[Elsnet-list] First call for papers: SMBM'12, Zurich, Switzerland, 3-4 Sep. 2012

Paul Thompson Paul.Thompson at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Mar 26 13:26:49 CEST 2012


===========    First call for papers    ===========

                         SMBM 2012

Fifth International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine

                   http://www.smbm.eu/

September 3rd and 4th, Institute of Computational Linguistics,
University of Zurich, Switzerland

SMBM 2012 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.

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 semantics driven literature analysis to
cross-resource data analysis and open linked data on the web have been
suggested and deployed. Where do we stand and how do we advance toward
fully integrated systems combining the different solutions 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, 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, including terminology evolution
* 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,
which 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 an open-access journal
(details to be announced).

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.

SMBM 2012 is the follow-up to to the following very successful two series:

SMBM 2005 (EBI, U.K.), SMBM 2006 (University of Jena, Germany), SMBM
2008 (University of Turku, Finland) and SMBM 2010 (EBI, U.K). 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), 2009 (Jeju Island, South
Korea) and 2011 (NTU, Singapore).


Important dates

* Paper submission deadline: June 8th 2012
* Notification of acceptance: July 1st 2012
* Symposium dates: September 3-4th 2012


Contact

* SMBM'12 home page: http://www.smbm.eu/
* Submission site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smbm12
* Organizers' email: smbmzurich at gmail.com<mailto:smbmzurich at gmail.com>


Organization

Scientific chairs

Sophia Ananiadou (NaCTeM and University of Manchester, UK)
Tapio Salakoski  (University of Turku, Finland)

Organization committee

Sampo Pyysalo (NaCTeM and University of Manchester, UK)
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (EBI, UK and University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Fabio Rinaldi (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Local arrangements committee

Fabio Rinaldi (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Gerold Schneider (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Simon Clematide (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Gintarė Grigonytė (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Programme committee

Adrian Shepherd (Birkbeck University of London, UK)
Anita Burgun-Parenthoine (University of Rennes, France)
David McClosky  (Stanford University, USA)
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)
Hongfang Liu (Georgetown University Medical Center, USA)
Hyunju Lee (GIST, South Korea)
Jian Su (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Jin-Dong Kim (Database Center for Life Science, Japan)
Jong C. Park (KAIST, South Korea)
Jung-Jae Kim (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Karin Verspoor (NICTA, Australia)
Kevin Bretonnel Cohen (University of Colorado, USA)
Makoto Miwa (University of Manchester, UK)
Martin Krallinger (CNIO, Spain)
Martin Romacker (Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland)
Martin Volk (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Michael Krauthammer (Yale University School of Medicine, USA)
Mike Conway (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Naoaki Okazaki  (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
Nigel Collier (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Patrick Ruch (University of Applied Sciences, Geneva)
Patrick Lambrix (Linköping University, Sweden)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Tomoko Ohta (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Udo Hahn (University of Jena, Germany)
Wendy Chapman (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka (JAIST, Ishikawa, Japan)
Yutaka Sasaki (Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan)



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Paul Thompson
Research Associate
School of Computer Science
National Centre for Text Mining
Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
University of Manchester
131 Princess Street
Manchester
M1 7DN
UK
Tel: 0161 306 3091
http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/Paul.Thompson/





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