BioCreative: Critical Assessment of Information Extraction in Biology is a community-wide effort for evaluating text mining and information extraction systems applied to the biological domain. The BioCreative V Challenge was held in Sevilla (Spain) on September 9-11, 2015. Almost 100 research scientists from numerous countries spanning four continents participated in the workshop. List of abstract can be downloaded. Effi-Sciences provided technical secretariat, design and marketing services, as well as management of the registration and abstract submission platform.