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ApacheCon 2020 features Natural Language Processing for Electronic Medical Records in dedicated track on Apache cTAKES
New track on Apache’s only project focused on biomedical informatics features sessions presented by Apache cTAKES community representatives from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dell EMC, Geisinger Health, Loyola University Chicago, and University of California San Francisco.
Wakefield, MA —21 September 2020— ApacheCon, the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the world’s largest Open Source foundation, announced today its first dedicated track on Apache cTAKES. The track will be held on all three days of the ApacheCon@Home virtual conference, taking place online 29 September - 1 October 2020. Registration is free of charge for all participants and is required in advance to participate.
Now in its 22nd year, ApacheCon is the primary gathering of the collective Apache community worldwide, drawing attendees from more than 130 countries. ApacheCon showcases the latest breakthroughs from dozens of Apache projects, upcoming innovations in the Apache Incubator, and sessions on developing community-led Open Source projects "The Apache Way".
Apache cTAKES (clinical Text Analysis Knowledge Extraction System) is the Open Source natural language processing (NLP) system for information extraction from electronic medical records (EMR) and health-related free-text. cTAKES originated in 2006 by a team of physicians, computer scientists, and software engineers at Mayo Clinic, was submitted to the Apache Incubator in June 2012, led by the Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital, and graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project in April 2013. cTAKES is the only Apache project focused on biomedical informatics software, and, during the ASF’s 20th Anniversary celebrations in 2019, was named one of the 20 most influential Apache projects.
cTAKES was built using the Apache UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) framework and Apache OpenNLP machine-learning based toolkit. cTAKES identifies signals important for the biomedical domain, including types of clinical named entities mapped to various biomedical terminologies/ontologies such as the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) —drugs, diseases/disorders, signs/symptoms, anatomical sites and procedures along with their associated attributes such as negation, uncertainty, and more. Apache cTAKES components create rich linguistic and semantic annotations that can be utilized by clinical decision support systems and clinical research.
The cTAKES track is organized and presented by members of the Apache cTAKES project and its community. The track introduces new users to its standard features for biomedical text processing software, including the ability to extract concepts such as symptoms, procedures, diagnoses, medications and anatomy with attributes and standard codes. Several advanced presentations will exemplify its modular engineering and its leading-edge machine learning methods. Components implementing these research-driven methods can, for instance, identify complex relations between entities (e.g. anatomical site of a disease) and relations between temporal elements – resulting in the placement of events in a patient timeline. Session presenters include:
- Peter Abramowitsch, University of California San Francisco
- Siamak Barzegar, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
- Dmitriy Dligach, Loyola University Chicago
- Sean Finan, Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children's Hospital
- Chen Lin, Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital
- Jeff Miller, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Debdipto Misra, Geisinger Health
- Gandhirajan N, Dell EMC
Apache cTAKES can impact patient health at many levels, and presentations at ApacheCon range from “Automated Adverse Drug Event Surveillance in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension” to “Extraction of Information on Diagnosis of Stroke” in Spanish to “High Throughput Orchestration” on notes involving COVID-19, amongst others. Track details can are available at https://www.apachecon.com/acah2020/tracks/ctakes.html
In addition to cTAKES, ApacheCon@Home features an array of presentations on Apache projects across categories that include Big Data, Community, Content Delivery, Databases, Fintech, Geospatial, Innovation/Incubator, Integration, IoT, Machine Learning, Search, Servers, Software Development, Streaming, and more. A special track in the Mandarin language, as well as select sessions in German, Hindi, and Spanish will be held as well.
ApacheCon keynotes will be delivered by high profile speakers from organizations such as DataStax, IBM, Imply, Instaclustr, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Labs, Red Hat, Tetrate, Two Sigma, and VMWare.
Register today at https://www.apachecon.com/acah2020/ . Select sessions will be recorded and available following the event.
For more information on Apache cTAKES, visit http://ctakes.apache.org/
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore ”Tomorrow’s Technology Today” across 350+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. ApacheCon events in 2020 have been consolidated to ApacheCon@Home, a new, virtual conference that takes place online 29 September - 1 October 2020. Registration is free to all, with advance registration required. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon .
