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J. Zurada - Towards Better Understanding of Protein Secondary Structure: Extracting Prediction Rules

This talk introduces basic premises and expectations for virtual communities, and for their higher-level collaboratories known as virtual organizations (VOs). VOs are distributed across space and time, and have computationally enabled and dynamic structure. Examples of existing VOs in engineering and sciences are reviewed. On-going efforts in building virtual infrastructure in Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning are discussed. Proliferation of platform-independent CI-ML software indicate that a specialized infrastructure with computing tools that are high quality, citable and open source contributions will amplify progress in the field. Specifically, it is expected that CI-ML Network will enhance distributed educational and research efforts and facilitate both intra- and interdisciplinary applications, with health-care as one of the most prominent areas in need of such applications.