[Elsnet-list] Final Call for Papers BioASQ workshop on biomedical semantic indexing and question answering

Ion Androutsopoulos ionandr at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 17:51:57 CEST 2013


[ please distribute - apologies for multiple postings ]

BioASQ workshop on biomedical semantic indexing and question answering
          Invited talks and second call for papers

Webpage: http://www.bioasq.org/workshop/
Submission: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bioasq2013
Email: bioasq2013 at easychair.org
Expected submissions: Short (max. 6 pages) and long (max. 12 pages)
Submission format: LNCS

IMPORTANT DATES
***************
Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2013
Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 31st, 2013
Camera-Ready Paper Deadline: September 15th, 2013
Workshop: September 27th, 2013
*** Please note the due to the very tight schedule, no extensions to the 
deadlines will be possible. ***

INVITED TALKS
*************
We are delighted to announce the invited speakers for the workshop:
- Alan R Aronson, Lister Hill Center, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 
USA
- Jennifer Chu-Caroll, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF TOPICS
*****************************

The topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
* Large-scale hierarchical text classification
* Large-scale classification of documents onto ontology concepts 
(semantic indexing)
* Classification of questions onto ontological concepts
* Scalable approaches to document clustering
* Text summarization, especially multi-document and query-focused 
summarization
* Verbalization of structured information and related queries (RDF, OWL, 
SPARQL, etc.)
* Question Answering over structured, semi-structured and unstructured data
* Reasoning for information retrieval and question answering
* Information retrieval over fragmented sources of information
* Efficient indexing and storage structures for information retrieval
* Delivery of the retrieved information in a concise and 
user-understandable form

During the workshop, the results of the open BioASQ challenge will also 
be presented.

VENUE
*****
The workshop will be held at the Technical University of Valencia, as a 
post-conference workshop after CLEF 2013. The Workshop will take place 
in building 1E, room "Salon de actos". Note that this is NOT the 
building where CLEF will be taking place!



More information about the Elsnet-list mailing list