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LOUHI 2015 : EMNLP 2015 Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis


When Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 17, 2015
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jul 5, 2015
Notification Due Jul 28, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 11, 2015
Categories    NLP   text mining   medical informatics   bioinformatics

Call For Papers

EMNLP 2015 Workshop - The Sixth International Workshop on Health Text
Mining and Information Analysis (Louhi 2015)

Location: EMNLP 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal (September 17, 2015)

Submission deadline: July 5, 2015 (extended deadline)

** Call for Papers **

The Sixth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information
Analysis provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers
interested in automated processing of health documents. Health
documents encompass electronic health records, clinical guidelines,
spontaneous reports for pharmacovigilance, biomedical literature,
health forums/blogs or any other type of health related documents. The
Louhi workshop series fosters interactions between the Computational
Linguistics, Medical Informatics and Artificial Intelligence
communities. It started in 2008 in Turku, Finland and has previously
been organized five times: 2010 (NAACL, Los Angeles, CA, 2011 (AIME,
Bled, Slovenia); 2013 (Sydney, Australia during NICTA Techfest), 2014
(EACL, Gothenburg, Sweden).

Louhi 2015 is soliciting long and short papers describing original
research. Long papers (8 pages excluding references) must describe
substantial and completed work. Short papers (4 pages excluding
references) typically describe a focused contribution, a negative
result, a software package or work in progress. The areas include, but
are not limited to, the following language processing techniques and
related areas:

* Techniques supporting information extraction, e.g. named entity
recognition, negation and uncertainty detection
* Classification and text mining applications (e.g. diagnostic
classifications such as ICD-10 and nursing intensity scores) and
problems (e.g. handling of unbalanced data sets)
* Text representation, including dealing with data sparsity and
dimensionality issues
* Domain adaptation, e.g. adaptation of standard NLP tools (including
tokenizers, PoS-taggers, etc.) to the medical domain
* Information fusion, i.e. integrating data from various sources, e.g.
structured and narrative documentation
* Unsupervised methods, including distributional semantics
* Evaluation, gold/reference standard construction and annotation
* Syntactic, semantic and pragmatic analysis of health documents
* Anonymization / de-identification of health records and ethics
* Supporting the development of medical terminologies and ontologies
* Individualization of content, consumer health vocabularies,
summarization and simplification of text
* NLP for supporting documentation and decision making practices
* Predictive modeling of adverse events, e.g. adverse drug events and
hospital acquired infections

We welcome submissions on topics related to text mining of health
documents, particularly emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of
health documentation and the interplay between nursing and medical
sciences, information systems, computational linguistics and computer
science. We also encourage submissions reporting work on low-resourced
languages, addressing the challenges of data sparsity and language
characteristic diversity.

Accepted papers will be presented by the authors in a regular workshop
session either as a talk or as a poster. All accepted papers will be
published in the workshop proceedings. As in previous Louhi workshops,
the authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended
version of their contribution that will be considered for a follow-up
publication in a special issue of a high-impact journal.

** Important Dates **

Long and Short Paper submission deadline: 5 July 2015
Notification to authors: 28 July 2015
Camera-ready papers due: 11 August 2015
Workshop: 17 September 2015

** Submission Instructions **

For Louhi 2015, the following two types of submissions will be
accepted: long papers (8 pages excluding references) and short papers
(4 pages excluding references).

Submissions go through a rigorous, double-blind review process, where
each submission is reviewed by three program committee members. The
initial manuscript submission should therefore not include
acknowledgments, authors' names or affiliations. Extensive referring
to own previous work should also be avoided. The submissions will be
judged on originality, relevance, technical quality and presentation.

Louhi 2015 will only accept electronic submission via the START
submission system. The submissions should be in PDF format and
anonymized for review. All submissions must follow the EMNLP 2015
formatting requirements (available on the EMNLP 2015 website). We
strongly advise the use of the Word or LaTeX template files provided
by EMNLP 2015:

Submitted papers should describe original work. Simultaneous
submission to other forums (e.g. other conferences with published
proceedings) is not allowed. A significant overlap in content with
previously published work should be clearly indicated to the program

** Invited Speaker **


** Organizers **

Louhi 2015 is organized by the ILES Group at LIMSI-CNRS in Orsay, France.

Chair: Cyril Grouin, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
Organization committee:
Thierry Hamon, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France & Université Paris 13
Aurélie Névéol, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France

** Programme Committee **

Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, U.K.
Sabine Bergler, Concordia University, Canada
Thomas Brox Røst, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Francisco Couto, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hercules Dalianis, Stockholm University, Sweden
Louise Deléger, INRA, France
Gaël Dias, Normandie University, France
Martin Duneld/Hassel, Stockholm University, Sweden
Richárd Farkas, Institute of Informatics, Hungary
Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
Natalia Grabar, CNRS UMR 8163, STL Université de Lille 3, France
Gintaré Grigonyté, Stockholm University, Sweden
Aron Henriksson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Jussi Karlgren, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Dimitrios Kokkinakis, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Maria Kvist, Stockholm University, Sweden
Alberto Lavelli, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
David Martínez, University of Melbourne and, Australia
Beáta Megyesi, Uppsala University, Sweden
Fleur Mougin, Université de Bordeaux, ERIAS, Centre INSERM U897, ISPED, France
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Jong C. Park, KAIST Computer Science, Korea
Jon D. Patrick, Health Language Laboratories, Australia
Sampo Pyysalo, University of Turku, Finland
Stefan Schulz, Graz General Hospital and University Clinics, Austria
Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland
Sanna Salanterä, University of Turku, Finland
Isabel Segura-Bedmar, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Maria Skeppstedt, Gavagai and Linnaeus University, Sweden
Hanna Suominen, NICTA, Australia
Özlem Uzuner, MIT, U.S.A.
Sumithra Velupillai, Stockholm University, Sweden
Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mats Wirén, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Contact person: cyril.grouin A@T

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