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

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.

Submission: http://icbo.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/Biocreative_submission

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: http://icbo.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/Biocreative_submission