[Corpora-List] CFP: Final call SMM4H, Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop & Shared Task at EMNLP 2018 x

Davy Weissenbacher davy.weissenbacher at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 20:32:30 CEST 2018

*SMM4H: Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop & Shared Task at EMNLP 2018*


Final call for papers, submission deadline is July 27 2018

Final call for shared task participation


**Apologies if you received multiple copies of this CFP**

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Date: October 31-November 1, 2018

*Important links:*

Workshop: SMM4H Workshop <https://healthlanguageprocessing.org/smm4h/>

Submission link: Softconf SMM4H <https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2018/SMM4H>

Shared task details: SMM4H shared task <https://healthlanguageprocessing.org/smm4h/social-media-mining-for-health-applications-smm4h-workshop-shared-task/>


This workshop aims to provide a forum for the ACL community members to present and discuss NLP advances specific to social media use in the particularly challenging area of health applications, following on the success of a session and accompanying Workshop on the topic that was hosted at the Pacific Symposium in Biocomputing (PSB) in 2016 and the AMIA Annual Symposium in 2017. The workshop seeks to attract researchers interested in automatic methods for the collection, extraction, representation, analysis, and validation of social media data for health informatics. It serves as a unique forum to discuss novel approaches to text and data mining methods that are applicable to social media data and may prove invaluable for health monitoring and surveillance.

The workshop will include two components—a standard workshop and a shared task:


*Workshop/research forum component:* For this component, we invite 2

page extended abstracts and 4 page paper submissions (including references)

in standard EMNLP format. Please see submission guidelines below. Topics of

interest include, but are not limited to:


Methods for the automatic detection and extraction of health-related

concept mentions in social media


Mapping of health-related mentions in social media to standardized



Deriving health-related trends from social media


Information retrieval methods for obtaining relevant social media data


Geographic or demographic data inference from social media discourse


Virus spread monitoring using social media


Mining health-related discussions in social media


Drug abuse and alcoholism incidence monitoring through social media


Disease incidence studies using social media


Sentinel event detection using social media


Semantic methods in social media analysis


Classifying health-related messages in social media


Automatic analysis of social media messages for disease surveillance

and patient education


Methods for validation or visualization of health-related,

social-media derived datasets.


*Shared task component:* Details about the shared task can be found at

the Shared Task Website


. Best performing teams will be invited to submit system description

papers at the workshop.

*Important dates*

Paper submission deadline: July 27, 2018

Notification of acceptance: August 18, 2018

Camera-ready version due: August 31, 2018

Workshop date: October 31-November 1, 2018

The shared tasks will follow a different schedule, as explained in the shared task website <https://healthlanguageprocessing.org/smm4h/social-media-mining-for-health-applications-smm4h-workshop-shared-task/>.

*Submission Guidelines*

All workshop papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. All papers focusing on natural language processing of social media texts for health-related tasks are welcome.


*Full papers* must have a maximum length of 4 pages including references.


*Extended Abstracts* may have a maximum length of 2 pages including



*System Descriptions *(shared task participants only) may have a maximum

of 2 pages including references. Accepted system descriptions will also be

included in the workshop proceedings.

Please follow the standard submission guidelines of EMNLP 2018 available here: EMNLP calls <http://emnlp2018.org/calls/papers/>

All submissions must be through Softconf. Submission link: Softconf SMM4H <https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2018/SMM4H/>

*Organizing Committee*


*Graciela Gonzalez**-Hernandez*, University of Pennsylvania


*Davy Weissenbacher*, University of Pennsylvania (

dweissen at pennmedicine.upenn.edu)


*Abeed Sarker*, University of Pennsylvania (abeed at pennmedicine.upenn.edu)


*Michael J Paul*, University of Colorado-Boulder


*Karen O’Connor, *University of Pennsylvania

*Program Committee*


*Azadeh Nikfarjam*, Stanford University


*Nigel Collier*, University of Cambridge


*Cecile Paris*, CSIRO, Australia


*Pierre Zweigenbaum*, LIMSI, France


*Ari Z. Klein**, University of Pennsylvania*


*Masoud Rouhizadeh**,* *Johns Hopkins University *


All questions about submissions should be emailed to Davy Weissenbacher ( dweissen at pennmedicine.upenn.edu)

Davy Weissenbacher, Ph.D. Research Scientist Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics The Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Level 4 Blockley Hall 423 Guardian Drive Philadelphia, PA 19104

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