[Corpora-List] Second International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM)- extended deadline: 23/1/06

Juliane Fluck juliane.fluck at scai.fraunhofer.de
Fri Jan 13 18:23:00 CET 2006

*** EXTENDED DEADLINE*** 23/1/06 ***

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 engineering.
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 http://eacl06.itc.it/submission/submission.htm.
Please use either the LaTeX style files or the Microsoft word equivalents.
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 23rd January 2006 to Dr Sophia Ananiadou.
Email: Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk

Selected papers will be published in BMC Bioinformatics Supplement (http://www.biomedcentral.com)

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

Important dates

Submission deadline: 23 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 Text 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:

Judith Blake (Jackson Lab, USA) "Beyond the Data Deluge: Bio-Ontologies and Biomedical Research"
Lynette Hirschman (MITRE, USA) "Evaluating What Biologists Want:Designing Challenge Evaluations for Text Mining"
Martin Romacker (Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland) "Insights from Inside - Targets for Text Mining in the Pharmaceutic Industry"

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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