[BiO BB] CFP: Special Issue in IEEE TCBB (Deadline Sept 1, 2004)

Charles X. Ling cling at csd.uwo.ca
Mon Jun 14 22:34:05 EDT 2004

                    Call for Papers
IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
                    Special Issue on
            Machine Learning for Bioinformatics

IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is seeking
original manuscripts for a Special Issue on Machine Learning for
Bioinformatics, scheduled for publication in the early 2005 timeframe.

Bioinformatics is the science of managing, analyzing, and interpreting
information from biological data, sequences and structures. Advances in
genome sequencing, microarrays, proteomics and functional and structural
genomics have been creating a huge amount of data to be analyzed. On the
other hand, machine learning (data mining) has been advancing in strides
in recent years, with high impact applications in domains ranging from
marketing to science. There is great potential to increase the interaction
between machine learning and bioinformatics.

This special issue aims to bridge the gap between machine learning and
bioinformatics.  We believe that machine learning will provide powerful
tools for analyzing, predicting, and understanding data from gene expression,
drug design and other emerging genomic and proteomic technologies. In this
special issue, we encourage papers on novel machine learning algorithms
(including, but not limited to, classification, regression, clustering,
probabilistic learning, inductive logic programming, reinforcement
learning) and applications for tasks such as:

- Gene expression analysis
- Mass spectroscopy
- 3D structural and functional analyses
- Protein/RNA structure prediction
- Phylogenetics
- Sequence and structural motifs
- Genomics and Proteomics
- Gene finding
- Drug design
- Text mining in Bioinformatics

Authors will need to indicate their intent to submit a paper by
September 1, 2004. Please submit your paper to Manuscript Central at
http://cs-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com/ by this date. As an author, you are
responsible for understanding and adhering to our submission guidelines
(available online at http://www.computer.org/mc/tcbb/author.htm). Feel free
to contact the Peer Review Supervisor, Suzanne Werner at
swerner at computer.org or the guest editors if you have any questions.

Important Dates
- Manuscript Submission Deadline:    September 1,  2004
- Notification of Final Acceptance:  December 27, 2004
- Publication Date:                  Early 2005

Guest Editors
- Ming Li, University of Waterloo, mli at math.uwaterloo.ca
- Charles Ling, University of Western Ontario, cling at csd.wuo.ca
- William Noble, University of Washington, noble at gs.washington.edu
- Qiang Yang, Hong Kong UST, qyang at cs.ust.hk

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