[Corpora-List] Second International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM) - Final Call for Papers

Juliane Fluck juliane.fluck at scai.fraunhofer.de
Mon Jan 9 18:10:01 CET 2006

Second International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM)
April 9-12 2006 at Friedrich-Schiller-Universitšt Jena, Germany

The second symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine is organised by
the EU Network of Excellence Semantic Mining
http://www.semanticmining.org/ and the Jena University Language and
Information Engineering Laboratory. The aim of this symposium is to
bring together the communities of molecular biology and genomics,
chemo-informatics and pharma-informatics, text and data mining for
biomedicine, medical informatics, and biological ontology design and
The vast amount of biological and biomedical data found in scientific
literature is a challenge for the scientist working in these rapidly
growing areas. In order to facilitate knowledge discovery in biomedicine
there is a need for approaches which harvest and integrate information
from text, biological databases, ontologies and terminological
resources. Semantic mining relies on the existence and sharing of large
scale terminological and ontological resources such as Gene Ontology,
Swiss-Prot, UMLS, Mesh etc. which are then combined with text mining and
NLP techniques. Equally, the existence of semantically annotated corpora
for testing and training are of paramount importance for efficient
semantic mining based on NLP techniques.
Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
* Text mining
* Information extraction
* Information retrieval
* Ontology design
* Terminology processing
* Evaluation techniques and standards
* Integration of text and data mining
* Annotation schemes for biomedical text mining
* Text mining for ontology and terminology building
Submission guidelines
Submissions must be electronic in PDF, should follow the two-column
format of ACL proceedings (11pt Times-Roman font) and should not exceed
eight (8) pages, including references. The formatting instructions for
the proceedings version are described in the example documents in
Please use either the LaTeX style files or the Microsoft word
Note also that as reviewing will be blind, the paper submissions must
not include the authors' names and affiliations.

Electronic submissions should be sent no later than the 15th January
2006 to Dr Sophia Ananiadou.
Email: Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and online at

Important dates
Submission deadline: 15 January 2006
Notification of accepted papers: 1 March 2006 Deadline for camera ready
copies: 20 March 2006

Programme Committee
* Sophia Ananiadou (University of Manchester & National Centre for
Mining, UK)
* Juliane Fluck (SCAI, Fraunhofer, Germany)

Members of the programme committee:
* Olivier Bodenreider (National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
* Anita Burgun (University of Rennes, France)
* Kevin Cohen (Center for Computational Pharmacology USA)
* Carol Friedman (Columbia University, USA)
* Rob Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)
* Lynette Hirschman (MITRE, USA)
* Su Jian (Natural Language Synergy Lab, Singapore)
* Ryan McDonald (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
* Adeline Nazarenko (Universite Paris-Nord, France)
* Goran Nenadic (University of Manchester, UK)
* Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (EBI, UK)
* Jasmin Saric (EML Research, Heidelberg, Germany)
* Adrian Shepherd (Birkbeck University of London, UK)
* Robert Stevens (University of Manchester, UK)
* Yoshimasa Tsuruoka (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Alfonso Valencia (National Centre for Biotechnology, Spain)
* Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Invited Speakers:

Lynette Hirschman (MITRE, USA)
Martin Romacker (Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland)
Judith Blake (Jackson Lab, USA)

Further information

Symposium web page:


Dr. Juliane Fluck

Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI)
Department of Bioinformatics
Schloss Birlinghoven
D-53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany

Tel: +49 - 2241 - 14 - 2188
Fax: +49 - 2241 - 14 - 2656
E-mail: juliane.fluck at scai.fhg.de
www: http://www.scai.fraunhofer.de

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