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Extended deadline for SeBiLAn@WWW2021: Int'l Workshop on Semantics-enabled Biomedical Literature Analytics

From: Jelena Jovanovic <jeljov@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2021 19:28:35 +0100
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Semantics-enabled Biomedical Literature Analytics (SeBiLAn2021)


Joint with The Web Conference 2021 (the International World Wide Web
(WWW2021) Conference)

Ljubljana, Slovenia April 2021 (Online)



Important Dates

    Submission deadline: February 1, 2021    *February 7, 2021*
    Acceptance notifications: February 20, 2021
    Source files and Camera-ready PDFs: March 1, 2021


The main objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers from
Web search, semantic Web, and biomedical communities, to present and
discuss the latest methods and results in biomedical information and
knowledge representation, integration, and retrieval. Given the fact that
searching and retrieving all studies that address a research question is
one of the initial and main important tasks in devising a systematic
review, we also aim at investigating the application of semantics and Web
search in creating biomedical systematic literature review.

Researchers in the biomedical community have access to a tremendous amount
of information (e.g. MEDLINE, the major database for biomedical research,
has more than 26 million references to journal articles), which is a mixed
blessing. On the one hand, existing biomedical data resources can lead to
information overload,i.e., it is hardly possible for researchers to keep
pace with available biomedical information on the Web or in biomedical
knowledge bases. On the other hand, the huge amount of biomedical
information can act as valuable sources for knowledge discovery and
learning algorithms. This workshop will explore both sides of the coin: we
are interested in exploring effective solutions for searching over
biomedical literature based on the knowledge extracted from biomedical
sources. Effective search helps researchers explore the literature more
conveniently, and hence helps to reduce the impact of information overload.
In addition, knowledge-based search systems need mechanisms for structured,
semantic-rich representation and effective use of biomedical knowledge
extracted from the available data.

With the emergence of unprecedented volumes of biomedical publications as a
result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which appear in pre-publication
research repositories such as medRxiv and bioRxiv, this workshop will
solicit work that address timely and pressing research challenges at the
intersection of Knowledge Representation and Semantics for the purpose of
searching biomedical literature. We are also interested in semantic-based
retrieval techniques that enhance biomedical knowledge synthesis and
systematic literature review. The topics of interest to the workshop
include, but are not limited to:

Topics of Interest

    knowledge representation and semantics for biomedical literature
    Knowledge graphs in biomedical search
    Biomedical knowledge source integration
    Biomedical knowledge graph construction and embedding
    Biomedical ontologies in search
    Semantic features in biomedical literature classification and ranking
    Learning to rank biomedical literature
    Semantics and Search for biomedical knowledge synthesis and systematic
literature review
    Entity linking and semantic annotation in biomedical texts
    Datasets, metrics, and evaluation
    Knowledge discovery / synthesis from literature
    Biomedical literature retrieval for the systematic review process
    Search and semantics of the publication process (reviewing,quality
assurance, discovering (self ) plagiarism)
    Knowledge integration from multilingual Biomedical literature
    Biomedical literature datasets, such as CORD-19 and evaluation methods
    Search and semantic tools for knowledge synthesis, and systematic


Submission Instructions

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another
journal or conference.

All workshop papers should be no more than 8 pages in length. Papers must
be submitted in PDF according to the ACM format published in the ACM
guidelines, selecting the generic “sigconf” sample. The PDF files must have
all non-standard fonts embedded. Workshop papers must be self-contained and
in English.

Papers must be submitted at


Workshop Organizers
    Berry de Bruijn: Senior research officer at the National Research
Council of Canada, Ottawa Ontario.
    Faezeh Ensan: Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical,
Computer and Biomedical Engineering at Ryerson University,Toronto, Canada.
    Jelena Jovanovic: Professor at the Department of Software Engineering,
University of Belgrade, Serbia.
    Amal Zouaq: Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and
an IVADO professor.
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