Call for Papers


Workshop date: August 4, 2020

Submission of papers: June 12, 2020 May 29, 2020 (Deadline extended)

In an era when massive amounts of medical data have become available, researchers working in biological, biomedical and clinical domains have increasingly started to require the help of language engineers to process large quantities of biomedical and  molecular biology literature (such as PubMed), patient data or health records. Linking the contents of these documents to each other, as well as to specialized ontologies, could enable access to and discovery of structured clinical information and foster a major leap in natural language processing and health research.

MEDA-2020 aims to gather innovative approaches for the exploitation of biomedical data using semantic web technologies and linked data by bringing together practitioners, researchers, and scholars to share examples, use cases, theories and analysis of biomedical data. The main objective of this second edition workshop is to consolidate an internationally appreciated forum for scientific research in BioMed, with emphasis on crowdsourcing, semantic web, knowledge integration and data linking.



The scientific program of MEDA-2020 will focus around the following topics:

  • Natural language processing/text mining
  • Data science/applied mathematics
  • Drug repurposing
  • Genomic assays
  • Reproducibility



We invite submissions of papers (of up to 8 pages), representing original, previously unpublished research, innovative approaches and resource types, use cases or in-depth discussions. Submissions must use the PDF file format and must adopt the style of the ACM Proceedings. Submissions that exceed the page limit will be rejected without review.

All submissions must be submitted online through the EasyChair system following the submission link:

To ensure high quality, all papers will be thoroughly reviewed by the MEDA-2020 Program Committee. All reviews will be double blind, and hence authors are instructed not to include their identity, affiliation(s) or contact details, and to anonymize any references that would reveal the authorship of the paper. Papers submitted to other conferences or journals must state this fact. If a paper will appear in another conference or journal, it must be withdrawn from MEDA.

At least one author of each paper must register using the JCDL registration page to have the paper published in the MEDA-2020 Proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.



Submission of papers: June 12, 2020 May 29, 2020

Notification of acceptance: June 26, 2020 June 05, 2020

Early registration deadline: July 17, 2020

Camera-ready papers: July 24, 2020

Workshop date: August 4, 2020



Kevin Cohen                                       Daniela Gifu                           Youzhu Li                              

Jingbo Xia                                           Anna Ripple                        

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