BioNLP 2021 - First call for papers


BioNLP 2021 is collocated with NAACL 2021.

BioNLP features the MEDIQA 2021 Shared Task that focuses on summarization in the medical domain

Important dates:

Submission deadline: March 20, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern US
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2021
Camera-ready copy due from authors: April 26, 2021
Workshop: June 11, 2021

The BioNLP workshop associated with the ACL SIGBIOMED special interest group has established itself as the primary venue for presenting foundational research in language processing for the biological and medical domains. Despite, or maybe due to reaching maturity, the field of Biomedical NLP continues getting stronger. BioNLP truly encompasses the breadth of the domain and brings together researchers in bio- and clinical NLP from all over the world. The workshop will continue presenting work on a broad and interesting range of topics in NLP. BioNLP welcomes and encourages inclusion and diversity.

We invite submission of long (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages.) The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Entity identification and normalization (linking) for a broad range of semantic categories
Extraction of complex relations and events
Discourse analysis
Anaphora/coreference resolution
Text mining / Literature based discovery
Question Answering
Resources and novel strategies for system testing and evaluation
Infrastructures for biomedical text mining / Processing and annotation platforms
Translating NLP research to practice
Explainable models for biomedical NLP
Multi-modal models for biomedical NLP
Getting reproducible results
BioNLP research in languages other than English


Dina Demner-Fushman
Kevin Cohen
Sophia Ananiadou
Junichi Tsujii

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