The Fifth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM 2012) will take place at the Institute of Computational Linguistics of the University of Zurich, Switzerland on September 3rd and 4th 2012.
SMBM 2012 aims to bring together researchers from text and data mining in biomedicine, medical, bio- and chemoinformatics, and researchers from biomedical ontology design and engineering. SMBM 2012 is the follow-up event of SMBM 2005 (EBI, U.K.), SMBM 2006 (University of Jena, Germany), SMBM 2008 (University of Turku, Finland), SMBM 2010 (EBI, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK).
A parallel event (LBM: The International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine) has been held in 2005 (KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea), 2007 (Matrix, Biopolis, Singapore) and 2009 (Jeju Island, South Korea).
The conference will feature (all events included in the registration fee):
* Keynote: Olivier Bodenreider (NLM) * Keynote: Therese Vachon (Novartis) * A tutorial: "Bibliome-Scale Text Mining" by Filip Ginter (University of Turku) and Sofie Van Landeghem (University of Ghent) * Boat trip on lake Zurich * Gala Dinner at a restaurant on lake Zurich
For detailed up-to-date information, please consult the web site of the conference: http://www.smbm.eu/
Come to visit us in early autumn, in a wonderful part of Switzerland, to explore the latest developments in biomedical semantics, text mining and ontology development.