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Intelligent Informatics in Translational Medicine

Call for Papers

Advances in information technologies are facilitating and accelerating research on molecular biology and medicine. But the increasing complexity and volume of biological data mean that more sophisticated computational techniques are still needed. Such methods must also be able to support new sensing techniques that are being developed to improve the quality of healthcare and medicine. The use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data mining can potentially play a significant role in addressing these important challenges. In 2013, we have published the first IIB special issue with high-quality original research articles. In order to continue this fruitful discussion, we would like to organize this special issue again for discovering more biological insights from genomics data. This special issue will focus on the challenges and solutions for information processes with an emphasis on forthcoming high throughput technology and systems biomedicine. The annual IIBM workshop (https://sites.google.com/site/iibm2014/) brings together computer scientists, computational biologists, statisticians, and medical practitioners in order to present and discuss current topics on intelligent informatics in biology and medicine.

The special issue will provide an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss the latest issues and progress in the area of biomedicine. The special issue will publish high-quality papers which are closely related to the various theories and practical applications in bioinformatics. In addition, we expect that the special issue will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject.

The special issue of this year aims to combine intelligent informatics and bioinformatics on diseases and translation medicine. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Translational bioinformatics
  • Cancer genomics and epigennomics
  • PheWAS and GWAS for diseases
  • Medical signal/image processing
  • Computer-assisted surgery
  • Medical/healthcare informatics
  • Big data analysis on medicine

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/bioinformatics/iitm/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 8 August 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 31 October 2014
Publication DateFriday, 26 December 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Tun-Wen Pai, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan

Guest Editors

  • Tatsuya Akutsu, Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Hao-Teng Chang, Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Sorin Draghici, Department of Computer Science, Wayne State University, Detriot, MI, USA
  • Oliver Ray, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK