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BioNLP 2010 : BioNLP 2010 in conjunction with ACL 2010


When Jul 15, 2010 - Jul 15, 2010
Where Uppsala, Sweden
Submission Deadline Apr 9, 2010
Notification Due May 10, 2010
Final Version Due May 21, 2010
Categories    NLP   bioinformatics   text mining

Call For Papers


An ACL 2010 Workshop
Uppsala, Sweden, July 15
Workshop submissions due: Friday Apr 9, 2010, 11:59 PM Eastern US
Workshop web site:

Continuing a successful series of annual BioNLP workshops at ACL
and NAACL starting in 2002, and in accordance with the ACL SIGBIOMED
( 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 Processing.

Along with accepting submissions this year on any topic of current
interest in the field, we will encourage submissions on practical
applications of BioNLP.

We especially encourage submissions on:

- Entity identification and normalization
for a broad range of semantic categories
- Species-independent gene normalization
- Extraction of complex relations
- Discourse analysis
- Anaphora resolution
- Coreference resolution
- Text mining
- Summarization
-- Summarization/translation of clinical data for patients
- Question answering
- Resources and novel strategies for system testing and evaluation

Submission deadline: Friday Apr 9, 2010
Notification of acceptance: Monday May 10, 2010
Camera-ready copy due from authors: Friday May 21, 2010
Workshop: Thursday, Jul 15, 2010

Dr. John Wilbur, NCBI/NLM
Second speaker TBA

Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and poster abstracts.
Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on Friday Apr 9, 2010. Submit
your paper or abstract via the ACL website:

Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages of text and one page
of 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 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. Please see the conference
website for detailed typesetting specifications.
Authors are strongly encouraged to use the style files and formatting
instructions available on the ACL conference website:

Submissions need to 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 2010 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 or AMIA, you should expect it to be
rejected by ISMB and AMIA. 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 2010 workshop paper to ISMB or AMIA.

ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from
regions of the world where English is less emphasized as a language
of scientific exchange. Many authors from these regions, although
able to read the scientific literature in English, have little or
no experience in writing papers in English for conferences such as
the ACL meetings. The service will be arranged as follows. A set of
potential mentors will be identified by Mentoring Service Chairs Bjorn
Gambck (SICS, Sweden and NTNU, Norway) and Diana McCarthy (Lexical
Computing Ltd., UK), who will organize this service for ACL 2010. If
you would like to take advantage of the service for a submission to
this workshop, please upload your paper in PDF format using the paper
submission software for the mentoring service available at:

The deadline for the mentoring service is six weeks before the
workshop submission deadline. An appropriate mentor will be assigned
to your paper and the mentor will get back to you no later than two
weeks before the submission deadline.

Please note that this service is for the benefit of the authors as
described above. It is not a general mentoring service for authors to
improve the technical content of their papers.

Questions about the mentoring service should be referred to

* Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, University of Colorado School of Medicine
* Dina Demner-Fushman, US National Library of Medicine
* Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining
and University of Manchester, UK
* 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

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