[Extended Paper Submission Deadline: 19 Jan 2009]

2nd International Workshop on Optimal Data Mining in Gene Expression Analysis

in conjunction with

5th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA’09)

May 13-16, 2009

Nova Southeastern University

                  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

The rapid development of several high-throughput gene expression monitoring
technologies in the past decade has facilitated the generation of a huge amount
of gene expression data. The data could either be rich or poor in the number of
samples in a wide variety of experimental design setups. Aforementioned factors
led to a need to develop suitable statistical procedures for optimal analysis,
visualization and interpretation of the data. We are soliciting original
research papers (including significant works in progress) involving gene
expression analysis, including the following:

A. Novel supervised and unsupervised analysis and visualization methodologies

B. Novel experimental designs, problems and suitable procedures to solve them

C. Optimal feature selection for tumor classification and patient-outcome prediction

D. Integrative analysis of gene expression data obtained from different
platforms and laboratories

E. Interpretation of gene expression data with other datasets such as binding
site data, copy number data and proteomics data.

F. Significance assessment of predictions


The workshop proceedings will be published along with the ISBRA proceedings in
Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics series. Papers must be
submitted electronically by following the instructions at:

Submissions must be formatted using the Springer LNCS style and must not exceed
12 pages in length. Simultaneous submission to journals or other conferences
with published proceedings is not allowed. Further, it is anticipated that a
special issue of a major bioinformatics journal will be devoted to extended
versions of best conference and workshop papers.


19 Jan 2009     Submission of papers (Deadline Extended)
06 Feb 2009     Notification
20 Feb 2009     Camera Ready Papers
13/14 May 2009     Workshop Presentation


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List of Accepted Papers

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General Chair:

Lonnie R. Welch,
Stuckey Professor
322A Stocker Center
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979

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Program Chairs:

R. Krishna Murthy Karuturi

Sr Research Scientist
Computational & Mathematical Biology
Genome Institute of Singapore
A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)
#02-01, Genome, 60 Biopolis ST
Republic of Singapore 138672
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Qihua Tan,

Associate Professor
Dept of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Genetics
Odense University Hospital
Sdr. Boulevard 29
DK-5000, Odense C

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Jahangheer Shareef Shaik,
Staff Scientist,
Dept. of pathology and Immunology,
Washington University,
St. Louis, Missouri
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Program Committee (tentative):   
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Jing Hua Zhao, Medical Research Council in Cambridge, UK
Xiaoli Li, Institute of Infocom Research, A-Star, Singapore
Chengpeng Bi, University of Missouri - Kansas City, USA.
Talamuthu Anbupalam, Genome Institute of Singapore, A-Star, Singapore
Meena Sakharkar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhengxin Chen, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
Vinhthuy Phan, University of Memphis, USA
Parvathi Chundi, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
Lih Deng, University of Memphis, USA
Sach Mukherjee, University of Warwick, UK
Yuri Orlov, Genome Institute of Singapore, A-Star, Singapore
Vinsensius Vega, Genome Institute of Singapore, A-Star, Singapore
Huaien Luo, Genome Institute of Singapore, A-star, Singapore