Appel: New Frontiers in Biomedical Text Mining (PSB 2007)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jun 23 20:22:41 UTC 2006

Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 10:56:32 +0200
From: Pierre Zweigenbaum <pz at>
Message-Id: <200606231056.32276.pz at>

Second Call For Papers


A Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing Session
January 3-7, 2007
Grand Wailea Resort, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii


    Paper submissions due:		July 17, 2006
    Notification of paper acceptance:	September 6, 2006
    Final paper deadline: 		September 25, 2006
    Meeting dates: 			January 3-7, 2007


Papers are invited on the topic of text data mining in its strictest
sense: providing users with information not explicitly stated in
text. Work submitted to this session will be required to be more
ambitious with respect to either theory or reach than the entity
identification, information extraction, and information retrieval
projects that comprise most work in biomedical language processing.

We especially solicit work in the following areas:

 o Question answering
 o Summarization
 o Mining data from full text including figures, tables, and images
 o Coreference resolution and normalization
 o User-driven systems, including user needs, user model, interactive
   systems, and user interfaces for biomedical language processing
 o Evaluation: test collections and evaluation methods


 o Pierre Zweigenbaum (Contact person)
   Inserm U729; Assistance Publique - Paris Hospitals; Inalco
   pz at
 o Dina Demner-Fushman
   Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
   U.S. National Library of Medicine
   ddemner at
 o Kevin Bretonnel Cohen
   Center for Computational Pharmacology
   kevin.cohen at
 o Hong Yu
   College of Health Sciences
   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
   yuh9001 at


 o All papers must be submitted to Russ Altman in PostScript (.ps),
   Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), or Microsoft Word (.doc) format. Adobe Acrobat
   is preferred.

 o Attached files should be named with the last name of the first
   author (e.g., altman.pdf, or altman.doc). Hardcopy
   submissions or unprocessed TeX or LaTeX files will be rejected
   without review.

 o Every paper must be accompanied by a cover letter which must include
   the following:
    - The email address of the corresponding author
    - The specific PSB session that the paper should be considered for
    - A statement that the submitted paper contains original,
      unpublished results, and is not currently under consideration
    - A statement that all authors concur with the contents of the

 o Submitted papers are limited to twelve (12) pages in the PSB
   publication format.

 o Please format your paper according to the instructions found at

 o If figures cannot easily be resized and placed precisely in the
   text, then it should be clear that with appropriate modifications,
   the total manuscript length would be within the page limit.

 o Color pictures can be printed at the expense of the authors.
   The fee is $500 per page of color pictures, payable at the time of
   camera-ready submission.

 o Contact Russ Altman (russ.altman at for additional
   information about paper submission requirements.


    Eugene Agichtein, Microsoft Research
    Sophia Ananiadou, University of Salford
    Alan Aronson, U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Sabine Bergler, Concordia University
    Olivier Bodenreider, U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Breck Baldwin, Alias-i Inc
    Bob Carpenter, Alias-i Inc
    Shih-Fu Chang, Columbia University
    James Cimino, Columbia University
    Aaron Cohen, Oregon Health Sciences University
    Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo
    Lynne Fox, University of Colorado
    Kristofer Franzén, Swedish Institute of Computer Science
    Carol Friedman, Columbia University
    Robert Futrelle, Northeastern University
    Henk Harkema, Cognia Corporation
    Marti Hearst, University of California, Berkeley
    Lynette Hirschman, The MITRE Corporation
    Adeline Nazarenko, LIPN-CNRS & University Paris-Nord
    Tom Rindflesch, U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Jasmin Saric, University of Stuttgart
    Vijay Shanker, University of Delaware
    Hagit Shatkay, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
    Padmini Srinivasan, University of Iowa
    Lorrie Tanabe, NCBI/U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Jun'ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo
    Alfonso Valencia, National Centre for Biotechnology, Madrid
    Karin Verspoor, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh
    John Wilbur, NCBI/U.S. National Library of Medicine

Pierre Zweigenbaum
Téléphone : +33 (0)1 53 10 92 18
Téléphone : +33 (0)1 42 34 69 83 (secrétariat)
Télécopie : +33 (0)1 53 10 92 01
Courriel  : pz at
Toile     :
Mission de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies de l'Information Médicale
DPA/DSI, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris ;
CRIM, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales ;
Inserm U729

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