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CAMDA 2003 Conference Call for Papers

An interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the Critical Assessment of Microarray Data Analysis, is soliciting contributions for its forth annual event on Nov 13 and 14, 2003, in Durham, North Carolina. Over the past three years, CAMDA has been a forum for the academic researchers and industry practitioners to share their research and experience in microarray data analysis. Numerous new algorithms have been reported at the CAMDA conference. To continue this tradition, we are calling for papers for the following two tracks.

TRACK 1: Tutorials and Reviews:

We are inviting review papers and tutorials of the current state of the art in microarray data analysis. These reviews are not limited to CAMDA papers and should provide an overall view of microarray analysis. The focus of the reviews should be data analysis, not technology developments of microarrays per se. Selected reviews and tutorials will be published in the conference proceedings book “Methods of Microarray Data Analysis III.

Topics for the reviews will include, but are not limited to:

  • Experimental design
  • Data Normalization
  • Data Visualization
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Algorithm development
  • Data Quality Control
  • Experimental Design
  • Survival Analysis
  • Hybridization Models

TRACK 2: Original research paper on the analysis of the CAMDA 03 data sets:

Following the tradition of CAMDA, all the research papers should use the CAMDA 03 data sets for their analysis to allow for the comparison of different approaches. The data sets for CAMDA 03 represent the technical challenge of integrating data sets and the biological challenge of survival analysis. The CAMDA 03 Data sets are available both in the form of raw measurements (.DAT,CEL file and .TIFF image files) and pre-processed expression levels.  Researchers must agree to make the analytical results and procedures publicly available. The disclosure of the analytical code or executables can be either in the form of commercial software, shareware or freeware.

All submissions in track 1 and 2 must follow these rules:

  • All abstracts submitted for presentation at CAMDA must be previously unpublished original work.
  • You will be required to sign a copyright release for the final paper for publication in the proceedings book. If we are unable to obtain a publisher or if your paper is not deemed to be of sufficient quality by the editors, your copyright will be returned to you to use for your own publication purposes.
  • You are, however, allowed to present your work at other conferences, but no other publication of your material is allowed.
  • Authors are encouraged to reference the proceedings of the past three years (Methods for Microarray Analysis, volume I,II and III, Kluwer, Boston, MA, 2001, 2002 & 2003) for the format and style of the contributions.
May 2003  Release of Data sets
Sept 19, 2003  Deadline of extended-abstract submission
Oct 13, 2003  Notification of acceptance to oral and poster presenters
Nov 12, 2003 Pre-Conference Tutorial with Dr. John Quackenbush
Nov 13-14, 2002 Conference Presentations
Jan 14, 2004  Deadline of full-paper submission

Paper Submission Format:

An extended abstract is necessary for the selection process by the scientific committee. The extended abstract should include key results, figures, and tables. All paper submissions should be in the ACM template (http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/pubform.doc).  For review papers, the abstract page limit is 10; for original research papers, the abstract page limit is 5. A cover page (template in Word format) should be accompanied with the abstract submission. WE ONLY EXCEPT MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT.

The deadline for submission is September 19, 2003. All submissions should be emailed to camda@mc.duke.edu.
All authors will have an opportunity to update and revise their manuscripts after the conference. Final papers to be published in the CAMDA 2003 proceedings will be due January 14, 2004. Publication of final papers is entirely at the discretion of the editors based on quality of submission.

Presentation Format:

Accepted papers will be invited for poster or oral presentation in the CAMDA 2003 conference. The authors will be notified by October 13, 2003.

  • Poster presentation: The size of the poster board is 4’ x 4’
  • Oral presentation: The time allocated for each presentation will be 25 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers. This time limit may change based on the number of submissions.

CAMDA Paper/Presentation Guideline:

Feedback of previous CAMDA attendees indicates the need for emphasis of biological relevance in addition to the data mining methodology. The submitted contributions are encouraged to include:

  • The proposed analytical objective (problems to be solved).
  • A brief summary of the analytical effort (how to solve the problem).
  • This may include the data preprocessing tasks such as data normalization, and data extraction, data mining steps and algorithms used, as well as the evaluation criteria.
  •  Interpretation of results and presentation of discoveries in a biological context.
  • This will help to present an easier framework for comparisons of different approaches.
  •  Discussion of the merits, assumptions, and limitations of your approach
  •  Conclusions

Questions concerning the CAMDA' 03 Call for Papers should be directed to: camda@mc.duke.edu.

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