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Posted at 09:57AM Sep 21, 2020 by Sally Khudairi in General | |
The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program Highlights for ApacheCon™ Europe
- "Tomorrow's Technology Today" — first-hand insight on Open Source technologies in Big Data, Community, IoT, Machine Learning, Servers, and more, independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches;
- Unparallelled educational opportunities — ApacheCon content is selected entirely by Apache projects and their communities, enabling participants at all levels to learn about the latest developments from Apache Airflow, Beam, Calcite, Cassandra, Commons, cTAKES, Flink, Hadoop, Hive, HTTP Server, Ignite, James, Kafka, Mynewt, NiFi, PLC4X, Spark, Tika, Tomcat, and numerous innovations in the Apache Incubator, such as Hivemall, IoTDB, Training, and more;
- Keynotes and plenary sessions —
Miguel Gamiño, Executive Vice President, Global Cities at MasterCard: "City Possible: Addressing Shared Urban Challenges By Harnessing the Super-Power of Collaboration"
Nanjala Nyabola, writer, independent researcher and political analyst: "Where Do Broken Rights Go? A View from the Global South on the Limits of Techno-solutionism"
Ken Coar, Mark Cox, Lars Eilebrecht, and Dirk-Willem van Gulik, ASF co-Founders: "Founders' Panel"
David Nalley, ASF Executive Vice President: "State of the Feather"
- Community sessions and Evening events — Hackathon, BarCamp, Movie Night screening of "FUD", Lightning Talks, ASF 20th Anniversary welcome reception, and more, including filming of "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF;
- Community Partnerships — connect with communities from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT), EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing Community, Flink Forward, the Open Source Business Alliance, Open Source Design, and more. The Open Source Design community will be holding a dedicated track during the event, as well as a free post-conference usability workshop on 25 October;
- Event Sponsorship — ApacheCon sponsors who showcase their products, people, and community support benefit by extending their brands to the greater Apache community, engaging with industry influencers, and connecting with potential future collaborators. Many sponsors consider ApacheCon to be an invaluable resource for recruiting top Open Source talent. ApacheCon attendees include individual developers and users, Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, educators, consultants, community managers, Open Source enthusiasts, influencers, and industry analysts.
ApacheCon Sponsors include: Google Cloud, eBay Tech Berlin, Amazon, RedHat, Instaclustr, and Berlin Partner, among others. To become an ApacheCon Sponsor, visit https://s.apache.org/2019-BERApacheConProspectus
Posted at 06:00AM Sep 24, 2019 by Sally Khudairi in General | |
New "Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core" Europe Events to Feature Top Speakers in Big Data and Open Source Development
SAN FRANCISCO - July 29, 2015 - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the lineup of speakers and sessions for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe, The Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF) official conference series which will showcase dozens of key Apache projects across topics and tracks such as cloud computing, deployment, Internet of Things (IoT), libraries, microservices, web development, community, and more. The events will take place 1-2 October 2015 at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest, Hungary.
Apache: Big Data keynote speakers include:
- Josh Baer, Hadoop lead at Spotify, will share how Apache drives Spotify’s music recommendations.
- Dirk Duellmann, deputy leader of the data and storage services group in the IT department at CERN, will discuss the large scale (100 PB) data management and analysis infrastructure for physics data at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
- Ross Gardler, ASF President, will present his annual ‘State of the Feather’, providing an overview of the Foundation as it relates to Big Data, and how collaboration and The Apache Way will continue to support future advances.
- Arun Murthy, co-founder of Hortonworks, will discuss ‘Apache’s Key Role in the Big Data Industry’.
- Gary Richardson, head of data engineering at KPMG for the UK, will discuss strategies for keeping the elephant in room; moving from proof of concept to full scale enterprise Hadoop adoption.
- And a panel discussion on the Open Data Platform Initiative featuring speakers from Altiscale, Hortonworks, IBM, Pivotal, and WANDisco.
These keynote speakers reflect the tremendous importance of Big Data and how Apache projects are leading the way in developing innovative ways to leverage it.
"Having worked on Hadoop since the early days, the Apache community has always been a critical component in the re-platforming of enterprise data architecture," said Arun Murthy, co-founder, Hortonworks. "Everything we do at Hortonworks is under the governance of the ASF and I look forward to connecting with the community at Apache: Big Data."
