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BioCreative VII

BioCreative VII Workshop Information (Events) [2021-08-23]

The BioCreative VII workshop will be held on November 8-10, 2021. This event will be virtual and free.

We will use Zoom for main meeting presentation and YouTube channels for hosting posters and other presentations.


Registration is open to participants of the tracks and to anyone interested in learning/discussing about development of state-of-the-art text mining methods for real life applications. There is no fee. Registration is opened until November 5 or until full capacity is reached. However, track participants, speakers and poster presenters will be given priority. Register here

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Scientific Program

The scientific program includes the talks related to the individual tracks, a panel about mining adverse drug reactions, a keynote talk and a flash talks for selected posters. Detailed agenda is shown below

Monday, November 8, 2021

UTC (Universal)ESTSession
2:30-2:40 pm9:30-9:40 amOpening remarks
2:40-3:55 pm9:40-10:55 amNLM-Chem Track: Full text Chemical Identification and Indexing in PubMed articles (Track 2)
3:55-4:15 pm10:55-11:15 amBreak
4:15-5:00 pm11:15 am-12:00 pmKeynote: Dr. Joshua Denny, Chief Executive Officer of the All of Us Research Program, NIH
5:00-6:15 pm12:00-1:15 pmAutomatic extraction of medication names in tweets (Track 3)

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

UTC (Universal)ESTSession
2:30-2:40 pm9:30-9:40 amOpening remarks
2:40-3:55 pm9:40-10:55 amDrugProt:Text mining drug/chemical-protein interactions (Track 1)
3:55-4:15 pm10:55-11:15 amBreak
4:15-5:00 pm11:15 am-12:00 pmSelected poster flash talks
5:00-6:15 pm12:00-1:15 pmPanel: Challenges in mining adverse drug reactions

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

UTC (Universal)ESTSession
2:30-2:40 pm9:30-9:40 amOpening remarks
2:40-3:55 pm9:40-10:55 amLitCovid track Multi-label topic classification for COVID-19 literature annotation (Track 5)
3:55-4:15 pm10:55-11:15 amBreak
4:15-5:30 pm11:15 am-12:30 pmCOVID-19 text mining tool interactive demo (Track 4)
5:30-6:10 pm12:30-1:10 pmGeneral discussion
6:10-6:15 pm1:10-1:15 pmClosing remarks

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Poster session

BioCreative VII will host a poster session in the form of pre-recorded videos in a YouTube channel. We invite the larger community to submit abstracts on topics related to BioCreative VII.
Topics include chemical/drug name entity recognition, relation extraction involving chemicals/drugs, COVID-19 related text mining, and works about datasets and standards related to these topics.
A number of abstracts will be selected for the Flash talks poster session on November 9. All accepted abstracts are required to submit a 2 min recorded video presentation of the poster in mp4 format. Deadline for video submission for accepted abstracts is October 28, 2021. Details on how to submit these will be sent with acceptance email.

For more details on poster abstract submission see Work Submission section below.

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Work Submissions

BioCreative VII will accept two types of submissions:

  • Track paper submissions: Participants of BioCreative VII tracks should submit a paper per track describing corresponding systems/results.
    Specifications: Length up to 4 pages of text (not counting figures and references). Follow template with instructions here. Although template is a word document, the format for submission should be in PDF. It is mandatory to comply with format requested.
    Submission deadline: please follow the dates described in the track you are participating.
    Note that track submissions automatically qualify as posters if not selected for talk, you do not need to submit again under poster submissions.
  • Poster abstract submissions: Accept abstracts describing works related to BioCreative VII track's topics (chemical name entity recognition, relation extraction involving chemicals, COVID-19 related text mining, datasets and standards related to these)
    Specification: Length up to 500 words (excluding title and authors info), font Times New Roman , size 11. In addition, you can include up to two figures and 5 references (using numbers in parentheses in text).
    Submission deadline: October 18, 2021
    Acceptance message: October 22, 2021

To submit your work go to Easychair:, and select the applicable option (a track or poster). Format for all submissions is PDF.

BioCreative VII proceedings will be published online and will be available at the time of the meeting.

We will invite selected track works for full publication in the Database Journal Special Issue for BioCreative.


BioCreative VII proceedings will be made available before the workshop.

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Key Dates

  • BioCreative VII workshop event: November 8-10, 2021
  • Posters:
    Abstract submission deadline: October 18, 2021
    Acceptance message: October 22, 2021
    Video submission deadline for accepted abstracts: October 30, 2021
  • Track papers
    Follow submission deadlines provided in individual Track pages

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