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LBM 2009 : 3rd International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine (LBM) 2009


Conference Series : Languages in Biology and Medicine
When Nov 12, 2009 - Nov 13, 2009
Where Jeju Island, South Korea
Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2009
Notification Due Sep 30, 2009
Final Version Due Oct 18, 2009
Categories    NLP   text mining   bioinformatics

Call For Papers

3rd International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine (LBM) 2009

November 12-13, 2009, Hyatt Regency, Jeju Island, South Korea

LBM is a unique interdisciplinary forum that brings together researchers in biology,
chemistry, medicine, public health and informatics to discuss and exploit cutting
edge language technology. Language, in its many forms, is the universal means to
represent, question, and convey knowledge. Likewise applied technologies such as
translation, summarization and information extraction are key technologies for
supporting scientific research and healthcare provision. The automation of all these
tasks is advancing our ability to discover new knowledge.

Despite these advances the envelope for these technologies is constantly being
challenged by user demands and interdisciplinary work, both leading into sustained
evolution of language technology. All the communities involved profit from exchange
about progress, but fail to efficiently exploit the approaches from complementary
scientific disciplines, although such synergistic interactions are potentially the
richest source for significant advancements. More interdisciplinary work is required
to efficiently manage data and knowledge.

The International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine (LBM) 2009 is the
next opportunity for interdisciplinary interaction. LBM was established in 2005 and
the remit of this event remains highly relevant today. The symposium focuses on the
languages that are in active use for biology and medicine. We call for outstanding
contributions to, but not limited to, the topics listed below:

* Natural language: text mining, retrieval and managements;
* Ontology language: semantic indexing, ontology construction, induction and
* Logic language: knowledge representation;
* Sequence language: RNA structure prediction, protein domain prediction;
* Database language: database interface, query language;
* Visualization language: information visualization, molecular visualization;
* Image language: image indexing and retrieval

Important dates:

* Paper Submission Deadline: August 31, 2009
* Paper Acceptance Notification: September 30, 2009
* Camera Ready Version Due: October 18, 2009
* Symposium Dates: November 12-13, 2009

Papers focusing on application aspects of languages in biology, chemistry, medicine,
public health as well as theoretical aspects are welcome.

LBM 2009 will consist of oral papers and poster presentations, invited speeches and
a panel discussion. In addition to the online conference proceedings whose
publication in a journal is currently under discussion, extended versions of
selected oral paper presentations will be published in a special issue of the
Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

This year's symposium will be held on the beautiful volcanic resort island of Jeju
in South Korea, a short 1 hour flight from Seoul. The island is well known for its
scenic beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves that lie in harmony, as well as the
mild temperature throughout the year. It also contains the UNESCO Natural World
Heritage Site entitled Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.

Program Chairs: Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann and Nigel Collier
General Chairs: Jong C. Park and Limsoon Wong

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