[Apologies for multiple postings]
*** DEADLINE EXTENSION/LAST CALL FOR PAPERS ***
EMNLP 2015 Workshop - The Sixth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis (Louhi 2015) http://louhi2015.limsi.fr
Location: EMNLP 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal (September 17, 2015)
Submission deadline: July 5, 2015
** Call for Papers **
The Sixth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers interested in automated processing of health documents. Health documents encompass electronic health records, clinical guidelines, spontaneous reports for pharmacovigilance, biomedical literature, health forums/blogs or any other type of health related documents. The Louhi workshop series fosters interactions between the Computational Linguistics, Medical Informatics and Artificial Intelligence communities. It started in 2008 in Turku, Finland and has previously been organized five times: 2010 (NAACL, Los Angeles, CA, 2011 (AIME, Bled, Slovenia); 2013 (Sydney, Australia during NICTA Techfest), 2014 (EACL, Gothenburg, Sweden).
Louhi 2015 is soliciting long and short papers describing original research. Long papers (8 pages excluding references) must describe substantial and completed work. Short papers (4 pages excluding references) typically describe a focused contribution, a negative result, a software package or work in progress. The areas include, but are not limited to, the following language processing techniques and related areas:
* Techniques supporting information extraction, e.g. named entity recognition, negation and uncertainty detection * Classification and text mining applications (e.g. diagnostic classifications such as ICD-10 and nursing intensity scores) and problems (e.g. handling of unbalanced data sets) * Text representation, including dealing with data sparsity and dimensionality issues * Domain adaptation, e.g. adaptation of standard NLP tools (including tokenizers, PoS-taggers, etc.) to the medical domain * Information fusion, i.e. integrating data from various sources, e.g. structured and narrative documentation * Unsupervised methods, including distributional semantics * Evaluation, gold/reference standard construction and annotation * Syntactic, semantic and pragmatic analysis of health documents * Anonymization / de-identification of health records and ethics * Supporting the development of medical terminologies and ontologies * Individualization of content, consumer health vocabularies, summarization and simplification of text * NLP for supporting documentation and decision making practices * Predictive modeling of adverse events, e.g. adverse drug events and hospital acquired infections
We welcome submissions on topics related to text mining of health documents, particularly emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of health documentation and the interplay between nursing and medical sciences, information systems, computational linguistics and computer science. We also encourage submissions reporting work on low-resourced languages, addressing the challenges of data sparsity and language characteristic diversity.
Accepted papers will be presented by the authors in a regular workshop session either as a talk or as a poster. All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. As in previous Louhi workshops, the authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution that will be considered for a follow-up publication in a special issue of a high-impact journal.
** Important Dates **
Long and Short Paper submission deadline: 5 July 2015 Notification to authors: 28 July 2015 Camera-ready papers due: 11 August 2015 Workshop: 17 September 2015
** Submission Instructions **
For Louhi 2015, the following two types of submissions will be accepted: long papers (8 pages excluding references) and short papers (4 pages excluding references).
Submissions go through a rigorous, double-blind review process, where each submission is reviewed by three program committee members. The initial manuscript submission should therefore not include acknowledgments, authors' names or affiliations. Extensive referring to own previous work should also be avoided. The submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, technical quality and presentation.
Louhi 2015 will only accept electronic submission via the START submission system. The submissions should be in PDF format and anonymized for review. All submissions must follow the EMNLP 2015 formatting requirements (available on the EMNLP 2015 website). We strongly advise the use of the Word or LaTeX template files provided by EMNLP 2015: https://emnlp2015-website.herokuapp.com/
Submitted papers should describe original work. Simultaneous submission to other forums (e.g. other conferences with published proceedings) is not allowed. A significant overlap in content with previously published work should be clearly indicated to the program committee.
** Invited Speaker **
** Organizers **
Louhi 2015 is organized by the ILES Group at LIMSI-CNRS in Orsay, France.
Chair: Cyril Grouin, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France Organization committee: Thierry Hamon, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France & Université Paris 13 Aurélie Névéol, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
** Programme Committee **
Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, U.K. Sabine Bergler, Concordia University, Canada Thomas Brox Rřst, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Francisco Couto, University of Lisbon, Portugal Hercules Dalianis, Stockholm University, Sweden Louise Deléger, INRA, France Gaël Dias, Normandie University, France Martin Duneld/Hassel, Stockholm University, Sweden Richárd Farkas, Institute of Informatics, Hungary Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland Natalia Grabar, CNRS UMR 8163, STL Université de Lille 3, France Gintaré Grigonyté, Stockholm University, Sweden Aron Henriksson, Stockholm University, Sweden Jussi Karlgren, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Dimitrios Kokkinakis, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Maria Kvist, Stockholm University, Sweden Alberto Lavelli, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy David Martinez, NICTA, Australia Beáta Megyesi, Uppsala University, Sweden Fleur Mougin, Université de Bordeaux, ERIAS, Centre INSERM U897, ISPED, France Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland Jong C. Park, KAIST Computer Science, Korea Jon D. Patrick, Health Language Laboratories, Australia Sampo Pyysalo, University of Turku, Finland Stefan Schulz, Graz General Hospital and University Clinics, Austria Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland Sanna Salanterä, University of Turku, Finland Isabel Segura-Bedmar, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain Maria Skeppstedt, Gavagai and Linnaeus University, Sweden Hanna Suominen, NICTA, Australia Özlem Uzuner, MIT, U.S.A. Sumithra Velupillai, Stockholm University, Sweden Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne, Australia Mats Wirén, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Contact person: cyril.grouin A at T limsi.fr