[Corpora-List] CFP: #SMM4H, Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop & Shared Task at ACL'19

Davy Weissenbacher davy.weissenbacher at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 20:00:26 CET 2019

*#SMM4H**: Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop & Shared Task at ACL 2019*

Location: Florence, Italy

Date: August 2, 2019


First call for papers

First call for shared task participation


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

*Important links:*

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

Submission link: Softconf SMM4H <https://www.softconf.com/acl2019/smm4h/>

Shared task details: SMM4H shared task <https://healthlanguageprocessing.org/smm4h/challenge/>


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-related research and applications, following on the success of the third iteration of #SMM4H at EMNLP in 2018. The workshop seeks to attract researchers interested in novel automatic approaches for the large-scale collection, extraction, representation, analysis, and validation of social media data for monitoring and surveillance.

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

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

extended abstracts of 2-4 pages (not including references) and paper

submissions of 4-8 pages (not including references) in standard ACL

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 and classifying 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 and disease progression studies using social media

- Sentinel event detection using social media

- Semantic methods in social media analysis relevant to health research

- Classifying health-related messages in social media

- Cohort identification from publicly available social media data

- Automatic analysis of social media messages for disease surveillance

and patient education

- Methods for validation of social-media derived hypothesis and datasets

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

at the Shared Task Website

<https://healthlanguageprocessing.org/smm4h/challenge/>. Best performing

teams will be invited to submit system description papers at the workshop.

*Important dates*

Paper submission deadline: April 26, 2019

Notification of acceptance: May 24, 2019

Camera-ready version due: June 3, 2019

Workshop date: August 2, 2019

The shared tasks will follow a different schedule, as explained in the shared task website <https://healthlanguageprocessing.org/smm4h/challenge/>.

*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 4-8 pages (plus references)

- *Extended Abstracts* may have a maximum length of 2-4 pages (plus


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

maximum of 2 pages (plus references). Accepted system descriptions will

also be included in the workshop proceedings.

Please follow the standard submission guidelines of ACL 2019 available here: ACL calls <http://www.acl2019.org/EN/call-for-papers.xhtml>

All submissions must be through Softconf. Submission link: Softconf SMM4H <https://www.softconf.com/acl2019/smm4h/>

*Organizing Committee*

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

- *Co-chair - Davy Weissenbacher*, University of Pennsylvania

- *Michael Paul*, University of Colorado-Boulder

- *Abeed Sarker*, University of Pennsylvania

- *Ari Klein*, University of Pennsylvania

- *Ashlynn Daughton*, University of Colorado-Boulder

- *Karen O’Connor*, University of Pennsylvania

*Program Committee*

- *Nigel Collier*, University of Cambridge, UK

- *Hongfang Liu*, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

- *Pierre Zweigenbaum*, French National Center for Scientific Research,


- *Cecile Paris*, CSIRO, Australia

- *Kirk Roberts*, University of Texas Houston, USA

- *Robert Leaman*, US National Library of Medicine, USA

- *Azadeh Nikfarjam*, Nuance Communication, USA

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