Louhi'10 is now over. Great thanks to all participants. The workshop was a success with submissions from eleven countries and three continents. Read more about it in on our blog

Proceedings published in Journal of Biomedical Semantics

We selected five papers from the Louhi 2010 workshop to be revised, reviewed again and finally published in Journal of Biomedical Semantics.

Final revisions of the papers

As announced at the Louhi 2010 workshop we have selected the Journal of Biomedical Semantics for the special issue containing possibly extended and invited papers selected in a second round of reviews.

Could we kindly ask you now to make final revisions based on the Louhi reviewer comments and to submit the paper according to the instructions below? Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2010.

After this there will be a final check to make sure that your revisions meet the reviewer's expectations. Notification of acceptance is planned for October 30th, 2010  December 22, 2010. 

Be sure to follow the JBMS manuscript guidelines that can be found at: http://www.jbiomedsem.com/manuscript/

Article-processing charges for the special issue will be

  • 1-10 articles £740 per article (+ £20 Additional fee for indvidual billing per article)

  • 11-20 articles £695 per article

These prices do not include VAT.  For authors from the EU, but outside the UK, we will not need to add VAT if the authors can provide a VAT number for their institution.  For authors from the UK, we will need to add VAT to thes.

For those of you who work with LaTeX there is also a TeX template: http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/ifora/tex

Furthermore, the expected length of submitted papers is 6-12 pages plus references, tables and figures. In addition to the reviewing criteria used for the workshop, JBMS has also asked us to use the following work-flow for the second round of reviews: JBMS supplement review guidelines, pdf (60 Kb)

When submitting the revised paper to this journal call please also make sure to include
point-to-point responses  to the reviewers comments from the workshop , making it clear how you have addressed these, (in a cover letter). The submission of papers for the special issue will use the same START submission system that we used for the workshop, which is opened now (September 28).

We are committed to ensuring the highest quality in the special edition and look forward to
receiving your final manuscript.

About Louhi'10

The Second Louhi one-day workshop on Text and Data Mining of Health Documents is a multidisciplinary international workshop, bringing together researchers performing research on health documents. Health documents encompass, but are not limited to, electronic patient records, clinical documentation, discharge letters, care guidelines, scientific text and data related to biohealth, etc. The Second Louhi conference follows Louhi’08, the First conference on Text and Data Mining of Clinical Documents, Turku, Finland, 2008 >>

Accepted submissions

Here you can find a list of allaccepted submissions for Louhi'10>>.

The final camera ready manuscript (both papers and posters) can contain up to maximum 8 pages and one (1) additional page for references. Please, use the the two-column format of ACL proceedings for your paper.

Papers will be presented by the authors in a regular workshop session and posters by the authors in a poster session. All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
Selected papers will be invited to be published in  Journal of Biomedical Semantics for a special issue in Text and Data Mining of Health Documents.

Selected papers from Louhi'08 were published in International Journal of  Medical Informatics, Volume 78, Issue 12, Pages 785-850 (December 2009) Mining of Clinical and Biomedical Text and Data, Special Issue Edited by Helena Karsten, Barbro Back, Sanna Salanterä, Tapio Salakoski

Workshop program (55 Kb)

The Workshop program (55 Kb) for Louhi'10 is now ready.

Invited speaker

Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI, Information Sciences Institute
"Creating Training Material for Health Informatics: Toward a Science of Annotation"
Slides in PDF-format (2288 Kb) from invited talk


Hercules Dalianis, DSV/Stockholm University

Program co-chairs

Martin Hassel, DSV/Stockholm University
Gunnar Nilsson, Karolinska Institutet


Hercules Dalianis, associate professor, ph +46 70 568 13 59, email: hercules@dsv.su.se

Martin Hassel, PhD, ph +46 8 74 74 14, email: xmartin@dsv.su.se

Sumithra Velupillai, Fil.lic., ph +46 8 16 11 74, email: sumithra@dsv.su.se

Address: DSV, Stockholm University, Forum 100, 164 40 Kista, Sweden

Programme committee

Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK
Stephen Anthony,  University of New South Wales, Australia
Henrik Boström, Stockholm University
Søren Brunak, Technical University of Denmark, DTU
Wendy Chapman, University of Pittsburgh
Aaron Cohen, Oregon Health & Science University
Richárd Farkas, University of Szeged, Hungary
Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
Helena Karsten, Åbo Akademi, Finland
Dimitrios Kokkinakis, University of Gothenburg
Anette Hulth, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Sweden
Sabine Koch, Karolinska institutet, Sweden
Jong C. Park, KAIST, South Korea
Tapio Pahikkala, University of Turku, Finland
Serguei Pakhomov, Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology, University of Minnesota, USA
Jon D. Patrick, University of Sydney, Australia
Sampo Pyysalo, University of Tokyo
Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland
Sanna Salanterä, University of Turku, Finland
Laura Slaughter, NTNU, Norway
Hanna Suominen, University of Turku, Finland
György Szarvas, UKP Lab, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany 
Özlem Uzuner, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
Jaak Vilo, University of Tartu, Estonia
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France
Hans Åhlfeldt, Linköping University, Sweden.

Publication chair

Hercules Dalianis, DSV/ Stockholm University

Local organizing chair

Sumithra Velupillai, DSV/ Stockholm University