Call for Applications: PharML 2020


Deadline: 11 june 2020
Call for Papers

We invite contributions from both industry and academia to share their research and experience in using artificial intelligence and machine learning methods in pharmaceutical research and development. PharML will be held at the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD) to take place in Ghent, Belgium, on 14th - 18th of September 2020.

Submission Guidelines

We invite authors to submit extended abstracts including preliminary results as well as published work. Authors should submit a paper of up to 4 pages (excluding references). Longer papers will be rejected immediately. Priority will be given to unpublished work. Authors should commit to present their work at the workshop in case it is accepted for an oral or poster presentation. All accepted abstracts will be posted on the workshop's website.

Topics of Interest

The following list, although not exhaustive, covers some of the main topics that will be discussed in the workshop.

  • Learning on Graphs

    • Representing patients and molecules as graphs

    • Transfer learning and generative models

    • Modelling dynamic graphs

    • Node and link prediction on molecular graphs

    • Biological pathway mining for cancer biomarker discovery

    • Machine learning with brain graphs

    • Causal structure learning from real world data

  • Deep learning in healthcare and pharmaceutical research

    • Medical Imaging

    • Natural Language Processing

    • Reinforcement learning in computer-assisted procedures

    • Audio Processing

    • Time series analysis

  • Bayesian methods

    • Modelling uncertainty

    • Bayesian methods for classification and imputation

    • Bayesian networks

  • General machine learning methods for healthcare and pharma

    • Machine learning for personalized healthcare

    • Multimodal machine learning (e.g. combining genomics, pathology reports, clinical data to predict survival)

    • Remote sensing for healthcare applications

    • Causal inference with observational data

    • Subgroup discovery and targeted learning

    • Longitudinal and trajectory data analysis

    • Medical decision support

Workshop Programme

The workshop will feature:

  • Invited keynote speakers from academia (Stephan Günnemann, Technische Universität München) and industry (Fabien Gaire, Roche).

  • Oral presentations

  • A poster session

The full programme will be posted on the workshop's website in due course.

Important dates
  • Submission Deadline: June 11, 2020

  • Notification: July 09, 2020

  • Camera ready: TBA

  • Workshop date: TBA (Monday 14th or Friday 18th of September)

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