ACM 10th International Workshop on Data and Text Mining in Biomedical Informatics
(DTMBIO) October 28, 2016
In conjunction with ACM 25th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
Indianapolis, USA, October 24-October 28, 2016
DTMBIO 16 organizers are pleased to announce that the sixth DTMBIO will be held in
conjunction with CIKM, one of the largest data and text mining conferences. While CIKM
presents the state-of-the-art research in informatics with the primary focus on data and
text mining, the main focus of DTMBIO is on biomedical and health informatics. DTMBIO
delegates will bring forth interesting applications of up-to-date informatics in the context
of biomedical research. This year, we are particularly interested in techniques and
applications of Big Data Analytics to biomedical and clinical research problems.
Biological researchers face the current challenge of making effective use of the enormous
amount of electronic biomedical data in order to better understand and explain complex
biological systems. The biomedical data repositories include data in a wide variety of forms,
including bibliographic information from electronic medical journals, gene expression data
from microarray experiments, protein identification and quantification data from proteomics
experiments, genomic sequences gathered by the Human Genome Project, and patient
healthcare records. The ability to automatically and effectively extract, integrate,
understand and make use of information embedded in such heterogeneous – structured and
unstructured – data remains a challenging task.
We invite the submission of papers that propose ways to address the variety of aspects
involved in meeting this challenge.
Topic of Interest
The relevant topics include the following (but not limited to):
_ Biomedical and clinical text mining applications
_ Big bio- or clinical- data analytics
_ Integration of structured and unstructured resources for biomedical applications
_ Information extraction from biomedical and clinical corpora (published literature,
grey literature, EHRs, clinical trials, etc.)
_ Information retrieval from large biomedical data collections
_ Gene sequence annotation
_ Protein/RNA structure prediction
_ Medical Ontologies and Text Mining
_ Entity or Concept recognition in text with ontologies
_ Sequence and structural motifs
_ Modeling of biochemical pathways and biological networks
_ Image Mining in Medical and healthcare informatics
_ Data and text Mining solutions in biomedical informatics, for applications such as
drug development, system biology, biomedical working processes
_ Information integration for Data and Text Mining
_ Mining multi-relational data
_ Proposal and assessment of novel Text Mining (TM) evaluation strategies
_ Evaluation methods of biomedical applications, shared tasks
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being
considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically,
in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates.
Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Full
papers may consist of up to eight pages. Full papers will be presented at the workshop.
DTMBIO 15 solicits short papers as well. Short paper submissions must describe original
and unpublished work. Short papers will be presented at the workshop, and will be given
four pages in the proceedings.
Posters will be presented at the workshop.
All papers (in PDF format) should be submitted to:
Selected full papers will be invited for a special issue of BMC
Medical Informatics and Decision Making.
Important Dates (subject to change)
Extended Paper Due: August 5, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: August 22, 2016
Camera Ready: September 1, 2016
Doheon Lee, KAIST, Korea
Vincenzo Cutello, University of Catania, Italy
Sangwoo Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
Jake Chen, University of Alabama
Dokyun Na, Chung-Ang University, Korea