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LINGUIST List 22.1563

Wed Apr 06 2011

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/France

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        1.     Frederique Segond , 1st Workshop on Natural Language Processing for HealthCare

Message 1: 1st Workshop on Natural Language Processing for HealthCare
Date: 06-Apr-2011
From: Frederique Segond <segondxrce.xerox.com>
Subject: 1st Workshop on Natural Language Processing for HealthCare
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Full Title: 1st Workshop on Natural Language Processing for HealthCare
Short Title: NLP4HC

Date: 18-Oct-2011 - 18-Oct-2011
Location: Grenoble, France
Contact Person: Frederique Segond, Denys Proux
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.aladin-project.eu/annonces.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jun-2011

Meeting Description:

Healthcare includes all types of services offered by medical staff and allied health professions such as social security, insurance companies, in order to insure ‘the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being’ of persons.

Recently, fast growth of digital material has also impacted the medical world. This can be exemplified in many aspects of medical life from the development of Electronic Medical Records and Google Health to the development of mobile technologies that enable medical staff to have access to any specialized knowledge base, to exchange with their peers or to monitor patients wherever they are and whenever they need.

Medicine is an empirical science that is full of exceptions and idiosyncrasies. Every patient is unique and medicine should be able to cure each of them. The intrinsic unpredictable character of medicine makes it very difficult to be captured in a structured manner so that computers can easily search, retrieve, analyze or reason on medical matters. The raise of digital content in the medical domain coupled with the unpredictability of medicine represents interesting research challenges in many IT discipline including natural language technologies and knowledge representation.

Therefore, it is time to bring together recent research results and to give both researchers and practitioners a comprehensive view on this evolving area. We are interested in highlighting the role of Language Technologies and knowledge representation in representing, storing, accessing, searching and reasoning on medical digital content

The 1st Workshop on Natural Language Processing for HealthCare (NLP4HC) workshop, organized under the auspices of the ALADIN project (Tecsan program of the French Agence Nationale pour la Recherche ALADIN-DTH, ANR-08-TECS-001-0), aims to collect all fundamental and innovative research which is done in connection with Natural Language and knowledge representation technologies applied to the healthcare universe.

Practical Information:

The conference will be held in Grenoble, France, on October, 18, 2011. More details will be available soon at the conference website at http://www.aladin-project.eu/annonces.html

Call for Papers:

The workshop will host invited speakers together with talks/papers concerning:

- Information retrieval in healthcare
- Textual information extraction for healthcare
- Textual analysis of medical document
- Representation of medical documents
- Metadata
- Ontologies
- Terminologies
- Standards
- Parsing of medical documents
- Reasoners on medical documents
- Speech to text in the medical domain
- NLP techniques used for dealing with patient's privacy
- Temporal knowledge processing in medical data

Deadline for submission of abstracts of a maximum five pages is June 20, 2011. They should be sent as a PDF file to http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nlp4hc

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: June 20, 2011
Notification of acceptance: August, 22, 2011
Conference date: October, 18, 2011
Press version of the paper due: TBA (a publication at Springer in under negotiation)

Local Organizers:

- Denys Proux
- Caroline Hagège
- Frédérique Segond

Program Committee:

- Sofia Ananiadou (Manchester University et Nactem, UK)
- Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
- Regis Beuscart (Université Lille2, France)
- Dominique Blum (PMSI, France)
- Stefan Darmoni (CISMEF, France)
- Robert Gaizauskas (Sheffield University, UK)
- Natalia Grabar (Université Lille3, France)
- Jean-Christophe Fournet (Hopital Necker, France)
- Marie Helene Metzger (UCBL , France)
- Suzanne Peirera (Vidal, France)
- Bruno Pouliquen (WIPO, Switzerland)
- Denys Proux (Xerox, France)
- Shourya Roy (Xerox, India)
- Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI, CNRS, France)



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