at>
tmh.tmc.edu

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