[Elsnet-list] BioNLP 2013 Call for papers

Paul Thompson Paul.Thompson at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Mar 18 10:49:17 CET 2013

Apologies for cross-postings.

BioNLP 2013


BioNLP 2013 is the twelfth workshop on biomedical natural language
processing being held in conjunction with the annual ACL or NAACL
meeting. BioNLP 2013 will be held at the ACL 2013 meeting in Sofia,
Bulgaria, under the auspices of SIGBIOMED, the ACL's special interest
group for biomedical natural language processing. The meeting will be
held August 8-9, 2013.
The second day of the meeting will be devoted to the BioNLP Shared
Task 2013 (BioNLP-ST 2013). Paper submissions for the shared task are
handled separately. Please see the BioNLP-ST 2013 web site for further
information. The meeting will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Galia
Angelova of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


BioNLP 2013 is sponsored by the Cincinnati Children's Hospial Medical
Center Division of Biomedical Informatics.

Are you also interested in being a sponsor for BioNLP 2013? Contact us
at kevin full-stop cohen собака gmail full-stop com or ddemner собака
gmail full-stop com.

Call for Papers

Over the course of the past eleven years, the ACL BioNLP workshop
associated with the SIGBIOMED special interest group has established
itself as the primary venue for presenting foundational research in
language processing for the biological and medical domains. The
workshop serves as both a venue for bringing together researchers in
biological and clinical NLP and exposing these researchers to the
mainstream ACL research, and a venue for informing the mainstream ACL
researchers about this fast-growing and important domain.
The workshop will continue presenting work on a broad and interesting
range of topics in NLP. Along with accepting submissions this year on
any topic of current interest in the field, we will encourage
submissions on theoretical aspects of biomedical language processing.
We especially encourage submissions on:

• Entity identification and normalization for a broad range of
semantic categories
• Species-independent gene normalization
• Extraction of complex relations
• Discourse analysis
• Anaphora resolution
• Coreference resolution
• Text mining
• Summarization
• Question answering
• Resources and novel strategies for system testing and evaluation
• Hybrid approaches to biomedical language processing
• Processing and annotation platforms
• Translation of basic linguistic research to clinical care
• Domain adaptation
• Temporality
• Theoretical underpinnings of biomedical natural language processing

Important dates

Submission deadline: Friday, April 26, 2013
Notification of acceptance: Friday, May 24, 2013
Camera-ready copy due from authors: Friday, June 7, 2013
Workshop: August 8-9, 2013

Submission instructions

Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and posters.
Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on Friday April 26, 2013. Please
submit your paper via the ACL START site for BioNLP 2013:

Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages of text and one page of
references. These are intended to be reports of original research.
BioNLP aims to be the forum for interesting, innovative, and promising
work involving biomedicine and language technology, whether or not
yielding high performance at the moment. This by no means precludes
our interest in and preference for mature results, strong performance,
and thorough evaluation. Both types of research and combinations
thereof are encouraged.

Poster abstracts should not exceed four (4) pages including
references. Accepted poster abstracts will be published in a separate
section of the workshop proceedings. Appropriate poster topics include
preliminary results, application notes, descriptions of work in
progress, etc.

Submissions must be electronic and in PDF format, and should follow
the two-column format of ACL proceedings. Please see the conference
website for details. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the style
files and formatting instructions available on the conference website:

http://acl2013.org/site/call.html (scroll down)

Submissions need to be anonymous. Authors who cannot submit a PDF file
electronically should contact the workshop organizers well in advance
of the submission deadline.

Submissions for the BioNLP-ST 2013 shared task: Submissions for the
BioNLP-ST 2013 shared task are handled separately and should be
submitted through the web site at http://2013.bionlp-st.org/.

Dual submission policy: note that papers may NOT be submitted to the
BioNLP 2013 workshop if they are or will be concurrently submitted to
another meeting or publication.

Program committee

The organizing committee for BioNLP 2013 is:

• Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, Computational Bioscience Program, University
of Colorado School of Medicine
• Dina Demner-Fushman, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical
• Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester and UK National Centre
for Text Mining
• John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center, University of
Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
• Jun'ichi Tsujii, Microsoft Research and UK National Centre for Text Mining

The program committee for BioNLP 2013 comprises a strong set of BioNLP
researchers from North America, Europe, and Asia:

• Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
• Emilia Apostolova, DePaul University
• Eiji Aramaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
• Alan Aronson, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine
• Sabine Bergler, Concordia University
• Olivier Bodenreider, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine
• Wendy Chapman, University of California at San Diego
• Aaron Cohen, Oregon Health and Science University
• Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
• Noemie Elhadad, Columbia University
• Marcelo Fiszman, US National Library of Medicine
• Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
• Graciela Gonzalez, Arizona State University
• Zhou GuoDong, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne
• Su Jian, A-star
• Halil Kilicoglu, US National Library of Medicine
• Jin-Dong Kim, Database Center for Life Science, Japan
• Robert Leaman, National Center for Biotechnology Information
• Ulf Leser, Humboldt University, Germany
• Zhiyong Lu, NCBI, US National Library of Medicine
• Makoto Miwa, University of Manchester, UK
• Aurelie Neveol, US National Library of Medicine
• Naoaki Okazaki, Tohoku University, Japan
• Serguei Pakhomov, University of Minnesota
• Jong C. Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
• Jon Patrick, University of Sydney, Australia
• Rashmi Prasad, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
• Sampo Pyysalo, University of Manchester, National Centre for Text
Mining, United Kingdom
• Bastien Rance, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine
• Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich
• Thomas Rindflesch, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine
• Daniel Rubin, Stanford University
• Andrey Rzhetsky, U. Chicago
• Guergana Savova, Harvard University
• Hagit Shatkay, University of Delaware
• Matthew Simpson, LHNCBC, National Library of Medicine
• Pontus Stenetorp, LHNCBC, National Library of Medicine
• Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, University of Tokyo, Japan
• Ozlem Uzuner, Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside
National Center for Biomedical Computing
• Karin Verspoor, NICTA, Australia
• Peter White, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
• W. John Wilbur, NCBI, US National Library of Medicine
• Antonio Jimeno Yepes, NICTA, Australia
• Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France

Paul Thompson
Research Associate
School of Computer Science
National Centre for Text Mining
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
University of Manchester
131 Princess Street
M1 7DN
Tel: 0161 306 3091

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