Computational Intelligence for Biological Data Visualization

Submission Deadline Extended to July 21

Special session at CIBB2008

Computational intelligence methods for bioinformatics and biostatistics

Visual exploration is a basic tool to inspect or discover data structures. Using visualization techniques relationships among data are displayed as neighborhood relationships that are very easy to understand. In the past years many techniques were developed to represent data and their relationships in many different graphical ways: from the simple dimensionality reduction or projection if the data are in a small dimensional vector space, to mapping techniques or multi dimensional scaling useful if the data are in a high dimensional space; many of these technique are based on machine learning techniques or neural network algorithms. Visualization techniques are even more interesting when a vector space representation is not available and the only suitable data are dissimilarity or similarity measures. In this case the visualization techniques can help to manage a very large amount of data.

The large amount of biological information and the complexity of life sciences creates a difficult problem for information visualization, however application of visualization techniques are beginning to emerge and we want to gather these applications in this special session. We are interested in all the intelligent visualization techniques for biological data; a list of possible application fields is the following:

  • DNA Microarray analysis

  • DNA sequence analysis

  • Phylogenetic analysis

  • Proteomic analysis

  • Mass spectrometry data analysis

  • Functional genomics

  • Protein structure prediction

  • Biological sequence identification

  • Unsupervised/supervised classification of biological data

  • Drug discovery and design

  • Genomic databases and resources

Session Chairs

Submissions should be sent electronically with the same format provided for the main conference (PDF format) by 10 July, 2008 to the conference site. A copy must be sent to one of the following:

Riccardo Rizzo,

Alfonso Urso,

The papers should be in a short format (4 pages of the same format of the CIBB 2008 conference). A cover sheet with the authors names and affiliations is also requested, with the complete address of the corresponding author.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one author per paper to register, attend the workshop, and present the paper.

Conference Proceedings
The accepted short papers will appear in the CD proceedings of the conference. A selection of the accepted papers presented at the conference will be published in extended version in the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics, LNBI/LNCS series of Springer Verlag.

Conference Location
The fifth CIBB (Computational Intelligence methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics) conference will take place on 3-4 October, 2008, in the beautiful Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), Italy. See the conference web site for additional information,

Important dates

July 10, 2008July 21 2008 Paper Submission
July 25, 2008: Notification of Acceptance
July 31, 2008 Payment early Registration (for accepted papers)
September 1, 2008: Camera-ready Manuscript
October 3-4, 2008: Conference