[Comp-neuro] Deadline extension: NEUROCOMPUTING Special Issue on "Pattern Recognition in Graphical Domains"

Franco Scarselli franco at dii.unisi.it
Mon Oct 29 16:35:42 CET 2007

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Following requests from prospective authors, the deadline
for submissions of papers to the NEUROCOMPUTING Special Issue on
"Pattern Recognition in Graphical Domains" has been extended
to November 12, 2007. Please note that no additional extension can
be granted.


Call for Papers


Special Issue on


Neurocomputing is seeking original and unpublished manuscripts for a
Special Issue on "Pattern Recognition in Graphical Domains", scheduled
for publication in June/July 2008.

Traditional machine learning applications usually cope with graphs by a
preprocessing procedure that transforms structured data to simpler
representations. This approach relies on what is called the "feature
extraction" process, but it turns out to be quite unnatural for several
situations where data are intrinsically organized as graphs, i.e.
relationships exist among atomic sub-entities. Unfortunately, valuable
information may be lost during the preprocessing and, as a consequence,
classical methods may suffer from poor performance and generalization.
Therefore, recursive or nested representations, as opposed to "flat"
attribute-value data organizations, seem to be more adequate for many
relevant problems arising from chemistry, bioinformatics, and the World
Wide Web.
Recent studies on statistical pattern recognition and neural networks show
possible directions to exploit structural information in problems which
are inherently of sub-symbolic nature.

This special issue is intended to propose a critical re-thinking of the
classic learning approaches and to investigate on possible new
methodologies and applications of pattern recognition in graphical
Submitted articles must not have been previously published and must not
be currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Neural Network Models for Graphs
- Support Vector Machines and Kernel Methods for Graphs
- Probabilistic Models for Graphs
- Statistical Relational Learning
- Pattern Recognition Applications Involving Graphical Data

Submission procedure:
Manuscript should follow the standard guidelines of the Neurocomputing
Guidelines for formatting papers can be found in the Guide for Authors at
Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete
manuscript through the Elsevier online submission system at
http://ees.elsevier.com/neucom/ by November 5, 2007.

Important dates:
Manuscript submission deadline: ***November 12, 2007***
First notification: January 25, 2008
Revised manuscript submission: February 29, 2008
Notification of final decision:	April 11, 2008
Final manuscript due: April 25, 2008
Publication of special issue: June/July 2008

Guest Editors:

Monica Bianchini
Università di Siena
Siena, Italy
e-mail: monica at dii.unisi.it

Franco Scarselli
Università di Siena
Siena, Italy
e-mail: franco at dii.unisi.it

Information on the Special Issue are also available at

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