Call for Papers

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ACM  Fifth  International  Workshop  on  Data and Text Mining in
Biomedical Informatics (DTMBIO)
October 24, 2011

In conjunction with ACM 19th Conference on Information and Knowl-
edge Management (CIKM) Toronto, Canada
October 24-28, 2011

DTMBIO 11 organizers are pleased to announce that the Fifth DTM-
BIO will be held in conjunction with CIKM, one of the largest da-
ta and text mining conferences. While CIKM presents the state-of-
the-art research in informatics with the primary  focus  on  data
and text mining, the main focus of DTMBIO is on biomedical infor-
matics. DTMBIO delegates will bring  forth  interesting  applica-
tions  of up-to-date informatics in the context of biomedical re-

Biological researchers face the current challenge of  making  ef-
fective  use of the enormous amount of electronic biomedical data
in order to better understand and explain complex biological sys-
tems. The biomedical data repositories include data in a wide va-
riety of forms, including bibliographic  information  from  elec-
tronic medical journals, gene expression data from Microarray ex-
periments, protein identification and  quantification  data  from
proteomics  experiments,  genomic sequences gathered by the Human
Genome Project, and patient healthcare records.  The  ability  to
automatically  and effectively extract, integrate, understand and
make use of information embedded in such heterogeneous structured
and unstructured data remains a challenging task.

We  invite  the submission of papers that propose ways to address
the variety of aspects involved in meeting this challenge.

Topic of Interest
The relevant topics include the following (but not limited to):

- Proposal and assessment of novel text mining solutions
- Information integration for data and text mining
- Information extraction from biomedical literature
- Information retrieval for large distributed data collections
- Gene sequence annotation
- Protein/RNA structure prediction
- Gene expression analysis
- Algorithms for sequence and structural motif detection
- Modeling of biochemical pathways and biological networks
- Image mining in biomedical informatics
- Mining multiple information sources in biomedical informatics
  Workflow modeling and analysis for drug development, system 
  biology, and biomedical working processes
- Knowledge discovery in electronic medical records
- Translational medicine approaches for combining bioinformatics
  data with clinical information

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research  pa-
pers  that  are not being considered for publication in any other
forum. Manuscripts should be  submitted  electronically,  in  PDF
format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates.

Full papers:
Submissions  must  describe  substantial, original, completed and
unpublished work. Full papers may consist of up to  eight  pages.
Full papers will be presented at the workshop.

Short papers:
DTMBIO  10 solicits short papers as well. Short paper submissions
must describe original and unpublished work. Short papers will be
presented  at  the  workshop, and will be given four pages in the

All papers (in PDF format) should be submitted to:

Selected  full  papers will be invited for a special issue of BMC
Bioinformatics and  International  Journal  of  Data  Mining  and

Important Dates (tentative)
06/29/11 Deadline for submission of papers
07/29/11 Notification of Acceptance
08/15/11 Camera Ready Papers
10/24/11 Workshop

Workshop Chairs

General Co-Chairs:
Doheon Lee, KAIST, Korea
Hagit Shatkay, Queen’s University, Canada

Program Co-Chairs:
Min Song, NJIT, USA
Shamkant Navathe, Georgia Tech, USA

Publicity Chair:
Manabu Torii, Georgetown University, USA

Program Committee:
Christian Blaschke, Bioalma, Spain
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Liu Feifan, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
Wook-Shin Han, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Henk Harkema, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Lynette Hirschman, MITRE, USA
Xiaohua Hu, Drexel University, USA
Larry Hunter, University of Colorado, USA
Luke Huan, Kansas University, USA
Sun Kim, Indiana University, USA
Hyunju Lee, GIST, Korea
Eunjung Lee, Harvard University, USA
Insuk Lee, Yonsei University, Korea
Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany
Tao Li, Florida International University, USA
Li Liao, University of Delaware, USA
Hongfang Liu, Georgetown University, USA
Hojung Nam, UCSD, USA
Sham Navathe, Georgia Tech, USA
Zoran Obradovic, Temple University, USA
Isabel Segura-Bedmar, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Junhee Seok, Stanford University, USA
Manabu Torii, Georgetown University, USA
Jay Urbain, Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA
Alfonso Valencia, Nacional de Biotechnologia, Spain
Alexander Yates, Temple University, USA
Gwansu Yi, KAIST, Korea
Illhoi Yoo, University of Missouri, USA
Sungroh Yoon, Korea University, Korea
HwanJo Yu, POSTECH, Korea