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The aim of this workshop called Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence (BAI) is to bring together active scholars and practitioners in the frontier of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Bioinformatics. AI holds a tremendous repertoire of algorithms and methods that constitute the core of different topics of bioinformatics and computational biology research. BAI goals are two folds : How can AI techniques contribute to bioinformatics research ?, and How can bioinformatics research raise new fundamental questions in AI ? Contributions will clearly point out answers to one of these goals focusing on AI techniques as well as focusing on biological problems.

Important dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2017
  • Abstract and Paper Submission Deadline: May 29th, 2017
  • Author Notification: June 30th, 2017
  • Camera Ready Deadline: July 20th, 2017
  • Workshop: August 20th, 2017

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Submission

The workshop accepts two types of submissions:
  • Long papers (full research papers / IJCAI format)
  • Short papers of 2-4 pages (for work in progress)
Papers must be formatted and submitted according to the IJCAI guidelines available on: http://ijcai-17.org/MainTrackCFP.html .
The submission deadline is May 15th for abstracts and May 22nd for full papers May 29th for abstracts and full papers, 2017 before 11:59 PM Pacific time.
Submissions should be made through Easychair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=baiijcai2017 .
We also invite the submission of 2-4 pages extended abstracts as highlight papers or late breaking research papers. Highlight papers should summarize full papers that have been published, or accepted for publication, between January 1, 2016 and the submission deadline.

Review Process

Papers will be subject to three (3) blind peer reviews. Selection criteria include originality of ideas, correctness, clarity and significance of results and quality of presentation.
Papers will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation. However, no distinction will be made between accepted papers in the workshop proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference, as well as the workshop to present the work. Authors will be required to agree to this requirement at the time of final submission.

Workshop Proceedings

Workshop proceedings will be published in the CEUR-WS workshop proceedings. In addition, we will publish extended articles in a special issue of the Journal of Computational Biology. Only long papers are eligible for the special issue.