[Corpora-List] 2nd CFP: BIONLP 2010. Submissions due: Friday Apr 9, 2010

Demner Fushman, Dina (NIH/NLM/LHC) [E] ddemner at mail.nih.gov
Mon Apr 5 16:09:46 CEST 2010


An ACL 2010 Workshop Uppsala, Sweden, July 15 Workshop submissions due: Friday Apr 9, 2010, 11:59 PM Eastern US Workshop web site: http://compbio.uchsc.edu/BioNLP2010/index.shtml

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW AND SCOPE --------------------------------------------------- Continuing a successful series of annual BioNLP workshops at ACL and NAACL starting in 2002, and in accordance with the ACL SIGBIOMED (www.sigbiomed.org) 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.

Along with accepting submissions this year on any topic of current interest in the field, we will encourage submissions on practical applications of BioNLP.

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 -- Summarization/translation of clinical data for patients - Question answering - Resources and novel strategies for system testing and evaluation

IMPORTANT DATES ---------------------------- Submission deadline: Friday Apr 9, 2010 Notification of acceptance: Monday May 10, 2010 Camera-ready copy due from authors: Friday May 21, 2010 Workshop: Thursday, Jul 15, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ---------------- Dr. John Wilbur, NCBI/NLM Second speaker TBA

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS ----------------------------------------- Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and poster abstracts. Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on Friday Apr 9, 2010. Submit your paper or abstract via the ACL website:


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 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. Please see the conference website for detailed typesetting specifications. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the style files and formatting instructions available on the ACL conference website:


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.

Dual submission policy: note that papers may not be submitted to the BioNLP 2010 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 or AMIA, you should expect it to be rejected by ISMB and AMIA. 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 2010 workshop paper to ISMB or AMIA.

ACL MENTORING SERVICE -------------------------------------- ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from regions of the world where English is less emphasized as a language of scientific exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to read the scientific literature in English, have little or no experience in writing papers in English for conferences such as the ACL meetings. The service will be arranged as follows. A set of potential mentors will be identified by Mentoring Service Chairs Bjorn Gambck (SICS, Sweden and NTNU, Norway) and Diana McCarthy (Lexical Computing Ltd., UK), who will organize this service for ACL 2010. If you would like to take advantage of the service for a submission to this workshop, please upload your paper in PDF format using the paper submission software for the mentoring service available at:


The deadline for the mentoring service is six weeks before the workshop submission deadline. An appropriate mentor will be assigned to your paper and the mentor will get back to you no later than two weeks before the submission deadline.

Please note that this service is for the benefit of the authors as described above. It is not a general mentoring service for authors to improve the technical content of their papers.

Questions about the mentoring service should be referred to mentoring at acl2010.org.

* Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, University of Colorado School of Medicine * Dina Demner-Fushman, US National Library of Medicine * Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining

and University of Manchester, UK * John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center, Cincinnati Children's

Hospital and Medical Center * Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan

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