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BioCreative 2016


BioCreative Workshop 2016 [2016-03-02]

Call for Participation

August 1-2, 2016 Corvallis, Oregon, USA

BioCreative: Critical Assessment of Information Extraction in Biology is a community-wide effort for evaluating text mining and information extraction systems applied to the biological domain. We are happy to announce that we will host BioCreative Workshop 2016 at Corvallis Oregon, USA on August 1-2, 2016, satellite to the International Conference on Biological Ontology (ICBO) 2016. The goal of this workshop is to provide a discussion forum for topics of interest to the BioCreative community and to encourage synergistic interactions with the ontology community.
BioCreative workshop 2016 second day session will run jointly with the ICBO meeting.

BioCreative 2016 will consist of sessions that were selected based on input from the community via a user survey recently conducted. A draft agenda can be found in agenda

Keynote Speaker
William Hersh
Professor and Chair
Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Title: Information Retrieval and Text Mining Evaluation Must Go Beyond “Users”: Incorporating Real-World Context and Outcomes

Meeting Topics

  • 1-Text mining-facilitated models of curation. Application of text mining methods in areas such as crowdsourcing, database curation, publication process, and metagenomics.
    Chairs: Lynette Hirschman
  • 2-Text mining in precision medicine. Methods for annotations such as disease, phenotype, and adverse reactions in different text sources literature, clinical records and social media.
    Chairs: Donald Comeau
  • 3-Domain portability or generalizability across medical literature. Methods to achieve interoperability, generalizability and scalability in text mining: BioC, RDF and semantic web, among others.
    Chairs:Kevin Bretonnel Cohen and Donald Comeau.
  • 4-Text mining and ontologies. Application of ontologies in text mining, and text mining as ontology builder. (with ICBO).
    Chairs: Cecilia Arighi and Pankaj Jaiswal
  • We are soliciting submission of your work in the form of a 2 page abstract (see instructions to authors). Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the corresponding session or poster.
    All information about this event is available at the ICBO conference website site

    Funds are available for US participants for the amount up to $700 to participate in BioCreative workshop 2016. To apply complete the application available here by May 15. Women, under-represented minorities, students, and post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to apply.

    Poster dimension should be maximum Width 36" (inches) x Height 44" (inches).
    Works selected for talks are also encourage to bring a poster to foster further discussion.
    Posters should be set up on August 1 before the poster session time and be available throughout the meeting.