Paper/Presentation Solicitation

NSF Program Solicitation: Quantitative Approaches to Biomed. Big Data (QuBBD)

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The NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (BD2K,, together with the Division of Mathematical Sciences at NSF, announces the release of a new program solicitation (NSF 16-573)

This program is designed to support novel mathematical, statistical, or computational approaches to biomedical big data challenges. Collaborative efforts that bring together quantitative scientists and biomedical researchers are a requirement for this program and must be convincingly demonstrated in the proposal. The program is designed to foster and support new inter- and multi-disciplinary teams of investigators. The due date for full proposals is September 28, 2016.

BD2K is a trans-NIH initiative that aims to support advances in data science, other quantitative sciences, and training that are needed for the effective use of big data in biomedical research. Interested applicants are encouraged to join the BD2K listserv ( to receive the most up-to- date information about BD2K events and funding opportunities. Please share this opportunity with your interested scientific communities.

UMHS – PUHSC Joint Institute 2016 Symposium: Call for Posters

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University of Michigan Health System & Peking University Health Science Center

Joint Institute for Translational and Clinical Research

2016 Symposium

Call for Posters

[Downloadable Directions]

Call for Poster Abstracts: Submission Information
Showcase your research to Peking University Health Science Center counterparts as the JI looks to expand by offering funding to non-medical school faculty for new health-related joint research projects. A great venue to meet potential collaborators, the poster session will be Thursday, Oct. 13. Details, including times, will follow poster acceptance.

How to submit
Abstracts should relate to clinical and translational research studies and should be submitted electronically in a Microsoft Word document.

Send abstracts to by September 9, 2016. Please include the following:

  • Title should be brief but should not contain abbreviations.
  • Do not bold use letters in the title unless necessary.
  • Do not capitalize all letters in title, only the first word and key words.


  • Include all authors and their affiliations. To associate authors and their institutional affiliations, please place a number in parenthesis after each author’s name (if more than one author) and the corresponding number before each affiliated institution’s name (if more than one institution).
  • Put the submitting/presenting author’s name in bold.
  • Do not capitalize all letters in speaker information, only as appropriate.


  • Abstracts are limited to 300 words. Use size 11 Arial or Calibri font.
  • Submit text only. Do not include tables, graphics, or charts.
  • Do not include title, authors, or author affiliations in the abstract text.
  • Abstracts may include background, methods, results, conclusions, and funding-source acknowledgements, if applicable.

Submitter contact information

  • First and last name, degrees
  • Email address

Please proofread carefully – information submitted with errors may be published as is. Use a word processing program to assist with checking for grammar and spelling errors, as well as word count.
The deadline to submit abstracts is Sept. 9, 2016. For more information, contact


Call for Participation: BioCreative conference seeks papers/presentations — May 5 deadline

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The BioCreative 2016 in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, on August 1-2, 2016 this year will run jointly with the Annual International Conference on Biological Ontology (ICBO), August 1-4, 2016, and both events will have shared sessions and invited speakers on August 2, 2016. The aim is to foster discussion, exchange, and innovation in research and development in the areas of text mining and Biomedical Ontology (including plants, agriculture, environment and biomes).

BioCreative 2016 solicits papers/presentations for the following topics/sessions:

  1. Text mining-facilitated models of curation, Lynette Hirschman and  Rezarta Islamaj Dogan, on application of text mining methods in areas such as crowdsourcing, database curation, publication process, and metagenomics.
  2. Text mining in precision medicine, Zhiyong Lu, Martin Krallinger and Fabio Rinaldi, on methods for annotations such as disease, phenotype, and adverse reactions in different text sources literature, clinical records and social media
  3. Domain portability or generalizability across medical literature, Donald Comeau and Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, on methods to achieve interoperability, generalizability and scalability in text mining: BioC, RDF and semantic web, among others
  4. Text mining and ontologies, Cecilia Arighi and ICBO, on application of ontologies in text mining, and text mining as ontology builder.


Important dates:

May 5, 2016:               2-page extended abstract submission deadline

May 25, 2016:             Author notification

July 1, 2016:               Camera-ready copies deadline

August 1-2, 2016:        BioCreative 2016

Travel awards:

Funds are available for US participants for the amount up to $700 to participate in BioCreative workshop 2016. To apply complete the application by May 5. Women, under-represented minorities, students, and post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to apply.

For more details, please check: