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SMBM 2010 : Fourth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine


Conference Series : Semantic Mining in Biomedicine
When Oct 25, 2010 - Oct 26, 2010
Where Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK
Submission Deadline Jul 30, 2010
Notification Due Aug 30, 2010
Final Version Due Sep 24, 2010
Categories    NLP   semantic   bioinformatics   text mining

Call For Papers

The Fourth Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM 2010)
will be held at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK on October 25th and 26th, 2010.

SMBM 2010 aims to bring together researchers from text and data mining
in biomedicine, medical, bio- and chemoinformatics, and researchers
from biomedical ontology design and engineering. SMBM 2010 is the
follow-up event of SMBM 2005 (EBI, U.K.), SMBM 2006 (University of
Jena, Germany) and SMBM 2008 (University of Turku, Finland).

A parallel event (LBM: The International Symposium on Languages in
Biology and Medicine) has been held in 2005 (KAIST, Daejeon, South
Korea), 2007 (Matrix, Biopolis, Singapore) and 2009 (Jeju Island,
South Korea).

The biomedical research community eagerly awaits the full integration
of very large text collections, biological databases, ontologies and
terminological resources. However, many challenges have yet to be met
to achieve this ambitious goal. Significant advances have been made
and many working systems for tasks ranging from entity recognition and
simple relation extraction to structured event extraction have been
deployed. Where do we stand and how do we advance toward fully
integrated systems combining the different tools and data sources?

We are inviting papers from a full range of topics (see below),
emphasizing in particular work on methods deployed in a
production-like research environment, the integration of text with
domain resources such as micro-array data and ontological resources
such as GO, UMLS etc. We also welcome contributions from across the
biomedical domains, including genomics, translational medicine,
clinical practice, and public health.

For detailed up-to-date information, please consult the web site of the

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Text mining, information extraction, and information retrieval
* Terminology and ontology development for biomedical information
* Evaluation techniques and standards for text mining solutions
* Integration of text and data mining in the biomedical domain
* Annotation schemes for biomedical corpora
* Text mining for resource building, e.g. ontologies, and resource
enrichment, e.g., biomedical databases
* Representation and discovery of biomedical domain knowledge
* Privacy/trust, e.g in processing of patient records
* Image/caption processing in relation to content extraction
* domain-specific reasoning processes, e.g., to infer
non-explicit information, validation (trust-worthiness,
believability, safety) of extracted information
* (Semantic) Web mining of biomedical information

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
that will be available online. We invite both full and short papers,
where full papers will be given an oral presentation and short papers
presented as posters. Selected papers will be invited to submit an
extended version for publication in the Journal of Biomedical
Semantics (JBMS).

Submissions should follow the instructions for JBMS authors, with a
limit of eight (8) pages for full papers and four (4) pages for short
papers (plus one optional page for references). Manuscripts will be
submitted electronically as PDF files. Reviewing will be double-blind,
and submissions should therefore NOT contain author names or other
obviously identifying information.

Important dates

July 30, 2010 Paper submission deadline
August 30, 2010 Notification of acceptance
September 24, 2010 Camera-ready deadline
October 25-26, 2010 Conference

Scientific chairs
Nigel Collier (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Udo Hahn (Jena University, Language & Information Engineering
Lab, Germany)

Organizing chairs
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK)
Fabio Rinaldi (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Sampo Pyysalo (University of Tokyo, Japan)

PC Committee

Adeline Nazarenko (Universite Paris-Nord, France)
Adrian Shephard (Birkbeck University of London, UK)
Ai Kawazoe (Tsuda college, Japan)
Alfonso Valencia (CNIO, Spain)
Anita Burgun-Parenthoine (University of Rennes, France)
Chun-Nan Hsu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Dina Demner-Fushman (National Library of Medicine, USA)
Filip Ginter (University of Turku, Finland)
Florian Leitner (CNIO, Spain)
Gerold Schneider (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Goran Nenadic (University of Manchester, UK)
Gwan-Su Yi (KAIST, South Korea)
Hagit Shatkay (Queen's University, Canada)
Hongfang Liu (Georgetown University Medical Center, USA)
Hyunju Lee (GIST, South Korea)
Jaewoo Kang (Korea University, South Korea)
Jin-Dong Kim (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Jong C. Park (KAIST, South Korea)
Jung-Jae Kim (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Jun'ichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo, Japan and NaCTeM, UK)
Karin Verspoor (University of Colorado, USA)
Kevin Cohen (University of Colorado, USA)
Martin Krallinger (CNIO, Spain)
Martin Romacker (Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland)
Michael Krauthammer (Yale University School of Medicine, USA)
Olivier Bodenreider (National Library of Medicine, USA)
Patrick Lambrix (Linköping University, Sweden)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
See-Kiong Ng (I2R and NUS, Singapore)
Stefan Schulz (Freiburg University Hospital, Germany)
Wendy Chapman (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Jian Su (I2R, Singapore)
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka (JAIST, Ishikawa, Japan)
Yutaka Sasaki (Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan)
Tapio Salakoski (TUCS, Turku, Finland)
Tomoko Ohta (University of Tokyo, Japan)

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