LINGUIST List 21.3339

Thu Aug 19 2010

Calls: Comp Ling, Semantics/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>


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

Message 1: Fourth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
Date: 17-Aug-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).

Final Call For Papers

IMPORTANT: Please note that the instructions for authors have been slightly modified to allow submissions under the ACL or JBMS template files. Please check the details at:

http://www.smbm.eu/instructions-for-authors

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. A Text Mining Hands-on course and Training seminar will follow the conference.

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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