- Data Science in the Travel Industry: Real-World Experience with Current Leading Frameworks - Paul Balmm, data scientist at Amadeus
- Being Ready for Apache Kafka: Today's Ecosystem and Future Roadmap - Michael Noll, developer evangelist at Confluent
- In Memory Analytics in Apache Ignite -- Why you need more than Spark - Atri Sharma, assistant vice president at Barclays
- Apache Phoenix: The Evolution of a Relational Database Layer over HBase - James Taylor, architect at Salesforce.com
The full Apache: Big Data agenda can be viewed at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-europe/program/schedule.
ApacheCon: Core is aimed at open source users, developers, programmers, students, novices, community managers, and enthusiasts seeking to leverage the power of popular Apache projects that include the ubiquitous Apache™ HTTP and Tomcat™ web servers, as well as Camel, Cordova, Flex, Mesos, OFBiz, OpenOffice, Sling, Solr, Zest, ZooKeeper, and more.
ApacheCon: Core keynote speakers include:
- Ross Gardler, ASF President, will present his annual ‘State of the Feather’, providing an overview of the Foundation, how it continues to grow, and how to accelerate IT innovation.
- Serge Huber, CTO at Jahia, will provide a brief introduction to Apache Unomi, a new Apache project in incubation, which is a prototype reference implementation of the OASIS Context Server specification currently being worked on by the OASIS Context Server Technical Committee.
- Engineering, Business & Legal Choices for Bringing Commercial Software to Open Source - Gregory Chase, Pivotal
- Keeping your Apache Project's Independence and Brand - Shane Curcuru, Apache Software Foundation
- Open Source at Scale - The Apache Software Foundation - Bertrand Delacretaz, Adobe Research
- Apache Incubator: Possibly the Most Important Project in the Foundation - Roman Shaposhnik, Pivotal
- Communities matter: Developing and Enforcing the Apache Code of Conduct - Joan Touzet, Cloudant
The full ApacheCon: Core session agenda can be viewed at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-core-europe/program/schedule.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and The Linux Foundation have joined forces to produce Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core to bring the power of these projects together under one roof where the developers and maintainers of the projects can work with users and collaborate with each other to accelerate the state of the art.
"Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core will provide a greater breadth and depth of content than any Apache event before," said Amanda McPherson, CMO and VP Developer Programs at The Linux Foundation. "The top content we have lined up, coupled with the huge range of talented and experienced committers from a wide variety of project makes this a can't miss open source event in Europe."
"We are thrilled to offer users and developers an event specifically focused on Apache's Big Data projects, while also highlighting key technologies under the ApacheCon umbrella," said Rich Bowen, Executive Vice President of The Apache Software Foundation. "As The ASF continues to grow, it is essential that those working with Apache projects have the opportunity to meet face-to-face and promote cross-collaboration between various projects."
Registration is now open for both events, at a discounted price of €599 for Apache: Big Data, €499 for ApacheCon: Core, or €898 for both events through August 1. Register for Apache: Big Data at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-europe/attend/register, and ApacheCon: Core at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-core-europe/attend/register.
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.
Posted at 10:04AM Jul 29, 2015 by Sally Khudairi in General | |
ApacheCon North America returns to Austin
by Rich Bowen, ASF Executive Vice President
We just got done with ApacheCon Europe in Budapest last week - http://apachecon.eu/ - and it's time to start thinking about ApacheCon North America.
Posted at 12:22AM Nov 26, 2014 by Sally Khudairi in General | |
ApacheCon 2011 Announces "Open Source Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership"
ApacheCon brings the global Apache community together to collaborate, promote innovation, reinforce and create new connections, launch breakout technologies, and leverage opportunities in using and developing Open Source solutions. ApacheCon's professionally-directed presentations detail specific industry challenges and real-world solutions, giving attendees the must-know tips, techniques, and trends needed to stay ahead in a rapidly changing landscape.
Presenters include noted members of the Apache community, as well as representatives from Adobe Systems, Akamai, Cloudera, CS Communication & Systemes, DLR (German Aerospace Center), FuseSource, Hippo, IBM, LinkedIn, Lucid Imagination, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nokia, Nuxeo, Red Hat, Sakai Project, SpringSource/VMWare, Talend, Talis, WSO2, Yahoo, and more.
Posted at 01:01PM Jun 28, 2011 by Sally Khudairi in General | |