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ACM Sixth International Workshop on Data and Text Mining                          
in Biomedical Informatics (DTMBIO)
October 29, 2012

In conjunction with ACM 21st Conference on Information and
Knowledge Management (CIKM) Maui, Hawaii USA
October 29-November 2, 2012

DTMBIO 12 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
healthcare informatics. DTMBIO delegates will bring forth
interesting applications of up-to-date informatics in the context
of biomedical research.

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):

- Proposal and assessment of novel Text Mining (TM) evaluation
- Evaluation methods of biomedical applications, shared tasks
- Biomedical and Clinical text mining applications 
- Information extraction from biomedical and clinical corpora (full texts, abstracts, EHRs, clinical trials, etc)
- Information retrieval from large biomedical data collections
- Gene sequence annotation 
- Protein/RNA structure prediction
- Medical Ontologies and Text Mining
- 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

Submission Guidelines
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.

Full papers:
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.

Short papers:
DTMBIO 12 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

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 and International Journal
of Data Mining and Medical and healthcare informatics.

Important Dates (tentative)
06/29/12 Deadline for submission of papers
08/03/12 Notification of Acceptance
08/26/12 Camera Ready Papers
10/29/12 Workshop

Workshop Chairs

General Co-Chairs:
Doheon Lee, KAIST, Korea
Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, and National Centre for Text Mining, UK

Program Co-Chairs:
Min Song, Yonsei University, Korea
Hua Xu, Vanderbilt University, USA

Publicity Chair:
David Martinez, NICTA, Australia

Program Committee:
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK
Timothy Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia
Christian Blaschke, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas, Spain
Olivier Bodenreider, US National Library of Medicine, USA
Jun Huan, University of Kansas, USA
Jaewoo Kang, Korea University, Korea
Ioannis Korkontzelos, University of Manchester, UK
Doheon Lee, KAIST, Korea
Ki Young Lee, Aju University, Korea
Li Liao, University of Delaware, USA
Feifan Liu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
David Martinez, NICTA VRL, Australia
Martin Middendorf, University of Leipzig, Germany
Makoto Miwa, University of Manchester, UK
Naoaki Okazaki, Tohoku University, Japan
Sanghyun Park, Yonsei University, Korea
Stefan Schulz, Medical University of Graz, Austria.
Isabel Segura Bedmar, Universidad Carlos III de, Spain
Min Song, Yonsei University, Korea
Manabu Torii, University of Delaware, USA
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hua Xu, Vanderbilt University, USA
Alexander Yates, Temple University, USA
Hwanjo Yu, POSTECH, Korea
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Sael Lee, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea