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BioNLP 2019: Call for papers

2019-01-02

BIONLP 2019: An ACL 2019 Workshop associated with the SIGBIOMED special interest group and featuring an associated task: MEDIQA 2019 (https://sites.google.com/view/mediqa2019)

Florence, Italy, August 1, 2019

Workshop web site: https://aclweb.org/aclwiki/BioNLP_Workshop

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: Friday April 26, 2019 11:59 PM Eastern US

Notification of acceptance: Friday, May 24, 2019

Camera-ready copy due from authors: Monday, June 3, 2019

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and short papers.

Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages of text, plus unlimited references. Final versions of full papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers' comments can be taken into account. Full papers are intended to be reports of original research. BioNLP aims to be the forum for interesting, innovative, and promising work involving biomedicine and language technology, whether or not yielding high performance at the moment. This by no means precludes our interest in and preference for mature results, strong performance, and thorough evaluation. Both types of research and combinations thereof are encouraged.

Short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given up to five (5) content pages in the proceedings. Appropriate short paper topics include preliminary results, application notes, descriptions of work in progress, etc.

Electronic Submission

Submissions must be electronic and in PDF format, using the Softconf START conference management system at https://www.softconf.com/acl2019/bionlp/.

We strongly recommend consulting the ACL Policies for Submission, Review, and Citation: https://www.aclweb.org/portal/content/new-policies-submission-review-and-citation and using ACL LaTeX style files tailored for this year's conference. Submissions must conform to the official style guidelines. Please see information about paper formatting requirements and style at http://www.acl2019.org/EN/call-for-papers.xhtml. Scroll down to “Paper Submission and Templates.”

Submissions need to be anonymous.

Dual submission policy: papers may NOT be submitted to the BioNLP 2019 workshop if they are or will be concurrently submitted to another meeting or publication.

The workshop will present the results of the BioNLP-ST 2019 task on textual inference and question entailment in the medical domain with application to question answering co-organized by Chaitanya Shivade, IBM and Asma Ben Abacha, NLM.

Organisers

Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Dina Demner-Fushman, US National Library of Medicine
Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining and University of Manchester, UK
Jun'ichi Tsujii, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan and University of Manchester, UK

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