SMBM 2012

The 5th International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (SMBM) 3rd-4th September, 2012 was held at the Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich, Switzerland.  Support was provided by the projects SASEBio/OntoGene (SNF105315_130558/1) and MANTRA (EU FP7).

SMBM aims to bring together researchers from text and data mining in biomedicine, medical, bio- and chemoinformatics, and researchers from biomedical ontology design and engineering.  SMBM 2012 was the follow-up event of SMBM 2010 (EBI, U.K.), SMBM 2008 (University of Turku, Finland), SMBM 2006 (University of Jena, Germany), and SMBM 2005 (EBI, U.K.).

The proceedings have been published by ZORA (Zurich Open Repository and Archive) and have been assigned an ISBN number (ISBN 978-3-033-03823-3). 

NEW: Authors of full papers and short papers are invited to submit an extended version of their paper to be published as part of a new BMC thematic series on Semantic Mining of Languages in Biology and Medicine (associate editors: Jong C Park, Sampo Pyysalo, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, Fabio Rinaldi).

NEW: Fabio Rinaldi will co-chair LBM 2013.