5th ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics

Presented by ACM SIGKDD

    5th ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics

Held at 

 Chicago, Illinois

August 21, 2005


NEW: Program Details

Workshop Scope & Objectives

Bioinformatics is the science of managing, mining, and interpreting information from biological entities. 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. Knowledge extracted from such analysis can be used effectively to better design new drugs, offer better medical care via diagnostic tests that combine information from multiple sources, and improve scientific and clinical practice.

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
  • Biomedical and clinical informatics

This workshop follows the previous four highly successful workshops:BIOKDD04, held in Seattle, WA, BIOKDD03 , held in Washington, DC, BIOKDD02 , held in Edmonton, Canada, and BIOKDD01 held in San Francisco, CA. We expect BIOKDD05 to be equally successful.


Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 10th, 2005
Notification: July 11th, 2005
Camera-ready due: July 17th, 2005
Workshop: August 21, 2005

Call for Papers

Submitted papers should not exceed 8 pages in ACM SIGKDD format (including bibliography and figures).  The workshop accepts only electronic submission of papers in PDF, or PostScript format. All submissions must be sent to PC co-chair Wei Wang at the following email address: weiwang@cs.unc.edu. The title of the email message should include the keyword "BIOKDD05".

 General Chair

Mohammed Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 PC Co-Chairs

Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Ohio State University

Wei Wang, University of North Carolina

Program Committee

 Raj Acharya (USA)
 Srinivas Aluru (USA)
 Jean-Francois Boulicaut (France)
 Michael Berthold (Germany)
 Chris Ding (USA)
 Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu (USA)
 Vasant Honavar (USA)
 Melanie Hilario (Switzerland)
 George Karypis (USA)
 Stefan Kramer (Germany)
 Jayant Haritsa (India)
 Stefan Kramer (Germany)
 Tung Kum Hoe (Singapore)
 Jaewoo Kang (USA)
 Mitsunori Ogihara (USA)
 Yi Pan (USA)
 Isidore Rigoutsos (USA)
 Kotagiri Rammohanrao (Australia)
 Ambuj Singh (USA)
 Hannu Toivonen (Finland)
 M. Vidyasagar (India)
 Ke Wang (Canada)
 Jason T. Wang (USA)
 Jiong Yang (USA)