[Corpora-List] CFP: BioNLP 2012: Montreal, Canada, June 8, 2012

Demner Fushman, Dina (NIH/NLM/LHC) [E] ddemner at mail.nih.gov
Tue Jan 17 23:35:51 CET 2012


BIONLP 2012

A NAACL-HLT 2012 Workshop Montreal, Canada, June 8, 2012 Workshop submissions due: Sunday Mar 25, 2012, 11:59 PM Eastern US Workshop web site: TBA Paper submission: https://www.softconf.com/naaclhlt2012/BIONLP2012/

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW AND SCOPE --------------------------------------------------- Over the course of the past ten years, the ACL BioNLP workshop associated with the SIGBIOMED special interest group has established itself as the primary venue for presenting foundational research in language processing for the biological and medical domains. The workshop serves as both a venue for bringing together researchers in bio- and clinical NLP and exposing these researchers to the mainstream ACL research, and a venue for informing the mainstream ACL researchers about the fast growing and important domain.

The workshop will continue presenting work on a broad and interesting range of topics in NLP. Along with accepting submissions this year on any topic of current interest in the field, we will encourage submissions on hybrid approaches to biomedical language processing.

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 - Hybrid approaches to biomedical language processing - Translation of basic linguistic research to clinical care

IMPORTANT DATES ---------------------------- Submission deadline: Sunday Mar 25, 2012, 11:59 PM Eastern US Notification of acceptance: Monday Apr 23, 2012 Camera-ready copy due from authors: Friday May 4, 2012 Workshop: Friday June 8, 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ---------------- Wendy Chapman, University of California, San Diego

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS ----------------------------------------- Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and short papers. Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday Mar 25, 2012.

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.

Short papers should not exceed four (4) pages including references. Accepted short papers will be published in a separate section of the workshop proceedings. Appropriate short paper 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 details. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the style files and formatting instructions available on the conference website:

http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/conference.php

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 2012 workshop if they are or will be concurrently submitted to another meeting or publication.

* 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, Microsoft Research Asia

* Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK

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