Call for Papers

The rapid development of bioinformatics techniques is leading to innovations in various fields in computer science including data mining, information retrieve, and database management, among others. A fundamental issue presented in bioinformatics research is how to make effective use of the enormous amount of biological and biomedical data to improve the understanding of biological systems. Such data include but not limited to the gene expression profiles from Microarray experiments, protein sequences and structures from high-throughput sequence and structure determination methods, protein-protein interactions from proteomic study, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms from SNP arrays, and bibliographic information from electronic medical journals. The ability to automatically and effectively extract, understand, integrate, and make use of information embedded in such heterogeneous semi-structured or unstructured data characterizes the state of the bioinformatics field.

The 2nd CIKM workshop of Data and Text Mining Methods in Bioinformatics (DTMbio) will provide a forum for investigators to present the latest data mining research in bioinformatics research. We encourage papers that propose novel data mining techniques for tasks such as:

  • Gene sequence annotation
  • Protein/RNA structure prediction
  • Gene expression analysis
  • Sequence and structural motifs
  • Prediction of protein-protein interaction
  • Modeling and analysis of biological networks
  • Genetic marker identification
  • Biomedical literature mining
  • Drug design
  • Biological database management

Paper should be single-spaced, in font size 10 or larger with one-inch margin on all sides and restricted to at most 10 pages long. See the workshop website for information about web submission and workshop program.


Important Dates (tentative):

8/6/2007 Deadline for submission of papers
8/19/2007 Notification
8/27/2007 Camera Ready Papers
11/09/2007 Workshop


General Chair: Dr. Min Song (NJIT), Dr. Wei Wang (UNC)
Program Chair: Dr. Luke Huan (KU), Dr. Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (EBI)


PC Members:

Christian Blaschke Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Spain
Leon Carayannopoulos Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Xue-wen Chen University of Kansas, USA
Francisco Couto Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Susan Gauch University of Kansas, USA
Xiaohua Tony Hu Drexel University, USA
Ruoming Jin Kent State University, USA
George Karypis University of Minnesota, USA
Tao Li Florid International University, USA
Hagit Shatkay Queen's University, Canada
Jason T. L. Wang New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Yu-Ping Wang University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Xifeng Yan IBM, USA
Jiong Yang Case Western Reserve University, USA
Jieping Ye Arizona State University, USA
Mohammed J. Zaki Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Hui Yang San Francisco State University