Call for papers

Louhi 2011 is calling for papers and posters presenting original research, case studies or work in progress in, or related to, the following areas:

Processing of clinical documents, including topics such as: 
  • Classification and analysis of text content.
  • Mixed source documents, and combinations of text and encoded/structured information.
  • Discourse, dialogue, and pragmatics.
  • Information extraction.
  • Removal of sensitive and identifying information.
  • Information retrieval.
  • Knowledge acquisition.
  • Language generation.
  • Language resources, evaluation methods and metrics, science of annotation.
  • Use of  lexical, ontological, semantic resources.
  • Machine translation.
  • Statistical and and symbolic machine learning methods.
  • Summarization.
  • Sentiment analysis.
  • Automated coding and structuring.
  • Text mining.
  • Interactive and dialogue-based documentation and text production.
  • Referent tracking and management.
  • Textual entailment and paraphrasing.
  • Topic and text classification.
  • Word sense disambiguation.
Intelligent re-use of clinical documentation, including:
  • Clinical decision making and guidelines based on clinical documentation.
  • Automated reasoning and metareasoning using clinical documentation.
  • Use of clinical documentation within clinical trials, eScience; research-support information systems, workflow support.
  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Human-Computer Interaction, as well as Information Visualization based on clinical documentation and EHR content.
  • Collaborative exchange of textual EHR information between provider and patient; between providers in different organisations; between different professions.
  • Personalized medicine based on clinical documentation.
Experience reports from practical applications of 
  • text technology in clinical documentation systems
  • data mining in clinical documentation systems

We especially welcome submissions both from academia and the industry emphasizing multidisciplinary use of health documentation and the interplay between clinical professions, patient and provider, and different types of organizations. We strongly encourage submissions reporting on work for minor languages that shed light on the solving problems common to many languages lacking in available lexical resources for text processing.

Submitted papers should describe original work. Simultaneous submission to other forums (e.g. other conferences with published proceedings) is not allowed. A significant overlap in contents with previously published work should be clearly indicated to the program committee.


Submission:21 Apr 2011
Notification:15 May 2011
Camera-ready:8 Jun 2011
Workshop:6 Jul 2011

Papers should be written in English, according to Springer LNCS format (available here: and should not exceed 6 pages including figures, tables and references. Please indicate in the submission system whether it is a research, case study or work-in-progress paper. Louhi 2011 will only accept electronic submission via its Easychair submission server. The submissions should be in PDF format and anonymised for review.

At least one co-author of an accepted workshop paper should be present at AIME, and has to register for the main conference (in addition to registering for the workshop). Papers will be presented by the authors in a regular workshop session and posters by the authors in a poster session. Accepted papers will appear in workshop proceedings that will be distributed among participants. Workshop proceedings will also be available electronically at the workshop web-page. Selected papers will be proposed for publication in journals. This is still under negotiation. 

Selected papers from Louhi'10 were published in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics for a special issue in Text and Data Mining of Health Documents. and 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

All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed by two program committee members. For double-blind peer review, the initial manuscript submission should not include acknowledgments, authors' names or their affiliations. In addition, extensive referring to own previous work should be avoided. The submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, technical quality and presentation.