BioASQ workshop on biomedical semantic indexing and question answering - Invited talks and second call for papers

Friday, September 27, 2013

Expected submissions: Short (max. 6 pages) and long (max. 12 pages)
Submission format: LNCS


Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2013
Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 31st, 2013 Camera-Ready Paper
Deadline: September 15th, 2013
Workshop: September 27th, 2013
Please note the due to the very tight schedule, no extensions to the deadlines will be possible.


We are delighted to announce the invited speakers for the workshop:
- Alan R Aronson, Lister Hill Center, U.S. National Library of Medicine, USA
- Jennifer Chu-Caroll, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA


The topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
* Large-scale hierarchical text classification
* Large-scale classification of documents onto ontology concepts (semantic indexing)
* Classification of questions onto ontological concepts
* Scalable approaches to document clustering
* Text summarization, especially multi-document and query-focused summarization
* Verbalization of structured information and related queries (RDF, OWL, SPARQL, etc.)
* Question Answering over structured, semi-structured and unstructured data
* Reasoning for information retrieval and question answering
* Information retrieval over fragmented sources of information
* Efficient indexing and storage structures for information retrieval
* Delivery of the retrieved information in a concise and user-understandable form

During the workshop, the results of the open BioASQ challenge will also be presented.


The workshop will be held at the Technical University of Valencia, as a post-conference workshop after CLEF 2013. The Workshop will take place in building 1E, room "Salon de actos". Note that this is NOT the building where CLEF will be taking place!