10th International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery from Big Data (BIOKDD'19)



10th International Workshop on

Biological Knowledge Discovery from Big Data (BIOKDD'19)


Held in parallel with


 30th International Conference on Database and 

Expert Systems Applications (DEXA’19)




Linz, Austria

August 26 - 29, 2019



In recent years there has been a rapid development of biological technologies producing more and more biological data, i.e. data related to biological macromolecules (DNA, RNA, and proteins).  The rise of next-generation sequencing technologies (NGS), also known as high-throughput sequencing technologies, has contributed actively to the deluge of these data.  In general, these data are big, heterogeneous, complex, and distributed all over the world within databases.  Analyzing biological big data is a challenging task, not only because of its complexity and its multiple and numerous correlated factors, but also because of the continuous evolution of our understanding of the biological mechanisms.  Classical approaches of biological data analysis are no longer efficient and produce only a very limited amount of information, compared to the numerous and complex biological mechanisms under study.  From here comes the necessity to adopt new computer tools and develop new in silico high performance approaches to support us in the analysis of biological big data and, hence, to help us in the understanding of the correlations that exist between, on the one hand, structures and functional patterns in biological macromolecules and, on the other hand, genetic and biochemical mechanisms.  Biological Knowledge Discovery from Big Data (BIOKDD) is a response to these new trends. 

Topics of BIOKDD’19 workshop include, but not limited to:


Data Preprocessing: Biological Big Data StorageRepresentation and Management (e.g. data warehouses, databases, sequences, trees, graphs, biological networks and pathways), Biological Big Data Cleaning (e.g. errors removal, redundant data removal, completion of missing data), Feature Extraction (e.g. motifs, subgraphs), Feature Selection (e.g. filter approaches, wrapper approaches, hybrid approaches, embedded approaches).


Data Mining: Biological Big Data Regression (e.g. regression of biological sequence), Biological Big Data Clustering/Biclustering (e.g. microarray data biclustering, clustering/biclustering of biological sequences), Biological Big Data Classification (e.g. classification of biological sequence), Association Rules Learning from Biological Big Data, Text mining and Application to Biological Sequences, Web mining and Application to Biological Big Data, Parallel, Cloud and Grid Computing for Biological Big Data Mining.


Data Postprocessing: Biological Nuggets of Knowledge Filtering, Biological Nuggets of Knowledge Representation and Visualization, Biological Nuggets of Knowledge Evaluation (e.g. calculation of the classification error rate, evaluation of the association rules via numerical indicators or measurements of interest), Biological Nuggets of Knowledge Integration.




Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions in English. Submitted papers should not exceed 5 pages in IEEE CSP format http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of DEXA’19 Workshops with IEEE CSPOne of the authors of an accepted paper must register to DEXA’19 conference and present the paper at BIOKDD’19 workshop. For paper registration and electronic submission see http://confdriver.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dexa2019/ starting from January 2019. 


IMPORTANT DATES: Submission of abstracts: March 11, 2019

 Submission of full papers: March 18, 2019

 Notification of acceptance: May 18, 2019

 Camera-ready copies due: June 08, 2019



Mourad Elloumi, LaTICE, University of Tunis, Tunisia (PC Chair)

Davide Verzotto, University of Pisa, Italy

Haider Banka, India Institute of Technology, Dhanbad, India

Suresh Dara, B V Raju Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Bhaskar DasGupta, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA

Robert Harrison, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Jérémie Bourdon, University of Nantes, France

Abdelhalim Larhlimi, University of Nantes, France

Dominique Lavenier, GenScale, IRISA-CNRS, Rennes, France

Malik Yousef, Zefat Academic College, Zefat, Israel

Giuseppe Lancia, University of Udine, Italy

Farhana Zulkernine, School of Computing Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Vladimir Makarenkov, University of Québec, Montréal, Canada

  1. Ch. J. Srinivasa Rao, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Vijayawada, India

Matteo Comin, University of Padova, Padova, Italy 

Adrien Goëffon, University of Angers, France

Maad Shatnawi, Higher colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mirto Musci, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Tomas Flouri, University College London, UK

Solon Pissis, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jamal Al Qundus, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany