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#SMM4H 2020 : Deadlines extended for the 5th Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop


When Dec 12, 2020 - Dec 12, 2020
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Jul 8, 2020
Notification Due Sep 1, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2020

Call For Papers

Following the postponement of COLING 2020 ( due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have extended the #SMM4H 2020 Workshop deadlines. We are optimistic that the postponement will allow presentations for #SMM4H 2020 to be in person in Barcelona, but we will accommodate virtual oral presentations of accepted papers by authors who are unable to travel due to the impact of coronavirus.

The Social Media Mining for Health Applications (#SMM4H) Workshop serves as a venue for bringing together researchers interested in automatic methods for the collection, extraction, representation, analysis, and validation of social media data (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) for health informatics. The 5th #SMM4H Workshop, co-located at COLING 2020, invites the submission of papers on original, unpublished research in all aspects at the intersection of social media mining and health. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

● Methods for the automatic detection and extraction of health-related concept mentions in social media
● Mapping of health-related mentions in social media to standardized vocabularies
● Deriving health-related trends from social media
● Information retrieval methods for obtaining relevant social media data
● Geographic or demographic data inference from social media discourse
● Virus spread monitoring using social media
● Mining health-related discussions in social media
● Drug abuse and alcoholism incidence monitoring through social media
● Disease incidence studies using social media
● Sentinel event detection using social media
● Semantic methods in social media analysis
● Classifying health-related messages in social media
● Automatic analysis of social media messages for disease surveillance and patient education
● Methods for validation of social media-derived hypotheses and datasets

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 8, 2020
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2020
Camera-ready papers due: October 1, 2020
Workshop: December 12, 2020

For more information about paper submissions and presentations for the #SMM4H 2020 Workshop, go to


Graciela Gonzalez-Hernandez, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Davy Weissenbacher, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ari Z. Klein, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Karen O’Connor, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ivan Flores, University of Pennsylvania
Abeed Sarker, Emory University, USA
Arjun Magge, Arizona State University, USA
Elena Tutubalina, Kazan Federal University, Russia
Zulfat Miftahutdinov, Kazan Federal University, Russia
Ilsear Alimova, Kazan Federal University, Russia
Martin Krallinger, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Anne-Lyse Minard, Université d’Orléans, France

Program Committee

Olivier Bodenreider, US National Library of Medicine, USA
Kevin Cohen, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
Robert Leaman, US National Library of Medicine, USA
Diego Molla, Macquarie University, Australia
Zhiyong Lu, US National Library of Medicine, USA
Azadeh Nikfarjam, Apple, USA
Thierry Poibeau, French National Center for Scientific Research, France
Kirk Roberts, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Yutaka Sasaki, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
H. Andrew Schwartz, Stony Brook University, USA
Nicolas Turenne, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne, Australia
Pierre Zweigenbaum, French National Center for Scientific Research, France

Contact Information

Ari Klein (

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