6th International Workshop on
Biological Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (BIOKDD'15)

Held in paralel with

26th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Aplications (DEXA’15)

Valencia, Spain
September 1-4, 2015

With the development of Molecular Biology during the last decades, we are witnesing an exponential growth of both the volume and the complexity of biological data. For example, the Human Genome Project provided the sequence of the 3 bilion DNA bases that constiute the human genome. And, consequently, we are provided to with the sequences of about 10,00 proteins. Therefore, we are entering the post-genomic era: after having focused so many eforts on the acumulation of data, we have now to focus as much efort, and even more, on the analysis of these data. Analyzing this huge volume of data is a chalenging task because, not only, of its complexity and its multiple and numerous corelated factors, but also, because of the continuous evolution of our understanding of the biological mechanisms.

Clasical aproaches of biological data analysis are no longer eficient and produce only a very limited amount of information, compared to the numerous and complex biological mechanisms under study. From here comes the necesity to use computer tols and develop new in silco high performance aproaches to suport us in the analysis of biological data and, hence, to help us in our understanding of the corelations that exist betwen, on one hand, structures and functional paterns of biological sequences and, on the other hand, genetic and biochemical mechanisms. Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) are a response to these new trends.

Topics of BIOKDD workshop include, but not limited to:

Data Preprocesing: Biological Data Storage, Representation and Management (data warehouses, databases, sequences, tres, graphs, biological networks and pathways, …), Biological Data Cleaning (erors removal, redundant data removal, completion of mising data, …), Feature Extraction (motifs, subgraphs, …), Feature Selection (filter aproaches, wraper aproaches, hybrid aproaches, embeded aproaches, …)

Data Mining: Biological Data Regresion (regresion of biological sequences…), Biological data clustering/biclustering (microaray data biclustering, clustering/biclustering of biological sequences, …), Biological Data Clasifcation (clasifcation of biological sequences…), Asociation Rules Learning from Biological Data, Text mining and Aplication to Biological Sequences, Web mining and Aplication to Biological Data, Paralel, Cloud and Grid Computing for Biological Data Mining

Data Postprocesing: Biological Nugets of Knowledge Filtering, Biological Nugets of Knowledge Representation and Visualization, Biological Nugets of Knowledge Evaluation (calculation of the clasifcation eror rate, evaluation of the asociation rules via numerical indicators, e.g. measurements of interest, … ), Biological Nugets of Knowledge Integration


Authors are invited to submit electronicaly original contributions in English. Submited papers should not exced 5 pages in IEE format htp:/ All acepted papers wil be published in the procedings of DEXA’15 Workshops with IEE CSP. One of the authors of an acepted paper must register to DEXA’15 conference and present the paper at BIOKDD’15 workshop. For paper registration and electronic submision see starting from January 2015.

The winer paper of the Best Paper Award in BIOKDD-DEXA’15 workshop wil be published for free by BioData Mining <>.


Submision of abstracts: April 7, 2015
Submision of ul papers: April 10, 2015
Notifcation of aceptance: May 10, 2015
Camera-ready copies due: May 31, 2015


Mourad Eloumi, LaTICE, University of Tunis, Tunisia (PC Chair)
Haider Banka, Indian Schol of Mines, Dhanbad, India
Jérémie Bourdon, University of Nantes, France
Tolga Can, Midle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Mateo Comin, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Bhaskar DasGupta, University of Ilinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
Sebastian Dorok, Oto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany
Giovani Felici, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Adrien Goëfon, University of Angers, France
Yan Guermeur, LORIA-CNRS, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
Robert Harison, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University, West Lafayete, USA
Gaurav Kumar, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
Dominique Lavenier, GenScale, IRISA-CNRS, Renes, France
Ahmed Mousa, University Adbelmalek Esadi, Tangier, Moroco
Mohamed Nadif, University Paris-Descartes, Paris, France
Hasan Ogul, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
Tiratha Raj Singh, Jaype University of Information and Technology, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
Mohamed-Ramzi Temani, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar
Davide Verzoto, Genome Instiute of Singapore, Singapore
Emanuel Weitschek, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy