Special Session on

Applications of Machine Learning in Bioinformatics


The Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA’ 07)


December 13-15, 2007 –  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Bioinformatics involves the use of computational techniques such as Machine Learning (ML) and statistics, as well as chemistry and biochemistry to solve biological problems usually on the molecular level. It encompasses sequence alignment, gene finding, genome assembly, protein structure alignment, protein structure prediction, prediction of gene expression and protein-protein interactions, modeling of evolution, etc. Advances in ML and related technologies make analysis of such large collections of complex data more realistic. This session aims to provide a platform to present and discuss recent advancements in the area of application of ML methods in the bioinformatics field.


Papers are sought on a range of topics that include, but are not limited to:

- Sequence homology

- Sequential and structural motif discovery

- Phylogenetics

- Primary genomic sequence

- Large-scale microarray gene expression data analysis / recognition / classification

- Protein structure prediction

- Protein folding, docking and drug design

- Protein interactions

- Gene/Metabolic pathway regulatory network

- Biomarker discovery

- Novel architecture and implementation methods for bioinformatics

- Management of genomics and proteomics data



Regular Research Papers due                              : July 15, 2007 (closed)
Notification of acceptance                                  : September 1, 2007
Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration             : October 1, 2007
The ICMLA Conference                                    : December 13-15, 2007



The special session will be an held as a part of the ICMLA’07 conference. The authors should submit papers directly through the main conference submission engine (https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ICMLA2007/Default.aspx). Papers must correspond to the requirements detailed in the instructions to authors, which are placed on the ICMLA'07 conference web site. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors to be published in the conference proceeding. 


Selected best papers accepted for the special session will be invited for publication in a special issue of a major international journal. Invited authors will be asked to extend the papers to accommodate for the requirements of the journal. We anticipate that the issue will include total of 6-8 papers.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to direct your questions to the special session organizers:

    o Dr. Lukasz Kurgan (lkurgan@ece.ualberta.ca), University of Alberta

    o Dr. Sushmita Mitra (sushmita@isical.ac.in), Indian Statistical Institute


Program Committee Members:

    o Mark Clement, Brigham Young University
    o Amit Konar, Jadavpur University
    o Li Liao, University of Delaware
    o Hiroshi Mamitsuka, Kyoto University
    o Szymon Nowakowski, Infobright Inc.
    o Anita Wasilewska, Warsaw University
    o An Zeng, Guangdong University of Technology