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BioLINK 2007

Call for Participation

Call for Papers:
Linking  Literature, Information and Knowledge for Biology
Special Interest Group on Text Mining
In association with ISMB 2007, Vienna, Austria
The BioLINK SIG will take place on July 19, 2007.
http://www.cs.queensu.ca/biolink07/ for details and updates.

The meeting will focus on recent assessments, on standards for annotation
both in biological databases and in biomedical text corpora, and on new
tools for biomedical text mining. It will be interdisciplinary in nature,
and bring researchers applying natural language processing, text mining,
information extraction and retrieval in the  biomedical domain, together
with scientists from bioinformatics and biology. 

We solicit submissions from researchers working on all aspects of
text-mining as they apply to bioinformatics and  bio-medicine. 
Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
 - New and/or validated tools in current use for biomedical text mining;
 - Methods, measures and corpora for testing and evaluating text mining in
   the biomedical domain;
 - Use of text mining to assist database curation;
 - Improvement in task-specific biomedical text mining by utilizing
   biomedical resources;
 - New directions in biomedical text mining, including new applications,
   new resources, and the incorporation of new types of data.
 The SIG provides an informal forum for presentation and discussion of
 current research in the field. The program will include presentations of
 short papers, posters and invited talks.
 We are inviting submission in two categories:
 1) Short papers (up to 4 pages) 
 2) Poster abstracts (up to 350 words).
 Submissions, in PDF or MS word, should be sent, by the dates specified
 below, to:
 Authors should indicate the category for which their paper is to be
 considered (short paper or poster in the subject line), and whether they
 would like their work to be considered for an oral presentation.
 Important Dates:
 April 16: Short papers (up to 4 pages) due
 May 1: Poster Abstracts (up to 350 words) due
 May 18: Notification to authors
 May 25: Final version due
 To register for BioLINK SIG, use the ISMB'07 registration form
 Program Chairs:
 Christian Blaschke, Bioalma, Spain
 Hagit Shatkay, School of Computing, Queen's University, Canada
 Lynette Hirschman, MITRE Corp., USA
 Alfonso Valencia, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Spain
 Contact and submission email:
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