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Second Louhi Workshop on Text and Data Mining of Health Documents

The Second Louhi one-day workshop on Text and Data Mining of Health Documents is a multidisciplinary international workshop, bringing together researchers performing research on health documents. Health documents encompass, but are not limited to, electronic patient records, clinical documentation, discharge letters, care guidelines, scientific text and data related to biohealth, etc. The Second Louhi conference follows LouhiÕ08, the First conference on Text and Data Mining of Clinical Documents, Turku, Finland, 2008.

Call for papers and posters

Louhi'10 is calling for papers and posters presenting original research, case studies or  work in progress related to the following areas:

* Clinical Documentation, including topics such as
          o Structured and narrative documentation
          o Integrating data from various sources (information fusion)
          o Clinical classifications (e.g., diagnostic classifications  
             such as ICD-10 and nursing intensity scores)
          o Language engineering for clinical content
          o Documentation and decision making practices
          o Hospital information systems focused mainly on text  
          o Anonymisation / de-identification of clinical texts
*Formal Approaches and Methods of Text and Data Mining of Clinical Documents, including topics such as
          o Classification and clustering
          o Ranking and preference learning
          o Information retrieval and extraction
          o Summarization
          o Sentiment analysis
          o Visualization
          o Evaluation and Gold Standards
*Practical Cases of Text and Data Mining of Clinical Documents

We welcome submissions on topics related to text and data 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 minor languages,representing the diverse challenges that characteristics of different languages pose to common tasks.

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 contents with previously published work should be clearly indicated to the program committee.

The maximum length for a paper is six pages. Please, use the ACL template for your paper and indicate in the submission system whether it is a research, case study or work in progress paper.
The maximum length for a paper presented as a poster is two pages. Please, use the ACL template for your poster and indicate in the submission system whether it is a research, case study or work in progress poster.

Louhi'10 will only accept electronic submission via its START  submission system. The submissions should be in PDF format and anonymised for review. Before submission, carefully consider our submission checklist.

All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed by three program committee members. For double-blind peer review, the initial manuscript submission should not include acknowledgments, authors' names or their affiliations. In addition, extensive referring to own previous work should be avoided and when referring to own previous the authors should do it in third person. The submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, technical quality and presentation.

Papers will be presented by the authors in a regular workshop session and posters by the authors in a poster session. All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
Selected papers will be invited to be published in a special journal issue.

Selected papers from Louhi'08 was published in International Journal of  Medical Informatics, Volume 78, Issue 12, Pages 785-850 (December 2009) Mining of Clinical and Biomedical Text and Data, Special Issue Edited by Helena Karsten, Barbro Back, Sanna SalanterŠ, Tapio Salakoski
Important Dates:

    * Mar 1th, 2010  Submission deadline
    * Mar 30th, 2010   Notification of acceptance
    * April 12th, 2010  Camera ready papers due
    * Jun 5th or 6th, 2010  Workshop


At NAACL-HTL 2010, in Los Angeles, June 5-6, 2010

Submission Instructions


Invited speaker



Hercules Dalianis, DSV/Stockholm University
Program co-chairs

Martin Hassel, DSV/Stockholm University
Gunnar Nilsson, Karolinska Institutet

Hercules Dalianis, associate professor, ph +46 70 568 13 59, email: hercules at dsv dot su dot se

Martin Hassel, PhD, ph +46 8 74 74 14, email: xmartin at dsv dot su dot se

Sumithra Velupillai, Fil.lic., ph +46 8 16 11 74, email: sumithra at dsv dot su dot se

Address: DSV, Stockholm University, Forum 100, 164 40 Kista, Sweden
Programme committee

Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchchester, UK
Stephen Anthony,  University of New South Wales, Australia
Henrik Bostršm, Stockholm University
S¿ren Brunak, Technical University of Denmark, DTU
Wendy Chapman, University of Pittsburgh
Aaron Cohen, Oregon Health & Science University
Rich‡rd Farkas, University of Szeged, Hungary
Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
Helena Karsten, bo Akademi, Finland
Dimitrios Kokkinakis, University of Gothenburg
Anette Hulth, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Sweden
Sabine Koch, Karolinska institutet, Sweden
Jong C. Park, KAIST, South Korea
Tapio Pahikkala, University of Turku, Finland
Serguei Pakhomov, Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology, University of 
   Minnesota, USA
Jon D. Patrick, University of Sydney, Australia
Sampo Pyysalo, University of Tokyo
Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland
Sanna SalanterŠ, University of Turku, Finland
Laura Slaughter, NTNU, Norway
Gyšrgy Szarvas, UKP Lab, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany 
…zlem Uzuner, MIT, USA
Jaak Vilo, University of Tartu, Estonia
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France
Hans hlfeldt, Linkšping University, Sweden.
Publication chair

Hercules Dalianis, DSV/ Stockholm University
Local organizing chair

Sumithra Velupillai, DSV/ Stockholm University