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Prague, Czech Republic
E-mail: BioNLP2007 at googlegroups dot com
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Call for Papers
An ACL 2007 workshop
Natural language processing has a long history in the medical domain, with research in the field dating back to at least 1963. In the late 1990s, a separate thread of research involving natural language processing in the genomic domain began to gather steam. It has become a major focus of research in the bioinformatics, computational biology, and computational linguistics communities. A number of successful workshops and conference sessions have resulted, with significant progress in the areas of named entity recognition for a wide range of key biomedical classes, concept normalization, and system evaluation. A variety of publicly available resources have contributed to this progress, as well.
Recently, the widely recognized disconnect between basic biological research and patient care delivery stimulated development of a new branch of biomedical research—translational medicine. Translational medicine, sometimes defined as the facilitation of "bench-to-bedside" transmission of knowledge, has become a hot topic, with a National Center for Biocomputing devoted to this theme established last year.
This workshop has the goal of addressing and bringing together these three threads in biomedical natural language processing, or "BioNLP:" biological, translational, and clinical language processing. We will solicit work in any topics of current interest in the field, especially:
Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and poster abstracts. Submissions are due by 11:59pm EST on March 26, 2007. Submit your paper or abstract via the ACL BioNLP 2007 site at http://www.softconf.com/acl07/ACL07-WS5/.
Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages including references. These are intended to be reports of original and mature research.
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.
Format: 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 LaTeX or Microsoft Word style files available on the ACL meeting website (http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/acl2007/styles/). Authors who cannot submit a PDF file electronically should contact the workshop organizers well in advance of the submission deadline.
Reviewing of submissions will be blind. Do not include author names in the paper. Avoid self-references—instead of "As we showed in Smith et al. 1999...", say "As Smith et al. 1999 showed...." The paper submission software will allow you to enter full author information separately from your paper. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.
Submissions due: March 26, 2007 (11:59 PM EST)
K. Bretonnel Cohen, Center for Computational Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Kevin Bretonnel Cohen
Please direct any questions to BioNLP2007 at googlegroups dot com.