[Corpora-List] CFP: BioNLP ACL08 workshop TIMELINE update

Demner Fushman, Dina (NIH/NLM/LHC) [E] ddemner at mail.nih.gov
Thu Feb 14 21:24:58 CET 2008

A new conference proceedings publication schedule allows extending the submission deadline to March 21, 2008.

BioNLP 2008 An ACL 2008 Workshop Columbus, OH June 19 or 20, 2008 http://compbio.uchsc.edu/BioNLP2008 Submissions due: March 21, 2008, 11:59 PM Eastern US

Continuing a successful series of BioNLP workshops at ACL 2002, ACL 2003, NAACL 2004, ACL 2005, NAACL 2006, and ACL 2007, and in accordance with the ACL BioNLP tradition of presenting work on a broad range of topics, we invite submissions on any topic of current interest in the field of Biomedical Natural Language Processing.

We especially encourage submissions on:

- Entity identification and normalization for a broad range of

semantic categories - Ontologies and knowledge bases in BioNLP - Extraction of complex relations - The economics of text mining and database curation - Resources and novel strategies for system testing and evaluation - Shared tasks in the biomedical domain - Test suites and corpora for BioNLP - Quantifying utility to end-users - Portability for non-developers - Summarization - Question-answering - Full text and figures

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: Friday, March 21, 2008 Notification of acceptance: Sunday, April 20, 2008 Camera-ready copy due from authors: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Workshop: June 19 or 20, 2008

Submission instructions:

Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and poster abstracts. Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on March 21, 2008. Submit your paper or abstract via the ACL BioNLP 2008 site at https://www.softconf.com/acl08/ACL08-WS05/.

Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages, including 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 of thereof are encouraged.

Poster abstracts should not exceed two (2) pages. Accepted 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. Ensure that you are *not* in A4 format. Please see the conference website for detailed typesetting specifications. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the LaTeX or Microsoft Word style files available on the ACL meeting website (http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/acl08/stylefiles.html). Submissions need not be anonymous. Authors who cannot submit a PDF file electronically should contact the workshop organizers well in advance of the submission deadline.

Dual submission policy: note that papers may not be submitted to the BioNLP 2008 workshop if they are or will be concurrently submitted to another meeting or publication and that other meeting or publication prohibits dual submissions. If your paper is also submitted to ISMB, you should expect it to be rejected by ISMB. If your paper is or will be concurrently under consideration by another meeting or publication, notify us of that fact in a footnote on the first page. Do not dual-submit your BioNLP 2008 workshop paper to ISMB.

Authors are invited to submit expanded versions of their papers to a special issue to BMC Bioinformatics. Such papers will go through the normal BMC review process.

Note: BMC Bioinformatics is an open access journal. As such, submissions to a special issue bear a publication cost of 600 per paper regardless of the authors' institutional membership in BMC. Submission to the special issue is entirely voluntary. In order to get the special issue out in a timely fashion, we simply ask authors of accepted papers to notify us if they plan to submit an expanded version of their paper for the special issue.

Workshop chairs:

- Dina Demner-Fushman, US National Library of Medicine

- Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining

and University of Manchester, UK

- Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, The MITRE Corporation

and University of Colorado School of Medicine

- John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center,

Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center

- Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan

and University of Manchester, UK

- Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK

Program Committee: Alan Aronson, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine Catherine Blake, University of North Carolina Olivier Bodenreider, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine Bob Carpenter, Alias-i Wendy Chapman, University of Pittsburgh Aaron Cohen, Oregon Health and Science University Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo Noemie Elhadad, Columbia University Carol Friedman, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons Peter Haug, University of Utah Marti Hearst, University of California at Berkeley Su Jian, A-star Jin-Dong Kim, University of Tokyo Marc Light, University of Iowa Zhiyong Lu, NCBI, US National Library of Medicine Aurelie Neveol, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine Serguei Pakhomov, University of Minnesota Thomas Rindflesch, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine Daniel Rubin, Stanford University Hagit Shatkay, Queen's University, Canada Yuka Tateisi, University of Tokyo Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, University of Manchester Alfonso Valencia, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia Karin Verspoor, Los Alamos National Laboratory W. John Wilbur, NCBI, US National Library of Medicine Limsoon Wong, National University of Singapore Hong Yu, University of Wisconsin Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI

Contact: bionlp2008 at googlegroups.com (all organizers) ddemner at gmail.com kevin.cohen at gmail.com

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