SPECIAL TRACK: Metadata & Semantics for Open Access Repositories, Research Information Systems & Infrastructures

Tue, 2012-05-29 12:01 -- carol

From Imma Subirats Knowledge and Information Management Officer, OEKC - FAO of the United Nations

Rome, Italy A Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Access Repositories, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures will be offered as part of the Sixth International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR'12) November 28-30, 2012 in Cádiz (Spain)
http://mtsr2012.uca.es/.

Aim

The aim of the Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Access Repositories, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures is to serve as a discussion forum for experts to present recent results and experiences, establish liaisons with other groups, and reflect on the state-of-the-art of metadata and semantic aspects of open access repositories, research information systems and data management in research infrastructures.

Scope

Handling metadata and semantics is an issue of increasing significance in open access repositories and research information systems (the commonly known as CRIS). Furthermore, research infrastructures of various disciplines need to manage vast amount of data sets that are produced on a daily basis and need rich and high quality metadata to
assist in storing, discovering, processing, preserving and re-using them.

Taming the complexity of metadata and semantics in open access repositories, CRIS and research infrastructures is a major challenge and the subject of intense ongoing activities worldwide. The impact of these efforts can be very significant, including aspects like semantic interoperability among systems, reduced cost of information exchange and integration, availability of advanced mechanisms for discovery, navigation and preservation, wide re-use of data and services across disciplines and availability of high quality, reliable value-added services.

Topics

Topics include but are not limited to contributions dealing with the following issues:

•  Metadata and knowledge representation in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures
•  Information standards and specifications for open access
repositories, research information systems and research
infrastructures
•  Achieving semantic interoperability in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures
•  Application of semantic web technologies in open access repositories, research information systems and research
infrastructures
•  Support of advanced features for metadata: compound objects, complex relationships, handling heterogeneous content, multi-linguality, versioning, etc.
•  Information exchange, aggregation and integration in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures
•  Information mining and extraction in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures
•  Infrastructures for data sets (e.g. scientific data, public sector information)
•  Metadata interoperability for research infrastructures across disciplines
•  Metadata quality in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures
•  Mechanisms, tools and infrastructures for shared services, including but not limited to:
     •  Persistent identification
     •  Authority control
     •  Online viewing/streaming of digital content
     •  Metadata transformations
•  Digital preservation workflow and mechanisms and impact on metadata
•  Value-added services based on open access repositories, research
•  information systems and research infrastructures

Important dates

•  20 July 2012: Paper submission (PDF File formatted in Springer LNCS style)
•  1 September 2012: Acceptance (or rejection) notification
•  15 September 2012: Camera-ready, revised version of accepted papers
•  28-30 November 2012: MTSR'12 at University of Cadiz

Program committee (to be completed)

•  Hugo Besemer Wageningen UR Library, The Netherlands
•  Les Carr University of Southampton, UK
•  Antonella De Robbio University of Padova, Italy
•  Gordon Dunshire University of Strathclyde, UK
•  Paola Gargiulo CASPUR, Italy
•  Kris Jack Mendeley, UK
•  Keith Jeffery Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
•  Brigitte Jörg German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence
(DFKI), Germany
•  Thomas Krichel Open Library Society, USA
•  Alicia López Medina Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
(UNED) Spain
•  Paolo Manghi Institute of Information Science and
Technologies-Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR) Italy
•  Natalia Manola University of Athens, Greece
•  Brian Matthews Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
•  Joachim Schöpfel University of Lille, France
•  Panagiotis Stathopoulos National Documentation Centre, Greece
•  Friedrich Summann Bielefeld University Library, Germany
•  Yannis Tzitzikas University of Crete and ICS-FORTH, Greece
•  Chris Wilper DURASPACE, USA
•  Marcia Zeng Kent State University, USA

Submissions

Interested authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages) reporting on either mature or ongoing research. Papers should be original and not previously submitted to other venues. Submission will be available through the EasyChair submission system https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=mtsr2012.

If you haven't an EasyChair account yet, you'll be asked to create it before you can access the MTSR'12 page.

Selection of best papers to be included in:

The submissions to the Special Track will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the book of MTSR'12 proceedings by Springer (CCIS Series http://www.springer.com/computer?SGWID=0-146-6-466612-0).

Special track chairs

•  Imma Subirats, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy)
•  Nikos Houssos, National Documentation Centre (Greece)

For your intention to submit a paper, or any other inquiry, contact the track chairs via email Imma.Subirats@fao.org or nhoussos@ekt.gr.

About MTSR'12

The 6th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'12) will be hosted by the University of Cadiz in Spain from November 28-30, 2012. MTSR'12 targets researchers and practitioners from the fields of metadata and semantics research as well as applications of the semantic web and related technologies.

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