6 January 2008

Call for papers: Classify the Classifiers: Investigating the Optimum Classification Technique Per Case in Bioinformatics

Call for papers: Classify the Classifiers: Investigating the Optimum Classification Technique Per Case in Bioinformatics

A special issue of International Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The rapid field of bioinformatics applications raises questions about the optimum selection of classification methods per case. This special issue asks, Are there default choices for classifiers given the case of bioinformatics analysis? Under what circumstances are the selection of proper classifier or family of classifiers justified?

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
** Investigation and ranking of classifiers based on, but not limited to, computational intelligence methods from fields such as:
  • Machine learning
  • Expert systems
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Fuzzy logic and systems
  • Feature selection
  • Dimension reduction
  • Pattern classification and recognition
  • Possibility theory
  • Bayes network and hidden markov models
  • Genetic and [hybrid] evolutionary algorithms
  • Support vector machines
  • Relative vector machine
  • Data mining and knowledge discoveries
  • Quantum-inspired evolutionary algorithms
  • Fusion of systems
  • Swarm intelligence and hybrid computational intelligence
  • Affinity propagation
  • Game theory
** Application and performance evaluation of the classifiers implemented in various cases of bioinformatics research, such as:
  • Gene expression
  • Microarrays, motif and pattern discovery
  • DNA assembly, clustering, and mapping
  • Gene identification and annotation
  • Biomedical image processing
  • Molecular evolution and phylogeny
  • Taxonomy, sequence analysis and alignment
  • Ecological modelling
  • Mathematical immunology modelling and discovery
  • Regulatory network and pathway analysis
  • Functional and structural genomics
  • Cellular metabolism and inter-cellular signalling
  • Genome- and proteome-scale modelling
  • Analysis of protein interaction with other cellular constituents
  • Protein structure and interaction prediction
  • Comparative and quantitative proteomics
  • Post-translational modification analysis
  • Structural proteomics
Papers should be written to allow readers not familiar with the field of Bioinformatics to understand its problems and challenges.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: 31 March, 2008
Acceptance Notification: 1 May, 2008
Final Manuscript due: 1 June, 2008

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