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[Bio-www] QA-GEN Workshop - CFP, Sheffield, UK July, 22-23, 2007

yorgos goletsis via bio-www%40net.bio.net (by goletsis from cc.uoi.gr)
Wed Feb 14 11:38:36 EST 2007


  QA-Gen Workshop

QA-gen Workshop: Quantitative approaches for knowledge discovery and 
decision support in the post genomic era

In conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Conceptual 
Structures (ICCS 2007)

22-27 of July, 2007, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Call for Papers and Participation

Bioinformatics research is booming and genomics, proteomics or even 
metabolomics are the words of the moment. It is the sequencing of the 
human genome that is expected to bring about a major impact on the 
prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and outcome of several 
diseases. Progress will most likely occur in a stepwise fashion with the 
biggest initial impact in diagnosis and molecular targeting of new 

This abundance of new data, however, requires the combination of 
statistical and machine learning techniques for the efficient extraction 
of knowledge and analysis of data. Modelling, simulation, pattern 
analysis, image analysis and data mining algorithms and techniques that 
combine good performance both in terms of accuracy and computational 
efficiency appear as a necessity if we want such systems to be put in 
practice and to support clinical practice (diagnosis, prognosis, 
treatment selection, drug design).

The goal of this workshop is to explore state-of-art approaches and 
challenges on the field.


Topics to be addressed in the submissions, include (without being 
limited to) quantitative analysis, knowledge based or artificial 
intelligence applications in bioinformatics related to:

    * Expression analysis
    * Sequence analysis
    * Structure prediction
    * Image processing, quantification and analysis
    * Web services and platforms
    * Ontology engineering
    * Simulation tools
    * In-silico oncology
    * Algorithms & tools to support knowledge discovery
    * Models & tools to support clinical bioinformatics

    Submission Details

Both contributions with a theoretical and a practical focus are welcome. 
Papers could demonstrate algorithms and techniques related to 
quantitative analysis and knowledge discovery in the bioinformatics 
domain but also practical application and systems for related decision 

Papers will be reviewed for adherence to the workshop scope and quality 
by the chairs and additional reviewers. Approximately 10-12 papers will 
be selected for presentation. Accepted papers of appropriate quality 
will be published in an ISBN numbered ICCS-2007 Workshop Volume by Springer.

    Important Dates

    * *Paper submission*:
          o Directly to the workshop chairs via e-mail
          o Deadline: April 4, 2007. 5-6 pages, in PDF format, following
            the Springer LNCS rules <http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs>.
            See the Workshops web site
    * *Notification of acceptance*: April 15, 2007
    * *Camera ready copy*: April 28, 2007
    * *Workshop*: July, 22 and 23 of July 2007.

    Program Chairs

    * Yorgos Goletsis, University of Ioannina, Greece, Technical Manager
      of MATCH project (e-mail: goletsis AT cc DOT uoi DOT gr)
    * Costas Papaloukas, University of Ioannina, Greece (e-mail:
      papalouk AT cc DOT uoi DOT gr)

    Further Information

For further information on the workshop you can contact directly the 
conference chair.

See the ICCS 07 website <http://www.iccs.info> for further information 
on ICCS 2007.

You can contact the workshop organisers directly for any further 

The workshop is organised within the framework of MATCH project 
<http://www.match-project.com> (IST-2005-027266) with the co-operation 
of University of Patras <http://www.upatras.gr>, Sheffield Halam 
University <http://www.shu.ac.uk> and University of Ioannina 

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