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City: Melbourne
Country: Australia
Period: September 14-16, 2005


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2nd Call for Papers to NATEMED 2005

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2nd Call for Papers to:
Session on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining in Medicine

at the 9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based & Intelligent
Information & Engineering Systems (KES2005)

in Melbourne, Australia 14-16 September 2005


  • Deadlines
  • Program Committee

Natural Language Processing and Text Mining techniques are needed for
efficient utilization of the large volumes of available medical texts.
This session will focus on theory and techniques for interpretation of
unstructured and semistructured text in the medical context, as applied on
clinical notes, admission and discharge notes, patient records, publications
(e.g. from MEDLINE and HighWire), medical patents, medication handbooks, and
other relevant medical textual sources.

Important Topics:
We request submissions for 20 minute presentations reporting research on
Natural Language Processing and Text Mining in Medicine. Possible topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

Session Organizers:

  • Torbjørn Nordgaard [0,2] (
  • Oeystein Nytroe [1,2] (
  • Amund Tveit [1,2] (
  • Thomas Brox Roest [1,2] (

 [0] Department of Linguistics
 [1] Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI)
 [2] Norwegian Center for Patient Record Research (NSEP) at
 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU),
 Trondheim, Norway

Program Committee:

All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of reference, originality,
significance, soundness and clarity. At least two referees will review each
submission independently. Accepted papers, after revision according to the
referee comments, will be included in the conference proceedings, which will
be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in AI as part of the
LNCS/LNAI series. At least one author of accepted papers must register and
present the paper at the conference. Please note that papers should be no
longer than seven pages in LNCS format. Papers longer than this will be
subject to an additional page charge. All oral and poster papers must be
presented by one of the authors who must register and pay fees.

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in
the KES Journal (International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent
Engineering Systems) published by IOS Press.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for paper submission: 2005-Mar-15
  • Notification of acceptance: 2005-Apr-08
  • Camera-ready papers to session organizers by: 2005-Apr-20
  • Conference Registration deadline: 2005-Jun-01

Submission Instructions:

  • Send your submission (as PDF in LNCS format) to: and

Session homepage:

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