Special Session on
AI Applications in Bioinformatics and Chemoinformatics
The 3rd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

December 17-19, 2007, Pune, India

A Special Session on AI Applications in Bioinformatics and Chemoinformatics will be held during the 3rd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-07).

Recent advances in biological sciences research, especially genetics, molecular biology, and medicine, have generated an enormous amount of data. Bioinformatics is the science of developing and applying computational tools and approaches for storing, mining, visualizing and analyzing this data.

Similarly, chemoinformatics deals with computational methodologies for modeling and mining the chemical space. These techniques are used by pharmaceutical companies in the process of drug design.

AI provides several powerful algorithms and techniques for solving important problems in bioinformatics and chemoinformatics. Approaches like Neural Networks, Hidden Markov Models, Bayesian Networks and Kernel Methods are ideal for areas with a lot of data but very little theory. This is exactly the situation in modern molecular biology. The goal in applying AI to bioinformatics and chemoinformatics is to extract useful information from the wealth of available data by building good probabilistic models.

The topics covered by this session include but are not limited to the following:

  • Phylogeny Reconstruction
  • Drug Target Identification
  • Text Mining and Information Extraction
  • Sequence Analysis and Annotation
  • Protein Structure and Function Prediction
  • Functional and Comparative Genomics
  • Micro-array Analysis

Paper Submission and Publication:

Authors are encouraged to submit the papers for this session as an email attachment to the Session Chair given below. The papers should be in MSWORD, PDF, or PS format and should be formatted according to the Springer Lecture Notes instructions. The length of a paper should not exceed 20 pages. Shorter papers or papers on the work currently in progress are also welcome. The first page of the paper should contain the title, name(s) of the authors, affiliations, the postal and email addresses, and at least 3 keywords appropriate to the content of the paper. Further information regarding the paper submission can be obtained from the conference website too.

Each paper will be peer reviewed by at least two experts in the topical area. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under the title of the session.

You may contact the General Chair of the conference for any additional information.

April 2nd 2007: Paper manuscripts due.
May 18th 2007: Notification of acceptance.
June 25th 2007: Camera ready papers and Pre-registration due.
December 17-19, 2007: Special Session and the IICAI-07 Conference.

Session Chair:
Chayan Chakrabarti
Computer Science Department, University of New Mexico, USA
Phone: 1-505-440-9324
Email:   cc@cs.unm.edu


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