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LINGUIST List 25.2675

Mon Jun 23 2014

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-Jun-2014
From: Fabio Rinaldi <fabio.rinaldiuzh.ch>
Subject: 6th International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
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Full Title: 6th International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
Short Title: SMBM 2014

Date: 06-Oct-2014 - 07-Oct-2014
Location: Aveiro, Portugal
Contact Person: José Luis Oliveira
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.smbm.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2014

Meeting Description:

Sixth International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM 2014)
October 6-7, University of Aveiro, Portugal

SMBM 2014 aims to bring together researchers from text and data mining in biomedicine, medical, bio- and chemoinformatics, and researchers active in biomedical ontology design and engineering, and the Semantic Web. The combined research helps to promote full integration of data and factual content from large text collections, biological databases, ontological and terminological resources, and from the Web.

Call for Papers:

New deadline for submission: June 30, 2014

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, user-facing applications of text mining technology, the integration of text with domain resources such as content from reference databases (e.g., UniProt, EntrezGene, OMIM) and semantic resources such as GO, UMLS etc. We also welcome contributions from across the biomedical domains, including genomics, translational medicine, clinical practice, and public health.

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

- Development and use of biomedical semantic resources
- Terminology and ontology development for biomedical information systems
- Integration of text and data mining in the biomedical domain
- (Semantic) Web mining of biomedical information
- Text mining, information extraction, and information retrieval for the biomedical domain
- Evaluation techniques and standards for text mining solutions
- 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
- 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
- Integration of text mining in biological database curation workflows

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings that will be available online. We invite three categories of papers: Full research papers, short papers, and system papers.

Research papers will be given an oral presentation, short papers a poster presentation, and systems papers will be presented in systems demonstration sessions. System papers should describe an implemented system related to a topic of interest that the authors will demonstrate live during the symposium. The final modality of presentation will be decided by the organizing committee.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Biomedical Semantics (JBMS), an open-access journal published by BioMed Central (BMC).

Submissions should follow the ACL instructions for authors, with a maximal limit of seven (7) pages (plus one optional page for references). The recommended length for system papers and poster submissions is four (4) pages. 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:

Full paper submission deadline: June 30, 2014 [extended]
Notification of acceptance for full papers: July 21, 2014
Poster and system demonstration paper submission deadline: July 4, 2014
Notification of poster and system demonstration papers: July 28, 2014
Symposium dates: October 6-7, 2014


Scientific Chairs:

Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA

Program Chair:

José Luis Oliveira, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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