Call for Papers
Special Session on Signal Processing and Neural Networks for Bioinformatics
Submission Schedule
Submission of camera-ready accepted papers
Presentation Guideline


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Thanks to the sponsorship of IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Neural Network Council, the twelfth of a series of IEEE workshops on Neural Networks for Signal Processing will be held in Martigny, Switzerland, at the "Centre du Parc''.

The workshop will feature keynote addresses, technical presentations and panel discussions. Papers are solicited for, but not limited to, the following areas:

Algorithm and Architectures:
Artificial neural networks, kernel methods, committee models, independent component analysis, adaptive and/or nonlinear signal processing, (hidden) Markov models, Bayesian modeling, generalization, parameter estimation, optimization, design algorithms.
Speech processing, image processing (computer vision, OCR), multimodal interactions, multi-channel processing, intelligent multimedia and web processing, robotics, sonar and radar, bio-medical engineering, bio-informatics, blind source separation, data fusion, data mining, adaptive filtering, communications, sensors, system identification, and other signal processing and pattern recognition applications.
Parallel and distributed implementation, hardware design, and other general implementation technologies.


SPECIAL SESSION on Signal Processing and Neural Networks for Bioinformatics

Recent advancements in molecular biology have brought us the possibility of sequencing the genomes of a number of different organisms. These genomes are made up of a large amount of data, billions of characters to be deciphered and processed. New techniques have been developed to process the genomic and proteomic information, from the sequencing of the DNA and the identification of polymorphisms to the search of protein functionality and interaction. The field that aims to study, analyze, process and find appropriate ways of storing and retrieving genomic and proteomic data, is called Bioinformatics.

This special session at NNSP 2002 is open to all persons working at the frontier between Bioinformatics and Signal Processing/Neural Networks and offers them the possibility of presenting and discussing recent and original work that merges the two fields with application to the following areas of research:

For further information contact the organizers.


Prof. Elias S. Manolakos
Communications and Digital Signal Processing (CDSP)
Center for Research and Graduate Studies
Electrical and Computer Eng. Dept.
Northeastern University
440 Dana Research Building
Boston MA 02115
Dr. Christophe Molina
Bioinformatics Unit,
Molecular and Functional Genomics Department,
Sanofi-Synthelabo Recherche, Labege Innopole - BP 137,
31676 Labege Cedex, France.



Submission of full paper (extended):April 20, 2002
Notification of acceptance:May 10, 2002
Submission of photo-ready accepted paper and author registration:June 1, 2002
Advanced registration, before:July 31, 2002



Prospective authors are invited to submit full length papers of no more than 10 pages before April 15, 2002 according to Author's Kit. If your paper is accepted, it will be possible to incorporate corrections and reviewers comments in the photo-ready paper, deadline June 1, 2002.

Paper submission is done electronically. In case computer facilities prevent you from completing the electronic submission, please contact Program Chair Samy BENGIO, email:

Accepted papers will be published in a hard-bound volume by IEEE and distributed at the workshop.

Extended versions of the best workshop papers will be selected and published in a Special Issue of an international journal published by Kluwer Academica Publishers.



Camera-ready submission deadline is June 1, 2002.

In order to get the paper published, it is required that at least one author register for the workshop before June 1st.
Also notice that a signed copyright form together with a backup copy must be mailed to the publication chair no later than June 1st.

Please complete all steps in the procedure below.

Camera-ready submission procedure:

  1. Prepare a camera ready manuscript of max. 10 pages in accordance with the Author's Kit.

    Please carefully comply with instructions in author's kit. Papers which do not fulfil the requirements can not be published.

    Download LATEX files for preparation of camera-ready manuscript in accordance with guidelines in Author's Kit:

    Sample LATEX2e file (sample.tex)
    Download LATEX2e syle file (nnsp2e.sty)
    Download LATEX bst file (nnsp.bst)

    (Use e.g., right mouse click "save as" to download)

  2. Fill in and sign the IEEE copyright form. One copy is mailed to the address mentioned in step 4.

    Download copyright form:

    IEEE copyright form in ASCII format (ieeecopyrightform.txt)
    IEEE copyright form in RTF format (ieeecopyrightform.rtf)

    (Use e.g., right mouse click "save as" to download)

  3. Paper Upload: Click here to upload the electronic version of your paper.

    Supported paper file formats are:

    • PostScript (PS)
    • Portable Document Format (PDF)

      Obtain more info on file formats.
    This includes conversion of MS Word files into PS.

  4. Create 1 backup printed copy of the manuscript.

    Only in the unexpeted case of problems with the electronically uploaded paper the printed backup copy will be used.

  5. One copy of the printed manuscript together with one copy of a signed copyright should no later than June 1st be mailed to:

    NOTICE!  If this step is disregarded the paper unfortunately will not be published in the proceedings

    For special courier (Fed Ex, UPS, and others)

    Prof. Scott C. Douglas
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Southern Methodist University
    3145 Dyer Street, Room 329C
    Dallas, TX 75275 USA
    Phone: (+1) 214 768 3113

    For surface mail

    Prof. Scott C. Douglas
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Southern Methodist University
    P.O. Box 750338
    Dallas, TX 75275 USA

Presentation Guideline

The allocated time for oral presentation is 20 minutes including questions. Please limit your presentation to 17 minutes leaving 3 minutes for questions.

The lecture room will be equipped with computer and overhead projectors.

The poster board has the dimensions: height: 160cm (63in), width 120cm (47in). Please make sure that the deployed text font size is at least 20pt.
If you need any special assistance or equipment please contact Program Chair Samy BENGIO