Welcome to BIOKDD 2021 !

Given the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 outbreak, KDD 2021 decides to be held virtually. So BIOKDD 2021 will be a virtual workshop. We will ensure the quality of digital workshop experience.

Besides full workshop papers, we are also soliciting abstracts that introduce preliminary research outcomes to increase research impact and to nurture collaborations, and late-breaking research that introduces published work with exceptionally high practical significance.

Authors of all accepted submissions will be allocated time to give an oral presentation, and as our tradition, full workshop papers will be invited to publish in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB). This year, quality abtracts will also be invited for extending into a full journal article for submission in TCBB.

Bioinformatics is the science of managing, mining, and interpreting information from biological data, and data mining plays an essential role in addressing the fundamental problems in Biomedical Informatics. The annual BIOKDD workshop is an established forum for researchers and practitioners of Biomedical Informatics and Data Mining to explore cutting-edge techniques and to exchange ideas and experiences. BIOKDD has been successfully held in conjunction with SIGKDD for 19 years. We are in our 20th anniversary this year!

The goal of the 20th International Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics (BIOKDD 2021) is to encourage KDD researchers to solve the numerous problems and challenges in Bioinformatics using Data Mining technologies. Based on the organizers’ expertise and communities for this year’s BIOKDD workshop, we will feature the theme of “Artificial Intelligence in Medicine”. This field focuses on the use of machine learning and data mining techniques for the analysis of large amounts of heterogeneous complex biological and medical data, with a particular focus on deep learning methods that see fast advancement and wider adoption in Bioinformatics (e.g., DeepVariant, AlphaFold 2). We will also particularly welcome COVID-19 research. The key goal is to accelerate the convergence between Data Mining and Bioinformatics communities to expedite discoveries in basic biology, medicine and healthcare.