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BioSEPLN 2010 : Workshop on Language Technology applied to biomedical and health documents


When Sep 6, 2010 - Sep 7, 2010
Where Valencia, Spain
Submission Deadline Jun 17, 2010
Notification Due Jul 2, 2010
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2010
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

Workshop on Language Technology applied to biomedical and health documents.

SEPLN 2010 satellite workshop
Call for papers

In the last decade, language technology has received an increasing interest as suitable solution to retrieval and analyse the huge volume of published documents in biological domain. Recently, medical domain also benefit from the application of such technology. The workshop is intended to provide a forum for discussing the latest advances of language technology applied to biological and medical domains. The workshop aims to provide a broad view on the shortcomings of current existing techniques, tools, or resources as well as emergent applications concerning accessing scientific publications and health general interest documents with special attention to non English documents.

Participants are encouraged to submit a paper to the workshop in order to present their research work to the audience in a regular workshop session together with special invited speakers. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Ongoing research as well as doctoral position papers are also welcome.

The event is envisaged to be a half day workshop with the following structure: two invited speakers from a relevant research group in the biomedical area and several oral presentations of accepted papers.
Topics of interest

Authors are invited to submit original papers addressing any of the following key topics but not limited to:

* Text mining from clinical documents
* Integration of biomedical resources in specific applications
* Woks on minor languages and/or different from English
* Real world applications (IR systems for medical and scientific specialists, medical education, health knowledge organization, ERH...)
* Evaluation methodologies
* Biomedical corpus development
* Information Retrieval in health domain
* Classification of clinical and biological documents (for instance, ICD-10)
* Biomedical Named Entity Recognition and Concept Identification
* Information Extraction from biological and clinical documents
* Anonymisation of clinical texts
* Information fusion: integrating data from heterogeneous biomedical sources, connecting resources
* Methods of creating, reviewing and editing scientific content
* Summarization of electronic patient records, medical reports, scientific articles, etc.
* Creation of biomedical annotated corpora
* Creation and evaluation of linguistic tools for biomedical domain in different languages
* Evaluation methodologies in biomedical domain: system-oriented and user-oriented evaluations


Each contribution must be prepared following the format provided on the conference web site: (, and should not exceed the length of 5 pages (extended versions will be required to publish proceedings after workshop); the authors may use LaTeX or Microsoft Word templates when preparing their drafts. The papers should be submitted electronically before the paper submission deadline using EasyChair online submission system. All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by two reviewers. The initial manuscript submission should not include acknowledgements, authors' names or their affiliations. The program committee will be responsible for the final decision about acceptance of papers submitted to the workshop. All accepted papers will be included in the workshop working notes but extended/revised versions of contributions will be ellectronically published as CEUR workshop proceedings ( At least one author must be registered at the workshop for each accepted paper.
Organisers (Co-chairs)

* Isabel Segura-Bedmar, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Roxana Danger, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
* Paloma Martínez , Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Rafael Berlanga, Universidad Jaume I, Spain

Program committee

* Manuel Alcántara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
* Rafael Berlanga, Universidad Jaume I, Spain
* Manuel de Buenaga, Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Spain
* Roxana Danger, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
* Thierry Declerck, DFKI, Germany
* Ana García Serrano, Universidad Nacional Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain
* Roxana Girju, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
* José Carlos González-Cristobal, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
* Ana Iglesias, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Whasington, USA
* Antonio José Jimeno Yepes, National Library of Medicine (NML), Whasington, USA
* Jee-Hyub Kim, EMBL-EBI, UK.
* Martin Krallinger, Structural Computational Biology Group, CNIO, Spain
* Florian Leitner, Structural Computational Biology Group, CNIO, Spain
* Antonio Molina, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
* Roser Morante, CLiPS - Linguistics Department, University of Antwerp, Belgium
* Antonio Moreno Sandoval, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
* Cesar de Pablo-Sánchez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Ferrán Pla, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
* Paolo Rosso, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
* Patrick Ruch, University and Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
* Isabel Segura-Bedmar, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Min Song, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
* Alfonso Ureña, Universidad de Jaén, Spain
* Alfonso Valencia, Structural Computational Biology Group, CNIO, Spain
* Giorgio Valentini, University of Milano, Italy

Important Dates

* Paper submission: June 17th
* Notification of acceptance for papers: July 2nd
* Final Camera Ready paper due: July 15th
* Worshop day: September, 6 or 7th 2010


CEDI 2010 Valencia


Isabel Segura-Bedmar

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