====================================================== Final Call for Abstracts, Extended Deadline : April 10 ======================================================
Workshop BioTM-2010: Advances in Bio Text Mining May 10-11, 2010, Ghent, Belgium http://www.clips.ua.ac.be/BioTM2010/index.html
On popular demand, we have decided to postpone the final submission deadline to *Saturday, April 10, 2010*
Abstracts are invited for the two-day workshop to be held in Ghent on the 10th and 11th of May 2010. Authors of selected abstracts will present their work in a five minute bullet talk and their posters will be presented in a poster session. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee.
The best abstracts will be published in an abstract supplement of BMC Bioinformatics (http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatics/). Submission deadline: April 10, 2010.
The program of the workshop includes: - an extensive tutorial on Bio Text Mining by Martin Krallinger - invited talks by leading scientists in the field: Sampo Pyysalo, Kevin Cohen and Filip Ginter - invited talks by experienced scientists from industry: Jean-Marc Neefs, Luc Dehaspe and Maté Ongenaert
Text mining has become indispensible in many biological and biomedical sciences. Having to keep up with an increasing number of publications, text mining techniques enable retrieval and analysis of large amounts of documents in a fully automated fashion. They allow for extraction of facts described in the literature that have not yet been recorded in databases, thus providing a necessary tool to obtain a complete overview of all available knowledge.
Recently, the application of text mining and natural language processing techniques to the biological and medical sciences has recieved increasing interest. In addition to many new workshops and conferences arising in this domain, recently also a number of community-wide tasks were conducted to benchmark text mining techniques on specific challenges (e.g. BioCreative, BioNLP Shared Task, ...).
By discussing the latest developments and potentially new applications in text mining amongst scientists in both academia and industry, this workshop aims to provide a broad view on text mining tools in biology and biomedicine. We are reaching out to a broad public, including researchers with an interest in text mining but with little or no experience in this domain. To this end, the workshop will start with an extensive tutorial on text mining in the bio-sciences, providing sufficient background knowledge for novices.
Next, a number of keynote talks will be given by leading scientists, presenting the latest advances in the field. Furthermore, participants are highly encouraged to submit an abstract describing their own work. They will be given the opportunity to present this work in 5min flash presentations, as well as to present a poster during the coffee and lunch breaks. The best abstracts will be published in an abstract supplement of BMC Bioinformatics (http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatics/).
Finally, we plan on having a round-table discussion about the broader applicability of text-mining tools in the biological sciences, trying to bridge the gap between theoretical algorithms and experimental work.
Submissions should present work related to any aspect of biomedical text mining and bioinformatics. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions that describe shortcomings of current existing techniques, tools, or resources, in order to detect problematic issues and work towards their improvement.
An abstract of maximum 400 words with at most 1 table or figure should be submitted to the following e-mail address in pdf format: biotm2010 at gmail dot com Submission is blind. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at http://www.clips.ua.ac.be/BioTM2010/call.html
10 April 2010 Submission deadline 15 April 2010 Notification of acceptance 30 April 2010 Camera-ready abstracts due 10-11 May 2010 Workshop in Ghent
ORGANISATION / PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Yvan Saeys Thomas Abeel Sofie Van Landeghem
Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics group VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology Ghent University, Belgium
Walter Daelemans Roser Morante Vincent Van Asch
CLiPS - Text Mining Group Faculty of Arts University of Antwerp, Belgium
Senior Researcher CLiPS - Computational Linguistics University of Antwerp http://www.clips.ua.ac.be/~roser Roser.Morante at ua.ac.be