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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Sweden: ACL 2010 Workshop: BIONLP 2010 -- Submissions due April 9th




An ACL 2010 Workshop

Uppsala, Sweden, July 15

Workshop submissions due: Friday Apr 9, 2010, 11:59 PM Eastern US

Workshop web site: http://compbio.uchsc.edu/BioNLP2010/index.shtml




Continuing a successful series of annual BioNLP workshops at ACL

and NAACL starting in 2002, and in accordance with the ACL SIGBIOMED

(www.sigbiomed.org) 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

mentoring at acl2010 dot org dot



* 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