LINGUIST List 15.3465
Fri Dec 10 2004
Calls: Computational Ling/UK; Language Acquisition/Italy
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1st Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2005
Message 1: 1st Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
From: Stefan Schulz <stschulzuni-freiburg.de>
Subject: 1st Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
Full Title: 1st Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
Short Title: SMBM 2005
Date: 11-Apr-2005 - 13-Apr-2005
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Stefan Schulz
Meeting Email: stschulzuni-freiburg.de
Web Site: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Information/events/SMBM/index.html
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2005
The Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM 2005) is a 3 day
forum investigating the literature mining needs in Life Sciences.
SMBM 2005 -- Call for papers
DEADLINE: Saturday, January 15, 2005, 12:00,
midnight (your time zone)
Electronic submission only
Location: European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
Date: 11th-13th of April 2005 (Tutorials on 10th)
This event is the first of this kind and shortens the loop between users
and the research and development community. It is organised in
co-operation between the EBI and the Network of Excellence ''Semantic
Mining'' (European Commission's 6th Framework)
The symposium targets members from bioinformatics, medical informatics,
computational linguistics and computer science to propose new approaches
for efficient information management in the biomedical domain. We expect
innovative solutions from text mining and information extraction making use
of semantics, as well as solutions from ontology-based semantic representation.
Peer-reviewed publications will be complemented with keynote speaker
presentations, invited talks, posters and panel discussions focusing on
current progress and obstacles.
Selected publications will be published in a special issue of
Bioinformatics. All accepted publications will be published on CEUR and in
the conference proceedings. Submissions have to comply to the standards of
December 15, 2004: Tutorial Proposals Submission Deadline
December 15, 2004: Panel Discussion Submission Deadline
January 15, 2005: Paper Submission Deadline
February 15, 2005: Registration for SMBM 2005 opens on-line
CALL FOR PAPERS
We are soliciting original research papers on the following
topics applied to the domain of Molecular Biology and Medicine:
- Information extraction
- Information retrieval
- Term recognition
- Automated Corpus/lexicon construction
- Ontological foundations of molecular biology
- Text mining
- Knowledge discovery
- Evaluation standards
Computational techniques come from: machine learning, data mining, pattern
recognition, knowledge representation, ontology research, databases and
Submission and Formatting Guidelines
Do follow carefully the submission guidelines. Papers not conforming to
these guidelines will be excluded from reviews and hence from the conference.
All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and online at
CEUR. Selected publications will also be published in Bioinformatics.
Presenters of accepted papers will be given a 20-minute slot (plus 5
minutes for questions) in the conference schedule.
Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously
unpublished work. At the time the paper is submitted to SMBM 2005, and for
the entire review period, the paper should not be under review by any other
conference or scientific journal.
Papers have to be submitted electronically in PDF format to our submission
mail address. For accepted papers, figures with multiple colours can be
printed at the author's expense. Upon acceptance, authors must comply with
the formatting instructions for final papers.
The text should not exceed 4000 words excluding bibliography and must
include an abstract of not more than 250 words. Use A4 paper size with 2.5
cm margins left, right, top, and bottom. Place the title in 14 point Times
Roman typeface, single-column, bolded, centred, initial capitals. Include
the names, institutions and locations of the author(s) below the title
using 12 point Times Roman typeface, single-column, bolded, centred,
initial capitals. Include the main text of the submission single-spaced in
12 point Times Roman typeface, justified, one-column format.
The deadline for SMBM 2005 paper submissions is Saturday, 15 January 2005
(until 11.59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice). All submissions will be
reviewed by at least 2 members of the Program Committee. Notification of
acceptance will be given by Monday, 1 March 2005. Final, corrected versions
of accepted papers are due no later than Monday, 30 March 2005.
Queries regarding call for papers should be directed to:
CALL FOR PANEL DISCUSSION
Text mining (TM) in bioinformatics and medical informatics relies on
resources, i.e. terminologies, annotated text and domain knowledge from
electronic databases. Furthermore, TM has the ambition to make facts from
text available consistent to the domain knowledge.
We are soliciting a panel discussion, which sheds light into the gaps and
obstacles encountered from the integrative use of the different resources.
Proposals should comprise
- a 3 page abstract covering the main controversies,
which will be introduced to the discussion and the panel
- The names and affiliations of the panelists and the moderator
- From each panelist, a written approval to participate.
The deadline for SMBM 2005 panel discussion submission is Wednesday, 15
December 2004. Notification of acceptance will be given by Monday, 10
January 2005. Proposals have to be submitted electronically in PDF format
to our submission mail address.
CALL FOR TUTORIALS
We are soliciting the proposal of tutorials, which cover any of the
following domains: text mining, i.e. computational linguistics and/or
machine learning; primer in molecular biology; ontologies, i.e. design
principles, GO, reasoning. Tutorials span half a day on Sunday, April 10.
Proposals have to list the goal, content and structure of the tutorial.
The deadline for SMBM 2005 tutorial submission is Wednesday, 15 December
2004. Notification of acceptance will be given by Monday, 10 January 2005.
Proposals have to be submitted electronically in PDF format to our
submission mail address.
SMBM 2005 Program Chairs
Udo Hahn, University of Jena, Germany
Alfonso Valencia, CNB-CSIB, Madrid, Spain
Message 2: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2005
From: Adriana Belletti <Bellettiunisi.it>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2005
Full Title: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2005
Short Title: GALA 2005
Date: 08-Sep-2005 - 10-Sep-2005
Location: Siena, Italy
Contact Person: Adriana Belletti
Meeting Email: gala2005unisi.it
Web Site: http://www.unisi.it/eventi/gala2005
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories;
Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2005
The GALA Conference has been characterized over the years by a peculiar
comparative character, with talks ranging from research on L1, adult and
child L2, bilingual acquisition, to developmental and acquired language
pathologies of different sorts. The theoretically oriented studies on
language acquisition and language pathology has permitted significant
advances in these research areas, and at the same time has provided novel
kinds of evidence for the refinement of linguistic theory.
Within this trend of studies, the conference will be introduced by a
workshop to be held in the morning of Thursday September 8th, devoted to:
'Comparative Studies of Acquisition and Pathology: the Role of Linguistic
The main conference will focus on L1, L2, Bilingual Acquisition, Language
Pathologies in Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Morphosyntax, Semantics,
Pragmatics in different languages and different settings, and on Sign
Language and Brain Imaging research for acquisition and pathology.
- Talks will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.
- Abstracts should be no more than 2 pages including figures and
references, 12 point font with 1'' margins.
- At most one individual and one joint abstract per author will be considered.
- Please send your abstract anonymously by e-mail as an attachment to
- Acceptable formats are attachments as MS Word or PDF documents.
- Please include the following information in the body of the message:
3. Title of the paper
4. Postal address
5. E-mail address
6. Summer address (if different)
The selection Committee will decide whether your paper will be accepted for
the main conference or for the workshop or for the poster section. In case
you would not like your talk to be possibly selected for the workshop or
for the poster section, please say it explicitly in your e-mail.
- Deadline for receipt of abstracts: April 1st 2005
- Notification of acceptance: May 15th 2005
- For any further information, please contact: gala2005unisi.it
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