[Corpora-List] Call for papers - Special issue on Medical Information Retrieval

Lorraine Goeuriot lorraine.goeuriot at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 10:48:49 CEST 2014

Call for Papers - Information Retrieval Special Issue on Medical Information Retrieval ====================================================================

Editors: Dr Lorraine Goeuriot, Dr Gareth J.F. Jones, Dr Liadh Kelly, Pr Henning Mueller, Pr Justin Zobel

Submission deadline: December 15


Medical information search refers to methodologies and technologies that seek to improve access to medical information archives via a process of information retrieval (IR). Such information is now potentially accessible from many sources including the general web, social media, journal articles, and hospital records. Medical information is of interest to a wide variety of users, including patients and their families, researchers, general practitioners and clinicians, and practitioners with specific expertise such as radiologists. Despite the popularity of the medical domain for users of search engines, and current interest in this topic within the information retrieval research community, development of search and access technologies remains particularly challenging. One of the central issues in medical information search is diversity of the users of these services. In particular, they will have varying categories of information needs, varying levels of medical knowledge, and varying language skills. In addition, the format, reliability, and quality of biomedical and medical information varies greatly. A single health record can contain clinical notes, technical pathology data, images, and patient-contributed histories, and may be linked by a physician to research papers. The importance of health and medical topics and their impact on people’s everyday lives makes the need for retrieval of accurate and reliable information especially important. Determining the likely reliability of available information is challenging. Finally, as with information retrieval in general, the evaluation of medical search tools is vital and challenging. For example, there are no established or standardized baselines or evaluation metrics, and limited availability of test collections. We encourage participation from researchers in all fields related to medical information search including mainstream information retrieval, but also natural language processing, multilingual text processing, and medical image analysis.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: - Users and information needs - Semantics and NLP for medical IR - Reliability and trust in medical IR - Personalised search - Evaluation of medical IR - Multilingual issues in medical IR - Multimedia technologies in medical IR - The role of social media in medical IR


Paper Submissions: Papers should be appropriate for journal publication. Submissions should follow the guidelines set out by the Information Retrieval journal (under the section “Instructions for authors). Submissions to the Special Issue are received via the http://www.editorialmanager.com/inrt/ website, by choosing the "S.I. : Medical Information Retrieval”

All papers submitted to the special issue will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Papers will appear online on the Springer journal website soon after they are accepted.


Important Dates: - December 15, 2014: Deadline for paper submission (midnight Pacific Daylight Time) - March 1, 2015: Notification to authors - May 15, 2015: Camera-ready papers due


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