ACM 12th International Workshop on Data and Text Mining in Biomedical Informatics (DTMBio) October 22, 2018

DTMBIO 2018 organizers are pleased to announce that the twelfth 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 massively parallel sequencing, 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. 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

Past workshops

The 11th International Workshop on DTMBio 2017 Nov 6, 2017, Singapore

The 10th International Workshop on DTMBio 2016 Oct 28, 2016, Indianapolis, USA

The 9th International Workshop on DTMBio 2015 Oct 23, 2015, Melbourne, Australia

The 8th International Workshop on DTMBio 2014 Nov 7, 2014, Shanghai, China

The 7th International Workshop on DTMBio 2013 Nov 1, 2013, San Francisco, USA

The 6th International Workshop on DTMBio 2012 Oct 29, 2012, Sheraton, Maui Hawaii, USA

The 5th International Workshop on DTMBio 2011 Oct 24, 2011, The Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, UK

The 4th International Workshop on DTMBio 2010 Oct 26, 2010, Toronto, Canada

The 3rd International Workshop on DTMBio 2009 Nov 6, 2009, Hong Kong, China

The 2th International Workshop on DTMBio 2008 Oct 30, 2008, Napa Valley, USA

The 1st International Workshop on TMBio 2006 Nov 10, Arlington, Virginia, USA