BioNLP 2008 : BioNLP
Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
We are pleased to announce a new TIMELINE.
A modification to the conference proceedings publication
schedule by the ACL organizers has allowed us to extend
the submission deadline to March 21, 2008.
An ACL 2008 Workshop
Columbus, OH June 19 or 20, 2008
Submissions due: March 21, 2008, 11:59 PM Eastern US
Continuing a successful series of BioNLP workshops at ACL 2002,
ACL 2003, NAACL 2004, ACL 2005, NAACL 2006, and ACL 2007, and
in accordance with the ACL BioNLP tradition of presenting work
on a broad range of topics, we invite submissions on any topic
of current interest in the field of Biomedical Natural Language
We especially encourage submissions on:
- Entity identification and normalization for a broad range of
- Ontologies and knowledge bases in BioNLP
- Extraction of complex relations
- The economics of text mining and database curation
- Resources and novel strategies for system testing and evaluation
- Shared tasks in the biomedical domain
- Test suites and corpora for BioNLP
- Quantifying utility to end-users
- Portability for non-developers
- Full text and figures
Submission deadline: Friday, March 21, 2008
Notification of acceptance: Sunday, April 20, 2008
Camera-ready copy due from authors: Saturday, April 26, 2008
Workshop: June 19 or 20, 2008
Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and poster abstracts.
Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on March 21, 2008.
Submit your paper or abstract via the ACL BioNLP 2008 site
Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references.
These are intended to be reports of original research.
BioNLP aims to be the forum for interesting, innovative, and
promising work involving biomedicine and language technology,
whether or not yielding high performance at the moment.
This by no means precludes our interest in and preference for
mature results, strong performance, and thorough evaluation.
Both types of research and combinations of thereof are encouraged.
Poster abstracts should not exceed two (2) pages. Accepted abstracts
will be published in a separate section of the workshop proceedings.
Appropriate poster topics include preliminary results, application
notes, descriptions of work in progress, etc.
Submissions must be electronic and in PDF format, and should follow
the two-column format of ACL proceedings. Ensure that you are
*not* in A4 format.
Please see the conference website for detailed typesetting
specifications. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the LaTeX
or Microsoft Word style files available on the ACL meeting website
Submissions need not be anonymous. Authors who cannot submit a PDF
file electronically should contact the workshop organizers well in
advance of the submission deadline.
Dual submission policy: note that papers may not be submitted to the
BioNLP 2008 workshop if they are or will be concurrently submitted
to another meeting or publication and that other meeting or
publication prohibits dual submissions. If your paper is also
submitted to ISMB, you should expect it to be rejected by ISMB.
If your paper is or will be concurrently under consideration by
another meeting or publication, notify us of that fact in a footnote
on the first page. Do not dual-submit your BioNLP 2008 workshop
paper to ISMB.
Authors are invited to submit expanded versions of their papers to
a special issue to BMC Bioinformatics. Such papers will go through
the normal BMC review process.
Note: BMC Bioinformatics is an open access journal. As such,
submissions to a special issue bear a publication cost of ¬£600
per paper regardless of the authors' institutional membership
in BMC. Submission to the special issue is entirely voluntary.
In order to get the special issue out in a timely fashion, we
simply ask authors of accepted papers to notify us if they plan
to submit an expanded version of their paper for the special issue.
- Dina Demner-Fushman, US National Library of Medicine
- Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining
and University of Manchester, UK
- Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, The MITRE Corporation
and University of Colorado School of Medicine
- John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center,
Cincinnati Children‚??s Hospital and Medical Center
- Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan
and University of Manchester, UK
- Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK
Alan Aronson, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine
Catherine Blake, University of North Carolina
Olivier Bodenreider, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine
Bob Carpenter, Alias-i
Wendy Chapman, University of Pittsburgh
Aaron Cohen, Oregon Health and Science University
Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo
Noemie Elhadad, Columbia University
Carol Friedman, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Peter Haug, University of Utah
Marti Hearst, University of California at Berkeley
Su Jian, A-star
Jin-Dong Kim, University of Tokyo
Marc Light, University of Iowa
Zhiyong Lu, NCBI, US National Library of Medicine
Aurelie Neveol, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine
Serguei Pakhomov, University of Minnesota
Thomas Rindflesch, LHNCBC, US National Library of Medicine
Daniel Rubin, Stanford University
Hagit Shatkay, Queen's University, Canada
Yuka Tateisi, University of Tokyo
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, University of Manchester
Alfonso Valencia, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia
Karin Verspoor, Los Alamos National Laboratory
W. John Wilbur, NCBI, US National Library of Medicine
Limsoon Wong, National University of Singapore
Hong Yu, University of Wisconsin
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI
email@example.com (all organizers)