Special Session on
Machine Learning for Biomedical Literature Analysis and Text Retrieval
in the International Conference for Machine Learning and Applications 2010
Washington DC, Dec 12-14 2010


Health care professionals rely on biomedical literature databases (such as MEDLINE) to access information necessary for research, health care, education, as well as to keep up with the latest developments in their fields. The amount of biomedical literature has grown exponentially within the last decade. Providing ways to efficiently access and analyze the necessary information is becoming more challenging.

Advances in machine learning techniques can improve the analysis of biomedical information. We invite researchers to submit papers with their recent research on machine learning methods applied specifically to biomedical literature analysis and text processing. Papers are sought on a range of topics in this area that include, but are not limited to:

And more general topics relevant to biomedical literature analysis, such as:


Paper Submission Deadline: August 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: September 7, 2010
Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration: October 1, 2010
The ICMLA Conference: December 12-14, 2010

The special session will be held as a part of the ICMLA 2010 conference. Authors should submit papers through the main conference submission website. Papers must correspond to the requirements detailed in the instructions to authors. Accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors to be published in the conference proceeding. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed instructions for submitting the papers are provided on the conference home page at http://www.icmla-conference.org/icmla10/

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to direct your questions to

Special Session Organizers:

Lana Yeganova and Rezarta Islamaj Dogan
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA

Program Committee Members: