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        1.    Fabio Rinaldi, Fourth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine

Message 1: Fourth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
Date: 22-Jul-2010
From: Fabio Rinaldi <rinaldicl.uzh.ch>
Subject: Fourth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
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Full Title: Fourth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
Short Title: SMBM'10

Date: 25-Oct-2010 - 26-Oct-2010
Location: Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Fabio Rinaldi
Meeting Email: smbm10gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.smbm.eu/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 24-Aug-2010

Meeting Description:

The Fourth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM 2010)
will be held at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in Hinxton,
Cambridgeshire, UK on October 25th and 26th, 2010.

SMBM 2010 aims to bring together researchers from text and data mining in
biomedicine, medical, bio- and chemoinformatics, and researchers from
biomedical ontology design and engineering. SMBM 2010 is the follow-up
event of SMBM 2005 (EBI, U.K.), SMBM 2006 (University of Jena,
Germany) and SMBM 2008 (University of Turku, Finland).

A parallel event (LBM: The International Symposium on Languages in
Biology and Medicine) has been held in 2005 (KAIST, Daejeon, South
Korea), 2007 (Matrix, Biopolis, Singapore) and 2009 (Jeju Island, South
Korea).

2nd Call For Papers

The Fourth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM 2010)
will be held at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in Hinxton,
Cambridgeshire, UK on October 25th and 26th, 2010.

SMBM 2010 aims to bring together researchers from text and data mining in
biomedicine, medical, bio- and chemoinformatics, and researchers from
biomedical ontology design and engineering. SMBM 2010 is the follow-up
event of SMBM 2005 (EBI, U.K.), SMBM 2006 (University of Jena,
Germany) and SMBM 2008 (University of Turku, Finland).

A parallel event (LBM: The International Symposium on Languages in
Biology and Medicine) has been held in 2005 (KAIST, Daejeon, South
Korea), 2007 (Matrix, Biopolis, Singapore) and 2009 (Jeju Island, South
Korea).

The biomedical research community eagerly awaits the full integration of
very large text collections, biological databases, ontologies and
terminological resources. However, many challenges have yet to be met to
achieve this ambitious goal. Significant advances have been made and
many working systems for tasks ranging from entity recognition and simple
relation extraction to structured event extraction have been deployed.
Where do we stand and how do we advance toward fully integrated systems
combining the different tools and data sources?

We are inviting papers from a full range of topics (see below), emphasizing
in particular work on methods deployed in a production-like research
environment, the integration of text with domain resources such as micro-
array data and ontological resources such as GO, UMLS etc. We also
welcome contributions from across the biomedical domains, including
genomics, translational medicine, clinical practice, and public health.

The conference will feature keynote invited presentations by Erik Neumann
(Clinical Semantics Group) and by Robert Stevens (University of
Manchester). A half-day tutorial on Evaluation of Bio-Textmining systems
will be offered on Sunday Oct 24th.

The European Bioinformatics Institute is located on the Wellcome Trust
Genome Campus, by the village of Hinxton, approximately 9 miles south of
Cambridge. The event will include a conference banquet at one of the
historical colleges in Cambridge. A shuttle bus service between Cambridge
and the conference site will be provided.

For detailed up-to-date information, please consult the web site of the
conference: http://www.smbm.eu/

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

-Text mining, information extraction, and information retrieval
-Terminology and ontology development for biomedical information systems
-Evaluation techniques and standards for text mining solutions
- Integration of text and data mining in the biomedical domain
-Annotation schemes for biomedical corpora
-Text mining for resource building, e.g. ontologies, and resource
enrichment, e.g., biomedical databases
-Representation and discovery of biomedical domain knowledge
-Privacy/trust, e.g in processing of patient records
-Image/caption processing in relation to content extraction
-domain-specific reasoning processes, e.g., to infer non-explicit information,
validation (trust-worthiness, believability, safety) of extracted information
-(Semantic) Web mining of biomedical information

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which
will be available online. We invite both full and short papers, where full
papers will be given an oral presentation and short papers presented as
posters. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended
version for publication in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics (JBMS).

A best paper award will be announced at the conference. Journal
publication fees will be waived for the best paper.

Submissions should follow the instructions for JBMS authors, with a limit of
eight (8) pages for full papers and four (4) pages for short papers (plus one
optional page for references). Manuscripts will be submitted electronically
as PDF files. Reviewing will be double-blind, and submissions should
therefore NOT contain author names or other obviously identifying
information.

Important dates

August 24, 2010: Paper submission deadline
September 20, 2010: Notification of acceptance
October 4, 2010: Camera-ready deadline
October 25-26, 2010: Conference

Scientific chairs
Nigel Collier (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Udo Hahn (Jena University, Language & Information Engineering Lab,
Germany)

Organizing chairs
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK)
Fabio Rinaldi (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Sampo Pyysalo (University of Tokyo, Japan)

PC Committee

Adeline Nazarenko (Universite Paris-Nord, France)
Adrian Shephard (Birkbeck University of London, UK)
Ai Kawazoe (Tsuda college, Japan)
Alfonso Valencia (CNIO, Spain)
Anita Burgun-Parenthoine (University of Rennes, France)
Chun-Nan Hsu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Dina Demner-Fushman (National Library of Medicine, USA)
Filip Ginter (University of Turku, Finland)
Florian Leitner (CNIO, Spain)
Gerold Schneider (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Goran Nenadic (University of Manchester, UK)
Gwan-Su Yi (KAIST, South Korea)
Hagit Shatkay (Queen's University, Canada)
Hongfang Liu (Georgetown University Medical Center, USA)
Hyunju Lee (GIST, South Korea)
Jaewoo Kang (Korea University, South Korea)
Jin-Dong Kim (Database Center for Life Science, Japan)
Jong C. Park (KAIST, South Korea)
Jung-Jae Kim (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Karin Verspoor (University of Colorado, USA)
Kevin Cohen (University of Colorado, USA)
Martin Krallinger (CNIO, Spain)
Martin Romacker (Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland)
Michael Krauthammer (Yale University School of Medicine, USA)
Olivier Bodenreider (National Library of Medicine, USA)
Patrick Lambrix (Linköping University, Sweden)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
See-Kiong Ng (I2R and NUS, Singapore)
Stefan Schulz (Freiburg University Hospital, Germany)
Wendy Chapman (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Jian Su (I2R, Singapore)
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka (JAIST, Ishikawa, Japan)
Yutaka Sasaki (Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan)
Tapio Salakoski (TUCS, Turku, Finland)
Tomoko Ohta (University of Tokyo, Japan)
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