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JOURNAL OF FUZZY SETS AND SYSTEMS
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue on Fuzzy Sets and Systems in Bioinformatics
Dr. David Pelta, University of Granada, Spain
Dr. Natalio Krasnogor, University of Nottingham, UK
A forthcoming issue of the Journal of Fuzzy Sets and Systems will be
devoted to the state-of-art in the application of fuzzy sets and systems
to bioinformatics, highlighting new and promising research areas.
Bioinformatics lies at the interface between biology, computer science
and information technology. The ultimate goal of the field is to enable
the discovery of new biological insights as well as to create a global
perspective from which unifying principles in biology could be
discerned. Moreover, computational and mathematical insights gained in
the pursuit of bioinformatics excellence have already impacted on other
areas of the mathematical and computer sciences.
The application of fuzzy sets and systems (FSS) to bioinformatics gives
raise to an emergent area that is growing fast as both scientific
communities met. The use of FSS in Bioinformatics could be fruitful in
at least two ways:
* Providing the formal tools to deal with the aspects of
uncertainty, vagueness and fuzziness that are inherent to bioinformatics
* Improving reliability and robustness by hybridizing with other
optimisation/machine learning techniques
The purpose of this special issue is to highlight and explore some of
the more recent theoretical and practical advances in the field of Fuzzy
Sets and Systems with an application to Bioinformatics and Computational
Original, high quality papers providing insights and results on the
application of FSS to bioinformatics are sought, addressing issues
including(but not restricted to):
Theoretical methods and models for FSS in bioinformatics.
Novel hybridization methods with other optimisation/machine
Data mining, Knowledge discovery and interpretation of biological
data repositories and experimental data (e.g. DNA arrays).
Structure/Sequence analysis/prediction for bio-molecules.
Fold recognition, pattern recognition in biomolecules.
Performance comparisons with other optimisation/machine learning
Network reconstruction for development, expression, metabolism,
catalysis, regulation, etc.
Methodologies/philosophy/pedagogy of bioinformatics as a
Hardware implementation of fuzzy or fuzzy/hybrid systems for
Each submitted article would be rigorously evaluated following the
revision process normally applied in the Journal of Fuzzy Sets and
Systems. This process will be based on assessing the originality,
significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition and level of
contribution of FSS techniques and methods that are present in the
The article should preferably be written using Elsevier Science's
document class 'elsart', or alternatively the standard document class
See the journal web page: http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/fss
for more information about formatting.
Although the format for this first submission is not strict, each
accepted article should be written in LaTex following the journal
Contributions should be sent electronically, (as a single PS or PDF
file) to either of the addresses indicated below:
Dr David A. Pelta
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Department of Computer Science and A.I
University of Granada, Spain
Dr Natalio Krasnogor
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Automated Scheduling, Planning and Optimisation Group
School of Computer Sciences and Information Technology
University of Nottingham, UK
A letter of intent mentioning the title of the paper you intend to
submit must be sent at the earliest convenient time.
Deadline for Submission: Dec, 15 2003
Notification of acceptance: March, 20 2004
Deadline for final version (in Elsevier latex format): May, 1 2004