[Corpora-List] [CFP] workshop on Computational Methods in Pharmacovigilance

Natalia GRABAR natalia.grabar at univ-lille3.fr
Thu May 3 13:10:03 CEST 2012

MIE 2012 workshop


Computational Methods in Pharmacovigilance

Pharmacovigilance is the activity related to the collection, analysis and prevention of adverse drug reactions induced by drugs or biologics. This activity plays the fundamental role in monitoring the patient safety during their healthcare process and beyond it. Although this activity relies on a strong surveillance tradition within the pharmacoepidemiological area, some limitations appear and generate uncomfortable cases widely covered by media (such as those related to Mediator, Viagra etc). First of all, these are due to the ever increasing amount of the data to collect and to process, and also to the recording and storage of these data in the digital form. Hence, the computational methods may provide with useful and intelligent solutions for a more rapid and systematic management of these data.

In this workshop, we favour the submission of various and novel experiments related to the computational methods in pharmacovigilance and describing different aspects of the pharmacovigilance process, as performed by acamedic researchers, institutional or industrial people:

– Collection of the pharmacovigilance data: traditionnally, the pharmacovigilance cases are narrative documents spontaneously submitted by medical staff, by pharmacists and sometimes even by patients themselves. The actual concern is that the collection of these cases is far from being complete. In this situation, special efforts are oriented on the computational assistance when collecting and gathering the pharmacovigilance cases from the raw textual sources. Moreover, the reporting standards and frames are also addressed by the researchers.

– Analysis of the pharmacovigilance data: this step relies on the encoding of the cases with the dedicated terminologies and then on the semantic and statistical analysis of these cases. The concerns are related to various aspects, such as (1) the semantic correspondence between the cases and the terms; (2) the methods for the encoding of the cases; (3) the managing of semantic ambiguity and relatedness between the terms; (4) exploitation of the SMQs and of the related data; (5) terminological and ontological representation within the dedicated terminologies; (6) computational methods for the signal detection, etc.

– Prevention of adverse drug reactions: the prevention step aims at facilitating the exchange of information through the well established national and international networks. It manages specifically the grave adverse drug reactions and the guidelines which help countries to strengthen the pharmaceutical politics and decisions.

– etc.

The objective of this workshop is to gather people working on various aspects of the pharmacovigilance. Experiments performed within academic, instritutional or industrial contexts are welcome.


The authors are invited to prepare 5 page submissions with the respect of the MIE conference style: - http://www.mie2012.it/documents/fullpaper.dot - http://www.mie2012.it/documents/instruction.pdf

For any questions, please contact natalia.grabar at univ-lille3.fr


May 1, 2012: 1st call for submissions June 15, 2012: Paper due date July 10, 2012: Notifications to Authors July 25, 2012: Camera-ready version Aug 26-29, 2012: MIE conference and workshop


Marie Dupuch, CNRS STL UMR 8163, U Lille 1 et 3, France Frantz Thiessard, ISPED, U Bordeaux Segalen, France Natalia Grabar, CNRS STL UMR 8163, U Lille 1 et 3, France

-- Natalia GRABAR CR1 CNRS, UMR 8163, Université Lille 3, France

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