AAAI-10 Special Track on Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics (AIB)
Call for Papers
- Abstract Submission Deadline: January 18
- Paper Submission Deadline: January 21
- Author Notification Deadline: March 26
Progress in biology today is largely associated with massive data collection projects and the development of sophisticated computational methods to manage and mine these data. Artificial intelligence approaches, from statistical machine learning to knowledge representation and reasoning, have led to many of the state-of-the-art solutions addressing the existing challenges and opportunities created by the fast-growing body of data, and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
This special track invites the submission of research papers on novel AI concepts, techniques, and systems to address current problems in bioinformatics and computational and systems biology. Papers should describe either bioinformatics related research that takes advantage of AI methods, or clearly explain how a particular AI approach may be capable of addressing a particular computational challenge arising from the life-sciences.
Examples of relevant topics include algorithms for the following:
- Protein structure and function prediction
- Automated genome annotation
- Biological networks inference
- Comparative genomic analyses
- Scientific literature and textual annotation mining
- Integrative systems biology approaches
- Chemoinformatics and drug discovery applications
- Personalized medicine applications
A list of relevant keywords is included below.
Papers will be reviewed by qualified reviewers drawn from a special track committee as well as the general program committee. Submissions to this special track deemed not to be relevant may be considered for review for the general technical papers track at the discretion of the track and conference cochairs.
Authors must register at the AAAI-10 AIB web-based technical paper submission site. The software will assign a password, which will enable the author to log on to submit an abstract and paper. In order to avoid a rush at the last minute, authors are encouraged to register as soon as possible after December 1.
Abstract and Paper Submission
Electronic abstract and paper submission through the AAAI-10 AIB paper submission site is required on or (preferably) before the deadline dates listed above. We cannot accept submissions by e-mail or fax.
Papers must be in trouble-free, high resolution PDF format, formatted for US Letter (8.5″ x 11″) paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts. Papers may be no longer than 6 pages including references, and formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style (see the author instructions page). Please note that these formatting instructions are for final, accepted papers; no additional pages can be purchased at the review stage. In addition, the copyright slug may be omitted in the initial submission phase. Please also refer to the instructions on how to prepare your paper for blind review.
Authors will receive confirmation of receipt of their abstracts or papers, including an ID number, shortly after submission. AAAI will contact authors again only if problems are encountered with papers. Inquiries regarding lost papers must be made no later than January 28, 2010.
Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals
Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another AI conference. However, to encourage interdisciplinary contributions, we may consider unpublished work that has been submitted or presented in part to a forum outside of AI. The guidelines of the AAAI policy on multiple submissions are fully detailed below and must be carefully followed.
Program committee members will identify papers they are qualified to review based on the information submitted electronically (the paper’s title, keywords, and abstract). Their reviewing will be done blind to the identities of the authors and their institutions.
Authors will have a limited opportunity to respond to initial reviews. This author’s feedback may then be taken into account in the final reviews and recommendations. The program committee’s reviews will make recommendations to the track cochairs. Although the track cochairs will formally make all final decisions, in practice almost all will be made earlier in the process.
Accepted papers will be allocated six (6) pages in the conference proceedings. Up to two (2) additional pages may be used at a cost to the authors of US$275 per page. Final papers exceeding eight (8) pages and those violating the instructions to authors will not be included in the proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to AAAI.
Questions and Suggestions
Concerning author instructions and conference registration, write to:
Concerning suggestions for the program and other inquiries, write to the Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics Track Cochairs.
Special Track Cochairs
- Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine, USA)
- Paolo Frasconi (Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy)
The Special Track on Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics call for papers is also available as a printable PDF document
- alternative splicing
- biological databases and data integration
- biological networks
- biological sequence analysis
- cell cycle
- cell signaling
- chemical reactions
- chemoinformatics and QSAR
- clinical genomic analysis
- comparative genomics
- comparative network analysis
- computational genetics and epigenetics
- computational neuroscience
- development and developmental models
- drug screening, design, and discovery
- functional genomics
- gene expression/microarrays
- gene regulation
- genome annotation
- high dimensional data
- high throughput methods
- high throughput sequencing
- phylogenetic analysis and reconstruction
- protein structure
- protein-protein interactions
- regulatory networks
- RNA and RNA structure
- sequence analysis
- stem cells
- structural biology
- synthetic biology
- systems biology
- transcription factors
- virtual screening
- whole genome analysis
- clustering methods
- data mining
- ensemble methods
- evolutionary computation
- feature selection
- inductive logic programming
- integrative approaches
- kernel methods
- multi-task learning
- natural language processing
- neural networks
- optimization methods
- pattern discovery
- probabilistic graphical models
- relational learning
- statistical analysis
- structured output prediction
- supervised learning
- support vector machines
- text mining
- time series analysis
- unsupervised learning
- visualization methods
AAAI-10 Policy Concerning Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals
Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another AI conference. (The AAAI Nectar and Challenge paper submissions have specific guidelines that can be found in their respective call for papers.)
To encourage interdisciplinary contributions, AAAI will consider work that has been submitted or presented in part elsewhere, if it is unlikely to have been seen by more than a few members of the AAAI audience (however, see the exception for Challenge Track papers). As such, papers may not be dually submitted to other AI or AI subarea conferences. Papers under submission to a journal that contain overlap with AAAI papers will be considered as long as the author specifies the dual submission and certifies that the journal submission contains significant material that is not included in the AAAI submission. Papers that have been published in full in another conference or journal will not be accepted for review. Novelty is an important criterion in the selection of papers.
AAAI requires the following:
- Authors must specify the conferences and journals to which the paper has been dually submitted.
- Authors must withdraw papers under review or accepted for other AI conference venues if the paper is submitted to AAAI.
- Papers not dually submitted should so indicate on the title page.
For questions as to whether a given meeting is considered under the dual submission policy, or for clarifications of this policy, submitters should contact the Program Chairs.